You can only take 100 lbs each…

So we are in the prep mode for our trip to India… running around getting ready for Kristin & Tara F’s departure on Thursday and Loren’s departure on the 11th. Besides figuring out what we need to pack (which is actually not much since everyone’s advice is to buy your clothes once you’re there), we are packing med supplies, nail polish, hair scrunchies, and industrial water filters for the orphanage.

Oh yeah, this is what our trip India is all about…
Planning started off as the trip being our delayed honeymoon (couldn’t get it together around all of the other wedding planning). We wanted to be able to contribute to the community we were visiting, so in researching some service-based options, we came across Paul Wilkes and the Home of Hope orphanage in Kerala… Perfect!! Paul has been an amazing resource providing the connection to the orphanage, tips on Indian travel as well as having an infectious passion and level of enthusiasm for what can be possible when people decide to help others. We also got a crash course in teaching English as a second language from Shelby Shelly, a teacher of teachers.

So Kristin & Tara F. are shipping of on Thursday with Loren & Tara B. leaving on the 11th….