Day 14: A Final Farewell

Day 14: A Final Farewell

Fifteen days, fourteen students, two interpreters, two instructors, one dedicated bus driver & countless memories. In just two weeks I feel as though I’ve grown a life time. It’s unbelievable to think that in a matter of hours we’ll be…

Day 13: Building A Playground

Day 13: Building A Playground

We spent the morning at the orphanage, with the intention of helping the carpenters build a playground for the kids. I was expecting to be building swings and slides. What we actually ended up doing however was transferring giant rocks from one end of the yard to the other, uphill.

Day 12: Play date on the beach!

Day 12: Play date on the beach!

Hola!! So you know that one song that goes “the sun will come out tomorrow,” well that should have been our theme song yesterday because boom, the sun is out baby! Woo!  After breakfast we spent a couple hours out…

Day 11: Surf's Up, Dude!

Day 11: Surf’s Up, Dude!

Hola mis Amigos! It is just the craziest thing to think that we only have about 3 more full days left here in Ecuador, sad face. Waking up to the sound of the ocean here in Olon was a perfect…

Day 10: Goodbyes & Hellos

Day 10: Goodbyes & Hellos

Today is our last day at the school. We had one last chance to play before it was time to say goodbye.

Day 9: Last Day of Classes!

Day 9: Last Day of Classes!

Hola! It’s crazy to think we have less than a week left here in Ecuador! Time seems to be going by so fast, but at the same time it also seems like we’ve been here a life time! Wow. Since…

Day 8: Babies, Soccer & Fiestas!

Day 8: Babies, Soccer & Fiestas!

this morning I decided to go to Cariño, the daycare. At Cariño they separate the older kids from the younger ones, and I decided to visit the younger kids first — to put some faces to some names!

Days 6 & 7: Siestas Galore!

Days 6 & 7: Siestas Galore!

Hola mis Amigos! So you may be wondering as to why this blog is combined into two days. This is because I am sad to say that for the last two days I have been dying. Not actually of course,…

Day 5: Building a House

Day 5: Building a House

Hola friends! Today was a truly amazing day. I feel so privileged and so honored to say that I had the opportunity to work with such an amazing group of people (and with the help of Hogar de Cristo) to…

Day 4: Our First Day of School

Day 4: Our First Day of School

Hola mis Amigos! Erica here! Day 4, phew!  We’ve had a good run so far, don’t yah think? Today was our first day heading to the specific organizations that we are working at; so Jaime, Tisha, Dan, Sarah, Kaylin, Nicole…