Friday, May 27, 2011

Things to Remember....

When you get the chance, remember us as we learn more in areas like:

1. Health
2. Safety
3. Team Unity
4. Our Parents
5. Growth
6. Team Leaders
7. Food Prep (3 Meals a Day for 13 people for 10 weeks is hard)
8. Emotional and Psychological Issues
Thank you!
- K

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Garage Sale

I just wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who donated items for the garage sale we held on Saturday. It was truly a blessing to receive so many different items! The sale went very well. We sold a good amount of things and were able to talk with a lot of people from the community and tell them about our trip! The count at the end of the day was $830 dollars! Such an amazing blessing! Thanks again to everyone who donated and came!


Donations overtaking the front room!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Shopping 101

We finally did it!!! After one long day in Bakersfield, another even longer day in Lancaster/Palmdale, and a few other small trips here and there we have officially completed the major shopping for our trip! The major items include clothing, sunscreen, bug spray, different medicines incase we get sick, bed rolls....the list could go on but I will spare you.

When we set out on our expedition, I had no idea how difficult it would be to find some of the items on our clothing list. Since we are going to a very conservative area we have a dress code. It has been majorly stressed that cute is not important. The dress code for the girls is: pants or capris (you may wear shorts but they must come below the knee) and loose fitting shirts that come to the mid forearm and the mid rear. Let me tell you, it isn't very easy to find t-shirts that meet those requirements. In the end we went to one of my mom and my favorite stores, Joann, and found some very colorful ones in the craft section.

K and I agree that one of the best stops we made was to the Army Surplus store. I definitely felt very out of place when I walked in in the cute girly outfit I was wearing. The best part, however, was when the clerk asked if he could help us find anything, and he was given the reply that we (to small girls in a very manly army store) were looking for bedrolls to use during our 10 week stay in Indonesia. It was great!

Although we had tons of fun scouting out the thrift stores in Lancaster/Palmdale, searching Costco for items on our list, and sniffing all the soaps in TJ Max, we are happy to be done!


Friday, May 6, 2011

Meningococcle Meningitis (This Is the Title Because It Is Fun To Say)

Well, vaccinations are over. I guess this means our parents are actually letting us go. R had most of her vaccines a couple weeks ago, but I had to get all of mine yesterday. This consisted of typhoid, hepatitis A, meningococcle meningitis, tetanus, and whooping cough. Needless to say I feel like a shish kabob.
Meningococcle meningitis, is equally as lethal as it is fun to say, but it did not hurt as much as the tetanus/ whooping cough vaccine. None of them were painful, but they did sting a bit. The hepatitis A reminded me of stinging nettle, a plant I am relatively sure is out to get me. Typhoid, which I had heard was one of the worst you can get, just left a pretty good bruise and has had almost no side effects. Maybe it is because I am young, maybe it is because I am healthy, but its seems like I got off pretty easy.
- K