The Estrada Family

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

breaking the silence…

Hey! Its been a while!
Its not that we haven’t had anything to share. Its that my mind hasn’t been able to concentrate on anything for long enough to actually sit down and write an update.

So here is a quick update, and hopefully soon I will be a bit more specific.

  • David’s business, Estrada Language School, is doing much better than David or I expected. David has been packed full of students since the beginning of the year, and we have even hired a second teacher (our sister-in-law, Tatiana) who is also has an almost full schedule! Our plans for next year include registering Estrada Language School as a real business in Nicaragua, and possibly hiring a third teacher! Woah!
  • Bethany started preschool in February and is doing wonderfully! Unfortunately, going to school in Spanish means that she has switched back to using Spanish most of the time. But that just means I have to be extra careful to speak to her in English as much as possible.
  • I am still working at Tesoros de Dios as their Team and Volunteer Coordinator… and I’m loving it. At first it was a bit hard to get used to having to wake up early every morning to go to work, but the joy of getting to come home every night hasn’t worn off yet. Plus I get to see all these amazing kids and their families every day.
  • Fertility issues are still ongoing. I had another positive pregnancy test in July (and all the “pregnant feelings” that go along with it), only to be disappointed a few hours later. I have had blood tests, ultrasounds and results, and things are complicated (and a different blog post might be coming on that one). Long story short: we need some prayer. This has been HARD and emotional (ie, why I haven’t been able to concentrate on anything for more then 5 seconds).
  • We have finally made some progress on the house. Our walls are plastered and beautiful, and we are going back and forth on what our next move should be (continue with the living room and kitchen? or start working on the bedrooms? We can’t make up our minds!).

And, since this is a quick update, here are some photos from the last few months.

 

Bethany's first day of Preschool.

Bethany’s first day of Preschool.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bethany's piñata for her birthday.

Bethany’s piñata for her birthday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This little model...

This little model…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

has stolen my heart

has stolen my heart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We went on a trip to Ometepe Island.

We went on a trip to Ometepe Island.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bethany and her cousin, Kelly, having a laugh.

Bethany and her cousin, Kelly, having a laugh.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our new cat, Robin!

Our new cat, Robin!

She swims!

She swims!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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