Wednesday, August 26, 2015


I hosted my first brunch. I asked a few of my friends to bring side dishes and it was really cute. I am glad that everything went well.There was classical music playing in the background.
The menu:
Pineapple and strawberry fruit salad. 
Italian Quiche.
Watermelon and a different assort of fruits
A fruit tart
Organic freshly squeeze orange juice.
Apple Cider for all the guest at arrival.

Milo was in charge of entertaining all the little kids. He was in my bed with all of them watching tv.

Milo took this photo of me.

 My guest brought me some beautiful flowers. I felt that I was living in a fancy story.
I also got invited to a cookbook club. I got to cook eggplant which I love. I wish my husband and children would love to eat different type of vegetables. 

I made a roasted red bell pepper and eggplant dip. It was delicious.

Monday, August 24, 2015


I was working on genealogy and I found these cool photos.  These are some photos of my family.

This lady is my grandmother Alicia Castillo. She is my maternal grandmother. She had seven living children.  She had two set of twins that died when they were born.

This is my maternal grandfather, Pedro Sandoval.

This is my mother. 

These are my paternal grandparents.  My Grandfather name was Jesus Maria Francisco and my grandmother is Domitila Cabrera, I think. We call her Tila.

This is my abuelo with my grandmother and his second wife, Abuela Eduvigis.
He had two children with her.
  My dad.

 I think I look a lot like my paternal grandfather. I have his nose and coloring. My dad looks like his mother.  These are my little guys. I think Mario looks very asian. Milo looks more like my side of the family with some of Jared's coloring. So amazing having a mixed family.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

First Day of School: Second Grade and Summer Vacation 2015

I can't believe I have a child in second grade. Milo is going to hopefully skip kindergarten and go to first grade next year. He is going to the JCC everyday for two hours meanwhile I am working out.

The boys got haircuts, too short :(
I also got Mario and Milo enrolled in Tennis classes and a running club. They are both so excited. 

 First day of school was amazing. Mario and his best friend Jason are in the same class with Ms. Beck
Milo was so excited to see Mario and Jason. 

Milo is so gorgeous.

After school. 

Recapitulation of our staycation in Palo Alto. 
Summer 2015

Heart's Desire beach was so warm. North of San Francisco.

Chuck E. Cheese


FITZGERALD Marine Reserve.

Our primary Class. Hyper but cute.
We are having an Oreo challenge next week.

Mario asked me for a deodorant. He wasn't very amused that Milo was using it.

Trying out parkour: Total Fail.

Monterey Aquarium. 

We had dinner at an Italian restaurant in front of the ocean. There was a thunder storm so it was amazing.

Milo found Bruce Lee on the way to the bathroom.

We went to Carmel. Jared and I will live in Carmel someday. We saw a few dolphins.

We kept trying different Ice Cream stores. Our favorite type of ice cream was Korean shaved ice cream. It was delicious.

For our last day of vacation we made indoor S'mores.