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Monday, February 18, 2013

Third to last thoughts. . .

As I finish my service, it has become very apparent to me that I am terrible at blogging, as evidenced by the lapse between my last blog post and this one.  This is partially attributed to the fact that I have to make a solid effort to access the internet, and when I finally do so (once or twice a week), time is usually spent checking email or Skyping with my family. . . and more recently searching for jobs.  I also just forget to do it.  To be honest, the blogging was not so much for me but for those of you at home, so I apologize for my flakiness.  In these next three blogs I will attempt to wrap up all of the information I have not been proactive enough to post in the last six months.


I was blessed to be able to travel so much during my service.  I went home twice, first to meet my baby niece Mackenzie and visit friends and family, and once more to perform the duties of Maid of Honor at my best friend’s wedding.  A special thanks to my dad for getting me there and back twice!

I was visited (and pitied) by my mom and family friend Wendy, Frank and Kris Matarrese, my college roommates Mel, Jenn, and Sean, my dad, and my mom once again.  Without them, I would not have been able to visit some of the most spectacular places in Nicaragua.  Plus they brought me goodies!  Thanks so much to all for generously stepping into my strange world and treating me to the comforts of running water, food variety, and stress-free travel.  You are true friends!  Because of you and my site-mate Kelli I have been quite the accomplished tourist here in Nicaragua.

Favorite Nicaraguan highlights:

Little Corn Island

El Castillo


Somoto Canyon

Island of Ometepe


  1. Thank you for all the hard work you put in. You are an inspiration to all... you sacrificed yourself and your needs/desires to help those who are less forutnate in a third world country. I believe you are the amazing one!! I definitely enjoyed my experience visiting you and will never forget it. I am looking forward to spending more time with you when you return. Thank you for all that you do. Love you! -Jenn

  2. A lousy blogger, but still so proud of your service! Hope to see you in the states. Love, Amy & family