Life Lately, in Photos

It’s been a while since I’ve posted pics of what I’ve been up to, mostly because as soon as my family left on Christmas, I’ve been a little down in the dumps. That combined with culture shock and some other things, January hasn’t been the best month. I know this stage of moving to a new country is perfectly normal (thanks ICS classes!), and I also know that fortunately, it doesn’t last forever.

In the meantime, I still have a lot to be thankful for. Here’s some of it:

Pizza from Sam’s Club


Discada at my friend Luis’ birthday party (Discada is made by throwing practically every meat that’s ever existed into a big pot, adding tomatoes and cilantro, and letting it cook for a while)


Mexicans really, really love their potato chips.


Carlos is a really good boyfriend, but he’s not the kind that spoils you with flowers and other things. So when he surprised me at work on our anniversary with flowers and churros, I was really really surprised and happy.


Happy Birthday Rosy!


See the snow on the top of the mountain? The end of Dec./early Jan. was FREEZING!


Dia de los Reyes (Jan. 6) celebration in the main Saltillo plaza


2014’s looking like it will be another year for chilaquiles.


I joined a gym! It’s ladies only and has been good for every aspect of my health.


Celebrating Monica’s birthday at Dublin


That sky. Taken from my backyard.


Eli! She’s been a really good friend to me here


I’m not sure if I’ll ever be able to differentiate between chamoy and tamarindo-this is an apple covered in one of them.


In December, I went with Carlos and our friend Chilo to a Christmas party at a poor community about 1.5 hours from Saltillo. You literally had to drive on horribly bumpy dirt roads for 45 minutes to get to this tiny village. The first boy that I saw when I got out of the car was wearing a sweatshirt-from BIOLA. I think my mouth literally dropped, and that he thought I was creepy because I kept asking him where he got the sweatshirt and telling him I went to college there and asking if I could take a picture with him.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Angela says:

    I love that old school Biola sweatshirt! That is so funny. I am sorry it’s a hard patch, but once you get over the hump it’ll hopefully be worth it. I laughed about your ICS comment haha… All the money we paid to learn about cultural adjustment :)! I miss the gym days and Zumba! Love you lots and so glad you have wonderful people and food around you.

    1. Emily says:

      I know, SO MUCH money for an ICS degree, haha. I miss Zumba a lot, that was a good era! Love you!

  2. Meagan says:

    OMG Emily! THAT IS HILARIOUS about the boy with the Biola shirt! What did he tell you, where did he get it? I’m dying to know! It’s either a freak thing, or God totally planted it there for you 🙂

    1. Emily says:

      I think I freaked him out a little bit by being so enthusiastic that I never got a straight answer out of him 🙂 I think God totally planted it there for me!

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