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My trip to Mexico

I spent last week at an all-staff meeting for Friends of the Orphans, the non-profit that I’m employed by. We did a lot of team building exercises, but the highlight of my trip was visiting the orphan home, Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos in Miacatlan, Mexico. NPH makes a loving home for orphaned, abandoned and neglected children. Volunteers from the US and around the world provide TLC and so much more for them. They are getting a montessori education in the younger years, and are provided opportunities to have extra-curricular activities like performing in bands and dance troupes; tae kwon do; sports, etc. When they get to high school age, many of them go on to Bachillerato, and take college-prep or vocational courses to prepare them for adult life. I feel very blessed to have participated in going to visit this home… I know it will help me to feel the passion about why I work where I do.

High School Dancers at NPH

High School Dancers at NPH

Tae Kwon Do girls

Tae Kwon Do girls

The picture below is of Maria, 13, and Maria, 11. They were my partners in a scavenger hunt activity that we did with the “pequenos”. They were a bundle of energy and had me racing all over NPH looking for things like a zapato rojo (red shoe), stuffed animal (hence the gorilla), corn husks (out back of the kitchen where they make all their own tortillas and many more things. It was a lot of fun and they are sweet girls!

Maria y Maria... y un gorillita

Maria y Maria... y un gorillita

We also spent some time working with the kids on craft projects. It was such a lovely day that I will always remember… I hope I can get back to Miacatlan someday, and even visit some of the other NPH homes throughout the world.

Crafty Kids!

Crafty Kids!

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Cards for husbands aren’t exactly the easiest thing to come up with…

I don’t like giving my DH really mushy cards, it’s just not me, although he can give me a really romantic card and it will make me feel kind of sw00ny… anyway, it’s hard to come up with something handmade and heartfelt, but without lots of frou-frou because… well, he’s a guy and frankly the frou-frou doesn’t do for him what it might do for a papercrafting-appreciative girlfriend if you get my drift.

So in my quest to stumble onto something handmade and heartfelt 🙂 I came upon a 70’s retro website… INSPIRATION!  DH and I are Tweeners – in between Boomers and X’ers… I found a photo of some Funny Face Drink Mix from the early 70’s and the card in my head came to life!  I think he will appreciate this, because what kid from the 70’s didn’t love Jolly Ollie Orange?funnyface015

On the inside of the card I used some Classroom Alpha stamps from CTMH (still trying to keep some of that grade school feel to my declaration of love!). 

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No, it’s not the most romantic card on earth, but after 26 years of marriage, DH knows I’m not a mushy girl… but I think this little card will still surprise him and make him smile.

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wordle.net — oh my gosh

This website is so much fun — be careful, you can spend some time here. I think these would make fun scrapbooking or stamping backgrounds… I experimented with Little Miss Muffet…

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