Monday, May 15, 2017

New Orleans

Hello, dear friends! As promised, I am sharing my trip to New Orleans with you guys! I went on a cruise with my whole family (uncles, aunts, grandmas, grandpas, and lots of cousins) last fall. The cruise ship was in New Orleans so my family and I spent a few days exploring before heading off to sea. 

The food--oh that spicy, delicious food! I had cajun pasta with alligator sausage, shrimp, and chicken in it. I always order pasta at restaurants so this dish was perfect for me. My mom and dad got gumbo and other traditional cajun dishes for all of us to try. 

We went to a cemetery where those who have passed away are buried above ground in elaborate stone crypts giving it the nickname "Cities of the Dead" because they resemble little houses. It was amazing. Call me crazy, but I find old graveyards so interesting because of the incredible amount of history they have.

Despite the beauty I witnessed in New Orleans, I also saw so many people without homes sleeping on the benches or in the parks throughout each day.  Most of the tourists walked by these people without giving them a second glance as they admired the beautiful architecture and art that surrounded them. Ignoring the fact that there were so many people sleeping in any place they could find because they did not have beds to call their own. I could not do this. I could not look away and carry on with my vacation as if my heart didn't hurt for those people. I took pictures of them as we walked, not for me to publicize or to "poke fun" at them, but for me to remember, and pray for those who have no homes. People who are hurting yet no one seems to notice them. 

I took loads of pictures in Mexico as well, so I'll post them when I have the time.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Hello

Oh, hello. Yes, I'm the girl who hasn't blogged in about four months. The last time I wrote a post was in the late fall and now it's spring. Goodness, my posts have been frightfully sporadic lately and for that, I apologize. I left you all at a bit of a cliffhanger with my last post about how my semester was going and so on. Well, I made it through my first semester of college (somehow) and live to tell the tale. I got an overall grade of an A for each class. I even had a good grade in my math course that I was by no means skilled at. God really helped me through that one. I am now in my second semester and everything is going smoothly so far. I continue to work at a preschool and now am the teacher of a group of four-year-olds. I could go on and on about how much I love those little ones. The have so much love in their hearts and everything is an exciting, new adventure for them. I am hoping for a college-free summer so that I can work on the artistic projects that I have been itching to begin. I would love to get back to videography and more freelance photography. I hope that I will be posting more on this blog by sharing my poetry, adventures, and thoughts. I went to New Orleans to go on a cruise last fall so I have bucket loads of photos to share that I have yet to edit and post. I will share them soon. I haven't been reading anyone's blog posts for quite a long time but I will try to make it over to your blogs to see what has been going on in your lives lately. What's new? How have you been? I would love to know how all my blogging buddies are doing. <3