Monday, March 17, 2014

WINTER BREAK

I have to credit Melissa Fleck Photography in Memphis, TN for this fun shot
So for some reason my crazy brain decided it would be a good idea to visit the U.S. in January instead of June like always. Two words:

POLAR

VORTEX

I haven't experienced temperatures like that in about 3 years but it felt good to get on my cute coat, scarf, and boots and feel something different than sweat for a change.  I forgot all the crazy ways the body reacts to cold!!

No, really, the reason I went home was to see one of my best friends in the whole world get hitched.  Almost 40 years old and getting married for the first time :)  It gives me hope and I am soooo happy I got to share this beautiful moment with Miss Brenda and get to know her hubby.


Brenda and I getting ready together


The happy couple!

After the wedding, the photographer/another of my besties, Melissa, and a lot of the wedding party headed down to B.B. King's to dance the night away and listen to some amazing mo-town covers!

I introduced my nieces to a pinata Princess Kitty and boy, did they have a great time with it.  And they managed to come out of it with just candy and no bruises.

My beautiful sister, Adria, giving her first talk in Arabic. Yeaahhhh!  She did really good (from what I could tell) and you should see how their little group just keeps growing!
For the most part, I had an amazing time and am now kicking myself for not taking more pictures.  But now I'm thawed out in Nicaragua again ready to get back to work.

10 comments:

  1. Shawn,
    Thanks for finally updating your blog! I was starting to worry...
    You look amazing in all of these pics! I'm glad you had a great time. Miss you lots and wish you were here in a Nepal, to make me laugh. You can always be counted on for a fun time.
    Skype soon!
    Andrea

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  2. Hey Shawn chica...looking good in your winter attire!!! Glad your back! I hope to visit you and Shelina one day, it's not like the long bus ride to El Salvador...hahaha. I always enjoy your post. Take care, Chante'

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    1. Of course! You're welcome anytime :)

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  3. So glad you came! Love you tons! XO

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  4. Shawn!!!.... You look stunning in that first photo!! I love it! Hope you enjoyed your trip back to the States. Ron and I were just thinking about you and wondering how you were doing. Glad you made it back safely!
    Love, April

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    1. April!!! I 'm going to send you a real email too...how's Costa Rica? Adjusting ok?

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  5. Now that you have such a stunning pic, with your pink scarf and fab curls, maybe you'd like to change your profile pic???

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    1. How could those curls (amazing as they are) ever compete with the amazingness that is Mimi??

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  6. hahahaha Shelina!!!! Poor Ollie Bollie!! May I just say Shawn, u look AMAZING in that pic! I hope you are feeling better. I saw Doña Guadalupe today and she told me she misses you and Doña Elia sent you greetings when I saw her last sunday. Take Care my friend,
    Love!

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    1. Ooooh, thank you Miss Sequeira :) I am feeling a little better with each day. I think it's just something I'll be battling during dry season, you know? Please give Guadalupe (and her rabbit) and Elia a big hug from me the next time you see them. And thank you for being responsible with the students I left you *heart melting a bit*

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