Wednesday, December 30, 2009


As we wrap up this year we have had some time to reflect on all of the wonderful experiences we have had together. There have been a lot of firsts: first year of marriage, first apartment, first time moving away from family together, and first cross cultural experience together. It seems as though our experiences over the last few months have brought us closer than we have ever been.
With that being said, at the beginning of January I will be moving to a coffee and tilapia farm a little over an hour away. Alex will be staying on for the spring internship at Rancho Mastatal, where they will kick into their busy season, including lots of building, new goats, andhosting group workshops in permaculture, solar energy, and wilderness first response. I will be living with a local family and working with them on their farm. I am excited about shifting to something new, and to have more opportunities to work on my spanish. We will be visiting each other about once every three weeks due to our work responsibilities. Think of us during this time as this will also be a first.

Also, we have made the decision to return home early this April. We had mixed feelings at first, but now we are excited the possibilities of what lies ahead. We are currently looking into other farming opportunities, grad school, and what ever else comes our way. If you hear of any job openings let us know:)

We hope this Christmas season brought you great time with family and friends. We missed you all. Christmas just isn´t the same when it is 90 degrees outside.

With love.
Until next time!

Mary-Laura and Alex