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Sneak peek at some screenshots of a huge update you can expect in the next few weeks. Keep your eyes peeled, for more info! 

appglobalservice:

We’re off with a bang! Our first major fundraiser of the year, and we were able to bring in over $400 from a bake sale at the Corbin Walmart.

We have 8 months to raise $20,000 in order to travel to Peru with 20 incredible students and complete a service project. With days like yesterday I am confident we will get there! 

Day 03 (part 2) - October 10, 2013 - Eat More Possum! 

Day 03 (part 2) - October 10, 2013 - Eat More Possum! 

Day 03 - October 10, 2013 - Dog Walk Sites.
Took a long leisurely walk with the dogs to enjoy the beautiful fall day and the greatest gift of this time of year: Fall Break. 

Day 03 - October 10, 2013 - Dog Walk Sites.

Took a long leisurely walk with the dogs to enjoy the beautiful fall day and the greatest gift of this time of year: Fall Break. 

Day 02 - October 9, 2013 - The infamous Doob. Bringing this dog to Kentucky with me was the best thing I have ever done. 

Day 02 - October 9, 2013 - The infamous Doob. Bringing this dog to Kentucky with me was the best thing I have ever done. 

Day 01 - October 8, 2013 - My evening dog walk view. The weather is cooling quickly, and I will soon come to dread this chore. For now, though, I will breath the crisp fall air, and be thankful for my favorite season and the best chore I can imagine. 

(Note: in an effort to push myself to make more pictures, and to justify the purchase of a new camera, I have set a goal to make 1 picture for everyday that I remain in Kentucky, however long that may be. This is Day 1.)

Day 01 - October 8, 2013 - My evening dog walk view. The weather is cooling quickly, and I will soon come to dread this chore. For now, though, I will breath the crisp fall air, and be thankful for my favorite season and the best chore I can imagine. 

(Note: in an effort to push myself to make more pictures, and to justify the purchase of a new camera, I have set a goal to make 1 picture for everyday that I remain in Kentucky, however long that may be. This is Day 1.)

stephanietanner:

Tiana wants to spend a part of her summer building schools in Honduras to show the children in Honduras that people care and not all of the world is bad. 

Take a moment on this thanksgiving day to wish Tiana a Happy Birthday and Happy Thanksgiving by making her dreams possible.

http://kyhelpinghonduras.com/meet-us/featured-student/

My old Kentucky home -   11/03/2012 

My old Kentucky home -   11/03/2012 

11/4/12 - I spent Sunday afternoon hanging out with the neighbor’s cows and walking around the neighborhood with my friends, I never would have thought cows could have so much personality. The day ended when a stray pup that had joined us before we got to the cows adopted us and came into our house. She has quickly become a part of the family :) 

11/4/12 - I spent Sunday afternoon hanging out with the neighbor’s cows and walking around the neighborhood with my friends, I never would have thought cows could have so much personality. The day ended when a stray pup that had joined us before we got to the cows adopted us and came into our house. She has quickly become a part of the family :) 

I’ve finally started making pictures with my “real” camera. It feels awkward and natural, and I’m happy to be doing it again. Here is a shot from this weekend taken about a 15 minute walk from my front door. I feel so grateful to be living in such a beautiful place, I forget how lucky I am sometimes.  

I’ve finally started making pictures with my “real” camera. It feels awkward and natural, and I’m happy to be doing it again. Here is a shot from this weekend taken about a 15 minute walk from my front door. I feel so grateful to be living in such a beautiful place, I forget how lucky I am sometimes.  

So happy to be back. So happy to see my kids’ smiles, hear their laughs, and watch them grow and flourish before my eyes. It is humbling for me to see the amount so many of them have grown since they walked through my door a year ago, and I anxiously await how far they will push themselves over the next year.  
It isn’t half bad that this picture is taken 100 yards from my house. Life could certainly be worse. 

So happy to be back. So happy to see my kids’ smiles, hear their laughs, and watch them grow and flourish before my eyes. It is humbling for me to see the amount so many of them have grown since they walked through my door a year ago, and I anxiously await how far they will push themselves over the next year.  

It isn’t half bad that this picture is taken 100 yards from my house. Life could certainly be worse. 

Year 2 in t-6 days.

I’ll be back in the beautiful bluegrass Saturday, back at school Monday, back with my kids Wednesday. I am so anxious in the best possible way to just get back there and get started. I can’t wait to see my kids again, I can’t wait to see how much they learn and grow this year, and I can’t wait to be surrounded by some of the most capable, eager, and passionate people I know. 

I will certainly miss these 12 year olds that I have been surrounded by this summer though. Their energy, shenanigans, and constant loving will be missed. But just as they have homes, families, and lives to get back to in their home states/countries, I have unfinished business to get to, and I feel ready to take it on.

Here’s something that might surprise you. Louisville has recently been rated one of the “Foodiest Cities” by Bon Appetit magazine, one of the top 10 “Tastiest Towns” by Southern Living, and the “Third Best Food Destination in the World” by Zagat. That’s right. Derby City, best known for a certain horse race, the Louisville Slugger, native son Muhammad Ali and various tourist attractions has quietly sneaked up on the national culinary scene to become a major destination for comestibles connoisseurs and food tourism.

Louisville, Ky., has become culinary hotspot (via apsies)

Welp, I know where I am going to make a road trip to this year.

As a teacher who got a pink slip this year (but, thankfully, got my job back!) this hits close to home. 

June 6, 2011 - Right outside of Louisville - My first night in Kentucky
Taken on my first night in Kentucky, nearly 1 year ago. If you told me that night, that the people I would meet the next day would become as important to me as they are, or that I would love this place as much as I do, I never would have believed you. If you told me all of the craziness I would go through, simply leading up to my first day of teaching, let alone the adventures of my first year, I also would not have believed you. But it all happened, and it happened exactly as it needed to. I say it nearly every post, but I wouldn’t trade this year for anything, from the lowest lows to the highest highs, it been one of the most important experiences I’ve ever had. 
1 week left in my first year of teaching, holy cow. 

June 6, 2011 - Right outside of Louisville - My first night in Kentucky

Taken on my first night in Kentucky, nearly 1 year ago. If you told me that night, that the people I would meet the next day would become as important to me as they are, or that I would love this place as much as I do, I never would have believed you. If you told me all of the craziness I would go through, simply leading up to my first day of teaching, let alone the adventures of my first year, I also would not have believed you. But it all happened, and it happened exactly as it needed to. I say it nearly every post, but I wouldn’t trade this year for anything, from the lowest lows to the highest highs, it been one of the most important experiences I’ve ever had. 

1 week left in my first year of teaching, holy cow.