A quick trip to Arizona

Last fall, my parents said to hell with winter and purchased a place in Apache Junction, AZ.  While they were apprehensive about buying place on the way bottom of the States, it’s proven to be the best decision they’ve made in a long time.  The weather, the new friends, the daily hikes in the mountains – they are having a blast and every text,…

out of kathmandu – finally

***DISCLAIMER*** all the pictures in this post were taken with my crappy, yet trusty Canon point and miss camera. so take them for what they are… ok, so the last few days – where to begin. i knew that coming here was primarily going to be about working with the kids, but i also wanted to take a week or so to actually see…

a few days in kathmandu

*i wrote this post about a week ago, but haven’t had good internet until now to upload the photos and post it. so it’s a bit dated, but still good i hope. and tomorrow, i plan to add another post with what we’ve been up to since this post was written (which includes some pretty awesome stuff), so look for that then. a few…

so it begins.

i let out a brief sigh of relief when i booked my plane ticket a few weeks ago. ‘finally’, i thought to myself. ‘ain’t nothin’ left to leaving but the gettin’ on.’ famous. last. words. to say the last two weeks were stressful would probably be the understatement of the century. it started off with an email from BLS International, the company the Indian…

a family trip to watercolor, fl

despite the fact i’m sitting in the Pensacola Airport waiting to board my plane home while sipping a mediocre cup of green tea, i can’t help but feel content. after all, i’d be lying if i said i was totally thrilled about the prospects of a week long family holiday – all fourteen of us, in one house, in FLORIDA. glad to be going?…

still riding the high…

i don’t even know where to begin this post with everything that happened this past weekend.  i guess like all good stories, i’ll start from the beginning. a few weeks back, my brother let me know he and his wife were hosting a garage sale and that i was welcome to bring any items i’d like to part with. the following day, my sister-in-law…