All Our Posts

Feeling hardcore enough to follow our Peace Corps journey from the very beginning? Scroll to the bottom for Our First Post Ever and enjoy the ride! Otherwise, pick and choose from the titles that strike your fancy below. (You’ll earn a gold star in my book either way.)

2014

October

Sweet Home
Guayaquil, Ecuador

Mancora, Peru

September

Amazon Rainforest
Machu Picchu, Peru
Copacabana, Bolivia and Ollantaytambo, Peru
Bolivia Salt Flat Tour: Day 4
Bolivia Salt Flat Tour: Day 3
Bolivia Salt Flat Tour: Day 2
Bolivia Salt Flat Tour: Day 1
Potosí, Bolivia
Sucre, Bolivia

August

Jujuy, Argentina
Salta, Argentina
Brazil

Your Cards Live On

Paraguayan Landscapes

Faces Of Yuty
G-39, We Did It!

How Peace Corps Volunteers Readjust to U.S.A.

Break at the Bridge

July

A Time To Uproot
You Go Girls
Lunchtime

Last of the Visitors
Birthdays Galore
I See Paraguay

June

Maps for the Future
Christening a Chapel

Wrapping It Up

The Old And The New

Beauty In The Eye

The Gift Of The Present

Make it Rain: Lluvia’s 2nd Birthday

Shoe Repair Man

May

If Paraguay Were a Dollar Store
Paso de Patria

Paraguayan Independence Day 2014

Essential Packing List For Peace Corps Volunteers
My Ma Visits

Reflections: 23 Months

Closing Time

Teaching Business Skills (& a Special Guest)

April

Easter Sunday In Paraguay
Tañarandy: Festival of Lights & Art

PCTV Casas: Video Tour Of Our Home

Making Fancy Bracelets From Toilet Paper Rolls

DIY Solution For Air Purification

What Do You Want Most?

The Big Three-O

March

The Quinceañera
In Paraguay From Around The World

Entrepreneurship Workshop

USA: Trippin’ in Colorado

USA: Iowa and Indiana

USA: California Dreaming

Visitors To Yuty

February

Pop Bottle Organizers
Cup-and-ball Game From Pop Bottle

Did You Know?

Paint The World: Part Three

Dusty

Hog Parts

Squash Pie

Yuty’s Municipal Building

January

Beat The Heat
Yuty VAC Grows To Four

Visitors From 8th Street

How To Hike Glacier National Park Like A Pro

Pretty Patagonia

A Paraguayan Christmas

Angels
Farmer’s Market

Sweating The Small Stuff

2013

December

Merry Christmas!
Feeling Christmasy

Support Girls Leading Our World

Graduation

Third Anniversary

Closing Time

Thanksgiving 2013

First Backyard Mango

November

Extraordinary Thankfulness 
Saturday Play-by-Play

Signs Of Summer

Birthday Bash

Paint The World: Part Two

Happy 30th, Isaiah!

Hello Goodbye

8th Street Reunion

(Virtual) High Five, Technology

Music Of The Frogs

Pastel de Mandioca

October

Financially Savvy
Haunted Soup Kitchen
Enough

Meet & Eat

Little Readers

Soccer Tourney
Sanny’s Birthday
Founding Of Yuty
In Ten Years
Money Management
Cue The Crickets
Paint The World: Part One
Reflections: 16 Months

September

Backyard Fun & Games
Schooled

Travel The World Without Leaving Town

Workin’ It

International Day Of Peace
Fiesta Patronal 2013
Cross Country Biking
We Want S’More
3 Goals Of Peace Corps
How To Train A Peace Corps Volunteer
Great Expectations
Announcing Yuty365.com
The Must-Sees Of Asunción

August

How Yerba Is Made
What Is Yerba Mate?
Jesuit Mission Ruins
A Mother’s Impressions Of Paraguay
Life In The Gran Chaco
Driving The Trans-Chaco Highway
Why I Blog
My Parents Are Here!
Changing Seasons
Paraguayan Corn Dogs
Concert Preparations

July

Wedding Tribute To Parents
JoPa Reconnect 
Winter
Isaiah Avoids Toxic Waste
Business Plan Workshop
Last Supper For G36
4th of July
Some Things Are Universal
Common Or Cultural Sense?
How To Build Fruit Fly Trap
Trainees Visit Yuty

June

Entrepreneurship Course Closure
San Antonio Day
Black & Gold
Reflections: 12 Months
Married In The Peace Corps
3 Days In Asunción
Paraguay Pride
Tonight’s The Night

May

1 Year Celebrations
Secret To An Easy Move
Independence Day
Epic Trip Endings
Iguazu Falls: Take Two
Highlights Of Buenos Aires
Walking Tour Of Buenos Aires
Showing Off Yuty
Iguazu Falls
A Clue: Revealed

April

Itaipu Dam
Man With Purse Discriminated
Paraguay Emprende
How To Survice the Peace Corps
Lord’s Prayer
Contentment
A Clue
These Shoes Were Made For Traveling
Master Mind
Huevos Escondidos
Sunset Tour
Turning 29
We Did It!

March

Visitors
Bottle Top Hunt
Easy Homemade Shampoo
Makeshift Clothesline
Crunchy Homemade Granola
Sunset In Yuty
Frisbee, Anyone?
Homemade Plain Yogurt
Chasing Waterfalls
Aunt Marilyn’s Chocolate Cake
Reflections: 9 Months

February

Info Night
Rain & Tolerance 
Class Promoting
Solar Fruit Dryer Beginnings 
A Sunday In The Campo
Carnaval In Villarrica
Family Reunion
Entrepreneurship Camp
Small Mennonite World
January Goals – Accomplished?
Simple Homemade Bread
Secret Ingredient

January

New Eyes & Ears
Carnaval In Encarnación
Shimmer & Sparkle
Wall Of Greetings
5 Travel Tips For Paraguay
Pool Party
Leaders & Entrepreneurs of Paraguay
Why We Chose The Peace Corps
Unwelcome Houseguest Gets The Shovel
Christmas Vacation: Santiago
Christmas Vacation: Mendoza
Chopped
January Ambitions

2012

December

A Pay Me Resolution
Christmas In Mendoza  
Merry Christmas!
Edible Christmas Gifts
Waiting For Mangoes
The Garden Grows
Fresh Salsa
Let There Be
Weekend Highlights
Banana Smoothies
Six Words. Six Months.
Feeling Festive

November

Toasty Tahini Salad Dressing
Going Gaga
The First Thanksgiving
Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough Brownies
Thankful For
Reconnecting
Mom’s Pizza Crust
Country Girl
Teaching In Paraguay
Homemade Tahini
Reflections On Elections
5 Life Lessons In 5 Months
Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

October

Now Presenting
Raising Funds
Reflections: 4 Months
Our Paraguayan Apartment
How To Start A Garden
Bowl Of Dust

September

Food Is Culture
Retractable Mosquito Net
Tour Our Town
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Homemade Peanut Butter
Little Friends

August

Roñani (We Run)
Jiminy Cricket, We Did It!
Future Site Visit

July

Our Site Placement
A Typical Day
Blitz!
Practice Makes
Let’s Party
The Mosquito Net

June

Out & About
Mi Casa Es Su Casa
This Weekend In Photos
Handball y Jugo
Arriving in Paraguay

May

Bienvenidos A Miami
Preparing for Paraguay
King of the Mountain Mountain Mountain
Connemara

April

Where’s Bullwinkle?
Our Guests Arrive!
Abbeys & Rocks & Castles, Oh My!
Doug & Dublin
Southwest Trip: Part 3
Southwest Trip: Part Deux
Southwest Trip: Part 1
We Want Some Moher
Another Hiking Haiku

March

Not So Different
Sunset In Fanore
Fox Hunt
The Flat Rocks
Foggy Hike: A Haiku
St. Patty Day II
An Irish Tradition
My Husband, The Photographer
WWYD?
Fortunately / Unfortunately
Surfing At Dusk
Our Irish Apartment
Follow Our Blog
Arriving in Ireland

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