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Marilyn Knows

6 Oct

I thought my heart might break when the family sent me this picture of Inesita sleeping last night.

I don't think that there is anything as darling as a baby sleeping (and it's even more darling when that baby is possibly the cutest baby in the whole world, just observe her curls, her dolly, and her fat little cheeks).

Sometimes I miss the three beans so much it feels like someone wound up and punched me hard in the tummy!

But like Marilyn says,

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”

–Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn has some wise words for me.

And one more thing, because I couldn’t keep quiet about the big game tonight…let’s beat the Yankees!

My most favorite player (Hardy) tags out New York Yankee Mark Teixeira in May at Target Field.

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My Hand

20 Sep

Juego las cartas que me han tocado (I play the cards that I’ve been dealt).

Play what you've got.

Where to start?

I’ll try to keep this explanation of the recent happenings as brief as possible.  In a nutshell, I found out on Friday that I’ll most likely have to leave Madrid shortly in order to organize my legal status here in Spain for the coming year.  The last three days have been a blur and while I’m thrilled to be going home to see the people I love most in the world (my family, my friends, and Joe Mauer) I’ve been seriously jilted by the sudden change in plans.  I’ve quickly realized that I absolutely love living here and my heart aches thinking about how much I will miss la ciudad madrileña.

But enough of that subject for right now.  Here are some pictures from our weekend:

Inés playing with her puppy.

Looking especially cute, I thought.

We had a "picnic" in Santi's room on Saturday night.

We loved the glow in the dark bracelets that were sent to us (thank you so much, Auntie Monica)!

We sure got a big kick out of our new jewelry!

But wait, there’s more news!

It is Santi’s birthday today.  Happy, happy birthday, Santiago!  You are five years old today!

The birthday boy, showing off some birthday loot (the book was my gift to him)!

The kids had dinner at McDonald's to celebrate the big day! The PlayPlace was pretty cool...

Inés, booking it through the obstacle course with Almu in pursuit behind her.

Words I’m Living By

1 Jul

Being away from home is trying, living with three small children is trying, worrying about the state of your mouth post-wisdom teeth removal is trying…

A poster created by the British government at the beginning of World War II to raise public morale in case of invasion. Also what I have written on an orange post-it and stuck in my planner right now... I'm carrying on over here!

And, because I didn’t post this picture of my little niños yesterday here are the beaners:

So cute playing together at the park. Santi always looks after his little sister.