The following are some picture of the small family I have spent the last five weeks living with. I will leave them on Saturday to return to Santo Domingo before moving in with my third and final host family in Andres, Boca Chica.

Minerva must be in her 50’s and is caring for her three grandchildren. She has already raised four children of her own, who are my age and older. Her husband died a little over 5 years ago of a heart attack. Her children (the parents of her grandchildren) life in Santo Domingo.

They are very worried about my moving away and living on my own in Andres and have made me promise that I will stay in touch and go and visit her daughters in Santo Domingo. They are a very cute and loving family.


Family Picture


I then tried to explain to them that I wanted a “funny faces” picture. Here is how that translated.


Caras Comicas


Everyone comments on how “rubio” Steven is and how he could be my son.


Hijo Tuyo





And the following are of a little photo shoot that took place in my room one night.





I think they just did something wrong.


Steven, Isai and I



About Sarita

Sara Evjen was born March 5th, 1986 in Albion, Ca and is the oldest of three girls. Sara moved to Oregon with her family at the age of 5 and grew up in a little neighborhood called Sellwood. She attended Llewellyn Elementary, Sellwood Middle and Cleveland High. She graduated high school in 2004 and moved to Eugene, OR to attend the University of Oregon. Sara completed her studies at the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Arts in Family and Human services, a Minor in Business Administration and a concentration in Spanish. Sara is currently a Peace Corps Volunteer serving in the Dominican Republic and working with marginalized youth and families living in poverty. She is set to return to the states in December 2012 and plans to pursue a Masters in Social Work or a PhD in Counseling Psychology.
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2 Responses to Familia

  1. warren stone says:

    Looks nice and you are doing do and having fun. How about that.

  2. warren stone says:

    I ment doing good and having fun my fingers are fat

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