Tuesday, March 29, 2011

OXXO (Not the Store)...

...let me tell you a story, something that my momma and I do that always brings a smile to my face because it's just between us. When I was in 5th grade, my parents got divorced. My mom moved to Mexico to teach school there. During my first visit there, I was soaking it all in and learning the environment around me. Then I saw this store:

(Photo from here)
OXXO is a very popular grocery station on almost every corner in Monterrey (where my mom lived). I pointed to the sign and said, "Look Mom! Hug, kiss, kiss, hug!" meaning that it reminded me of XOXO. And after that, it was our thing. On every letter (this was pre-email era), every birthday card, everything was ended with OXXO (and not the store). Don't believe me? I'll show you.
My t-shirt quilt made by my momma:
Our wedding plate:
If you're ever in Mexico and see an OXXO, think of me and my momma. Matt thinks we're bananas but it always makes the two of us smile.

8 comments :

Mrs. Dirnberger said...

That is toooo funny!!! How fun to live in Mexico...does she still live there??

At saffrons I can't even REMEMBER what I ordered..hehe. It was one of the noodle dinners with some spice :)

Shannon said...

How sweet!

And the Paleo is a diet where you don't eat anything processed, no grains, and no dairy. Only fruits, veggies, and lean meats.

Teenage Bride said...

super cute!

Stephany said...

I love that! Such a cute little inside joke between the two of you. :)

Meredith said...

What a sweet inside joke!

Julie said...

Cute!!

Angie said...

very cute!

LambAround said...

I hadn't heard of the store before, but I think this is a very cute tradition. And, really, wouldn't Matt probably think you're bananas either way? ;)