Category Archives: peru

christmas around our home 2013

DSC_5173 copyWEB“It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes or bags!…then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! ‘Maybe Christmas’ he thought, ‘doesn’t come from a store…maybe Christmas perhaps…means a little bit more!’” Dr. Seuss.

Publication11 DSC_5178 copyWEB“Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” ~An Angel, Luke 2:10-12

DSC_5184 copyWEB“Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends.” ~Margaret Thatcher

DSC_5193 copyWEB“May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through” ~Author Unknown

DSC_5201 copyWEB“At Christmas, all roads lead home,” ~ Marjorie Holmes

DSC_5203 copyWEB Publication21WEB                    We wish you a Merry, Merry Christmas!

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feliz 28 Perú!

feliz 28Following our tradition, this weekend we will celebrate 28 de Julio, Peru’s Independence Day, with a trip to a Peruvian restaurant for some yummy food. We did it last year with my Peruvian friend and her family, and this time our Boston friends will join us, too. It’s going to be fun! Feliz 28 a todos los peruanos!

july – julio

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{images via smashing magazine}

July is a special month. We celebrate not only 4th of July, the United States Independence Day, but also 28 de Julio, Peru’s Independence Day. As I mentioned before, it’s one of my biggest intentions to expose and teach my kids about my culture. Specially in G’s case, since he’s half Peruvian. It’s very important to me he grows up bilingual and knows everything about Peru, its wonderful places, delicious food, interesting customs and historical traditions. Our annual trips to Peru will absolutely help with that. This last time we were there, I noticed G picked up many Spanish words, and he’s starting to speak as much Spanish as he speaks English now. Yay!

We started the month with a late, late birthday play date for G. I’ve been busy with work, so I couldn’t plan anything earlier. Check out mamemima, for some pictures soon!

We’re taking it easy this long weekend. We’ll take advantage of the days off to organize things around the house, finish some projects that were on hold, and plan some others. I think the kids bathroom remodel is happening {crossing my fingers} so I have a lot to think about. I can’t say the same thing about the second floor rooms switching though. M said he never had the chance to move anything so when we came back, about two weeks ago, everything was as I left it. And that’s definitely something we’re {I’m} not ready to handle now. It’ll have to go to the bottom of our to-do-list.

The rest of the month is filled with day trips, birthdays and of course a 28 de Julio celebration!

happy july 28!

image via fashionsalade

Like I said last year I love my life here but there still pieces of my heart back home. I’m very thankful though that I’m able to see my family and friends often. This year we’ll be celebrating my country’s Independence Day with a trip to the city for some delicious Peruvian food.

Remember this video? Here are two more, here and here, where you can see all the wonderful things my country has to offer . If you are looking for a new travel spot I highly recommend you visit Perú. You won’t be dissapointed.

Feliz Fiestas Patrias a todos los Peruanos en el
Perú y el mundo!