Monday, January 30, 2012

Waterfalls in Itacare

On the days we go to church we usually rent a car on Saturday afternoon to drive around and see some of the site that are a little bit further away, including most of the waterfalls. Although there's still quite a few to see. Here are some of the waterfalls we've seen in the last few months. The last one has Enzo and his Grandma Cecilia sitting at the bottom.

The last one we went to I almost got stuck at the bottom of a large hill after a quick rainstorm had slicked the road up. I asked if it was hard to get out after it rained and they told me it depended on who was driving. It took me three tries but eventually I made it up.

Although I mainly had to post because I'm tired of going to the blog and seeing the same pictures of our backyard.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

we have hippies living in our backyard

Our once quiet life in Itacare has turned very very very loud. Yesterday there was a full blown rave 20 feet from our house. The town is buzzing with tourists from all over the world. The once beaches we used to go with the kids where no one was ever there, is now packed. To make matters even more interesting the owner of our house decided to make our backyard into a campsite. The hippies who sell their jewelry in around the town are camping in our backyard. There are probably 30 people out and 8 tents at any given time. Yesterday a new group came of mimes. 

Our kids are not happy with this arrangement and totally want to camp outside too. Other than the constant second hand pot smoke it's fine. All the hippie kids have cool names. A couple days ago was Agatha Vida (Life)'s Birthday. They had a full on party with party favors and everything. Our kids went and loved it. Enzo has been trying to convince me to get in the jewelry making business and travel around in groups and live out of a tent. Tempting but not really.

We also have a clothes store and a travel agency below our house. The clothes store I could do without. The travel agency is awesome. He's given us tons of deals and we've gone on lots of trips with my mom and cousin, like boat rides, and rafting.

It's interesting living in a tourist town and seeing the cycle of high and low season. As an anthropologist Christian definitely has his plate full, that's for sure.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

9 Years Together!!!

I wanted to put our picture at the bottom, but I don't have time to redo it and don't know how to change it. Anyways, we go to Tahoe almost every December for our Anniversary. We love it there!!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

We are still in Oklahoma. We are having a fun time. I have some good pictures from my real camera to post when we get back. We are excited for 2012. Adam is coming to visit, Kaity is having a new baby, we are having a new baby, Pammy is coming to visit, Noelle is coming home, Austin and Kristian are getting married, we are going to Hawaii, Tony's brother is moving to Utah ... And that's just the first half of the year!