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Product Review – SCOUT

I have to take a break from my day to write about an awesome new product I’ve had the opportunity to try out this month. This product is called “SCOUT” and is made by a family who recently started their small business, SCOUT Family Products. In…

91st Annual Chincoteague Pony Swim

On July 26, 2016, my mom, my daughter and I made the drive to Chincoteague Island on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. This was a trip we had always wanted to do, but for whatever reason the timing was never right.  I noticed an advertisement for the swim on Facebook…

Heading Home!

I’m sitting in the house about to load up the car with stuff. There are five of us leaving today, one leaving tomorrow, two leaving Tuesday, and the rest leave next weekend. The last three days have been really amazing. Drew and I had the BEST camp we…

Day 3 of Kapadzera and home is around the corner

Today was our final day working at Kapadzera school. I was really proud of our group since we really had a lot of energy today considering how rough it’s been with volunteers getting sick on and off. I videotaped our morning songs, so if I find a way…

First day at Kapadzera school

Today was our first day at Kapadzera school. We were joined by a new translator today, Amon, who replaced Owen since he was struggling with some of the translations. Lately we’ve been taking the Land Rovers instead of the bus since they’re so much easier to…

Ah, rest!

Today is Sunday and we’re finally able to relax and have a lazy day. Yesterday I started feeling so much better (even though I’m terribly congested), so it’s been nice to enjoy it here again! We finished up teaching at Balangombe school which went…

Sickness Prevails

Day two of being really sick. I had to stay home from the school today due to feeling horribly sick. I ate lots of fruit and slept pretty much all day, and right before everyone got home from camp I woke up in sweats. Now I feel ssoooooo much better…

Sleeping Sickness?

So we’ve all been struck by something from Zambia. Katy was the first to get it, and was sick for about three days before starting to feel better, but she’s still feeling pretty crummy. Jess and Drew got it right before we left, and now Catherine…

Safari: Amazing.

It’s day 4 of safari and we’ve just returned home from the trip. Obama is now President of the U.S. (we heard from NUMEROUS people as we headed home… they absolutely LOVE him here!) which we watched on YouTube since we don’t…

Safari day 2: Beautiful!

This morning is beautiful! So far in the camp we’ve seen baboons (TONS), white-tailed mongrels, monkeys, hippos (which really freak me out!), crocodiles, elephants, and lots of strange birds. Last night I got pretty freaked out because the hippos and elephants walk around outside the chalets at…