We've been passing time in Arizona for almost 3 weeks now. In addition to spending most of our days planning for the trip, we've managed to occupy our time in many other ways…

Like passing out flyers to our neighbors requesting any items they can donate for our garage sale. (We're having it next weekend to raise funds for the volunteer programs we're applying to.)


…And collecting items from my mom's neighborhood that people were throwing out to sell at the garage sale.


We celebrated my mom's bday with an excellent dinner.


A lot of our attention has been focused around our favorite board game, Settlers of Catan. (We know we're dorks and we're okay with it.)


We're also hanging out with the awesome Grzecka kids building lighthouses and volunteering in Owen's preschool class. Spending three hours with ten four year olds is as much fun as it sounds.



Auston has been selling a bunch of our things online to earn some extra cash.


To save some money on the entrance fee to Phoenix Gay Pride this past weekend, we volunteered the week before by placing some mats under generators (to soak up oil) and assembling cardboard trashcans.



Only 11 more days until we fly to Mexico City! Then the trip really begins.