Tutus and a Love Like This.

December 1, 2012

These girls are the closest I have ever come to knowing what it feels like to have that indescribably immense love one has for their own children. They are scrappy, sassy, silly, sweet, and freaking hilarious. I am so grateful for this last year of some of the funniest and most heartwarming snuggles of my life.

IMAG0043IMAG0044S and I made the [no sew] tutus!

IMAG0047Sweet little nugget.

IMAG0048How can you resist those faces?!



December 1, 2012

IMAG0077Behold, a behemoth (ha ha, see what I did there?).
Seriously, it was so big, it had the body of a baboon and the mane of a male lion. Sick.

Warning: Pothole.

December 1, 2012

I daresay the majority of roads in Asuncion are unpaved and in antiquatedly miserable condition. Cobblestone is the number one car killer and potholes are commonplace facts of daily life. While generally unmarked, the jarring cavities that are particularly deep (and often not visible until one is right next to it) will occasionally be marked by vague found objects. I have seen kindling sticks, lush leafy branches, jagged pieces of metal resembling handmade crowbars, and even entire tree stumps shouting their warnings by casually sticking out in the middle of the road.

This is how my neighborhood has chosen to warn of the growing gap on my street:


IMAG0068Getting bigger with each passing day…