It's good to be back...

I'm baaaaaack!

I'm so sorry to have disappeared.  I spent most of last week trying to catch up on housework and laundry.  After spending 4 weeks in bed with my asthma, I was ecstatic to be able to clean my house, do laundry, grocery shop, take care of my family and just enjoy life.

So now that I'm all caught up at home, it's time to catch you all up on what's been going on in our lives.

Did you know that Fall is the beginning of the holiday season for us?  There are birthdays, anniversaries and a couple of holidays to celebrate from now until Valentine's Day!   

On October 15th, Hubby and I celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary.  We didn't go out to celebrate because I was still recuperating, but we did spend a quiet night at home together, and that's all that really matters.

A few days later (October 21st) we celebrated Hubby's 38th birthday!  I made him his favorite meal and a delicious Guava cake.  Oddly enough, his favorite meal isn't Mexican food.  He loves a good T-bone steak, mashed potatoes, gravy and cheese biscuits.

On Saturday, we went to Hubby's aunt's house to celebrate my brother-in-law's birthday, where we had the most delicious Birria de pollo.  There was also plenty of goat Birria, but I've already shared how Goat meat and Hubby do not get along!

This week, I am going to be busy finishing up the kiddies Halloween costumes and planning Nick's birthday party!     

And on top of all that, the entire family is busy planning a BIG celebration for my in-law's 46th wedding anniversary in December!  Yes, we know that it's customary to celebrate the 50th, but we like to do things differently.  I just wish my bloggy friends lived closer so I could invite you! 

So...what have you been up to? 



  1. Welcome back.. glad to hear you are feeling better! Sounds like lots of celebrating is in the works for your family ... that is wonderful! Being with family is one of the most important things in life. Congrtas on your anniversary...

  2. Glad you are feeling better and Happy Anniversary, happy hubby birthday! Do they have Halloween in Mexico? Forgive me stupidness.


  3. congratulations for your many celebrations!! guava cake sounds yummm!! do you have the recipe in your cook blog? have a great week ;)

  4. Good to have you back!! Busy busy busy!

  5. I'm so sorry to hear you were sick for so long. I hope it is better now and that you have a handle on it. Asthma is really scary, I don't know much about it but I have COPD and I can really relate to not being able to breathe. Terrifying.

    Congratulations on the anniversary, birthdays and all. That birria story was pretty amazing. I hadn't heard that it had that reaction on people. I just don't like it, I guess I just don't like the idea of it is more what it is. I'm glad now.

    Stay healthy and enjoy the coming holidays. The months of holidays are about to really start, Día de la Muerte seems to just run right into the days for la Virgencita and then we are deep in Christmas. It's a fun time.

  6. Happy Anniversary and birthdays!! fun time of year...I love it too. Halloween, thanksgiving and then Kyran's bday and Christmas, NYE and then my Charnai's bday.

    so glad you are feeling better!! xoxo

  7. Your October sounds as busy as mine!!! What a month, I can't believe it is already over...I love October!

    Glad you are feeling better! Thank-you for stopping my blog!

  8. so glad you are feeling better! I'm just sitting here waiting to meet Baby e - who doesn't seem to want to meet us... oh well.. maybe tomorrow... hope your inlaws party is wonderful ;)

  9. HHL: Thank you! One of the perks of marrying into such a large family is that there is ALWAYS something to celebrate! :)

    SeñoraG: Halloween is celebrated to some degree throughout Mexico and in some places not at all. The big celebration here is November 2nd...Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead).

    OJ: The recipe isn't on the blog yet, but it will be very SOON! :)

    CHANTAL: It's good to be back! I missed my blog buddies!

    JONNA: Most of my symptoms were very similar to those of COPD. Not fun at all! There were nights that I really didn't think I'd make it. But gracias a Dios, I'm still here and I am ready to enjoy all of the holiday celebrations! :)

    PAUL & KERRY: It's always so nice to hear from you! Looks like you're really going to be busy for the remainder of the year. And you just moved, didn't you?

    SARAFREE: I love October too! And I'm always surprised at how fast the months just fly by.

  10. Glad to see you back here again. Too much has been going on to recap in comments--come 'visit' me and you'll see.

  11. Welcome back! Can't wait to hear about all the celebrations!

    Now until January is going to be pretty busy for us as well, but I ain't complainin!

  12. Congratulations on the anniversary!
    Came over from SITS to say hi.

  13. Oh man I hate that I didnt even know you hadnt blogged for a bit or that you were out with your asthma. Things have been so crazy for us its been so hard for me to keep up with everyone. I think we are finally getting a sense of routine so now I will also be back around more. So looking forward to all you holiday posts. ;)