Wednesday, December 21, 2011

day 8 - card making

{practice project. day 8 - making cards}
every year i try to make my own christmas cards. i rarely come across cards in the store that i really want to buy, so i just make my own. they're getting better year after year. this brings me a lot of joy and this year i i found a few people who did it with me!

Monday, December 19, 2011

day 6 - always my favorite

{practice project. day 6 - rina.}
i can't get over how cute she is. this is rina working hard in class.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

day 5 - jung-hee

{practice project. day 5 - jung-hee}
I started volunteering with her in June 2011 here in Korea. She had been living at the orphanage since she was 2 or 3. I tried to meet with her every week to study English and be a good friend to her. 3 weeks ago she actually moved out and is now living with her dad again. I wasn't sure if I'd see her again since she left the orphanage. BUT she called me and we met up on Sunday. I'm really thankful for her. Though I was warned that she'd be a difficult girl, she turned out to be a blessing and joy. I'm surprised she allowed me into her life. Through her I've learned the importance of patience, commitment and how the life I live is not always about me.

day 4 - they got married

{practice project. day 4 - caleb and mina got married}
Mina and Caleb. It was such a hectic, busy and beautiful wedding but I didn't get an actual picture with the couple. So this is all I got. They've both spoken into my life in strange but divine ways. I'm really thankful for them. 

Saturday, December 17, 2011

day 3 - ugly christmas sweater party

{practice project. day 3 - ugly christmas sweater party}
my friend SB. i think she's my first friend from Tennessee 

i love christmas decorations. there's me in that christmas ball.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

day 2 - field trip at JES Island

{practice project. day 2 - my favorite student}
she's my favorite in my class. i delight in her smile, her tiny eyes, her hair accessories and her laugh. she treats me like I'm her mother, so I feel really comfortable around her.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

day 1 - my JES Island students

{practice project. day 1 - my students}
pinky and rina. they made these funny faces as they kept asking why i was taking pictures.

rina eating her snack before she took a big English exam

For the rest of December I'm going to take pictures of people and things that I delight in. This is to prepare me for Project 365 that I will attempt in the new year. Everyone and everything has a name, a story and a purpose.