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{Beautiful peacock alebrije in one of the galleries here in town.}

It's my first full week back in Oaxaca and it's good to be home (although it would be way better if Kyle were here too). The Guelaguetza celebrations are ramping up and there are all sorts of parades …
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{The old Railyard in ABQ. They've turned part of the railyard into an event space and weekly farmer's market. But the other half is still abandoned.}

I'm back in Oaxaca for about a month. I flew in on Tuesday, unsure what I was flying into. The teacher protests going on across this state, and related protests in other parts of Mexico, have led to a …
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{Street Fireworks with the family. My mom bargained with the store manager and got all the fireworks for half off. So we had 90 minutes of fun for about $30.}

It's my last full week in ABQ before heading back to Oaxaca for a month. So we spent it trying to cram in as much fun with as many people as we possibly could. Cookouts, birthday parties, fireworks, …
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{Late afternoon on our friends' farm. Hanging with the chickens.}

It's been a fun and low key week hanging out with family and friends. We spent some time on our friends' farm and I had my 25th high school reunion. It was fun to see all the familiar faces and catch …
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{Nothing beats the donut case at Rebel Donuts here in ABQ. After months of dry pastries in Mexico, it's so nice to enjoy some of our faves.}

We've been back in Albuquerque for about a month now and are settling into a bit of a routine, with Kyle back at work and me working on projects. But we're also making time for fun, both with all the …
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{Morning hike in Saguaro National Park. Saguaros have to be at least 75 years old before they grow their first arm.}

My Dad and I spent this week visiting my uncle in Tucson, Arizona. We drove out on Monday, and we've all been enjoying hanging out around the house, catching up with each other, and having a few …
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{Fun street art in the neighborhood.}

It was our first full week in Albuquerque and we're slowly settling into routines and starting to catch up with loved ones. Kyle is back in the workshop full time. I'm working on a few projects from …
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{So much beautiful street art alongside Route 66 in ABQ (in Kat's parents' historical neighborhood) including this one on the side of her favorite vintage clothing store.}

This past week has been a little bit of Oaxaca, a dash of Mexico City, and then bring it on home to New Mexico. We're back in Albuquerque for the summer! It's been a sad week of saying farewell to …
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Four Years!

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Four years. As I sit down and type those two words, it feels a bit surreal to me. Four years ago, we sold our entire life, hugged everyone we loved, said “see you soon, we’ll be in touch,” and hopped …
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