Thursday, December 29, 2011

We just got back from spending 2 days in Brownsville and South Padre Island. It was a lot of fun! Everything is super cheap in Texas! We stayed at a hotel right on the water, with a pool and hot tub over looking the beach for $50.00!...Texas is ridiculously cheap. We played on the beach and played with our camera most of the time! We also went to an all you can eat seafood buffet called Louis Backyard, also right on the water. I ate 20 snow crab legs... It may have been the best and biggest meal of my life.

So these are a couple of pictures from our trip to Monterrey last week. We just went for a day to get Alex's medical done there, but we were able to spend the evening shopping and visiting a beautiful park. The city is cool because it is built and kind of tucked into the mountains in some areas.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

We hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas. If anyone wants to Skype tonight or tomorrow let me know what time works for you! Lots of Love,
Janae and Alex

Friday, December 23, 2011

South Padre Island

We were able to go to South Padre Island for a quick look at the ocean...FINALLY (What I have been waiting for!) It wasn't sunny and warm, but still very fun. We had a great time with our new camera too.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Mexican Weddings...

I was totally exhausted after the TEN HOURS of wedding celebrations on Saturday! There was tons of food, dancing, kissing and visiting. We had a great time! These are just a couple pictures from the wedding.

The people here have been very welcoming and kind to me. We went to visit one of Alex's Aunts, who gave me this hand made Mexican dress. Another Aunt sang me the song "Oh Holy Night" in Spanish when I first met her. These loving gestures really touch my heart and make me feel a Spirit of love and kindness.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Does anyone want to Skype tonight? Send me a message what time and I will meet you there!
We set up the sticky wall in the backyard! We want to sell it...any takers? :)

Picking yummy fruit!

Alex has 5 trees in his backyard: grapefruit, orange, mandarin, pecan and mango! We picked lot's of oranges. Ari and Ocell are Alex's niece and nephew and were our little helpers. They are very cute, and it's fun to try to communicate with them in Spanish.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


We have finally arrived in Valle Hermoso, Mexico! We had a fun drive down,
and made some great stops on the way! Some new things we have learned about the

1) Not all of Montana is mountains.. in fact...we didn't see any!

2) Oklahoma lives up to the all cliches we have ever seen and heard :) Felt
like we should take pictures of the people there :)

3) Everything really is bigger in TEXAS!

Here are some pictures from the 36 hour ROAD TRIP!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Hello Family and Friends!

Welcome to the newly established De La Rosa Diaries. As we embark on our southern adventures this winter we thought it might be nice to share our experiences with any friends or family who might be interested. We will be posting pictures and commentary HERE.
Lots of Love,
Alex and Janae