An Announcement

With the title of this blog post I will quickly say that I am not pregnant because really isn’t that all we think about when someone says they have an announcement to make? Well at least I do.

My real announcement has to do with a blog post I wrote last month on behalf of Samaritans Purse Charity organization, Operation Christmas Child. As I mentioned they are a wonderful Christian organization that collects shoeboxes full of gifts for girls and boys, they deliver them all over the world. Part of the campaign was that two bloggers would be chosen to go on one of these life changing trips to deliver the  gifts.

I am so excited to say that I get the chance in Februrary to Travel to Peru with Operation Christmas Child to distribute the shoebox gifts. I am so overwhelmed and super freaked out in a positive way that I get to do this! I am excited to write about my trip and share this neat experience with all of you. I cannot wait to meet the sweet children in Peru. I love that I will be able to tell them about the love that the Savior has for them.

My husband is so excited as well. As most of you know he is a Junior high Spanish teacher and has already started teaching me Spanish (He has always wanted to teach me and I have never been patient enough). He will be holding down the fort while I am gone and I am so thankful for his support. As I mentioned I will leave in February which seems forever away.  Until then I will be running around like crazy getting everything ready.

I wanted to let you know that Operation Christmas Child is still excepting donations and there is a lot of ways you can do this. You can actually build a box online by picking everything you want in your box, you can also gift this opportunity to someone else.

Donation centers are still accepting boxes. For a location please go here. You can also mail your box to this address

Operation Christmas Child Headquarters
801 Bamboo Road
Boone, NC 28607

I would love travel tips if you have any! Also thanks for all of your support. I don’t know what I would do without all of the amazing friends I have met through blogging!

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  • ~j. December 6, 2012, 9:39 AM

    So excited for you and the good you’ll do in Peru!

  • Jesseca December 6, 2012, 9:48 AM

    How exciting!!!

  • Rhonda Mullins December 6, 2012, 10:20 AM

    So cool Carly! Do you think I will fit in your suitcase?

  • evonne sell December 7, 2012, 2:44 PM

    That is so awesome!!

  • Natalie January 2, 2013, 9:28 AM

    That is such a cool opportunity! Congrats Carly!

  • vanessa January 5, 2013, 6:41 PM

    Wahooo! Take tons of pictures :)

  • Adrienne January 6, 2013, 6:07 AM

    No way! That is so awesome!!! Congratulations! :)

  • Camille January 25, 2013, 8:28 AM

    Estoy celosa!! Que oportunidad que vas a tener! Que te vaya bien y saca muchas fotos!!

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