Thursday, October 22, 2015

I have had quite the week!  In the last week I arrived in Honduras, went to Ladies' Retreat in Catacamas, and have now started language school in Siguatepeque!  It's a lot to take in and process, but it's good.  I am so excited to be here and see first hand how God is at work!  Someday I will do a longer post, but right now I have a lot of studying and reading, so I will leave you with a panorama of the view from the balcony of the house where I am staying.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


Well, it's been a long two days of travel, but I've made it!  It's hard to believe that I am in Tegucigalpa, ready to start a challenging, but exciting new chapter in my life.  It's hard to take in how much my life is changing with this move.

I won't write much because I am tired and still processing everything, but I am excited to be here and I wanted to let ya'll know I got her alright (and so did my bags, praise God!)

This was taken 5 years ago about a month or two after I first got to Honduras...I was already in love with this beautiful country!

Maleta: Suitcase (noun)
Viajar: Travel (verb)
Viaje:  Trip (noun)
Vuelo: Flight (noun)
Descansar: Rest (verb)

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

6 Days to Go!

A week from now I will be in Honduras!  Crazy!  Here is an update on how I am doing on my list of 30 things to do before leaving.

1) Drink a cherry limeade.
2) Go for a walk in a park.
3) Eat pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting
4) Watch TV
5) Spend with Alle and Keri.
6) Enjoy the amazing selection at Walmart.
7) Go to Hobby Lobby.
8) Eat at Sonic.
9) Take Pictures with Friends.
10) Have my traditional Christmas morning breakfast- Monkey Bread!
11) Do a craft with my mom.
12) Have coffee with Bev.
13) Girls night with Camille and Stevy.
14) Window Shop in Utica Square.
15) Eat at Arby's.
16) Buy a frozen Pizza.

17) Hold a kitten.
18) Eat at Chick-fil-A.
19) Walk on wall-to-wall carpeting.
20) Enjoy the goodness of Olive Garden.
21) Sleep in air conditioning.
22) Worship at my home church.
23) Make Swedish Meatballs with Lingonberry Jam.
Here is the recipe we use: Almost Famous Swedish Meatballs.  You can find Lingonberry jam at Ikea, World Market, and Sprouts or substitute current jelly (but I didn't like it nearly as well).

24) Enjoy Fall foliage
25) Take a bath
Bathtubs are not common in Honduras.  I will be taking showers unless I happen to stay somewhere that has a bathtub, but that is unlikely. While I usually prefer showers to baths, I do love a nice, hot bath to relax!
26) Eat a donut.
27) Drink root beer.
Root beer is occasionally found in Honduras, but not very often, and is sometimes put in the beer section.  I imagine there have been some confused costumers.
28) Eat biscuits and gravy.
29) Wear fall clothing.
30) Drink hot chocolate.