By popular demand!

Parties are fun – going to a party, planning a party, talking about a party… Parties are just happy occasions, and I love to celebrate! I blame my aunt for my obsession with parties. Growing up, she outdid herself throwing us birthday parties – some of my favorite memories from growing up, for sure!  Since most of my friends got married after me and have had children by now, I can’t recall how many bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties, and graduation parties I’ve attended and/or have hosted. And this started way before Pinterest! While living at KAUST, I didn’t … Continue reading By popular demand!

Feliz Día de la Mujer – International Women’s Day

He estado desempacando y organizando cajas, y en el proceso, he encontrado muchísimos recuerdos y tesoros. Entre esos, encontré esta tarjeta. Cuando estabamos en el grado 10, nuestra clase tenía 15 hombres y 5 mujeres. Para celebrar este día, nuestros compañeros escribieron un poema, nos dieron flores, y nos trataron como princesas todo el día – que buenos recuerdos!!! I have been unpacking and organizing boxes, and in the process, I’ve unearthed a myriad of memories and treasures. When I was in the 10th grade, our class had 15 men and 5 women. To celebrate this day, our male classmates … Continue reading Feliz Día de la Mujer – International Women’s Day


Maybe I’m nostalgic because reading letters from 17 years ago, well, brings back many memories, but, I miss getting letters in the mail. I remember the anticipation of walking to the mailbox and hoping to receive news from my family and friends. None of us had email, and my parents didn’t even have a phone when I first moved away from home. So, the main means of communication was sitting down and writing a letter, putting it in an envelope, licking it, taking it to the post office to get the seal or a stamp, and then hoping/waiting for the … Continue reading Words

Airports and history

Since moving to Arabia, Nathan and I have had the amazing blessing of traveling to many different places around the globe. We’ve enjoyed the newest cities and the oldest cities in the world. We’ve seen castles, luxury hotels, mud houses, cardboard houses and everything in between.  And it’s impossible for me not to think of the history each place brings along and the people who have walked the same streets we visit and stroll around during each of our trips.  Something I always notice is the energy each place has. In some places, I wish the walls could talk and … Continue reading Airports and history