I have always traveled back to the States for Christmas, ever since I moved to Cancun in 2005. That’s 10 Christmases. This year, I will finally be spending my very first Christmas in Cancun.
And guess what? I don’t feel very Christmas-y. Only 2 houses on our street have put up [...]
Jorge and I are now the proud parents to a handsome baby boy! Baby “A” caught us all by surprise and arrived 3 weeks early, and so far he has been a very, very easy and laid-back baby.
He is over a month old now, but I have been way too [...]
I’ve lived in Cancun for almost 10 years now, but through all that time, the USA was always still “home” to me. I anxiously awaited every trip back to the States, and I closely followed the news back home.
This year, things changed.
Jorge and I just spent 2 [...]
Jorge and I wanted a special way to tell his family about the baby, especially because it will be the first grandchild for his parents and the first niece or nephew for his brothers. My wonderful mother-in-law has been throwing out not-so-subtle hints for years that she would love grandchildren sooner rather than [...]
So whenever I have an announcement to make, people always assume it’s a pregnancy announcement. That’s just one of the side effects of being a 20-something female!
But this time… it’s true!
Jorge’s a big gamer, so we made this for our Facebook announcement:
I’m 3 months along with Baby Mendez, and Jorge and [...]
In summer 2005, I left my family and friends behind. At age 19 I had moved to Cancun, a place where I didn’t know anybody. My first memory of the city is riding in a van from the airport to the downtown bus station. The van passed through the entire length of the [...]
…just remind me of this post.
Last night was the whole “blood moon” thing, which I was too tired to see. However, lots of Cancun locals headed to the beach to see it. I just happened to be in the Hotel Zone with Joge’s family last night, and around 11pm we [...]
So about 2 years ago we decided to spruce up the little backyard of our rental house, putting in a patio of sorts, planting palm trees and getting rid of a large tree that we just HATED. Here’s how it all began:
After some back-breaking [...]
Woohoo! I made my first GIF!
Here, my buddy Mike and I demonstrate the stages of a tequila shot:
3. Tequila face.
4. Lime face.
This was at the open tequila bar on last week’s press tour of Xoximilco… more on that later!
Fun fact: Mike used to [...]
After spending the last 4 out of 5 weeks “on the road”, I finally get to spend most of June here at home in Cancun. Everything has been pretty surreal since leaving my office job, with a week in my hometown of Richmond, two weeks at Playa del Carmen resorts for work (very cool, but [...]