I walk in the door to my daughter’s jardin (preschool) as she trails behind crying. It’s been over a month that she has cried every morning as we arrive and I’m just a little over it. I’ve tried everything I can think of to assuage her fears, but nothing has worked. One of the staff … Continue reading Celebracion día de la Madre
Only a few months after we arrived in Bogota, I discovered that I was pregnant with our second baby. As excited as I was, I also overwhelmed with the prospect of having a baby overseas. Being with the Department of State, I had the option to medevac back to the US for my birth. The … Continue reading Everything I Learned about Pregnancy and Birth in Bogota
One of the best things about the Foreign Service is that nearly everywhere you go, your housing is provided. No apartment search in a foreign city, no navigating leases in a foreign language, and best of all – no paying rent! This is a huge bonus for us, and it allows us to save what … Continue reading Our Bogotá Apartment Tour
Over a year in and while my Spanish has improved exponentially, I still find myself making silly mistakes. Luckily, my nanny and my husband are nice enough to correct me - even if they laugh at me first. 🙂 The other night, Gray and I were sitting on the couch with the newest member of … Continue reading My Little Ternura
It’s mid-December in Bogotá. The dry season. It’s beautiful, sunny, with clear skies almost every morning with a crisp 60 degree weather. Growing up in Pennsylvania, to me Christmas is snow and holly and pretty white lights, Christmas carols, hot chocolate and a blazing fireplace. Christmas in Colombia is almost none of those things. As … Continue reading Our Second Colombian Christmas
It’s already been a year in Bogotá, which means we are officially halfway through our tour. As with most things in life, it simultaneously feels like it has been the longest year of my life and I can’t believe it’s already over. Here are the highlights from our first year in Bogotá: We had … Continue reading Our First Year in Bogotá: In Review
Missing our Christmas traditions, but embracing new ones.
First impressions of our new place in Bogota.