It's weird - this preparing for Peru. I knew it would feel rushed - having just gotten back from Ecuador a little under 2 months ago, but this feels nothing like what I expected. It's already so different from Ecuador - so, so different. I have done so much less preparing - both physically and mentally. … Continue reading Preparing for Peru: What I’m Changing from Ecuador
Just before I left for Ecuador, I finished up this pretty little quilt for another one of the mini-quilt swaps I signed up for through instagram. This time, the theme was Spring, and my partner had requested bright, non-pink colors. It took me a while to decide on a pattern, but once I did, it … Continue reading Spring Fling Mini Quilt
Once again I find that I have no idea how to begin this post – or even the words to use to describe the amazing experience that was Ecuador. I know I left part of my heart in South America, and in all honesty, most days the trips I took there feel more like a … Continue reading Ecuador Days 1 & 2: Elevation Changes, Church Celebrations, & the Equator
Several months ago, after, I had finished my first Schnitzel and Boo mini quilt, and had tons of rainbow half-square triangles leftover, I came across a rainbow themed mini quilt swap on instagram. I knew it would be the perfect project to use up all those stray HSTs, and immediately signed up to participate. Before … Continue reading Rainbow Mini Quilt
Almost exactly two years ago I wrote a post about my Compassion International Child, Helen Angela, and her Almost Smile Photo - a photo that I was so happy to get because it was the first time I had seen her remotely happy. Always a serious photo taker, Helen Angela comes off as stern and no-nonsense, … Continue reading Look at that Smile!
Today I am returning to work from my wonderful trip with Compassion International last week. Words still escape me - the expierence was, once again, amazing - and hopefully I'll be able to share many moments with you all soon. Until then, enjoy your Tuesday! "But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to … Continue reading ReEntry
If all goes to plan, in just a few short hours I'll be hugging my sponsored kids and dining with them at the hotel. I am beyond giddy! When I traveled with Compassion International to meet my two Ecuadorian sponsored children, Josué & Emily, in 2013, I had no idea what to expect. No idea how … Continue reading Questions for My Sponsored Kids