Saturday, March 31, 2012

Eleven years today

Dear Dad,

There is no way to express how much I miss you. I see you in the strangest places, and in the most unexpected moments I think of you. I am 39 now, you have been gone eleven years. I have two little kids and two older ones also. I think you would be proud of me, Vanessa and Linnea. Linnea continues to make the farm more and more amazing. Last year, she restored the stone wall and put in a slate pool. Vanessa has a beautiful baby boy in still lives in NYC with her husband. She has been accepted to grad school in the fall, I don't know how she will do it all. I guess Mom taught her how. I live in Mexico now and am very happy here, I think of Catica often. I went to visit Dicki in Tarrytown a few months ago, she is still alive but doesn't remember who I am or who anyone is...

Life will never be the same without you. You are my Dad.

Love, Bekke

Friday, March 30, 2012

Crab Races and Spring Equinox

Late post again...
This is a mish mash of a few events we attended. We went to the crab races at a local beach where our good friend Kathy lives. It was really fun and followed by a dance and dinner. The kids had such a good time they fell asleep on chaise lounges by the pool in the moonlight. Also, Ak Lu'um hosted a spring equinox ceremony by the sea and we attended altogether. It was a beautiful ritual all preformed by the kids and was followed by a day of fun at the beach with a potluck. I love Ak Lu'um and all the families that are part of our little community. Life continues to be a fun and unexpected journey here in Playa...


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Dede gets a ballet report

Well, there you have it. Dede is a natural dancer, and she has the grades to prove it. She loves every class and I am very proud of her.

Monday, March 12, 2012


Last night at around three am my baby girl started screaming at the top of her lungs.  She was having a nightmare and it scared the you know what out of me. I crawled into bed with her and fell asleep in her tent, I love her so much and it is so hard when she isn't totally happy. I need to read up on nightmares in kids.  

Sunday at the beach club

We spent a very lazy Sunday at the local beach club. Mama even fell asleep in the sun and got a bit of a burn on her back. The kids played allllllll day with their toys and other kids. After, we got ice cream. Couldn't have asked for a more peaceful day. I needed that.