In all honesty, we had a great time. I enjoyed watching Robert try new things and seeing everything for the first time. We did get to spend a lot of quality time with my family and do a lot of stuff. None of the family had met our girls nor had most met Robert. We made some great memories and I'll never forget them.
Now think of my white blonde haired family in a foreign country full of tan dark haired people! They STUCK OUT! I mean reeeaaally! I told Robert to enjoy the attention while he got it. hahaha. They were seriously looked at like they had never seen white people in their lives. I mean no joke. Avonlea more so than Arianna got starred at...oh and touched. yeah! I guess she's even more blonde and her eye brows are white that it looks like she has none. People would point, ask if they could touch her hair, and tell me how pretty of a white girl she was. It was the most hilarious thing. People loved her...both girls. Now me being 1/2 Mexican and all didn't get the starres. Would have been nice though to get them occassionally you know...would have helped boost my self esteem just a little. ha! Dang Mexicans.
Our time there was so precious and I'm so glad we were able to visit with my grandparents. They are in their mid 80's so time with them was important.
Here are a few pictures/highlights of our trip I thought I'd share:
|My cute little white family :)|
|A view of Monterrey! The mountain the background is called |
Cierra de la Silla (Saddle mountain)
|Visited an old isolated town where all roads were made out of stones|
called Real de Catorce (The movie the Mexican was filmed here)
|My grandparents joined us|
|We went horseback riding! So fun!|
|Avonlea rode with me until it somewhat scared her that she screamed, |
"I want the cowboy!"
|Here she is with our guide (aka the cowboy)|
|Avonlea was impressed and taken away |
by the size of the piñatas
|Arianna absolutely loved them and I wish I could have |
brought home one with me
|Avonlea enjoying a taco! Yummy!!!|
|My dad, Avonlea and me enjoying being at the top with a view |
of the Monterrey where my dad grew up
|She loved this underground lamp and posed. lol|
|Loved me some markets!|
|My sweet grandparents...a picture I will forever cherish.|
|My Mexican family who we enjoyed spending time with. :) |
Oh the fun we had!
|Us, grandparents, and my parents|
|We got to enjoy something else aside from tacos!|
|Visiting little towns|
|Going down big fun slides at a park called Chipenke|
|Celebrating Arianna's 5th birthday with all our family|
|Watching her hit a life size piñata|
There was so much more fun but those were some of our highlights that made our trip so special. God protected us from any and all danger (as things are said to be so bad there). And there are no regrets. Our time there was sweet. Thank you God for the opportunity.