miércoles, diciembre 22, 2010

Feliz Navidad

domingo, junio 27, 2010

Pat a Cake in Spain

lunes, noviembre 02, 2009

Our Little Halloween Flower

I can't say that she enjoyed the experience as much as we did, but this is one cute little flower. Next year we just might venture off the front porch and do some trick-or-treating. It's hard for a 1-month old to gum candy corn...or to say trick-or-treat for that matter :)

sábado, octubre 24, 2009

A lot can happen in 9 months...

Moving back into the country, job hunting, positive pregnancy test, working 2 jobs plus tutoring, lesson planning, bills, will we ever have our own place to live, is it a he or a she...James or Nora?, snow turns to flowers turns to hot humid summer turns to colorful leaves falling from the trees, belly keeps growing, uncomfortable, Sergio is here for a month!, travelling to Charleston, Wilmington, Virginia, DC, the zoo, Sergio goes back to Madrid, got the teaching job at Enloe, things starting to come together, last name changes from Edwards to Tojo, Jose tutoring at NC State and private lessons, September 24 comes and goes, 41 weeks and counting, writing essays for NC TEACH application, more lesson planning, still working, Oct.3 4AM go to the hospital, Oct. 3 7AM sent home from the hospital, Oct. 3 7PM go back to hospital, Oct. 4 8:23 AM, 9 lbs 3 oz, 21.5 inches long...enters Nora Mar Tojo.

Indeed...a lot can happen in 9 months.

lunes, marzo 02, 2009

Big News!

Jose and I are pround to announce that around September 24th we will be "mamá y papá" :) Very exciting times. Not only did we bring the cats on the plane with us to the US, but, little did we know, we brought a little Tojo Edwards too.

miércoles, enero 28, 2009

Week One Stateside

It's been a pretty productive week back on this side of the Atlantic. The day we left Santiago it was snowing and when we got to Raleigh we were greeted with a winter wonderland.

Then once we got to my parents house we were greeted by my sister and 3 wonderful nieces and nephews who had decorated the house. Paco and Michu were oh so happy to finally get out of their carriers after being behind bars for almost 24 hours. They've adapted really well to their new abode and we've even let them explore the great outdoors a little bit.

This first week was dedicated to searching for the perfect car. As you all know, you can't do much in the "home of the free and the land of the brave" without a set of wheels. But after a long few days of searching and negotiating we took home our "new to us" Jeep Liberty!

Now that we have a car...the job search continues...

martes, enero 13, 2009

And the packing continues...

I've been absent from blog world for awhile, because I got lost in a pile of boxes and luggage. I never realized how much just two people could accumulate over the years in a small apartment. It's a lot. And over half of it is now shoved up into the attic. I actually fear that the ceiling might cave in on the apartment.

All I have to say is that this is not fun. I will be thrilled when we can sit down on a sofa in Raleigh, sip a Dr. Pepper and...well I can't say "for it to all be over", because it will be just the beginning, so I'll just say...see what life has in store for us there.

One of my favorite sayings in spanish is...poco a poco.

jueves, enero 01, 2009

New Year, New Beginning

These last couple of days have been full of food and family. Last night we rung in the new year quietly with family. We danced in the kitchen. We drank champagne with dinner instead of wine, lovely. We sent and received new years text messages to friends. We ate turrón and our 12 lucky grapes. We talked.

I'm very hopeful and excited about what 2009 has in store for Jose and I. New jobs, new home, new country, new life.

martes, diciembre 16, 2008

Christmas Letter

You all remember my post about Christmas Cards, right? Well for fun this year I joined the crowd and wrote a Christmas letter...just to try out some cool newsletter stuff that I came across, of course. Anyway, for those of you who I don't have an email address for...here you go!

lunes, diciembre 15, 2008

I've been tagged...

8 TV Shows I Like to Watch:

1. Cuentame
2. The Office
3. Grey's Anatomy
4. Desperate Housewives
5. Lost
6. 30 Rock
7. Saturday Night Live
8. Fama

8 Favorite Restaurants: (in no particular order)

1. Chick-fil-A
2. Taco Bell
3. El Abrigadoiro
4. San Clodio
5. La Creperíe
6. O Beiro
7. La Taberna del Ensanche
8. Santa Lucia

8 Things that Happened Today:

1. Watched the documentary Sicko
2. Lugged boxes of books up into the attic
3. Vacuum-packed two bags of clothes
4. Hand washed two sweaters
5. Sent a resumé out
6. Discovered that the Wake County Lateral Entry Fair is 5 days BEFORE I get to Raleigh...uggg.
7. Watched Larry the Cable Guys Christmas special online :)
8. Drank about 4 Mountain Dews

8 Things I Look Forward To:

1. My last day at work
2. January 20th
3. Snow
4. Finding a teaching job
5. Buying a house...at some point
6. Eating at Chick-fil-A and Taco Bell :)
7. Drinking a Dr. Pepper and a Cream Soda
8. Hanging out with Jules

8 Things on My Wish List:

1. Sanity :)
2. Someone to buy our car
3. Organization
4. A teaching job
5. Snow
6. Smooth trip with the cats
7. More energy
8. Unlimited checked baggage

8 People I'm tagging:

1. Brian

That's it!

lunes, diciembre 01, 2008

Christmas Nooks

Trying to pack up one's life in boxes doesn't agree with breaking out the Christmas tree from the attic. A Christmas nook is all I could do this year.

martes, noviembre 25, 2008

The Beginning of the End to Rainy Spain?

I doubt it. I might just have to change the name of the blog to Jolly Raleigh or something like that.

It's been hush hush for months, but considering we only have a little under 2 months left in this great country I've called home for so many years, I've been thinking about the future of Rainy Spain. I'll continue to use it to update everyone on everyday happenings, but I'm also going to use it to reflect on life in Spain. I'm sure there's so much to say about cultural differences, but when you live right in the middle of it, it feels normal and you don't realize how different life really is. I'm sure those differences are going to slap me in the face once we're settled into new jobs, in a new home, with new friends in a "new" country. I'll tell you all about it!

Coming home is going to feel so foreign to me at times. I've lived in Spain for seven years and I've made it my home. It's traditions have become my traditions. It's way of life has become my way of life. It's language has become my language. It's food has become my food!

Anyway, stay tuned, because Rainy Spain isn't going anywhere yet!

having a baby