Saturday, November 23, 2013


We've been home for about 6 months, enough time to see friends and family! Also enough time to meet our new granddaughter, wonderful of course! As wonderful as it is to be back, we miss Peru and everything that it had to offer, we miss being in a space for us only:) Coming back means a return to full time employment and busy beyond belief, trying to figure out what's important... Not a fan of the Nebraska weather...not fun! Neither of us is a fan...I do love being able to communicate with everyone no language barrier... That's a plus, We love the kids closer so we can see them but we are trying to figure out if we should be somewhere warm...pretty sure we should be! We feel blessed to have the jobs we have, really blessed that I was welcomed back to my former job, and all the benefits it offers! Missing our Peruvian family, love and kisses

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Our time

Well our time here in Peru is coming to an end,
The plan was for 1 year but for many different reasons, 7 months will have to do

We are so thankful for the time spent here
For all the people we have met
For the family for showing us an amazing time

For me I've learned some really big lessons
I'm hoping to use those lessons in my everyday life back home...
Coming back looking at the world a little differently, that's a good thing
We really are blessed...

Can't wait to meet our new Granddaughter Isabella,see the rest of our family...
Can't wait for the quiet
The really fresh air
The food that I miss so much,and have no fear of eating:)
My friends and the amazing company they provide...

I will keep posting on our wonderful adventure...

Be kind you never know who's day you might be making better
Smile it will make you feel better and look beautiful 

Home in 1 week, yay

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Everyday life

Just like home, we have settled into somewhat of a routine..

Everyday we decide what it is we would like to do, not have to do so that's a change

Not missing those 3:45 mornings, but I do miss the people that I got to see on those days!

We get out of the house everyday with a plan, sometimes we follow the plan most days once we are out of the house, things tend to change...

We don't drive like I've said before so we walk, for miles..once a week we take our laundry to have it done..we have a lovely cart that you see the little old ladies pulling behind them? Yup we call it the Cadillac. We load it up walk about a mile drop off the laundry, then venture on to the grocery where we again load up the cart and drag it home...yes we could taxi but what kind of adventure would that be?

We spend a lot of time at the Olive park which is beautiful, we do a lot of walking there and we feed the birds:) please don't wait to do this thinking there will be time when you are old and's relaxing and great for just taking time for yourself..and the birds will love you...

Today the plan is to walk in the opposite direction to the market, we need cleaning supplies and a new shower curtain..but of course we haven't left the house yet so who knows...

Just trying to stay busy..missing my family and friends

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Isabella Ryan Alvarez

Welcome to the world Isabella,
We are excited to welcome our new Granddaughter to the family,

We have been waiting for you, she's healthy beautiful 8lbs 4oz. And of course we think she looks like her dad..

And as her dad said She's PERFECT !

Will be awhile til we get to meet her in person, so that's going to be hard...

Not to worry we will make up for lost time! Love hugs and many kisses

Monday, April 29, 2013

Here and gone

Gina and her Amiga Kara were here for ten days,
Not nearly enough time!

The beach for 2 days, yes they got sunburned...but they were warned
No problem the weather was incredible...they will peel and itch but will be ahead of the tanners back in Nebraska:)

Then off to Machu Picchu for 3 days, this trip on there own as we just got back! They loved it as much as we did of course.

Then back to Lima,we showed them as much as we could...

Gina enjoyed meeting and seeing family that she met when she was a baby, they love family here so wished she could stay longer...they all said the same thing, she's so beautiful...umm that's what we say also. Miss her already

Now I will do what I do go into a small funk for a few days...and wait for the next visitor!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

2nd visitor

We are excited to have our next visitor, Gina and her friend Kara
Coming for 10 days..

Will be here tomorrow night, can't wait

Can't wait to visit non stop in English with nobody translating yippee

Oh the small things:)

Can't wait for her to meet relatives,
Show her around Lima, and then send her and Kara off on there adventure to Machu Picchu

Our first stop will be a few days at the beach, little late in the season but should be perfect with no crowds!

Then they will take there trip to Cuzco and Machu Picchu , I hope they find it as amazing as we did!
Then back to Lima...really I can't wait

Sunday, April 7, 2013

ThePeruDream: Photos Finally

ThePeruDream: Photos Finally: Finally some pics...just a few San Ramone Tarma- made with flower petals                                                        ...