Dec 31, 2010

Bubbles, Chicken and Christmas lights

I never really intended for this blog to be about the regular moments, but it seems in hindsight that it's maybe the "regular moments" that flavor this life.  Special moments are like the cherry on top, but it's the good stuff underneath that gives the cherry something to stand on, right?  
There are A LOT of reasons why I LOVE this guy, and this is one of them.

I think the bust of  on the corner is sort of like a bumper for oncoming traffic.  I wouldn't sit there if I were her.

Why did the chicken cross the road?  Because he lived in the Dominican!

Very low overhead.

Friesens, this is for you:  check out the new paint on the fruit market!? Swanky, eh?

I call this one "Mad driving skills!"

The lady walking by kinda looks like the lady on the wall.

Shoe shine boys meeting.
 For any of you that have no frame of reference for this fine dining establishment, a local favorite called Gilberto's, we are sitting at plastic tables a few feet from a busy street, where our food is being prepared at a stand similar to the one in the picture above (only larger).  When it rains, they pull a massive tarp out and tie it to light poles and wires above the street.  It is a cultural experience they we have come to find comfortable.

I just really like catching their expressions. 

Lord of the flies moment.  Challenge of the alpha male?  

I can't help it that I think she's cute when she's mad.  

There were lots of unhappy Dominicans around as I snapped photos of my disgruntled child while she was crying.

Satisfied customer.

And another.

I don't know what he is doing, but he does.

Love her expressions.

I meant to do that.  I think the lights are purdy when their blurred.

More is more.  The kids were very impressed.

Driving into town.

City Hall.

The warm glow from a little food stand on the side of the road.

In the states this would be creepy, but here it is just really sweet.  The guy pumping our gas (love this!) is making faces at Sweet Pea thru the window.  She was cracking up and blew him kisses as we pulled away.


  1. I am dying here. We miss you all so much! Thank you for all the great pics.

  2. I'm dying here!! We miss y'all so much. Thank you for the pics!

  3. I would never recognize the fruit market!! It looks amazing.

    Your photos always make me SO homesick.....We talk aout and miss you often!!

    Lotsa Love!!


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