Monthly Archives: March 2013

the crowds are rolling into sayulita for semana santa, the two week spring break involving crazy amounts of people getting rowdy in the beach. it seems as if every person in mexico descends upon every inch of coastline available. our beach is no exception, and i do have memories of junst hunkering down the last time we were here during this time. you just have to wait for the storm to pass. brenda has managed to escape to san francisco for the week to help kiki out with the twins while nayou and i hold down the fort here.

we kicked off semana santa in style with an amazing birthday fiesta right on our street. jose, who lives directly across the road from us, turned three yesterday and there was a big party thrown for him. i have noticed that the mexicans do go to extremes when it comes to kids’ birthdays. but this one definitely took things to a whole new level. check this out – they commandeered the entire street! my favourite is the ballon archway at the entrance of our street.



you can see the bouncy castle. that was a big hit – nayou spent about half an hour jumping like crazy in there!


this is the birthday boy with one of the six pinatas that were brought out:


have a look at some of the video 🙂


there has been a slow burn of house-related activity in between my yoga teaching, our weekly stall at the market, and chilling at the beach. our favourite space to hang out is just outside the backdoor, where there is a palapa and a nice patio. brenda has put up a swing and made it a more festive place to be with cushions and tables and whatnot. here is nayou with his friend maximo (both obsessed with star wars).



as i’m typing these very words, this is what is happening right behind me:


we found an old plastic piggy bank in our backyard. so we spray painted it hot pink!


oh, and guess who we saw on the beach? well, this was our second reunion but this time i remembered to take photos. rocky has a bit of a crazy look in his eyes because i had a stick in my hand. still as beautiful as ever, and packing some more meat on his bones too!



nayou loves him some bouncy castle time. good thing there are plenty of them around town, including one in the plaza that pops up in the evening.


little chappi is doing well with us. we took care of his fleas and his coat is all shiny and awesome. he’s a little more feisty with other dogs and people now but still so mellow in general. we had him snipped today so the por guy is comatose while the anaesthetic wears off. ouch!


chappi’s story is that he belonged to this old couple in sayulita. they used to have him to catch chickens but then tied him up to a tree and fed him occasionally after the chickens were gone. so he wasn’t exactly neglected like some of the other dogs, but the owners were planning on dropping him off in the jungle somewhere because they didn’t want him anymore. so it was a good time to foster him.

he is super smart and likes to make sure our little tribe always stays together. old habits die hard though, and when he is off leash he runs away and eventually makes him way back to his old home. so we still keep him tied up when he’s at home which he doesn’t mind. we’re slowly going to wean him and see how he does. in the meantime, he is getting lots of walks as we take him everywhere with us.

these branches are nayou’s sunbrella.


and some nice photos brenda took of things around our neighbourhood:





i love this sign! so random.


when its cloudy and windy with no waves, its time to fly the kite.


… and do yoga on the beach.


nayou came into the yoga room while i was doing my practice yesterday and followed along with me for a good ten minutes. it was so cool. i was trying so hard not to look at him but it was pretty much impossible. too cute! he’s got a pretty mean warrior a 🙂

last friday the weekly farmers market moved to a new location. we used to have a whole street shut down for the stalls, but now its inside the cultural center which is a nice outdoor space with a small stage as well. our green juice stand scored a prime spot and we sold two trays of wheatgrass and 1.5 times our normal amount of juice. next week we are going to do a bigger batch and see how it goes!

but the biggest change to our operation was the addition of nayou’s tasty scrumptious lemonade stand. we made a up a batch and it was a hit with the kids. the adults come for the green stuff while the kids can snack on some lemonade. he made a decent amount of money and today he spent his earnings on a new star wars ship that he loves. contact us for some exciting franchise opportunities!




this is going to be another post of bits and pieces. its easy to leave the camera behind these days when you leave the house with a surfboard, a boogie board and a myriad other things. but now that brenda is taking her ipod touch out and about we have many more photos of the goings on. first off, a couple of shots from our other home, the beach.




my friend nick, whom i met at a yoga class, turned out to be an acroyogi and so he showed me some moves on the sand. he’s going to do a workshop at the end of march so we’re going to put a routine together to demo to the participants. its super fun stuff, but strong!






and speaking of yoga, here is one of the studios where i teach. its a beautiful, calm space. love it!


brenda and nayou took a fishing lesson from our friend jorge earlier this week. they just fished from the beach, learning about the rods, tackle and other fishy stuff. brenda managed to catch a snook (love the name), which apparently is a very wily difficult fish to catch. check out how big it is!






ever wondered what nayou would look like as a rasta? wonder no more.


nothing like some ice cream on a hot sunny day.


to finish off, here is some video taken fresh today of nayou explaining how one of this lego creations work. enjoy!