In Cuenca

We've finally arrived! Well, last week anyway. We've unpacked and settled in a bit. We've talked to a lot of people and explored a lot. I'm still pretty much completely overwhelmed. I feel as though I've been hit by a truck, which may just be altitude sickness. I miss home, and my family back in... Continue Reading →

Today is the Day

We're on our way to the airport now. I have a peace about it. Getting through the airport will be crazy hectic and long. We have 10 checked bags, 5 carry ons, and 4 personal bags. We'll travel for a little over 24 hours. We have snacks and the kids iPads, headphones, my small Bible,... Continue Reading →

Two Days Till Lift Off

We leave in two days for Ecuador. I've lost a lot of weight, I haven't been trying. My 3 year old needed an emergency root canal yesterday, it was one of the most terrible experiences ever. We've diminished our savings I think almost all the way down to major red flag levels. I emailed my... Continue Reading →

Train vs. Tahoe

My grandma has this really old Chevy Tahoe. I remember the day she bought it. I grew up going out to the river with her in it, and using it to tow our boat. I mean, even my first car accident was in that car lol. We [our family + grandma ] have lived together... Continue Reading →

55 Days Left in the US

So, yesterday we officially left behind the "purging phase" (as I took to calling it), and we have now entered the "purchasing phase"- Infinitely more exciting. Main things I learned from the purging phase: We have way too much stuff. Im so happy we got rid of/donated/sold easily two thirds of our belongings. Everything we... Continue Reading →

Circuit Workout  1

I did this workout with two friends. It was fun,fast, and beginner friendly.  8 Exercise Circuit  Warm-Up: Circuit performed at 50% of max effort for two sets. Emphasis is on technique and form. Dynamic stretches individually or as group for 3-5 minutes.  Workout: Performed at 75-85% of max effort for 3 sets for time.  Rope... Continue Reading →

Have Fun and Get Active

Being active throughout the day is what is best for your body.  Studies show that reducing the amount of inactive time throughout the day can be as, if not more, beneficial than brief periods of exercise. Sitting for long periods of time will cause problems for your health even if you exercise regularly and eat... Continue Reading →

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