Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Today I give thanks for all of the wonderful people in my life. 
My lovely family back home. 
New family and friends here in Mexico made up of volunteers, co-workers and all of the beautiful children. 
My dear friends who are scattered across the states and the world. 
And of course my fantastic partner. 
I am thankful for the part all of you have played in my life thus far.

Hanging clothes out to dry.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Strip soccer

I realize that the idea of teenage girls playing strip soccer must sound completely crazy. 
However. It's not quite as weird as it seems. First off. Boys were sent to bed early so it was ONLY girls. And. The girls wore so many layers of clothes that the stripping wasn't scandalous at all. A few girls ended up with no shoes but that's not the end of the world because these girls are champs and they can play soccer in pretty much anything.

Long weekend

Three day weekends are always fun times. Among other things, this long weekend included at least 15 hours of card games. And an art project in the sun. Whitney and I helped a few girls make their own headbands out of old T-shirts. It turned out to be a fun activity and by the end, we all needed a rest. 
As I stated. Long weekends are good times. 
As the weekend comes to an end I am feeling completely exhausted and full of warm feelings in my heart.