The Lord’s Prayer:In My Own Words

Our Father in Heaven.  You are perfectly Holy and set apart.  I pray that your perfect kingdom, perfect justice, perfect grace would reign down here. Humble my heart to be dependent on you. Forgive me Lord when I try and build up security for myself instead of trusting in You.  Help me to have Your... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

But who’s counting anyway?

We're leaving for Ecuador in 18 days 23 hours 3 minutes 47 seconds.  We have 3 of our 5 bags packed, soon to be 4 as of later today.  The time has gone by super fast.  My hearts starting to race just thinking about it.  I don't feel prepared, we still don't speak Spanish, but... 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 →

Im at Capacity

I cant deal with getting the kids ready, myself ready, my brother-in-law a birth certificate and passport, my little brother an I.D.and passport, and now my husband a new I.D.  Im already getting all our documents apostilled in three different states, selling the rest of our possessions (including our car), packing, buying, homeschooling, exercising, praying,... 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 →

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