Christmas 2012


Merry Christmas! We did all the presents and things last night so there is really nothing to do today. Everyone else slept in so I snuck off for a 10 mile run. I wore my favorite festive compression socks to celebrate. It’s kinda funny, but I got a few compliments on them from walkers I passed and horn honks. I think people thought I was one of Santa's elves that fell off the … [Read more...]

Christmas Eve 2012


<Updated to add: Just titled this post 2013 - and I'm not even drunk! Unless this eggnog has...> Hello from Florida! The red eye was rough so after we got to our home away from home I took a long nap <- that never happens! Then, I ate breakfast/lunch – PB & banana and eggs. and took a lil walk to get some fresh air. Doesn’t plane air make you feel jacked … [Read more...]

Christmas 2010


Today was pretty low key. We spent the day just “hanging out”. Ben's mom showed us around the jungles of their yard. This is their backyard. Florida is a beast! I heard the neighbor found 2 alligators in this lake behind their house recently. Poison Ivy in their yard! Beastly, but beautiful… Ben and I decided to take advantage of the gorgeous day and have a picnic … [Read more...]

A White Christmas


Since I’m Mexican, this this my first white Christmas! Do with that, what you will After a pain-less cross country flight we arrived at Ben’s family home in Florida. I have always felt comfy and at home here – love it! I’ve been looking forward to this visit almost as much as he has. We sleep in his childhood room. Now it’s all grown up! As soon as we dropped our bags we … [Read more...]

Christmas Eve on a Plane


My mom’s house is closer to LAX, so we stayed there last night. I woke up bright and early this morning to take the dogs on a walk before heading to the airport. I also managed to get in 2.8 miles of running so I wouldn’t be too antsy on the four hour flight. The airport wasn’t as crazy as I thought it was going to be, but the line to check baggage was still pretty long. I … [Read more...]

RER’s Holiday Tips


Holiday Tip #1: Always keep a lot of wine on hand so if you forget someone on your list (or get a surprise gift) you can just part with one in your vast collection. I better stock up asap! Actually, this tip kind of applies year ‘round… Holiday Tip #2: If you’re traveling, don’t wrap gifts until you get to your destination as the TSA may want to unwrap them, just like they … [Read more...]

Christmas Came Early


Christmas came early for Ben and I this year. Since we will be out of town on Christmas Day we celebrated with my family tonight. (When we were in Maryland looking for jobs in CA or FL we made a deal that if we lived near my family we would spend the holidays with Ben’s and vice versa.) I brought beer bread and spinach dip to my moms for an appetizer. We used a new port beer … [Read more...]

Bad Pictures, Good Night


I apologize in advance for the poor pictures I took tonight. But, I’m taking a photography class soon, so you have a limited amount of time to enjoy / make fun of my tragic handy-work. In other news, my cat died and we had him stuffed. Okay, not really, but he did stand like a statue on our book case long enough to creep me out and make me grab the camera. Yep, still … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving in Costa Rica


Two years ago today Ben and I were in Costa Rica for Thanksgiving week. I don't even remember how or why we got the idea to go there, but I still think it was the best trip we've ever taken (maybe even beating our honeymoon in Belize)! On Thanksgiving Day we went to Manuel Antonio and National Park (and beach). It was the most amazing day of our trip and a T-day I will never … [Read more...]

Christmas – Mexican Style

I am MIA since Christmas Eve! It's the 29th - that is 5 days of no blogging! I am sorry. Seriously, I feel really bad :( I hope everyone had a great Christmas! Here is a quick highlights recap of my indulgent Christmas eats. I am only showing the "holiday" stuff in an effort to not waste your time...   Holly Nog vs. Egg Nog - The Holly Nog is on the left, it's darker and is … [Read more...]

Halloween Dress Up

Yes, I am one of those people who dresses up their dogs. This year they were a nurse and a doctor. Actually I didn't put any effort into this at all. These are little kid costumes I happened to come across at the 99 Cent Store. They don't actually fit them well because the costumes are for little kids, not big dogs. I squeezed them in the outfits and took them trick-or-treating … [Read more...]