Wednesday, July 18, 2007

O Costco-Where Art Thou?

Hello again blogger friends-if anyone is still reading. I'm back after my unexplained month+ blogging break. The move, the kids, the traveling, it was just a bit too much. I had to put first things first and make sure my kids were fed a couple times a day and bathed at least once a week instead of blogging.

Not that there wasn't a lot to blog about.

There was the MAJOR ordeal of getting Kitty and Ron to Brazil.

Thanks to Guapo, who claims to not even like cats, various custom agents in both Mexico and Brazil, and who knows how much money used to "grease" the operation, Kitty and Ron are arrived safely in Brazil last month. They are staying with a friend of a friend a few hours from where we live and we have not yet been reunited.

Julio passing his yellow belt test:

Tubing in Utah (me hanging on for dear life to prove that I am still fun and young):

Our reunion with Moses the Moose at our house in Colorado:

Zip-lining with the kids (more of me being young and fun):

Visiting a real Colorado gold mine:

Buying surprisingly few pairs of shoes on our 3 week vacaction. 2 to be exact. I think that's an all time low. (I couldn't break free of Guapo's watchful eye)

And of course, THE MOVE.

2 adults
4 kids
2 strollers
12 checked bags
10 carry-ons
2 strollers
2 flights
14 hours trapped in planes with our 4 kids

And now we are in Brazil. We got here yesterday. And there is no Costco. And this is making Margarita and me cry.

Come to find out, we weren't really roughing it in Mexico City.

And with that I vow to be a better blogger.


Janice said...

Welcome back to the blogging world and good luck in Brazil.

Paulette said...

Well I would def love Brazil more than costco!! I will think of you in the morning when I have to go to Costco, I need blackberries!
I have missed you and glad you are back. I can't wait to see pictures of Brazil!

nikko said...

Welcome back to blogdom. Glad you had a great break/vacation/move and I can't wait to hear more about your Brazilian adventures.

Nettie said...

Sounds like you could use a nap! At least I could after all that. I hope you enjoy your Brazilian adventure. We don't have a Costco either. :(

No Cool Story said...

YAY!!!!! YAY!!!!!!
You are back!! :)
I love Moses. I'm glad the kitties got to Brazil ok.
Really, I'm glad you are back and for the sound of it, doing great.

txmommy said...

welcome back!

Jules said...

So glad you are back! Noah has been asking when he gets to see your kids again, but it looks like we just missed you. We are on our way out west. I've been thinking about you guys, but I can't find your number anywhere. Sorry to be so out of touch.

Maine Mom said...

I was just thinking about you the other day...wondering how your move was going. Thanks for the update! I'm glad you have arrived safely to Brazil...with all of your luggage and children. :-)

utmommy said...

Welcome Back!

Can't wait to hear all your wonderful adventures!

Gabriela said...

wow-I love you all for still coming around!!!

Blackeyedsue said...

GABS!!! You have been missed!!! I love hearing your adventures. Keep 'em coming!

Special K ~Toni said...

Glad you made it safely! Can't wait to read more!

momofalltrades said...

I'm so glad you are back! Can't wait to hear about Brazil. What an adventure.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I stumbled on your blog and i had a question. Along the lines that you wish Brazil had a costco, is there anything else that you noticed that Brazil does not have (ex dr pepper) this is for a project and any insight from you would be very much appreciated. Thank you!!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I came across your blog when trying to find a Costco in Brazil. Unfortunatly there are no Costcos but almost all major cities have Sam's Club, which is like Costco. Hope that will make you happier. Have fun in Brazil.

Magdalena said...

Hi, I'm moving from Mexico to Brazil next January. Could you give me any advice regarding schools and neighborhoods.
Thanks in advance