Tuesday, September 29, 2015

14 days to Go!

Well, I had intended to update this every day...but two weeks later, here is an update on how I am doing my 30 days to do before I leave!

1) Drink a cherry limeade.

2) Go for a walk in a park.
3) Eat pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting.

I celebrated my birthday a month early with a delicious pumpkin-y cake!
4) Watch TV
You can watch TV in Honduras, but I don't plan on having a TV or paying for cable

5) Spend with Alle and Keri.
Had a fun day together in Tulsa.  I am going to miss these two!
(I am not sure why I am not looking at the camera!)
6) Enjoy the amazing selection at Walmart.
7) Go to Hobby Lobby.
8) Eat at Sonic.
9) Take Pictures with Friends.

10) Have my traditional Christmas morning breakfast- Monkey Bread!
11) Do a craft with my mom.
12) Have coffee with Bev.
(This also satisfied "drink a Pumpkin Spice Latte")
13) Girls night with Camille and Stevy.
14) Window Shop in Utica Square.
15) Eat at Arby's.
16) Buy a frozen Pizza.
17) Hold a kitten.
It seems like there aren't as many cats in Honduras.  At least not as many tame ones.
18) Eat at Chick-fil-A.
19) Walk on wall-to-wall carpeting.
Floors in Honduras are almost always tiled.
20) Enjoy the goodness of Olive Garden.
21) Sleep in air conditioning.
22) Worship at my home church.
23) Make Swedish Meatballs with Lingonberry Jam.
24) Enjoy Fall foliage
25) Take a bath
26) Eat a donut.
27) Drink root beer.
28) Eat biscuits and gravy.
29) Wear fall clothing.
30) Drink hot chocolate.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

30 Days to Go!

30 days from now I will be in Honduras!  It's crazy how fast the days are flying by.  I've compiled a list of things I want to do over the next 30 days.  These are things that I won't be able to do (or do often) when i get to Honduras!

Day 30
Drink a Cherry Limeade!
I will be posting a list of the all 30 things in a day or so, but until then I wanted to start the countdown!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Counting Down the Days

The time for my departure is getting closer all the time, and I am starting to count down the actual days!  There are a lot of things I am excited to do once I get to Honduras (such as eat a baleada), but there are also things I will be "saying goodbye to" for the next 18 months.  Things like the changing of seasons, American holidays (or the ways we celebrate certain holidays), favorite restaurants, etc...

So I am coming up with a list of 30 things to enjoy during my last 30 days here.  Here area  few I have thought of, can you help me think of some others:

Eat pumpkin bread
Enjoy the amazing amount of choices at Walmart
Go for a walk in a park
Eat at Chili's
Take pictures with friends
Drink a Pumpkin Spice Latte
Watch Netflix

These are all things that I won't get to do in Honduras, or at least definitely less often as they are harder to come by.  So...I need some help with the list.  What can you think of?

Thursday, September 3, 2015

The Next Few Months

In case you missed it:
Yes, that's right!  I will be leaving for Honduras on October 13th!  I am so blessed by God's provision and the faithfulness and generosity of those who have come alongside me! 

The next weeks until I live will be a lot of packing and saying goodbye!  Since I will be gone for 18 months I have a lot to plan for!  I will be shopping for things that are easier to get here and trying to make sure I don't don't leave out anything important :-)  I also am saying goodbye to friends and family, although I am sure we will still connect and Facebook and Skype.

Where will I be when I get there?

A couple days after I arrive in Honduras I will be going out to El Sembrador in Catacamas for Ladies' Retreat, which will be a great way to catch up with and get to know some of the missionary ladies who are on the field.
After that I will start language school in Siguatepeque, Honduras!  I will be there for 4 months, take 4 hours of language classes a day and living with a Honduran family.  (If you know Adria Stamm or Heidi Buell, this is the same school they studied at).  Here is a link to the school's website: http://www.ispeakspanish.org/