Thursday, April 30, 2009


I know this looks wierd, but I couldn't scan the picture because it was glued in a scrapbook of my Grandma's. This is my mom and dad - I don't know how many years ago. Fun huh!?!

Friday, April 24, 2009


When I was younger, I wouldn't be caught dead in pink or lace or anything like that - but now I LOVE pink. I love girly clothes, I love lace - and I love my new pink rain boots!

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Ecuador was absolutely amazing. Bull fights...

Eatting guinea pig. (They eat it roasted on a stick - sucking the brains out is a delicacy).

Hiking through the Amazon in my favorite rain boots. Good for keeping the number of bug bites down and the for keeping the giant tarantulas off your feet.

Ecuador has a ton of fun things to do!!! The coolest thing, in my opinion, and the meaning behind the countries name, is the equator. You can balance an egg on a nail, watch water swirl down the drain in different directions depending on which side of the equator you are on, and actually feel the gravitational pull. One of the coolest places I have ever been.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

OSSO: Orphanage Support Services Organization

OSSO is the program that I went to Ecuador with. They have been working in orphanages in Quito and Cuenca, Ecuador for years and have changed the lives of hundreds of abandoned and disadvantaged children. The experience was amazing and the love I have for these children is indescribable. Visit to learn more and/ or donate to the organization. Unfortunately, the economic decline is hitting more than just the US right now. The orphanages need more support now than ever.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Three Cups of Tea

I just read this book Three Cups of Tea. Its an incredible true story about Greg Mortensen and how he went from climbing K2 to starting a massive humanitarian project (or projects to be more accurate) and becoming the co-founder of a non-profit organzation. I would recommend it to anyone. Anyone and everyone! A good reminder in a sometimes depressing world, that people really are good and that anything is possible. But even if I wasn't able to talk you into reading the book, visit to learn about Central Asia Institute, Pennies for Peace, Greg Mortensen and Three Cups of Tea.