In Guatemala

For anyone who is wondering where I´ve been lately, I´m in Guatemala with Mateo and my sister, Patrice. We´ve been here the past week, after our visit to San Diego.

At the moment, I have limited computer access, which is why I´ve been posting less than usual. But we´re having a great time!

Also, traveling with a very active six year old boy (I know that construction requires hyphens, but I can´t find them on the keyboard) leaves little time for writing, or doing much else except having fun.

But this week we visited Common Hope, an outstanding organization we support that I will write about when I return home, and met with my good friend, Leceta Chisholm Guibault, founder of Service Trips with Leceta (which I will also write about), and her gorgeous daughter, Kahleah.

I´m on one of the two computers in our hotel, in the nook next to the breakfast room where a lovely group of travelers is speaking German.

¡Hasta pronto!


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11 Responses to “In Guatemala”

  1. Erin C. says:

    Great pic! In the park in Antigua?

  2. Jessica says:

    Our favorite place!

  3. Marianne Lonsdale says:

    Great picture – love and fun shines through. Look forward to hearing more

  4. Ben Polakoski says:

    Thank you again for the presentation last night. It was great to meet you and your son! I would love to meet your daughter someday. Enjoy the rest of your stay in Guatemala. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

  5. Jessica says:

    Dear Ben, So happy to meet you. I can only hope our son becomes the fine young man that you are. Will be in touch about any adoption connections I can find in NYC. Best of luck on your upcoming wedding!

  6. Dorothy says:

    What a sweet picture of you two, Jessica! Sounds like you’re having a wonderful trip! Hope to see you soon

  7. Jessica says:

    A great trip! Summer is going too fast. See you when we return!

  8. Cynthia says:

    So happy you & mateo are getting one on one time and even more special that it is in a cultural mecca lika guatemala. All our best wishes for u & family xoxo

  9. Jessica says:

    Thanks, Cynthia! A memorable trip. Best to your family, too. xxoo

  10. Keri Lynn says:

    Love your blog, and am planning on picking up your book! Another book (perhaps you’ve read it) about adoption from Guatemala is Jennifer Grant’s new book “Love You More.” it’s a great memoir, any parent, adoptive or not, would enjoy it. I also recommend her blog at for more on adoption.

  11. Jessica says:

    Thanks so much, Keri Lynn. I’m pleased to say I read and enjoyed Jennifer’s book–so much that I wrote an endorsement for it!

    Thanks again~

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