December 09, 2011

Before Takeoff!!

I'm nervous blogging..

Allison is nervous eating.. :)

Photo Dump

Here we go!!

Photos include...
1. My flight to Dc
2. The Last Meal
3. Allison's last fountain
4. Airport photo shoot

Oh crap... They just said we Are boarding.

Small Talk

The guy on my shuttle just asked the question.. "Where ya heading?" my response.. "(long pause) Africa"

Who would have ever thought?


How do you pack for this?

I have more snacks and gifts than I have necessary items like.. Underwear :)

Lets just say, when I return my heart will be full, but my bags will be empty!

I did not capture the final product.. Maybe I will tomorrow before I head out.
Lets just say, It did not look like this. 

December 08, 2011

For Now..

To Sub or not to Sub? Sure I wanted to get a real job, with my very own real students and my very own real classroom. However, with the trip and still having two more classes until the ole Masters is finished, subbing wins!

Call me if you need a Sub :)

December 05, 2011

And The Stockings Were Hung...

Finally decorating for Christmas and I will tell you, I'm getting a little emotional. There are a number of things it could be: Michael Buble singing to me, The Polar Bear Express on TV, knowing I'm about to leave for a place where Christ will be so incredibly present but Christmas will be dim or just being a woman.. None the less, I love it, all of it.

The Time Has Come

Can you believe it? It's finally here, the week of the trip. Packing and preparation are in full swing. The support has been above and beyond my wildest expectations. First, I can not thank enough those who supported me financially, making this trip possible. Second, I have been overwhelmed at all the awesome stuff I get to take to the kids and stuff keeps coming. Additionally, I'm so grateful for all the prayers and kind words.. Love yall!

Here is a list of all the awesome things I get to take to the chillins.

9 pairs of tennis shoes
1 pair of sandles- keep em stylish Erin
2 tenn Pom poms
4 athletic balls
1 pump
5 packs of markers
3 packs of paper
3 packs of stickers
2 hot wheels
8 packs of bracelets
Finger nail stickers
2 packs of planet earth stretchy animals
1 build your own fighter helicopter
11 Slinkys
Twisty balloon game
Connect 4 game
21 pairs of sunglasses
1 huge bottle of vitamins

Those in my life have really prospered in this season of giving.

Thank you!
Oh and thanks for the ball pump.. Huge help and great idea!!

The last picture is the beginning of my bag of things. Il post as it grows.

December 03, 2011

My Final Vote

Well it's time to change the nails. They made it 1 full week.

I rate that a 7 out of 10. It is so much better than the 2 days regular nail polish last, however I was hoping to get through at least two weekends.

How long has your Shallac lasted?

Here's to the Christmas season and Candy Cane inspired nails. Hehe