To receive recognition is a form of validation for the perseverance towards my passionate pursuits. To gain this achievement from my peers is a compliment in its highest form. I am honored to accept the 2017 Versatile Blogger Award. The Versatile Blogger Award is granted … Continue reading8 Duffels & 2 Mutts receives The Versatile Blogger Award
We recently surpassed our 6 month anniversary as “Expats” to Ecuador. Sometimes people ask us, if it is what we thought it would be. To be completely honest, I really didn’t have too many expectations or thoughts on what I thought living in different country … Continue readingReflections: Half a Year Abroad
A few weeks ago we discovered a new area of beach at the far end of our village. This place is called “Punta Bikini” or Bikini Point. The remote beach is home to the only dry sand in our village, is overlooked by stunning cliffs, … Continue readingFun! Down by the banks of the sea..
A portrait of my husband,Carlos, in the middle of this crazy journey we call life. We were mid way between what would become our trek from California to Ecuador, living in a beautiful and rural area of Iowa. We had no idea what the future … Continue readingA Portrait of my Love
5 days after the Quake (April 21,2016) We woke up on this Thursday to news that a small “tienda” or store had opened it’s doors. As soon as we heard of it, we knew we had to act fast. It was a small store and … Continue readingPart 5 of the Earthquake Series
I have to admit it that I’ve always been a rock collector. I was that kid that came home with pockets bulging full of an indistinguishable treasury of rocks. The rocks weren’t inanimate objects to me, but they were an enormous hassle to my mother. … Continue readingDetails of a Holey Beach Treasure
* Submission for the Daily Prompt: Unpredictable Part 4 of the Earthquake Series Days 3 & 4 after (April 18 & 19 2016) By the morning of the 3rd day after the quake, many more troops had arrived in the area as well as … Continue readingUnpredictable: Waiting for Earthquake Aid (Part 4)