A Texas Summer

Sophia and I have been in Texas for the past few weeks. We’ve visited splash pads, parks, and the pool and seen lots of people we love. Additionally, my family took a day trip to Waco, I went to a chocolate-making class in Austin with my dad and sister, and Hannah and I went to…

“You can take the girl out of Texas…

…but you can’t take the Texas out of the girl.” While that phrase is annoyingly cheesy, it’s the only way I can think to describe the sensation I’m feeling, being at home. I do feel really comfortable living in Mexico and sometimes, feel like I can relate more to Mexicans than to Americans. It shocked…

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…

Life Lately, in Photos

I am so glad Spring is here, and all that goes along with it. Here are some photos from the past few weeks! Coffee with SOPHIE! I miss Biola friends Authentic Mexican food Sunset at UT’s Orange/White Scrimmage Volunteering at the Stone’s Easter with Julianne! Austin on Easter Reester Bunnies, my favorite Hannah came home…

2013 in Review

2012 was full of lots of changes (looking at you, Ireland and Carlos), so I definitely expected 2013 to be a year of re-adjustment and “finding my place” in America. I tried for a few months-quit one job to take another job that I thought I would love, but ended up having to quit. Unemployed…

The Adventure of 2012

I can’t talk about 2012 and not talk about God. I moved to Ireland on January 12 with a working holiday visa, not very much money, and without knowing a soul . Somehow, I wasn’t worried because God had filled me with a peace that everything would be okay, that He would provide, and that…

Angela Blake

I get to spend the next 2 days with my best friend in her new home of Memphis. My past week has been spent on a houseboat on the beautiful lake Ouachita in Arkansas with my moms side of the family. My sister moves into college this weekend not far from Angela, so I am…

Hilary Anne

Today is the 23rd birthday of my best friend, Hilary. I have been fortunate to have known her for about 21 of those years, to the point where I don’t remember meeting her or remember my life without her friendship. Hilary is proof that it’s who you’re with, not what you’re doing, that matters. In…