December Dazzle

[[[EN ESPAÑOL ABAJO]]] I should probably blog before something happens that will drastically change our lives.  Whatever that might be. December has been an amazing month.  So many cool things have been happening.  I’ve been transitioning into my new job at our church as a ministry assistant.  I get to be a part of an…

This Moment :)

It’s Saturday morning.  I’m sitting in bed, with Osiris curled up next to me, and the sound of the ceiling fan spinning overhead.  There is a giant oak tree outside our window that makes a soothing “shhhhhh-“ing sound every time the wind blows.  I already had my cup of coffee, with a cinnamon stick and coconut…

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…

Getting hit by the Piñata

Osiris and I read through a portion of scripture during breakfast and we’ve been reading through John 6 this weekend. John 6 is my favorite chapter in all the Bible.  Have you ever read it?  Just thinking about what Jesus does in that chapter blows me away! Here’s what happens:  (It is aaaall paraphrased, ok?)…

Turning Hell into Heaven

When I was little, I heard my dad give an illustration of heaven and hell in one of his sermons.  You’ve probably heard it before.  A different version perhaps, but same idea. He described hell as a place with a long dining table with people, chained to the table, sitting on each side and a…

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…

2015, let’s go!

Hello & Happy New Year, everyone! 2014 was pretty cool.  But 2015 has to be better. Okay, goals?  Go to Texas with Osiris.  Second, take a picture with the B & G letters in Dallas with Osiris.  Third, start making babies with Osiris.  Hopefully, twins.  Fourth, be awesome with and for Osiris. Basically, that’s it. All…

Top 5 of 27

It’s my birthday. Today, I turn 28.  Whoa.  (I know you older folk are like “that’s nothing!”…and I’ll probably do the same in the future, but right now… it feels like something.) Every year I like to look back and highlight the top 5 moments of the previous year.  I loved doing it for friends at…

Just Add Water

I used to be afraid to make things from scratch.  I realize now that it was because I was afraid of the imperfect outcome of my intentions.  I watched as my friends and family made amazing cakes and pies and tortillas from scratch and I’d say “You go, girl!”  As for me, if it didn’t…

Runners, Run.

Al arbol que da fruta, a ese le tiran piedras. – – – The tree that gives fruit is the tree they throw rocks at. -anonymous Osiris shared that local saying with me the other day after receiving several obnoxious comments from onlookers as we ran past them at 7:00 a.m. This is what we…

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….