Category Archives: July

A Day in Leon

Our day started really early – we were traveling on the cheap, and wanted to catch an early chicken bus from Jinotega to Matagalpa so that we could have better options for transport from Matagalpa to Leon.  We were hoping … Continue reading

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Matagalpa

The Rutledges are missionary family we had met through our friend Jane Mirandette.  We had visited them in May and they were so impressed with our handy work, they invited us back with more projects in mind! They also had … Continue reading

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Tree Necklaces

  One rainy day (it’s the rainy season – they are all rainy!) we happened upon a super fun bead shop while out on one of our many family walks.  There were so many fun things to look at, but … Continue reading

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34th Anniversary of the Revolution Parade

Back in Matagalpa, we found ourselves in the heart of where the revoltion began 34 years ago – just in time for lots of celebrating! Stores were closed and everyone was out in the streets.  Farely randomly, we found ourselves … Continue reading

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An adventure from Mataglapa to San Ramon

Our first time in Matagalpa, we didn’t have much time to explore, so when we found ourselves on schedule with all of our projects, we thought we’d give a nearby community – San Ramon a look.  Lured by information we … Continue reading

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Streetside Shoe Repair

In Nicaragua they really do repair just about everything.  Very little is thrown away.  We’ve learned about so many amazing ideas for re-using and recycling just about a gazzilion things.  These aren’t very exciting photo’s, but  one day we even … Continue reading

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Family Yearly Planning

With just 3 weeks left in Nicaragua, we knew we needed to give some time to planning our year and to re-entering back in to life in Fort Collins.  It ws a rainy day in Matagalpa, and a perfect opportunity … Continue reading

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Back in Jinotega

We were excited to head back up to Jinotega last week to help our friends the Rutledge family with a few projects.  Jinotega is a beuatiful mountain town and the air is a little cooler.  Our time was refreshing in … Continue reading

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Mike’s Home Visit

Mike went on a Home Visit Too! It was on a 35 acre farm where they grew trees for both fruit and lumber, corn, & yuca.  They also had small livestalk.  He enjoyed touring the farm and learning about farming … Continue reading

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Miranda’s!

It’s always fun to see your name BIG somewhere, and Miranda seems to be the only BIG Borden name we’ve seen in Nicaragua.  Funny enough, we typically have seen Miranda associated with more manly professions like auto garages and car … Continue reading

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