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We are Familia FIG. We are a bi- lingual, blended family. Belalu was diagnosed at 9 months with hypochondroplasia.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Flowers everywhere

We have flowers all over the house due to the wedding festivities this past weekend. I am including shots of the bouquets below. (No wedding day shots yet- I'll post some when I get them, and I'll include details then).

My wedding bouquet. It had green hydrangea, cymbidium orchids, sweet peas, black calla lilies, and the spiky ones are thistles.

This bouquet we actually have two of: they decorated the posts of the stairs I walked down from the porch to the isle. (The ceremony was outside)

This gorgeous bouquet is from Juan's parents. They sent it to us the day before the wedding, since they could not make it to the Maine ceremony.

These have been decorating the house for a week- I love lilies.

I also found a fabulous cookbook at the Christmas Tree Shop the other day- I was supposed to be looking for wrapping paper, but I came away with other great finds, too. I've already started reading the cookbook- I love learning about culture through food. I'm anxious to try some of the recipes, especially now that I have some great new cooking tools. Too bad I can't use any until almost September!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Summer in Maine

On Sunday we went to Cape Elizabeth, the town next to ours, for some really delicious lobster rolls. We brought a tablecloth, flowers, wine- all the furnishings to really celebrate Father's Day in style on a picnic table. Here we are, about to dig in to lunch.

Mobi came, too, and waited for falling crumbs below the table.

The Lobster Shack is right next to Two Lights State Park (the white lighthouse below) and down the road from Portland Head Light, which is actually in Cape Elizabeth, but offers views of Portland down the coast.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Happy Fathers' Day!!

So, today is fathers' day and to celebrate we are going to the best place in town for lobster rolls. It is a gorgeous location, right on the water, and for an added bonus you get to fight the seagulls while they try to take your fries when you're not looking. I will take pics and post later. I will also post shots of my dad's gift, which he hasn't opened yet, so I don't want to ruin the surprise.

Below I have posted the latest progress on my mother's sweater. I finally got the rest of the needed Summer Tweed and completed the second sleeve. I attached the two front pieces to the back at the shoulder and have picked up stiches to make the collar.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

First post for June (!)

I have been so busy running around like a crazy person, my little blog has been neglected. When I got back from my 10 days in Spain, I found out I will be teaching full-time this fall (yeah!). I've since found out I will be teaching OVERtime this fall, but I jumped at the chance, because it is a literature class. (My main interest). Somewhere in there, I will also need to be working on my paper/exam that I had hoped to complete by the end of the year. I will be getting my own office, though, which will be a first, and should help keep me focused.

So, I spent my one day in Winona getting paperwork together and then we were off--out to Maine, stopping in Michigan and New York along the way to visit family. Since being in Maine, I've been getting the wedding details finished, while also working on my other upcoming trip to Spain- this one for two months. Since I'm the director of the program, I have a lot of paperwork and phone calls related to that. I've also been in what I lovingly call "boda bootcamp" (boda=wedding in Spanish), which involves power yoga for and hour and a half most days at a studio in Portland. It helps me stay a little more stress-free (theoretically, anyway) and will help tone me up before the big day.