December

December was a big month for us!  Amelie had her second visit with Santa at The Flower Garden: And her first school holiday program: She also started sleeping in a big girl bed! Patrick busted his butt installing new flooring in the bedroom: And we went to Aunt Dani’s wedding in Vail:

Thanksgiving 2017

We started the day right enjoying some festive beverages while I put together my epic cheese tray appetizers: Amelie’s grandpa David, Gigi, great grandmother Joan, Great Aunts Cynde, Patty & Joyce, Megan and Grunkle John joined us for Thanksgiving dinner.  It was really nice to see everyone and the potluck style dinner was a successful…

Mexico Vacation 2017 – Around Puerto Vallarta

We spent the rest of our time wandering around Old Town Puerto Vallarta shopping and trying to find the best restaurants to eat at. One night we went out looking for an Italian restaurant to get a little break from Mexican food and ended up finding a place highly rated on Yelp called Di Vino…

Mexico Vacation 2017 – Dia de los Muertos

Our intention was to be down there for the full Dia de los Muertos celebration but I goofed up and set our departure date for 11/2, which is the day of the big parade I was really looking forward to.  Oh well, lesson learned.  We did still get to enjoy the festivities and the decorations…

Mexico Vacation 2017 – The Beach

We spent a significant amount of our vacation on the beach near our hotel.  Kristi & family didn’t book in time and ended up getting the hotel next door to ours, however, there was a restaurant on the beach between our hotels called Si Senor that turned into our gathering spot for the duration of…

Mexico Vacation 2017 – Time Share Torture & Yelapa

There were other families that joined us for this vacation – Kristi/Pete/Ella & Delancey, Sara/Eric and little Olive and Pete’s brother and his family.  The group was interested in doing a day trip and we eventually settled on a boat trip to Yelapa.  To get discounted tickets, Sara & I took one for the team…

Mexico Vacation 2017 – The Hotel

We stayed at Hotel San Marino in Puerto Vallarta.  The hotel was pretty full for a wedding then for Halloween but cleared out the morning after.  It was a bit of a party atmosphere and there was always a lot going on.  It was our first experience with an all inclusive.  The food was pretty good…

Mexico Vacation 2017 – Travelling

We had a pretty rough start to our vacation.  We missed our flight check-in window by 4 minutes and couldn’t get on another flight with that airline for two days so we spent several hours and more money than I’m willing to admit finagling our way down to Puerto Vallarta. We almost had to spend…