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…

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…

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,…

Luther. Bonhoeffer. Gutenberg.

I must begin this post by celebrating that at least one of my favorite teams has made it to the World Cup FINAL: GERMANY!   Did you know I spent a couple of summers in Germany?  Did you know how much I love the German language and the German people?  Did you know that some…

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…

Adventures in August-ie. (Mace, Mash… get it??)

Dear Readers / Queridos Lectores: It’s been an absolutely crazy last couple of months.  After Amy went back to Texas, we served with another amazing team from Alabama for a week.  We were both working AND translating for groups when we weren’t working.  /  Estos dos meses han sido absolutamente locos.  Despues de que Amy…

Happy Corpus Christi Day!

Hello! This has been a restful week for Osiris and I after the busy week with the Alabama team.  Osiris has been working hard at translating thousands (exaggeration) of testimonies for our missionary friends, and I have been working not very hard proctoring exams for the high school students.  On Wednesday, I gave my literature…

Race Against the Sky

Anything we do in this country is a race against the sky. One thing I discovered early on is how connected to the sky the lifestyle here is. As a foreigner that comes from a place where the big blue sky can look the exact same way for days, with no apparent atmospherical change, I…