Category Archives: maria daniela

where did the year go?

I just looked up today and Hannah is nine months old. What?!? My oldest Colombian is turning fourteen this summer. Seriously??? I just became a mom six years ago. How is this all possible? I have cataloged so many posts … Continue reading

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to my princessa ella

915 Hey princess, …and are you ever. Your siblings often refer to you as iella (they leave out the dan). And since iella, pronounced yella, reminds both your dad and I of Old Yeller, we shortened it one step further to … Continue reading

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httpv:// We love you all and are doing great. This is just the first two minutes – we’ll post more when we have a better connection.

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Meet Juan Pablo, Daniel, Maria Daniela, and Esmeralda!

This is a one minute clip from our 2nd conference with the kids. The sound is horrible, but you can see them. After the first few seconds, they are singing a traditional schoolchildren’s song. They’re having a great time! We … Continue reading

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dear maria daniela,

Hello Princess! I’m not sure what your name will end up being so I am sticking with Princess for now. What do you think? I cannot believe papi and I will be there in a few short weeks to finally … Continue reading

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