Just a peak

Tuesday, September 2

Yesterday, after 32 hours of driving, my siblings dropped me off in Orange County. We had been traveling for the last 5 days into the interior of Mexico. We drove, took a small plane, then ambulance, then hiked on foot for a few hours to run a mother/baby clinic in an incredibly remote canyon, helping out the doctors with whatever we could do. I really have no words right now to describe experience, but am still in awe that God gave us a glimpse into this valuable work. 

I am just so reminded and encouraged that God's freedom is for everyone, no matter what corner of the earth we occupy. His grace is radical and tender. And I was inspired continually to give my life even more to the things that matter. 

But for now, i'm absolutely exhausted:) I will share more pictures and stores tomorrow! Hope your labor day was incredibly restful and good! 

Th island of Kos, Greece

Wednesday, August 27

If you are planning on taking the ferry from Bodrum {Turkey} to Santorini {Greece}, you will undoubtedly stop on the island of Kos and change boats. Kos is only about an hour ferry from Bodrum,  and carries the same distinctive charm with the climbing bougainvillea, blue shutters, and cobblestone streets. However, stepping into Greece just feels so different. You change languages, currency, and culture. I immediately fell in love with Kos the minute we disembarked, and was sad we only had a few hours to explore the small yet gorgeous island. We found a cafe tucked far away from the main tourist drag, and ate gyros! So utterly melt-in-your-mouth-delicious. I almost cried. Kevin and I just sat at the table, our eyes feasting on all the beauty around us. I'm convinced the Greeks invented just about every awesome thing in the world {olympics, gyros, feta, greek yogurt, charm….. RIGHT?!?!?)…just wait till you see my pictures of Santorini next week:) Happy Wednesday friends!

Bodrum {our first Turkish beach town}

Monday, August 25

Following our day in Ephesus, we hopped on an early morning bus and headed to Bodrum, an easy 3 hour drive. We were headed to Bodrum to catch our ferry to the Greek Isles, but we were so happy to have experienced this little slice of Turkey on the coast. Bodrum has been called "St. Tropez" of Turkey, with many upscale shops, a beautiful harbor with multi-million dollar yachts, and just an air of sophistication. Kevin and I had 5 hours to kill before we caught our ferry to Santorini, so we rented a scooter and explored the surrounding beaches! It was a blast, and I'd totally recommend scootering around if you are ever needing to kill time. We stopped off at a particular beach and got drinks, while taking full advantage of the fantastic beach chairs! In some ways, I wish we could have had more time in to spend in Bodrum because it really was quite pretty and we only scratched the surface. Bodrum has a deep history, including the Bodrum castle, below. I think one could spend a few days in and around the Bodrum peninsula! So beautiful:)