Merry Christmas to You!

2012 has been a fun blogging year for me. I've enjoyed meeting new friends, and I've been so thankful to you for reading, commenting, and sharing the blog with others.

Therefore, I decided I wanted to give away some Christmas gifts this season. This isn't a sponsored post or anything like that. It's just me choosing a few of my favorite things to share with you. Let me give you a breakdown of the gifts.

Global Babies/Bebes del mundo board book

This has been one of my favorites with Gabriella. Beautiful photos of children from around the globe with brief narration in English and Spanish. She loves pointing at the photos of the other babies. 

Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church, and the Bible

Billy and I have each read half of this book. Unfortunately, it's the same half, so I can't comment fully on the entirety of the book. But we have enjoyed what we've read so immensely. And author Daniel Carroll is masterful in weaving together stories from the Bible and helping the church to understand migration and immigration in today's world.

Vuelve by Julio Melgar

Julio Melgar is a passionate, gifted worship leader, and this album is a Quezada favorite. It's all in Spanish, but even English-only speakers can worship through the music. Side note: Billy helped to record one of the tracks, which was a crazy, fun experience for him. Another side note: This will be sent as a digital download, so it's the only gift available to those without a US mailing address.

I hope you might enjoy a few of my favorite things this Christmas. I'm no Oprah, so there's no show, screaming, or (sadly) one of each underneath your chair (go ahead... check). Instead, I'm experimenting with a raffle. The raffle will be open until December 18, 2012 at 12:00am. Then winners will be announced.

I hope you'll participate, and ultimately, I hope you know how grateful I am for your support and encouragement on this blog. Merry Christmas to you all!

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  1. I love reading your blog because I am dating a Guatemalan immigrant, and am also in ministry with the immigrant community, so I guess you could say I am living cross culturally in the US :)

  2. That board book looks awesome - I will have to check it out!

    I am glad to have found your blog. I love reading about another cross-cultural couple and their experiences.

  3. I have really enjoyed staying in touch with you through your writing- such a great mix of humor and reflection. I also relate to being married to a Guatemalan and the desire to raise a bilingual child. Love it!

  4. Describe your multicultural life mix: I am black/white biracial and my husband is second-generation Chinese American! We've been married for 1 1/2 years & are already looking forward to intentionally raising our future black-white-Chinese babies :)

  5. So fun to see all the cross-cultural marriages and dating relationships! Yay!

    And Carrie, yes... definitely check out the book. :)

  6. I feel like I am still trying to discover my multicultural identity: I'm a born and raised California girl who now lives in Guatemala with my Guatemalan husband. I am a foreigner living in a place that now feels like home.

  7. My favorite post(s) has been the How I Met My Husband series! They have made me laugh, cry, think critically, and love more compassionately. I'm so glad you had the chance to share part of your story on undocumented.tv and hope that you will continue to inspire us through sharing your experiences!


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