|Mt. Shasta, CA- leaving Oregon and my beautiful Cascades|
My family is back in one piece; the period of separation and seclusion in Oregon is over. I arrived home in the beginning of April after leaving Oregon without so much as a good-bye. It was a long road trip with a 2-month-old, but we managed and survived. Isaias was my real problem child during the trip- "We're never going to get back to Mexico" came from the back seat multiple times an hour as we drove through the HOT San Joaquin valley. My dad accompanied me on the trip- without him my 2 day drive would have taken a week.
Arrival back at the border was busy, as there is usually a line to get into Mexico these days; Aduana (Mexican customs) stopped me and while they didn't give a care about my dog or his papers, were rather concerned with my car full of books and homeschool supplies. However, I managed to get through without having to pay import, and I met Hector in our new colonia where he moved to.
We needed to upgrade from the way we were living- 5 people, a dog, and a cat do not fit in a one-
|I have a stove- like a normal person.|
|The beginnings of my library|
|Hanging out on the beach together|
I'm happy to be home and returning to my role of wife and mom; wife especially. Soon I will be returning to work, but for now, I am enjoying this time with my family. Mexico was truly missed, almost as much as Oregon is missed now. Sometimes, though, we forget we are even in Mexico- speaking English inside our house, it feels completely normal until we step outside and realize that we are in TJ and not Portland. Life is good.