Friday, October 7, 2011

September in a Nutshell

Sorry folks. I'm slacking in my blog duties but for good reason trust me. Don't worry I've been busy in spiritual activities :) No time to get the posts out like I wanted to though. Instead of sending separate blogs for September I'm going to make this one long blog full of some of the whirlwind activities for the month.

First up is the month's Under $5 special:

It's special because I haven't actually been to the market since this picture was taken. *sigh* I love fresh fruit and veggies.

 Here is a shot of me and my friends who are currently serving in Honduras. They were passing through from Costa Rica. We didn't have much time together but the experiences we got to share and the precious time we had was priceless. I'll get to see them again when I go to Honduras.
DDR at my house is still fun. I'm on the look out for another controller so two dancers can 'battle' it out at the same time :). Thanks to the projector we get a great view of the arrows.
 The Spanish friends in the area had their conventions in the month of September at the stadium here in Granada. I didn't get a picture of the buses parked out front but it was something to see. Thousands of people at the conventions every weekend.

Thanks to a good friend I ended up with these great seats covered and shaded. Hard to find at the baseball stadium. I had a wonderful morning but by lunch I knew I still needed to work on my Spanish. I had such a headache from concentrating. I'll do better next year.
 Here was a nice treat. I got a chance to meet my email pen pal who recently moved down to Nicaragua to serve for a year. Welcome to town, Shawn!

She's staying in the same area of Granada that I stayed my very first visit. She even brought down her little dog Ollie who's picture doesn't do her justice so it's not posted here but look for future updates on Ollie's Adventures.
 Here is a shot of some of the 'pretty' currently serving in Nicaragua. So glad I could stand tall with my girls. English conventions are so fun. I'm no longer the tallest girl or person. I'm currently wearing my 2-3 inch heals. That's how tall these girls are. Get I get a woohoo! (To the sisters of the traveling skirt: you'll see I had some great times in it. Now who's next? I totally forgot.)

 Here are all the friends riding the bus from Granada to Ticuantepe to attend the final day of the English convention. Of the three days, Sunday is always the most popular due to the dramatic portrayals commonly done during Sunday afternoon's program. So obviously there were a lot of brothers standing that day. Thanks guys. Oh there are four seats in front of the brother taking the picture so we didn't get everyone in the shot but I'm in it. See if you can find me. *teehee*

 Here are a missionary couple from Minnesota that I grew up with. This picture is for my mom. We still can't believe we ended up in the same country. Of all places to run into someone you've known since you were 11! They're serving in a town called Chinandega. It's a hot spot I know so many people there I feel like I've been but I haven't yet. I'm going to try to head up with the next speaker and then stay a while so that I can get to see everyone.
 "Okay, obviously it was a red black and cream day Jandra, what happened to you?" J/K here is me and my 'family' from La Villa. Marta and me with our floral accessories. It was the thing this convention because all three days there were faux flowers all over the place.

(Here again I'm the tall one but it's not so bad.)

Speaking of family here is my 'brother and sister' Diana and Ezekiel (english spelling :-)

Last but not least, this will probably be my last post for October because I'm heading back to work in a few days in the states and since most of you are there you don't need too many pix of life there. You're living it.

I will try to keep everyone updated on my whereabouts but for now. See you stateside.



  1. Hi! Enjoyed reading your blog. I can't even remember how I found it, but I've been reading Nicaragua blogs lately! My husband and I visited for a month last year, and next month we're heading down there for a 3 month stay. We won't be too far away. The house we'll be staying in is about 10 minutes from the former branch. It's so encouraging to read other people's blogs. Makes me wish we were going longer than three months, but we may do so in the future! Would love to be in touch. We're in Indianapolis. I guess you're in the US at the moment. My email is and our blog is at

  2. So glad you left a comment. I just knew someone was paying attention. Yeah, I'm in the states right now working but I'll be home again soon. Look for me in December.