The Estrada Family

A Nica-Canadian family, living in Nicaragua and starting a family!

six years in pictures

on October 28, 2014

How can I sum up 6 years with words? Not possible. So instead, I searched my facebook albums and my computer for the best pictures I could show you to tell the story of my last 6 years in Nicaragua.

2008

I lived at Arms Of Love Children's Home.

I lived at Arms Of Love Children’s Home.

Doson's 1st birthday party.

Doson’s 1st birthday party.

I was a bridesmaid in Juan and Tania's wedding.

I was a bridesmaid in Juan and Tania’s wedding.

I just love this picture of David and Doson... so I threw it in.

I just love this picture of David and Doson… so I threw it in.

2009

Meagan came to visit and we went on bus adventures!

Meagan came to visit and we went on bus adventures!

We zip-lined over extinct volcanoes filled with water.

We zip-lined over extinct volcanoes filled with water.

I learned how pineapples grow.  (admit it, you weren't sure either...)

I learned how pineapples grow.
(admit it, you weren’t sure either…)

I had fun with kids!

I had fun with kids!

...and more kids...

…and more kids…

...and these girls (Karla and Vanessa).

…and these girls (Karla and Vanessa).

I went to the circus.

I went to the circus.

I got engaged to this guy.

I got engaged to this guy.

interlude... beautiful parrots!

interlude… beautiful parrots!

2010

I married the love of my life.

I married the love of my life.

2010

I had the best bridesmaids a girl could ask for.

Canadians came to visit!

Canadians came to visit!

Just another picture that I love...

Just another picture that I love…

We bought land and started to build.

We bought land and started to build.

Our niece, Sol, was born.

Our niece, Sol, was born.

We moved into our house. (I can't believe it was ever that empty!)

We moved into our house.
(I can’t believe it was ever that empty!)

2011

We found out we were expecting.

We found out we were expecting.

Our niece Kelly was born.

Our niece Kelly was born.

David was super-uncle!

David was super-uncle!

2012

Our lives changed forever.

Our lives changed forever.

I think this is my favourite picture ever.

I think this is my favourite picture ever.

Our nephew Nico was born.

Our nephew, Nico, was born.

And almost immediately the Bethany and her cousin were fighting.

And almost immediately the Bethany and her cousin were fighting.

This little girl made our days more exciting.

This little girl made our days more exciting.

2013

This.

This.

Our nephew, Jefferson, was born.

Our nephew, Jefferson, was born.

Bethany took her first plane...

Bethany took her first plane…

...to Canada!

…to Canada!

Bethany met her great-grandfather.

Bethany met her great-grandfather.

...and her great-grandmother.

…and her great-grandmother.

I wrecked my friends car two days before Christmas...

I wrecked our friend’s car two days before Christmas…

...and got this lovely collar to show for it.

…and got this lovely collar to show for it.

2014

This little girl just keeps growing...

This little girl just keeps growing…

We started building an addition onto our house.

We started building an addition onto our house.

Our nephew, Jean Carlos, was born.

Our nephew, Jean Carlos, was born.

I FINALLY became a permanent resident of Nicaragua!

I FINALLY became a permanent resident of Nicaragua!

It’s been six, amazing, sweaty, fun, emotional years.

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