Happy Friday, amigos! We hope you have had a great week this week and enjoyed lots of yummy Thanksgiving food yesterday!
WHAT HAVE WE BEEN UP TO THIS WEEK?
Greg-- This week I've been editing a lot---Chiapas had SO much beauty all around and it has been fun to put that all together piece by piece. Also, I've been writing a lot this week for here on our website and also for fun. The foot is still feeling better and better each day and I'm able to do a little more as time passes.
Hillary-- This week has been full of lots of running and lots of cooking! This week I have made baked chicken, broccoli, and rice casserole, greek chicken burgers, chicken tinga tostadas, fresh chicken salad (do you see the chicken theme here?!) and finally, a huge Thanksgiving feast! Last weekend we watched our favorite dog Habana. In case you haven't met Habana, she is our coach's dog and we LOVE her. It feels like we were babysitting a human for the weekend so we planned lots of fun things to do with her and ways to spoil her--including HOURS of fetch at the beach.
THE BEST FOOD OF THE WEEK
Thanksgiving food is one of our favorites--not even necessarily the traditional turkey--but mostly the pies. This year we enjoyed a delicious pecan pie and also a pumpkin pie (both homemade!). But for me, what really stole the show were the mashed potatoes. I have never ever made mashed potatoes in my life but I am a newly converted lover as of...yesterday :) You can click here for the recipe I used!
SPANISH TIP OF THE WEEK
This week was another not-so-great week for studying. We have been planning this Thanksgiving meal for WEEKS now so this week was a lot of prep work for that. But, I did learn the word for "chestnuts"-- castañas :) Just in case you ever need to know that...which you probably won't unless you are making Thanksgiving stuffing!
We have been working with a few different designers as well as businesses (trying my hardest to speak as vaguely as possible here because I can't tell you guys exactly what we're working on quite yet haha) and all of those communications have been written and that has served as some fruitful practice this week.
I have managed to take a few Baselang classes this week, and as usual, we highly recommend this platform for Spanish. Baselang is $150 USD per month and includes access to unlimited one-on-one personalized classes with live instructors via Zoom. The first few months that I took classes using Baselang I really took advantage of the unlimited classes; I probably took 4-7 hours of classes each day!
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Wow--watching this video makes me instantly tear up. Last year, we took you guys into the homes of our families to celebrate Thanksgiving. What an intimate, special time with everyone! Looking back, we can't believe this was only one short year ago! 2020 has been nothing quite like anyone could have expected but one thing is certain--it has forced us to be thankful for the time we have been gifted with friends and family, including you all. We're certainly thankful for the relationships we have made with you all over the past few years as you have been a HUGE part of our lives. May the adventures together continue! :)
PLANS FOR NEXT WEEK
We have a little travels up our sleeves. You guys know us--this isn't a surprise at all! Haha! We are excited to travel somewhere here close to PV that we have never been to before--but we have to pack jackets...which is weird. Anyways, we can't wait to bring you along to explore.
We hope you all have a great weekend!
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