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Sunday, November 10, 2013

On our time in Antigua, Guatemala

Now, I wish I would've taken more pictures. But these photos provide some insight into our time in Antigua, Guatemala learning to understand, speak and write the Spanish language.

the courtyard 

the first house we lived in

traditional Spanish architecture

Guatemala is known as "the land of eternal spring"

the flowers 

the walks

special reading spots

the view

the dust (this is ONE day)

the studying

the fleas :-( 

the love

the family visit

the streets

the arch on 5th Avenue 

La Merced Church

Human Statue "the miner" at Central Park 

the fountain at Central Park

ruins at Central Park


Hotel Santo Domingo

ruins at Hotel Santo Domingo

Restaurant on the Hill - Hotel Santo Domingo

Restaurant on the Hill - Hotel Santo Domingo

the hiking

Pacaya Volcano

Lake Atitlan

visiting a woman's co-op of handmade goods

the organic yarn

the skills

mad skills....

the organic dying process

the finished product strung out to dry...

the coffee  *sigh*

the streets

the signage "Only Jesus can change your life"

the boat

Lake Atitlan

traditional clothes -- "ropa tipica"

the cuteness

Lake Atitlan

the second house we lived in

the study books (missing last three levels)

the study cards 

Friday, November 8, 2013

I heart him.....

...and miss him. He is out of country right now, sharing the good news in Spanish! Woot, woot.

A sweet photo from a very dear friend's wedding. 

Good memories. 



Tuesday, November 5, 2013

10 Year Anniversary trip

Garrett and I were blessed to be able to take a week alone in August to celebrate our ten year anniversary. We went to California, a state which we love and are very familiar least we thought we were. This was our first time experiencing norther California, and it really is like an entirely different state. The weather is brisk, foggy & windy; the terrain turns much more crag-like. The Coastal Highway 1 was a breathtaking drive. We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know more of California, however; in the end, we decided we are definitely southern California people. We love the climate of southern California, the beaches, the cove town of La Jolla and the quaint Coronado Island.

View of San Fransisco

Optimus Prime, for Bodhi of course :-)
Fisherman's Wharf, San Fransisco

Driving across the Golden Gate Bridge

Point Reyes Seashore Lodge; it was lovely
Olema, California

Coastline of Northern California

Point Reyes Lighthouse -- Inverness, California
The windiest point in N. America; they weren't kidding.

Garrett inside of a Giant Redwood tree

Outside amphitheater at Big Basin Redwoods State Park 

Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Boulder Creek, California 

Scenic Coastal Highway 1 curve

Scenic Coastal Highway 1

Hearst Castle -- San Simeon, California

View from Hearst Castle

Neptune's Pool at Hearst Castle

Nessie Burgers -- Fallbrook, CA with my Uncles Steve & Mike

La Jolla, CA

 10 year anniversary dinner on the San Diego Bay 

Cafe 1134 on Orange Avenue -- Coronado Island, CA 

Hotel Del Coronado -- Coronado Island, CA