Friday, December 30, 2011

I used to look at the moon and wonder –if people I love were looking at it too.

"I realized that the “U.S. way” was very nice and special, but that other variations of the Christmas celebration are just as nice and special, despite the differences. We really do live in a world community – people are people, no matter where they are. We care about the same things, have similar core values, and we love life in the same way."

Thanks Uncle Mark for everything

Sunday, December 25, 2011

South Africa

Where the lions roar, the oceans combine, where 9 languages are spoken in this place rich with culture: Africa where Iam ment to be.

Monday, November 7, 2011


Survived a 4 Day hike to Machu Picchu. Climbing up mountains above the clouds and in the pouring rain.
I spy the sidewards face in Machu Picchu

"A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires."

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Host Family in Ecuador.

Ecuador- Quito

The quick adventure update goes as follows...

A combination of human pyramid attempts
Colorful homes, big hills and less oxygen
A common dish of beans and rice for b,fast
Visits to Ecuador's sites and insight about the history
One to the old church standing proud and covered with details of gold
Another to Ecuadors virgin angel
The statue over looking the city deserving our acknowledgment

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Lets go exploring

"Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day."

Easy enough

Its where I like to hang out
in love with costa rica
appreciate the cool summer breezes
go with the flow
"dont step on ants because you hate them"
respect even the mosquitos
Remember no worries

I wonder whats its like to be swinging high in the trees.

(dedicated to Hadley Haselmann: only the greatest sista in the whole wide world)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I misss my crazy family. i misss my family like crazy. I had a good idea of what i was getting myself into. Im not afriad to be sad, Im just afraid of how long the feeling will last.
Hi little Arden,

You must be on the beach right now, "studying". Well it is raining here and getting colder. Guess that is what happens in the Fall when you are in a tropical country! You'll remember soon enough when you return home!

The guys ask about you all the time. Julien is always saying how many days now until Arden comes back? Jeremy asks to slept in your bed and in fact he did last night. Again, soooo cute. I cleaned the sheets when you left and made the bed up really nice with Teddy on the pillows. Jeremy climbed in right next to Teddy. Again, SO cute.

Love the blog. It was nice to see. Keep eating though, you are going to get too skinny.
Miss you alot my dear! Love you very very much.Blog some more soon!!

Love from your Mommy!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A scroll on the beach,
continuous roar of the ocean waves
smell of salt water
seen with shells all different from the rest
in a blistering sun
nothing bad could ever happen

Ziplining!-- Yeah were siked. Yeah were ready. 300 feet up with howlers monkeys playing in the canopy underneath.

Body, Board, Waves

Pura Vida!

Monday, September 19, 2011

And the journey begins

It was called a "Frangipani Sphinx Moth". But I just called him Lucas

to the beach with Hope (and Scott)

Costa Rica

a sunset on the beautiful beach of Avellanas

"The joy of life: It's place is all around us, it is in everything and in anything we can experience. People just need to change the way they look at things." -christopher mccandless