Oh hey blog. Sorry for the radio silence the last week or so. I (Kelley) have been sick and laying pretty low. Nothing too serious but enough that I spent a good three days en mi cama. Luckily God provided me with some divine medicine before we left Seattle so I felt better just in time for mi cumpleanos!
Last weekend we took a little weekend excursion to the beach to celebrate which was awesome. It has been a fun last couple of weeks. Gregg will tell y’all more about the beach hopefully this weekend but heres a preview picture to make all you cold, wet Seattlites jealous :)
Sorry, I couldn't resist!
The Wednesday before we were able to go to Yalu with nuestras maestras (our teachers) to see the village and the feeding center. It was so great to see everyone! We are excited to visit about once a month and help out when we can.
We also had a somewhat surreal experience here a few Fridays ago when we celebrated Festival de Octubre at the only German bar in Antigua. Apparently there were quite a few Germans that fled to Antigua during the war and never left. Though they all speak Spanish and are fully integrated into Guatemalan society, once a year they put on their Lederhosen, dust off their accordians and celebrate like they are in Berlin instead of Antigua!
The celebration here also included beer(of course) and a roast pig on a spit. Definitely a night to remember...
Below is a video of the awesome accordian performance. The video is really dark because it was outside but really the singing/playing is all that really matters :)