week in photos

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A different kind of Easter

W's brother (who is studying to be a chef) was in town this weekend and offered to cook us a very special Easter dinner. We loved the hands-on experience! (Check out my apron ;) ) Me: "Do we need a spoon or something?" J: "No.. Using your hands is what gives Mexican food its flavor." These are called sopes and huaraches (because of their similar shape to some popular sandals...

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Cultural Night – PV

This month, our city is hosting cultural presentations once a week that represent all the Mexican States. Last week, our state and city were the featured guests. As always, Mike captured some excellent pics that night! This group danced with cups of water on their heads. Oops. :) I imagine it's as hard as it looks! To end the dance, they began spinning so fast that water was flying out...

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AC 2015

This is just a glimpse of our week in Baja for Team Mexico's annual conference! The Guad Squad were represented during our morning worship sessions; Anna got to play piano and Paul led the adults and kids. Men's day out - Kayaking. Baja is beautiful. What better way to acknowledge our family-togetherness than with a game night? (Savannah friends, you'll be glad to know that Seven Wonders and Dominion are...

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The 12 Hour Day

"So you want to meet at 10 am?" This simple question instigated a full day of making new friends and discovering new things in our city (all in Spanish, of course!). Our caravan of cars drove in a single file line for about 20 minutes just south of the city. We parked in an inconspicuous spot on the side of the road. It was hard to tell, but the hike...

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This was our first year to experience the pilgrimage for the Virgin of Guadalupe. The main cathedral downtown is named for her, so Tuesday-Friday, there were parades day and night in her honor. Many groups were represented in the parade: businesses, indigenous tribes, preschools, and more. Our language school held a sign and participated in one parade, though we opted to take pictures of the event instead. Songs were sung...

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GDL Roadtrip

This week, we took a 5 hour scenic drive through the mountains and quaint villages of Mexico to visit our teammates in Guadalajara. Enjoy some of these notable sights from the trip: We saw several teams of torch runners along the way. Here are a couple of unfiltered pics: I mean seriously. Then Google maps took us here for about 15 min: Yep - that's the middle of a corn field, not another...

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