Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Dancing queen

Last week as Brad and I walked Luna, we found this dance/pilates studio. I went in and spoke to the lady and last week on Tuesday I had my first ballet class!! It was amazing, I loved every minute of it, it's really hard work and also fun!! On Thursday my friend and I tried Pilates. Yesterday I had my 2nd ballet lesson, I learnt some ballet moves and had a great workout. It's so nice having something here where I can be independent and do something I really enjoy doing. It makes such a difference to my week and is helping me sleep better too because I am being active!

Anyways just wanted to share how happy this has made me :) Our next team arrives tomorrow so we are going to be busy busy for the next week.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Just what the doctor ordered...

This evening we had a local pastor (from a nearby village) and his family over for dinner. Before dinner I received a package from Australia!! It was very very exciting. Especially when I read that it was from my friend Sorrel. Sorrel and I both have a LOVE of Freddo Frogs (pretty much the best chocolate in the world). She sent me freddos and a gorgeous card telling me that Freddo was so happy to be in Mexico and looking forward to some adventures...

Thank you sooo much Sorrel, especially for the beautiful card and the funny thoughts on it, I love your creativeness and the fact of doing Freddos adventure definitely made my day. You are a good friend! :) Hope you enjoy the pictures. By the way feel free to comment on the blogs so I know that people are actually reading them - just hit make a comment below.
Here is freddo trying X box with his new Mexican friends

Freddo trying on his first Sombreo!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Nearly 4 months on....

Brad and I in our backyard 12/8/08

Well tomorrow it will be 4 months since Brad and I left Australia and nearly 3 months since we have been in Mexico. It feels like such a whirlwind actually! Our first month here was an amazing month of CRAZINESS!! 4 days after we arrived so did our first team and our first group of month long interns. June was a fun, exhausting, challenging and a great month!

We had a few days break in between the interns leaving and our next team arriving. It was amazing to see what prayer can do on that team. We have been focusing on language school since then. This past week we visited two villages to make plans for the next team and I felt like I could actually converse in Spanish and understand, so that made me feel happy that I'm learning something!!

Yesterday I went to a ladies missionary day and one of the ladies told me that she has been here 2 years and has just started feeling like this is home and that she has made friends now!! Hopefully it won't take me that long though. I feel like I am making some good foundations on friendships but it's true that you can't just become automatic friends with someone it is going to take time. That's why I miss my friends in Australia because they know me so well. I'm hoping this blog will be a good way to write down what's going on and also to communicate. I have felt very patriotic as I watch Aussie doing so well at the Olympics :)

Anyways hope you enjoyed my first post xx Becstar

Us with the 4 interns - Tyler, Zack, Nolan & Taylor