Weekend Recap

Our weekend was less than exciting (sorry), but still nice and relaxing!

Friday Night

Jorge got to The Beer Box around 10 pm and spent awhile chatting about work, and my friends Dama and Nadia (plus their boyfriends and a few of Nadia’s coworkers) met up with us around midnight. There was some really great live music, too!


Saturday I slept in because I had the day off from work (woo-hoo!), and spent a few hours watching TV and reading until Jorge got home around 4. We swung by his parents’ house for late lunch, and I talked to my dad on the phone for awhile.

Saturday night, we went to our friend Jhonny’s birthday party, which was held at the house Jhonny just bought. The original owners left him some pretty funky colors in the living room (bright orange walls with purple ceiling beams), but the renovations he’s done so far have been pretty nice. Wish I’d taken more pictures of the house, but I got distracted by tons of friends and a pretty sweet taco buffet:


Once again I had a relaxing morning, then around midday I took some pics of the house so I can post a much-requested house tour this week! (finally)

At 2 pm, I met up with Nadia for a run/walk around Parque Kabah. She’s been running for much longer than I have, and she had to slow down to my turtle pace, but we had a great time anyway. We did 6K with mostly walking and some running, but by the end I was feeling faint, which has never happened to me before. I usually run in the evenings, so I think it was the heat that got me.

Jorge and I had planned to go to Plaza La Isla for the afternoon and evening, but when he got home around 4 we both accidentally fell asleep. He was tired from work, I was exhausted from my run. By the time we woke up, we decided to just do something quick, so we grabbed a sushi dinner at Paseo Cancun mall and browsed a bit, then headed home.

Tell me about your weekend!

My Upcoming Mini-Vacations!

I’m super excited about some of the fun trips we have coming up in the second half of 2012! Here’s a little preview of what I’ll be posting about in the months to come:

September, 2012

A day at Hacienda Tres Rios for the Mayan Tibetan Cultural Encounter

A weekend with Jorge in Playa del Carmen


October 2012

A weekend in Merida for our friends' wedding


November 2012

A weekend at the Iberostar Cozumel ... yowza!


December 2012

An entire week back in the USA with these people 🙂 (plus Jorge)

I’m ready for vacation!

What are you most excited about this year? I love hearing what everyone else is doing.


Update On Our Life

I often post on big events like weekend trips and my family coming to visit, but it’s been awhile since I’ve updated you guys on the day-to-day here in Cancun. Here goes:

  • Life at the office is pretty good, but also pretty boring. Overall, can’t complain!
  • Jorge was changed to the evening shift this week, so I will hardly see him at all. 🙁
  • On the bright side, Jorge’s day off was switched to Sunday, so we’ll have the whole day together! I’m thinking day trip to Isla Mujeres.
  • This weekend we bought a second-hand (but unopened!) copy of Zelda: Twilight Princess. SCORE. We also play a lot of Lego Harry Potter together. We’re so romantic. Sometime I need to post pics of Jorge’s impressive, yet incomplete, Nintendo console collection.
  • On Saturday, our gardener Tony stopped by to cut down the horrible tree in our backyard. (Gardeners in Mexico just kind of wander around the streets looking for business. Very handy!) The tree looked beautiful, but it left an awful mess. We’re going to replace it with my orchid tree. While cutting the tree down, Tony discovered lots of very very bad bugs and critters, including the dreaded slugs that have started to show up in my house again since rainy season started a few weeks ago. So glad to fumigate the yard and be rid of all those!
  • I cleaned out my closet recently to weed out the things that no longer fit and the things I no longer use. I have several large bags filled with purses, shoes, shirts, jeans, etc that I’ve been selling and giving away to friends. It feels so good to look in your closet and only see things you’re in love with!
  • I’ve gotten to hang out more with my girl friends lately, which makes me happy. Movies, running in the park, coffee, etc. Lots of good times 🙂
  • I went on a ridiculous shopping spree this month to buy most of my new “skinny wardrobe” after losing all that weight (7 pounds to go!) In the next few days, I’ll post pics of some of the stuff I bought… because I’m a girl and that’s what we do.

So tell me:

What’s your favorite Nintendo game?