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General Update of Life

Hello! Hope this post finds everyone in good spirits and health. As we approach the end of our time in our community, we are trying to reflect back on the few months, and update our a blog a bit. And so, here we begin…. Argentina Trip We were very lucky to have a large number of visitors this past July both in...

The Chaco

Some big things have been afoot here in Paraguay! While we are missing our family and friends in the US (like, literally all the time), we have accepted a position to extend our Peace Corps service an extra 6 months. While we are sad to not be coming home as soon as we previously expected, we are very excited for this...

New Years Resolution 2019 Check In

Happy August! Today we are posting about our resolution check in – a month late, but here we are. Overall, we are doing pretty well with our resolutions. We did a lot more traveling and have had more visitors this year, which has made it a bit difficult to keep consistent with some of them. That being said, we still...

General Update March – June

Hope all our friends and family in the US are having a wonderful summer! Looks like via our avid social media stalking that the wildflowers are poppin’, babies are growing, and that you are all pursuing different life adventures with zeal! We realize it has been a longggg time since we last posted (even though that...

Bells go to Paraguay – Getting Out of Our Comfort Zone

One of the best parts of our Peace Corps experience has been welcoming visitors to this little-known country, and showing them the beauty of Paraguay. The Kintish parents visited us in February, and now we have hosted the Bell parents as well! Read on as Peggy and Dave Bell share about their first experience in South...

Basura Cero: Take Two

Over the last couple of months since the end of our Basura Cero project, we have been thinking about the outcomes, and how to improve the project this year. The district superintendent approached us about possibilities of project expansion, and we were excited to take on the challenge. So, we got to work asking...

General Update March 2019

You’ve heard from Dylan’s parents and our friend Julie about the last couple of months, but now here’s our recap and some more on the beginning of 2019 here in Paraguay. Alina and Daphne Visit Towards the beginning of December we had a chance to welcome our friends Alina and Daphne to...

Dylan’s Parents in South America

In February we had the opportunity to welcome Dylan’s parents down to South America. It was an incredible trip and we have asked them to write about their experiences. We know we are WAY over due for our own updates so we promise we will send another update about what we’ve been up to later this week. But...

Guest Blog: Julie Visits Paraguay

This month we were very excited to welcome Alli’s best friend Julie to Paraguay. It was such a wonderful visit filled with food, Michimi, drinking terere, meeting our Paraguayan and Peace Corps community, more food, more Michimi, and then a quick jaunt to Argentina. We invited Julie to write about her...

New Year’s Resolutions 2019

Happy New Year from Paraguay! It is so wild to think that a year has already passed since we posted our 2018 New Year Resolutions. We recently posted our recap of 2018 resolutions and overall we feel pretty good. This New Year we went to visit our host family from training. We are so appreciative of their patience...

2018 New Year Resolutions Recap

Here we are at the end of the year. This year has had a ton of highlights, many that we touched on in past blog posts. With that in mind we want to bring y’all back to our new year resolutions for a final year recap. And we’ve got a few things brewin’ for 2019! Environment Plastic Bags – We will practice waste...

Basura Cero: Project Wrap-Up and Moving Forward

Fun fact: Paraguay was the hottest country in the WORLD last week. Real feel was above 100 degrees every day for what seemed like forever. Because we were busy melting our faces off, blog writing got put on the back burner. At the beginning of December, we wrapped up a project that we are particularly proud of called...

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