March 27 - 29, 2015
We were still adjusting to the time change and jet lag and decided that some coffee might be helpful. As we watched them create their tiny cups of coffee we wondered if it would be enough to perk up our tired mind and bodies. One sip from the mini cups was enough to reverse our thinking and pop our eyes WIDE OPEN! It was amazing tasting coffee but a small shot was all we needed.
I’m thrilled to be a part of this expedition and feeling so blessed and appreciative to be able to do this and thankful that Chris is willing to take on the kids and the house so that I can live out a 20 year old dream.
March 26th, we celebrated Christopher's 7th birthday so between cupcakes and happy birthday songs at school and presents at home I worked on final preparations and packing for the trip. As usual I worried about forgetting something important. I worked hard to plan and prepare crafts for close to 300 students we will be working with. The students will be creating pictures with strips of streamers they will arrange on paper and Mod Modge down into amazing pieces of art. The older ones will either be painting on a canvas of burlap or making paper beads to create necklaces and bracelets.
It was a lot harder to say goodbye to the kids than I expected but I finally kissed them all goodbye and headed out the door around 11pm to headed to Fort Lauderdale, a 3 hr drive across the state, to arrive in time to get checked in and clear security before my 6am flight. Thankfully that was all uneventful and I easily made my flight to New York where I met up with the rest of our small team.