Wednesday, May 25, 2011


(please excuse the horrible photography...)

For over 11 years, I've wanted to get a tattoo.

For the last five years, I've occassionally (read: more often than I should) drawn/written the word Love on my arm. 

But this past Saturday, I got it inked on my back.

After this trip to the middle east, I wanted something to commemorate the trip that changed my life and messed me up in an incredible beautiful and wonderful way.

And for me, that meant something permanent!


Sunday, May 8, 2011


I cannot, even still, put into words how much fun and how amazing this trip was for me.

On our final day of travel, we flew over the devastating storms that hit North Georgia & Tennessee.  Within 48 hours, I was diagnosed with Strep & Laryngitis.  Followed by sinusitis, bronchitis, and a gnarly set of cramps.

I'm still not 100% (I'm closer than I was Thursday) but as soon as I get well... I'll be back.  :)