The last I wrote about the family, John, Matilda and Sebastian was on April 2nd after they had arrived in Colorado to try out a new way of life in the USA!
It was a time of discovery and fun with family. Snow, snowboards, snowball fights, a new school and eating new foods at restaurants. One of Seb's comments made me laugh when he told me that nothing was spicy enough. Spoken like a kid whose life for the past ten years had been in Mexico.
Surprising to everyone was the cost of things! Also surprising was the good medical care and the ease of shopping for foods that John had not seen for a long, long time. The best part was spending time with his sister, brother-in-law, nieces and nephew. Also hiking in the wilderness and camping was a highlight. Colorado is a beautiful state, In fact, my ancestors were involved in the settling of Durango and other areas including having the first Navaho Trading Post. It seemed like destiny for my family to have relocated there.
But, surprisingly, after much time pondering and trying to adjust to the difference of the slow pace of Mexico, missing friends and business colleagues, the decision was made to return to San Miguel.
They arrived back on the evening of July 4th! I wish I would have had my camera ready as they pulled in in their SUV with a trailer on the back and a pod on the roof. The funniest part was all the doors flying open and the next thing I knew as I stood in the yard was I was hugged my grand kids. so strongly that I nearly fell over. What a joy!
The next thing that happened, of course was a hug from my son who had been driving for a week with two kids and five cats..........Corazon, Princess, Tussy, Indio and last but not least, one of the kittens who made the trip North as a three day old kitten, Oliver. The kids let the cats out of their crates in the back of the car and the cats were ecstatic to have trees, grass and fresh air to run around. It was truly a sight to behold. Cats running, kids hugging and then all of us enjoying each other's company.
It is good to have all of them back, even the cats, ha! Since arriving they have found a house nearby,have registered and started school on Monday and gotten back into the rhythm of life with family and many friends. Mati has been busy riding her horse every chance she has had.
(I have spent the last hour trying to download photos to this post. Google has changed some things and now it will not allow me to post from google photos to the blog. I have tried every way possible to be able to post a group of photos and only one, somehow, got through. Who knows how or why?) It is the kids on their first day of school on Monday!
John has returned to his real estate career with Forbes, which was previously Christie's. Seeing business associates and clients has been enjoyable for him. If you have any real estate needs, Please give John a call at 415 124-4755 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Life continues, one day at a time.............who knows what the next adventure will be? Stay tuned!