After my mom’s visit, we took the loooonnggg flight to Durham to start my whirlwind U.S. tour. Somehow, I got super lucky again and our connection to RDU in Atlanta’s airport was in the same terminal as Pinkberry’s so I got to start my trip off with a bang. (Ah, Terminal A. You’re the best. … More U.S. Trip – Christmas with the Crisps (& Other Shenanigans)
Man, we’ve been wanting to write this for a few days now but we were waiting for our grandma to finish her post*. (Ahem…) 🙂 We flew back to the U.S. two weeks ago and, let’s just say, it was quite an experience. Our mom was being a bit of a triscuit and had already … More Our Trip to the U.S. – Phew, What a Ride! (Guest Bloggers!)
Phew! I can’t believe we’ve been in Africa for a year! I feel like so much has happened since we arrived… Honestly, it just feels like yesterday that I was getting on the plane to come here and wrote about my upcoming journey. And since then, we’ve put a home together, made friends, found awesome … More One Year In – What a Year It’s Been!
Phew! DONE! My two eight-week summer courses (biochemistry and physiology) are complete!! It was a pretty exhausting period because, as I discovered with a rude awakening, I am no longer 20. I’m not even 22. They started off with a bang after missing a day (due to our Mauritus trip): I sat down to read the … More School’s Out for … Spring*!!
Jon and I went back to the U.S. for our first trip home and it was quite a trip! Since I haven’t been able to secure a full-time volunteer post yet I had some flexibility and went earlier than Jon. Like four weeks early. It was great because I got to see some friends and … More ‘Merica
I arrived in Africa one month ago. It’s pretty crazy to think about the weeks and days leading up to the move – all of the preparations, repairs, packing, Craigslist sales (and the Craigslist busts), good-byes, cat travel, etc. It took up so much of my time and then it felt like I moved in … More One Month In – Things I Miss and Things Not So Much
Jon and I spent two days looking for furniture. (Not bad, right?) We were in a strange position of wanting to buy something that is nice but also affordable but also resell-able. Knowing what we’re buying is temporary (relatively) is odd. (Not to mention that we weren’t in a position to spend much because we’ve … More We Have Furniture! Yahoo!
My journey to South Africa started on Monday, November 7, with driving the cats to their flight in Atlanta and seeing some friends and my cousins. (I actually got to relax for a few hours because the cats were on their way – and I couldn’t affect anything there – and I didn’t have to be … More “Welcome to Africa!”
(Buckle up: this one is lengthy. Do you have popcorn? Something loaded into the dryer while you’re reading? Great.) Today is the day – super crazy that it’s already here… In case you’re wondering what that picture linked to this post is: it’s a parfait. From TCBY. One of the many things I’ll miss… (And that was … More South Africa, Here I Come!
Just kidding. But my place is crazy empty. As in, I’m using a chair as a table. TROSA, an awesome organization, came to get the rest of our lives on Tuesday. I’ve been spending the last week going through what needed to go into storage for two to three years (eek!) and what wouldn’t last/make … More Daaannnnggg… I’ve been robbed!