Top 5 of 28

Howdy! So yesterday was my birthday again.  Today is Thanksgiving.  Now that all the festivities have drawn to a conclusion, it’s a good moment to share my favorite five moments of my 28th year of life.  I reviewed my Top 5 of 27, and kids, life gets better with age! So, you probably know all…

The Unbelievable Transportation Adventures in the D.R. Part 3!

It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve updated you on the Unbelievable Transportation adventures.  I’m sure you are DYING to find out the rest of them.  So here is the final Unbelievable Transportation Adventures of Osi & Dam.  Enjoy! The OMSA Bus The OMSA bus is a BIG GREEN bus that is quite organized.  It…

The UNBELIEVABLE Transportation Adventures in the D.R. Part 2

Hello, Friends! I hope you enjoyed learning about our crazy transportation adventures in my previous post!  Today, I will share about three more methods of transportation in the Dominican.  I hope you enjoy! Pirate Cars  (25 pesos… sometimes) Pirate cars are like copycat Public Cars.  They are NOT a part of a public car association…

The UNBELIEVABLE Transportation Adventures in the D.R. Part 1

PARENTAL DISCLAIMER:  For my mom, other people who see themselves as my mom, my mentioned friends’ mothers- I apologize for any fear or worry the following stories bring to your wonderful hearts.  Please know that we are all safe and everything is okay… except for the motorcycle guy that our bus hit.  But everyone else is…

Cuture & Adapting: WATER

Water This is the story about water. We love water.  In America, it came to me in two forms:  hot and/or cold.  I could choose one or the other.  Or blend them and enjoy both forms at once. In the Dominican, however, it comes in one form:  cold.  Some of you might gasp and think…

Imaginary Music

“Living in Honduras for the first [several] years was the best decision we could have made for our marriage,” one wonderful lady said to me a few weeks before leaving my life behind to live with my future husband in the Dominican Republic. Today as we were walking into the grocery store, I noticed the…

Not what we expected

Life hasn’t been exactly what we have expected it to be. We expected good news in August. Instead, we received challenging news. We expected good news in October. Instead, we got stupid news. On the other hand, we didn’t expect to see my parents until we got to America. Instead, we saw them in August….

Sovereignty

I like new days, new weeks, and most definitely new months! August was hard and I’m glad we made it out alive. September, on the other hand, is full of newness and hope! Already 5 days in, and a lot of wonderful things have happened. Praise God for September. God provides. Always. Sometimes, when you’re…

Prayers Answered.

Yesterday, we concluded another week with our 2nd team this month.  This was, once again, a very eventful week that flew by faster than I could count to 3. Monday– Osiris & I began translating for the team in a very poor neighborhood called Santa Rosa.  The team prayer-walked and got to know the barrio,…

Culture & Adapting: Knowledge

KNOWLEDGE – information, understanding, or skill that you get from experience or education. Based on this definition, I would say I entered this country with a brain full of information acquired in Texas public schools and multiple universities.  I’ve had enough travel experience to understand cultural differences, and the ability to not panic in culturally…

First Post :)

Happy Saturday! Feliz sabado! As you probably know, Osiris & I live in the Dominican Republic.  I learned quickly that in this island, jalapenos are not easily found.  And so, last month, a student from the school I work at, surprised me with a little bag of fresh jalapenos.  I’ve had them frozen, waiting for the…