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A couple of weeks a go we left to spend the holidays and our vacations in Chile with my family, we could not be more excited to be here! The weather is awesome, warm and sunny. The food has being amazing and the best part is that after more than a year I finally saw my family again, that's just priceless to us :)

Along with us, 3 of our friends join us for the first week, witch was super because I do love to show my hometown city. The only bad part was that my dear friend Katy got a cold only a few days before we left so by the time we were in Chile she was not feeling so good. And by the time she did we were all sick LOL

Ken is super excited to practice his Spanish every time he can and I am so proud he is getting so good so fast. I did spend one day translating ALL day long because we all visit the “Bomberos de Chile” – Chilean firefighters – headquarters and stations, so after talking and talking all day my thought was super sore, but I am happy I helped the Chileans explain everything to Ken and his friends.

We also had the chance to visit and swim in the World's largest pool, as a swimmer in collage I could have not be happier in that place.

With my Mom, little sister and Ken

She is so funny!

We had so much fun with the trampoline!

And I am so happy my Friend Katy was here!

It has being an awesome trip so far and we still have almost a month left, I will try to share some more as soon as I can and hopefully next week my laptop will be ready to edit images (sadly I had to format and re-install everything, along with host problems eek!) so soon I will be able to work a little while we chill in the awesome summer weather =]

I hope everyone is having a great time and I can wait to come back because I have some great tutorials, and a re launch of my design site under the sleeve for this new year!

From the long and beautiful Chile, Xoxo



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Joy Kelley is a Chilean Designer & lettering Artist. Mom to 3 little boys. Crafter. Pattern lover. Color obsessed. Lemon pie dependent. And the hand behind the HowJoyful Studio & HowJoyful Shop. Read more about her & the blog here →

10 replies
  1. Carolina
    Carolina says:

    Do you speak spanish?

    Me gusto mucho ver un post como este, hace un tiempo sigo tu blog, vivo en Chile. No tenía idea que la de Algarrobo era la piscina más grande del mundo.

    Have a nice holydays, enjoy it.

    • Joy
      Joy says:

      Hola Carolina,
      Para mi tambien fue una sorpresa cuando lo vi en la television asi que por eso decidimos ir a visitar San Alfonso del Mar =] Que tengas unas felices fiestas! Chau

  2. Sewing Princess
    Sewing Princess says:

    Genial que hayas podido pasar un rato con tu familia. Chile tiene que ser precioso…me gustaría visitar algún día.

  3. Jessica
    Jessica says:

    LOL! I don’t speak spanish…but I’m so glad you are having a wonderful time! Enjoy that sunny weather of yours. It’s bitter cold over here! :)

  4. Chicken Wing
    Chicken Wing says:

    Awww, yay, Joy! I’m so glad you got to see your family and take Ken with you! That water and weather looks amazing, and I hope you guys are having the time of your lives! You deserve it, lady! :)

  5. Kelly
    Kelly says:

    How fun! I am totally jealous of the trampoline. :-) It has been so nice to discover your blog this year — looking forward to see what you have in store for 2011. Enjoy your trip!

  6. Macy
    Macy says:

    This has nothing to do with your post, but I just finished reading the comments and even though english isn’t my first language and I don’t speak spanish, and I understood pretty much everything wrote in spanish. So why spanish speaking persons can’t understand portuguese.
    Do you have any idea why is that? That always bugged me.

    Porque quem fala espanhol não consegue entender português quando duas línguas são tão parecidas?

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