Hi, I’m Genesis, originally from Canada, but now right at home here in Guatemala. I arrived in Guatemala in 2002, on my way to Brazil. I decided to stick around long enough to learn the language and earn some money, but I met and fell in love with Irving and never did make it to Brazil! I’m now a work at home mom and a freelance writer.
Irving is my common-law spouse. We’ve been together for over 10 years now. He’s a musician and runs a small computer repair business out of our home. We live in a small house on the same property as his family, which is less than thrilling at times.
After three miscarriages, we were thrilled to welcome Dorian Gabriel into our family in December of 2005. He was born with IA (imperforate anus) which required a surgery when he was just one day old, to give him a colostomy. He had reconstructive surgery at 6 months and then a colostomy reversal at 13 months. He still has some intestinal problems and has had one further surgery since then. He’s my gamer kid, the one who loves computers and has a natural affinity for all things technical. He’s also a huge zombie fan.
In May 2007, Dante Luka joined our family. He was my blue eyed, blond haired boy! No one thought he was Irving’s, but his hair and eyes darkened over time and now he’s my green eyed, brunette kiddo. He’s also the artistic one in the family and will spend hours drawing, painting and crafting. Apart from that, he’s crazy hyper. Dante loves anything to do with art and is a little obsessed with anything Halloween, year round.
We figured our family was done with two little boys so close together. But . . . in 2012, we welcomed a new baby boy, Dominic Cruz into the final spot in our family. He’s the obvious baby of the family, but he can hold his own against his big brothers. Like Dorian, he was an early talker and he doesn’t hesitate to let you know if he’s ticked with you! He’s also snuggly and loves to kiss us, when he’s in the mood. He likes playing with tools, drawing and making messes. he’s also a fanatic of climbing as high as he can, so we have to keep a close eye on him.
That’s our family! We homeschool the boys and enjoy a very laid back lifestyle here in Guatemala.