Who We Are
|Carlos in Florence, Italy, 2007|
Birthplace: Monterrey, Mexico
Childhood activities: studying electronics, learning English, training to play soccer with one of the city's major-league youth divisions
Life-altering events: Forcibly moved to Chicago by parent, later taken back to Mexico, and once again forced to move to Chicago but with devastating consequences, banned from the US for life
High school activities: Dominated English, finished college-preparatory studies, played soccer for the school team
College activities: Studied to become a radiologist, participated in the NJCAA national tournament as a member of the men's soccer team, met Amy through mutual friends
Post-college activities: Married Amy, traveled to Europe and Mexico, settled in Monterrey, became a father to our son, taught English as a foreign language for 4 years.
Current status: living in Seongnam, South Korea, being a daddy and studying for a certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
|Amy in Rome, Italy, 2007|
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Childhood activities: reading, writing, playing violin, drawing, learning, dreaming
Life-altering events: Moved to Chicagoland as a tween. Changed colleges halfway through undergrad, consequently met Carlos.
High school activities: Orchestra, drama, choir, US government simulation, church youth group/worship team
College activities: Studied elementary education. Participated in gospel choir, Latino student association, multicultural student mentoring group, diversity committee. Completed a summer internship with the Chicago Public Schools, met Mayor Daley. Also, met Carlos!
Post-college activities: Taught elementary school in Chicagoland. Attended a program in Barcelona, Spain to become a certified teacher of English as a foreign language. Married Carlos, traveled Europe and Mexico. Taught elementary school in Mexico, moved back to the US, gave birth to Lucas, became a substitute teacher in Chicagoland.
Current status: Living and teaching English in Seongnam, South Korea.
|Digging for sweet potatoes with classmates on a field trip|
Birthplace: Suburban Chicago, IL, USA
Favorite activities: Building with Megabloks and LEGOs, playing outside and at any "play area"
Favorite things: Robots, LEGOs, Curious George, Iron Man, peanuts, apples
Current status: Living in Seongnam, South Korea with Mommy and Daddy, learning Spanish and Korean, attending preschool ("Kindergarten")
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Favorite activities: Sleeping, eating, watching her Big Brother
Favorite things: Her hands. Hasn't discovered her feet yet
Current status: Living in Seongnam, South Korea with Mommy and Daddy