Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Winter in Paradise

It is hard for find new things to say about the weather (it has not changed since we got here - 80 -86 degrees and sunny) or about the wonderful restaurants (all have great food), great beaches (no changes there) and fabulous friends.... what can I say. Priceless!

Randy finally got his Christmas Present, I had a Marlin pendant made for him. He really loves it, and the jeweler did an outstanding job on it. If you are ever in Vallarta have a look at all his beautiful jewelry... his name is Audelio "Yeyo"Aburto H., 044-322-160-7714. Hope you enjoy the picture. Randy was thrilled.

Friday, January 9, 2009

New Year and Vy

We had the nicest visit from Vy and wonderful friend of mine from Gig Harbor. She got here on New Years Eve and we had front row seats for the fireworks in Vallarta. Rick and Cindi were with us too, we had the most wonderful evening... Ready for great pics!!!
Happy New Year!

Saturday, January 3, 2009


This new year started out with a bang. We were on the malacon in PV with fireworks going off all around. Our.... first Christmas and New Year in Mexico... it was awsome. We are loving every minute of this time here.

Visitors for Christmas were Cindi and Rick Squance, such nice people from Gig Harbor and Vy Tran from Tacoma... we had a great time and wish they could stay longer.

Hope all of you have the greatest 2009, we will be home in May some time.. no plans, no work. no responsibilities.... priceless!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Card

Lots of wonderful parties to go to and lots of good food. Missing each and every one of you, but not the weather...

Lots of love from Warm and Sunny Mexico

Randy and Jan

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


I cannot remember a time in my life when a Christmas Party complete with Santa was so much fun. The residents at Isla Iguana here in Puerto Vallarta (50 homeowners) put on a fiesta for all the staff and their children that take such good care of all of us. Gate guards, maids, administrators.. it was something. I have never seen so many well behaved children, waiting for Santa to arrive... the anticipation was amazing.... and when he arrived you could hear yourself breathe, and then shouts of welcome.

When Santa asked if they had been good, everyones little hand went up... I could have cried. I was of course, the photographer for the night and could not have been more pleased. Nancy, Kathie and myself wrapped all the presents and decorated the tree for the party... All the employees got boxes of goods also raffel presents (everyone got at least one, some two gifts... it was just so much fun doing for other people...we all have so much. There was one little girl, about 2 years old, that would not open her doll, but for at least an hour walked around to show each person their her present, never putting it down. I have never seen anyone so happy about her gift.

Leave it to say that I am having a good Christmas, but missing my Children and Grandchildren.
We had a new Granddaughter on Monday, December 15th, 8 lbs 1 oz and 21 inches long. Mother and Baby are doing well. Our Son, Tom, is so excited. At 39 this is his first and I know he will be a great dad just like Randy. Prudence Scott is our 10th grandchild and we couldn't be happier.

Merry Christmas to each and every one of you. Much love from Randy and me with a wish for a Happy Prosperous New Year

Sunday, November 30, 2008


This living in the sun sometimes screws with your view of reality, you keep thinking it is June even when you are serving turkey to 50 guests... goble goble..

I was cooking from 7AM to 5PM (dinner was at 5PM) there were suppose to be 3 turkeys and two people making dressing (I was one of them) and only one making gravy (guess who). Well, I was the one who had her turkey done and ready to serve at 5PM, had enough stuffing for all concerned (and it was fabulous) and my gravy was super... needless to say I will NEVER volunteer for this much work ever again.... In the end we were cleaning the kitchen till after 11PM. We were the only ones with NO turkey, stuffing or gravy on Friday... and that just sucks!

Everyone coming from Isla Iguana invited their friends and brought salad, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes and pies... I want to be one of these people next year... just bring a salad or a store bought pie! Guess I was the newby sucker this year.

We have gone out with friends on their boat, they are super people and everyone down here for the holiday were really great. Everyone is leaving today or tomorrow and going home, won't be back till Feb or March so the core of people here will weather out Christmas together...

I am decorating my Ficus tree on the patio for my Christmas tree. The pointsettias are fabulous down here and really cheap so there will be lots of them on the patio.

Hope everyone had a great thanksgiving.
Jan andRandy

Saturday, November 8, 2008


Randy and I are finally back in PV, Randy has gone fishing a couple times and has been successful each and every time. I joined a gym class and go every morning for an hour. m I am not going to lie.. I hate it so far, but I am sure I will get to like it. I go with a friend and come back completely exhausted.

Randy goes for his walks and he works like the energizer bunny every day (he just has not learned how to relax) We also have the pleasure of having Randy's friend Larry Schneider here for three weeks... he lost his wife in May and he is relaxing here in PV

The weather is fabulous and I am having a great time. Every day is Saturday and I am happy.
More later..