I've been home from Peru for just over one week - and it's different this time. This past trip with Compassion International itself was very different. It's hard to put into words, but while the poverty was similar (not the same, because poverty is never the same for anyone), but the feeling of the trip, … Continue reading Home
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!
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