Archive for September, 2012



We have found a great soccer club nearby. Run by a really nice family (the dad is our school swim coach), it has become part of our new support system.  W and E both play – W with a bunch of hard core five and six year olds and E with about five girls, ranging […]

Sun hats mostly. Other stuff is coming! For the most part though, I am chopping the legs and sleeves off of the clothes we brought. I went “summer clothes” shopping before we left Vancouver (and even bought a couple of “summer sweaters”). Oh my goodness. I did not buy the right stuff. T-Shirts are too […]

peanut butter


Almost a deal breaker. No peanut butter in Colombia. So, we have learned how to make our own. AZ’s Peanut Butter full of all the good stuff – all measurements approximate: 2 cups roasted peanuts 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon salt (or no salt if you are using salted peanuts) Ground […]

Tres Cruces


A hike we did early on. Cookin’ hot, but a good Caleño thing to do. Summer Lovin’ liked being out with us, that’s for sure. A chapel and workout area, side-by-side at the base of the crosses (also, the standard juice and mango viche vendors, not shown here): Summer is not getting nearly the mountain time, […]

On one of my first Cali road runs, I came face to face with an uncomfortable looking horse. Yes. You read that right. A horse. She was looking right at me, weaving up the middle of the street, with the biggest stomach I have ever seen. It was a little nerve wracking, but more funny, […]



The School is going to be a big part of our life here.  The kiddies will be there five days a week, for the majority of the day. Get this: hard core academics, Orff music, drama, art, traditional dance, swimming, violin, Spanish and a bit of soccer, all rolled into a 7-3pm day, with school […]