Packing and Prepping

Today I had the pleasure {ahem} of getting my immunizations for the trip.
Three shots, two on one arm, and one on the other. I've gotten to the point where I don't really mind them as much (read: no screaming or shaking) but I hate the bruising afterwards.
We've also been doing a lot of other stuff, getting ready to pack.

Clothing laid out and ready to be stuffed into a suitcase?


Junk food for the plane and the dorm?
all that glorious junky stuff... nom. I also got Godiva chocolate just to share for the trip but forgot to put it in this picture...

Oh, wait...

Unmistakable Vera passport cover so that I won't lose the darn thing and never be able to return home?



One of my grandmother's good friends got both me and my grandmother ^these^. It has so much stuff that I'm afraid it will explode when I open it...
And let's hope that does not happen. I heard from one of the moms that we're rooming with that they the people in customs have guns and tough-looking uniforms.
*nervous giggle*


Today I went to the house of one of the ladies that is going so that everyone could practice with the puppets that we're using for the VBS there. I am not doing the puppets, thank goodness. That would be an automatic fail. But I did meet two of the girls that we're rooming with that are complete experts with them. All of the other non-puppet-experts, including myself, are just holding up the props for all of the songs - all in Spanish, mind you, which I do not know a lick of, even though I took lessons when I was little.
Has any one of you lovely followers ever been on a mission trip? Or to Guatemala, for that matter?


  1. Getting close! Soo exciting! And what a cute little kit, Ive seen it before at a boutique-y place. ;)

  2. I've never been on a mission trip or to Guatemala, but it sounds like an amazing experience! Don't worry too much about the custom officers; they seem kinda scary at first, but they really aren't too bad ;) I can't wait to see pictures of your trip and I hope you have an amazing time!!!

  3. Cool! I was bored yesterday and looking at that same mini kit thing, haha, small world! :D Or small internet.

  4. um why did u FORGET 2 put the chocolate in the pic? that was stupid. :D i totally wish i were going it sounds like TONS of fun!!


  5. Isn't it amazing how much you can fit into a couple of suitcases and still have them under the weight limit?!?

    I hope that you have a wonderful time in Guatemala! Take lots of pictures :)

    I went to Mali, West Africa for a month in 2009 to stay with some missionary friends of ours who lived there. That was one of the most memorable months of my life!

    Happy packing,


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