The month of December has been a sweet, sweet time to be involved in the lives of our community members. December brings graduations from elementary and secondary school, communions at the catholic churches, Purisima (kinda like a mixture of caroling and trick-or-treating), and of course, a little Christmas celebrating. We feel so lucky to be invited to these personal and familial events and it's been a great glimpse into the Nicaraguan culture. We are all leaving for Christmas break this weekend, so the events almost seem like a great way to celebrate and reflect on the past 5 months that we've spent here. We love this time of year!