Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sunday Walks

Love Sunday Walks...
especially when it is *snowing*
We were like a walking Ugg fashion show!

Kaitlin, Megan, Me, and Brooke.

We get so cooped up on Sundays, we've started
a tradition of Sunday walks.
Rain, snow or sun, we go!

Friday, February 12, 2010


Friends, Family, and Followers...I'm off on another journey.
Yesterday I accepted an invitation to go to Peru.
Since I returned from Africa,
my friend Carlie and I have been working with
Lynley, the professor that took us to Ghana. We are
writing a research proposal to publish the findings
we gathered from our research while in Ghana.
Yesterday, we were accepted to present at a
medical conference in Cuzco, Peru.
We will be traveling to Lima (capitol of Peru) in 5 weeks
along with many local Utah doctors.
For 5 days, our group will be presenting current
research to Peruvian doctors and medical staff,
as well as personal and public health,
organized response to natural disasters and
other medical related information.
Of course, we will be visiting Mount Machu Picchu,
spending one night camping at its base
then hiking it the next morning.
As for the rest of the time,
since I don't speak spanish, I along with
other non-spanish-speaking team members,
will be filling my week with humanitarian service
and lots of manual labor (uh oh).

I am so excited by this surprise opportunity
and cannot wait to visit a land and people
I never expected to see.
I leave March 20th, so stay tuned and,
as always, I'll keep you posted!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I am volunteering at the Utah State Hospital for the next few months. I am working in the children's unit in the classrooms. Today, I was switched classes because they needed more help in a new room. Before, I was working with kids ages 11-12. Now my little ones are 8 and under. Here are some of my favorite quotes of the day:

~While on the treadmill~
"Wowzers, he's ganna catch me!"
(might I ask who???)

~Another boy on the bicycle~
"Woo Hoo! My motorcycle"
(If I only felt the same enthusiasm)

~And now for my favorite conversation of the day~
Me: How old are you?
Him: Sssssssss.......eight
Me: Eight?
Him: But nine today
Me: Oh, is today your birthday?!
Him: No
Me: Oh, ok.