big sis This weekend Raul's siblings put together the most delicious meal at his sister's house. It was a true Colombian feast of chicken, rice, fried plantains, red wine, soup, and a type of salsa with avocado. There doesn't have to be a special occasion for all of us to get together and I love that.

I've been trying to brush up on my Spanish because I want to be involved more with his family. Spanish is Raul's family's first language so we talk, but not as much as we could if I was more fluent. I took three Spanish classes in high school but to say I'm rusty is an understatement. I found this site called Coffee Break Spanish with free podcasts where a Scottish man and woman teach the lessons. So far everything is review.

I've been slacking so I'm only on lesson 20. You should check them out, free podcasts!


Edith's daughter has the same nose crinkle.