Thursday, November 12, 2009

Living the life... Paraguayan style!

Oh wow! I have really fallen off the face of the earth... or maybe deeper into Paraguay ;o) The last couple of months have been a little rollercoaster, with both work and my social life. But spring is here!... and summer is right around the corner. With it comes more adventures, great projects, and maybe some surprises...haha. Enjoy these pics from the last couple of months!

P.S. I lost my camera back in May, so there is A LOT missing. Thank you Aunties Yvette and Wanda for my new camera!!! <3

First things first... I have a puppy! Her name is Chuchi; she loves to sleep more than I do, fight chickens, and eat like there is no tomorrow! She also LOVES to sleep with her head in my shoes after I go for a run. I'm falling in love...

My two favortie dogs; Chuchi and Bob.

"What can I get into now?..."

Hola Bob!
(I know he looks mean, but he just likes to make funny faces when he gets excited)

The Ogaguasu gets a facelift!


Of course I was there all week painting away...


From Sept. 26-29 the Ogaguasu (my community center) held its fist ever Arts and Crafts Expo. The "Expo Feria" was a four day event filled with great arts and crafts from Mboiy and surrounding barrios, traditional Paraguayan food, music, and dance.

The Ao Poi class of the Ogaguasu.

Opening night of the Expo. Don Rogelio (my counterpart's husband/ my host dad) gave a great speech welcoming the community and officially opening the doors of the Ogaguasu.

The girls of our dance class danced to some traditional Paraguayan music.

Two silver jewelers from Luque (near the capital city Asuncion) came to show/ sell their amazing work. These women are members of Instituto Paraguayo de Artesania (IPA), which works to promote art and culture here in Paraguay.

More great dancing!

Celebrating the big 2-5 with Alex, Natalia, and great friends in Asuncion! Thanks guys.

Raquel and her friend at the 4th anual Encuentro Feminista del Paraguay. This conference was a three day celebration of women's rights in South America.

Speakers and activist from all over South America came to Paraguay to share thier experience, views, and stories.

There were about 500 Paraguayan women there!

Salto Crystal for the weekend with some great friends! It was sooooo cold!

Celebrating Halloween in site with the kids. We carved a pumpkin!


Brad said...

Where is Salto Crystal bc that's amazing and I wanna go!

tare said...

hola como estas espero te recuerdes de mi mi correo es he visto tus trabajos son muy buenos, soy el muchacho amigo de teresa de santani....