Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I'm Home!

I just wanted to let you all know that I made it home safely! The team arrived in Portland at 11:30am and were greeted by friends and family who were excited to see us:) Since I've been home, my parents have received an earful as I've shared story after story of the kids I played with, the people I met on trains, and the crazy experiences that always happen on a trip to India. In the next couple days I'll be updating the blog with more stories to fill you in on my trip, but for now I thought I'd share some pictures with you.

Happy Home...

Saying goodbye to Happy Home


Some hungry monkeys walking around the park

Creepy hyena...I wasn't a big fan of this one

Jog Falls...
The view of Jog Falls from the top...before we started the hike

Reema and I at the viewpoint overlooking the falls

The crazy monkeys are everywhere!

Looking up at the falls...it was such a beautiful day!

Tiffany, Tony and I — the three brave ones that went the farthest on the hike (plus a few friendly Indians that wanted in on our picture!)

...more pictures and stories to come!


the millers said...

wow... what an experience...

i know your dad... from a long time ago..

have him get in touch with me through my blog... if you would be so kind...

thanks and God bless,
mark miller

Rhonda Haigh said...


You are a wonderful young woman-I really enjoy checking in on you and your family from time to time-thanks for blessing me with your words this morning.
Rhonda Haigh

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As of May 27, 2009...

Wow, it's been almost a year since we've updated this. Our family had a wonderful experience traveling to Uganda two summers ago, which prompted us to keep a journal on this blog. You can read our daily journal from our month long trip

This year brings new adventures. Our eldest daughter, Courtney, after graduating from George Fox University with honors, left for her third trip to India to spend nearly a YEAR to work at Happy Home for the Handicapped in Shimoga, India. You can read about her first trip to India and the impact it had on her life here. She'll also give us new updates from her current trip on this site (here). As of this writing, she is just starting to settle in and is very excited to be there. She has been looking forward to this for a long time!

Meanwhile, Hillary spent all of last year
touring the western U.S. with Matsiko, the choir of children we grew to love as our own in Uganda. She journalled about her experiences in Uganda if you'd like to see what that was like. At some point during this tour, she felt led to join the U.S. Army. Quite a big decision, and one she didn't take lightly. After moving through Basic Training with flying colors, she is now at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio training to become a combat medic. It's a very intense training, but we're sure she'll do well. Our whole family was able to travel to South Carolina to watch her graduate from Basic Training. What an awe inspiring experience!

Leslie is having a great year of teaching 5th graders. She's also in a Master's program, which takes a good chunk of her time. She's still finds time to read a TON of books. Literally, a ton!

Curt was overwhelmed by his experience as a first time overseas traveler and kept up his journal here (you can also read his random posts on everyday life here). The busyness of life and keeping track of his traveling kids has slowed down his writing, but he hopes to begin writing on a regular basis again soon.