We use our blog for stories that have a bit of a longer shelf life. You'll see reflections on what we're learning, significant milestones (like sleeping in our own bed), and posts that are more media-rich.
In addition to the one million residents of Arequipa, we're joined in our city by a few other US American families. You can learn more about our story, what we do as a team, and subscribe to our monthly newsletter over on our team site.
They say the best camera in the world is the one you have with you. We generally agree, which is why many of these photos were taken with our iPhones. Thankfully, Katie also dabbles in the art of photography with a Canon SLR. Our photo galleries are a combination of the two.
We had a baby! Adileen Kate Daggett was born at 18:46 on 21 January 2016. She weighed 3,030grams, or about 6lbs and 11 ounces. She was 50cm long (19.7") and that noggin was 35cm around. Adileen is amazing, Katie is my hero, and we were well taken care of by the team at Clinica Arequipa. I wrote a bit more about the delivery and our first day at home on our Tiny Letter.
Ten days in we're ever more amazed that this little human being living with us is our daughter.
A first step for learning how to survive in another country is grocery shopping: learning food vocabulary, finding what’s available that’s familiar, learning how to use and love what’s unfamiliar. At first, it’s fun to bring home a whole chicken but after a while it’s nice to know that there are other options. Grocery shopping in Arequipa has really evolved in the last decade. For a long time, the open air market was the only option.