My 1st Time Traveling Without Sophia

Back in April, Carlos and I began planning a vacation for the fall, sans Sophia. To be honest, I would have felt more comfortable bringing Sophia, but I knew that it would be good for our marriage to spend some time together without Sophia and I knew that it would be beneficial to me personally. So before…

September

September was just amazing. First, Carlos, Sophia and I flew up to Texas to spend a weekend at Lake Buchanan with my extended family, in celebration of Deda’s 80th birthday in a few weeks. Then, Carlos and I left Sophia in the care of my parents and flew to Chiapas, Mexico for a vacation. I…

On becoming a runner

For the past 11 years, I’ve had a mental block against running. It all started in 8th grade, when my basketball coach thought it would be a good idea for us to run cross-country to get in shape for the upcoming season. I agreed to do it, but hardly ever trained. Like maybe I went…

Life Lately, in Photos

Here’s what I’ve been up to lately: I went with Carlos’ mom to a retreat during Lent at a monastery with a beautiful garden. Sometimes I help Carlos at his photo shoots. I teach English 2 mornings a week to my friend Pau, and we’ve been having class in her backyard because the weather is…

Life Lately, in Photos

I’m currently in Texas, but here are some photos in Mexico from a couple of weeks ago: Carlos and I spent our first Valentine’s Day together (in person, that is) by eating Sinaloa-style tacos and quesadillas. That boy eats more salsa (or sauce in general) than anyone I’ve ever known. My first cake attempt in…

Life Lately, in Photos

Life has been good lately. I am trying to be thankful for all of my life-the good parts, the confusing parts, the uncomfortable parts, everything. Because every part is a gift from God, and an opportunity to grow and bring Him glory through my response. Here’s what I’ve been up to: Eating fresh yogurt with…

Life in Mexico as an American

Most of the time, I love everything about my life in Mexico. However, there have been some definite challenges. While it’s not my intention to complain, I want to be honest about the fact that my life here definitely isn’t perfect! On Safety: I have to be constantly aware of my surroundings. I can’t leave…

Life Lately, in Photos

It’s been a while since I’ve posted pics of what I’ve been up to, mostly because as soon as my family left on Christmas, I’ve been a little down in the dumps. That combined with culture shock and some other things, January hasn’t been the best month. I know this stage of moving to a…

Christmas in Mexico, in Photos

Despite this being my first Christmas not in Texas, it was definitely one of the best. It really meant a lot that my family came to spend it with me in Mexico! Here are some pics of our time together: Carlos and I took my sisters to a get-together with some friends and we had…

The Lees meet the Garcias

Carlos and I have been talking for months and months about how funny it would be whenever our families got to meet each other for the first time. Although his dad speaks good English, my dad and sisters speak limited Spanish (and vice versa for Carlos’ sister, Gloria) and our mothers speak nothing of the…

Thanksgiving in Mexico

Even though Mexico doesn’t celebrate the holiday, it’s still Thanksgiving week for me. I work with quite a few other Americans, and one organized a Thanksgiving meal on Saturday night that a local hotel catered. The food was a little different (as I expected), but the important thing was that I got to eat turkey…

Mexico updates

I can’t believe I’ve been her for almost 2 weeks already! Here’s what’s been going on: Job I had 3 interviews last week. The first isn’t worth mentioning,. The second went well but the school has only hired one foreigner before, and though they said they would check on what they had to do to…