Magi Azul - Caribe Beach House

Enjoy my family's adventure living on a Caribbean island as they build a boutique vacation beach house. Get a peek at island living and join me in some mischievous musings!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Diggin It In Mexico

After a trying week we are fiinnaally back to digging out and laying a foundation. Our crew is so hard working. They start at 7 am and work till 5 in 95 degrees of scorching sun. They do everything by hand from shoveling dirt and rock to mixing cement. If you think your job is tough think again. Your shirt is soaked within minutes of standing in this heat. It has been a difficult week of family complications back in Missouri, and engineering hang ups here, but it looks like things are finally moving forward. We totally changed our foundation design and lost our yoga exercise room for a stronger foundation. In the midst of it all I am enjoying playing with Sophia on the beach and teaching her to snorkel. Yesterday she had her first day in fairly rough open water. She was eager to skin dive, and we did a little exploring hand in hand but didn't see much except for some fish. Next time we will go a little farther out where I know there are some coral formations. After our snorkel expedition we did some body surfing! The waves are a blast and Sophia's favorite part. Homeschooling here is going great. Our Rosetta Stone Spanish is coming along also. We are all doing the course. Earlier in the week we rejoiced with our old friend Porfilio, who just had a baby girl named Evangelina. You can see photos of his family and their new little angel. We were blessed to lead him to the Lord about 14 years ago so he has a special place in our hearts. We are enjoying seeing old friends and making new ones. Till next week you will find us walking on the beach, eating guacamole (everyday), and practicing our Espanol and wishing you were here to share it with us!

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