Last night I awoke at 12:00 am till 2 a.m. For those of you on Facebook you would have seen me online. You know how it goes... Shift to the left. Shift to the right, shift to your back... Nothing feels comfortable. Then the raging thoughts begin. There just might have been some snores from Darryl's side of the bed too. He He He I'm struggling as of late with my life that is on hold. I feel like it's been on hold forever if I'm honest. We've had such a tremendous time here in Mazatlan and … [Read more...] about Putting It On Hold… Finding Faith For the Future.
Hey all! I figured it was time to let you in on a few things brewing, (besides the amazing Mexican coffee I drink every morning). Sorry couldn't pass that one up! This is a guess but I'm thinking that a lot of you wonder what a typical day looks like for us? Each day is different with fabulous places, feelings that come our way, and some moments more frustrating. Our days have generally looked a little like this... 5:30 am Emily wakes up... Such an early riser! 7:00 am Ben wakes up! See the … [Read more...] about Life as we know it: A bit of what we are doing here in Mazatlan.
I just have to share with you a recipe that I made last night. It's simple, but with a bit of chopping you'll have a nice dinner, appy, or snack in about 20-30 minutes top. Perhaps it might show up at your New Years party? Yep, your guests will thank me. Fresh Shrimp Ceviche 3 cups cooked chopped shrimp. 2 cups chopped cucumber 1.5 cups chopped onion. Red or white is fine. 2 cups of chopped fresh tomato lots of limes for juicing. I used about 6 key limes. 1 large handful of … [Read more...] about No Hassle Fresh Shrimp Ceveche
This is the week leading up to Christmas! We've put our tree out, added some gifts, baked some shortbread to give to the neighbors, ( which was super tricky when you don't have the proper measuring tools.) This week we await to go to the Christmas Eve service at the Vineyard Church. Going to church on Christmas Eve is certainly tradition for our family. I can't imagine a time or year when I didn't go as a child, so I'm glad my parents passed this tradition on to us kids. What would Christmas be … [Read more...] about So This Is Christmas…
Hello from Mazatlan! I must say we appreciate all the love you all have sent us via text, email, Facebook! We appreciate every One of you in so many ways and this journey would not be the same without you. A few weeks back I wrote about our first week here in Mazatlan. I'm sorry That I'm a bit behind on getting some thoughts down as the last few weeks have had all sorts of stuff going on. I think one of the main areas I'd like to touch on today is a question that mostly family asks us on a … [Read more...] about Sand, Sun, and Propane Gas: The Joys Of Mazatlan.
Hola from Mexico. It's been about a week since we've arrived, and there's been so much to take in. Some good, interesting, trying, gross, unfamiliar, and some down right beautiful. I'll try my best to convey to you our first week, but I doubt my words will do it justice. Lets see. We arrived on Tuesday November the 11th early afternoon after 2 days of flying, to meet the women who owns the home we are renting here in Mazatlan. We've been in contact with her since late spring since we found … [Read more...] about We’ve Arrived In Mazatlan: The First Update.