Updates from Mexico

-I’m currently sitting on Carlos’ bed eating peanut butter out of the jar while he’s at work. He’s picking me up in a little bit to go watch the Mexico vs. Honduras match with him and his co-workers, and then we’re having a get-together at his friend’s house. -There’s a cold front happening in Saltillo…

Carlos in Texas (summer edition)

Carlos left 2 weeks ago already, but better late than never, right?! I already talked about going to New Orleans, but Carlos was also in Texas for 2 days before the trip and 5 days after (he was only supposed to stay for 3 days after, but the airline pushed his flight back 2 days…

Mexico

I was 12 when I went to Mexico for the first time-just across the border to Piedras Negras. I went again when I was 13, further inland this time, to Tampico. I liked both of those trips very much, but it wasn’t until I was 14 and in Tampico again that Mexico stole my heart….

New Orleans

Last week my family and I drove to New Orleans for my cousin Kristen’s wedding. When we weren’t at the wedding festivities,  we explored New Orleans-it was my first time in the French Quarter! Our hotel was in a prime location that made it easy for us to walk to all we wanted to see….

Happy Birthday, Twins

Happy Birthday to my favorite sisters in the world (and in my opinion, the best), Hannah and Laura! I think that if we weren’t related, I would still want to be best friends with both of you! I have never been anything but proud to be your sister. You two both love Jesus, are beautiful,…

My week in Saltillo

I’m taking a break from talking about Playa del Carmen today to talk about my most favorite place in Mexico-Saltillo. I just couldn’t have a layover in Monterrey on my way to Playa without stopping to stay with Carlos and his family for a few days. And because of how the flights worked out, I…

Road trip to Tennessee

I drove to Jackson, Tennessee at the end of last week to visit my sister Laura at Union University, to see the Variety Show her sorority was participating in. While most of my time was spent in Jackson, I stopped in Fort Worth to spend a night with Hilary at Southwestern and had lunch with…

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…

Carlos Comes to Texas (again), last days

I think the last 3 days with Carlos were my favorite. Saturday: After breakfast, and then went to the park to play basketball. We played about 4 games of Horse, and after about 5 minutes of playing a real game, we decided we were too out of shape. One can definitely be in shape but…

Carlos Comes to Texas (again), Day 1

The airline that we use between San Antonio and Monterrey is cheap, but that means it’s almost always delayed. I left for the airport with just enough time, but not much extra, expecting it would be delayed. When Carlos texted me saying his flight was on time as I was driving, I started to panic…

Life Lately

I’m starting a new job on Monday at a non-profit organization in southeast Austin. On paper, this is my dream job. When people have asked me what in the world I can do with an Intercultural Studies degree, emphasis in International Development, it is the job I have attempted to describe. Perhaps my favorite part…

Saltillo, Mexico Part 1

When Carlos came to see me in Texas in December and everything was perfectly normal between us, I think we both breathed a sigh of relief that we were still Carlos and Emily and it didn’t matter that we weren’t in Ireland anymore. After that, we were both anxious to see how things would be…