Thanksgiving in El Salvador

Thanksgiving last week was special for multiple reasons. For one, it was our first Thanksgiving in El Salvador. Secondly, it was our first Thanksgiving as a married couple. But it was also our first Thanksgiving away from “home,” or rather, away from both of our families.We’d spent the previous two Thanksgivings with Kail’s family inContinue reading “Thanksgiving in El Salvador”

Pumpkin-Carving in El Salvador

The first time I carved a pumpkin was last year. As in, Halloween 2011, a week shy of my 28th birthday. How is this possible? I don’t know. It’s just not something we did in my household growing up. Costumes and trick-or-treating? Yes. Pumpkin patches and jack-o-lantern carving? No.

Spanish Friday: Temporada Navideña

Today is Spanish Friday: Blog post in Spanish; English translation below.Nuestras tarjetas de Navidad llegaron por correo esta semana. ¿Qué? ¡El Día de las Brujas no ha llegado todavía! No sea que ustedes piensan que estoy loca, permítame a explicar.Aquí en San Salvador, la temporada navideña empieza temprano. Temprano como  antes de Kail y yoContinue reading “Spanish Friday: Temporada Navideña”