life lately

Friday, July 12

Oh lovely life, 
sometimes you are tiring. 

This past week I’ve been very sick. 
So sick that Kev had to take me to the hospital. 
Turns out I have a virus. 
It’s been a week now, and I finally regaining my strength and feeling normal again. 
Thanks to so many of you who were praying for me! 

Needless to say, Kev and I have took it easy this week. 

The one redeeming virtue of being sick, however, was watching my sweet husband take care of me. 
He rushed me around town to the hospital, 
rode to the market one morning before I woke up to buy me fresh carrots to juice, 
and daily rubbed my head and back to relieve the pain. 

I think there’s a reason God sends us out in two’s. 

This week I was reflecting on the work it takes just to “live” here in Nepal. 
Living in Kathmandu is exciting and colorful, but it is HARD! 

Every time Kevin and I go out into town, we literally need the rest of the day just to recuperate. 
I know that sounds dramatic, but it’s true. 

Last week we took a microvan into the city to go to the bead and fabric market. 
 Now a microvan (in case you were wondering) is a ghetto van where they shove you in like sardines and everybody’s all up in your biznass. 
Personal space bubbles here are about as laughable as health food at McDonalds. 
Aign’t no such thang, baby. 
Some day I end up sitting on stranger’s laps…
in any other circumstance lap sitting on complete strangers might be a bit bizarre slash inappropriate!, 
but not here. 
It’s every day life. 

When we finally made it the half hour into the city, we started walking. And walking. And walking. 

But simply walking involves massive crowds coming at you, where the elbows start flyin’, and people are hocking lugies (sp? and anyways, I hate that word!), and buses and cars are honking at the rate they are tapping the breaks. It’s chaos. 

We finally ducked into the bead and fabric market, and I was in heaven. 
Kevin and I have some fun ideas/dreams we are working on, so we were having so a great time buying swatches of different fabrics. The designs and colors here are to.die.for! 
But figuring out prices, and converting it into dollars, and haggling and converting yards to meters made my head spin! 

When we finally got back, we both were exhausted. That’s the day I got sick. 
Evidently a week was what I needed to recuperate from this outing, hehe!! 

But all that to say, no matter how much harder it is to live here, 
we love it and thank God every day for this opportunity. 

I hope you have a lovely weekend friends! 
ps- stay tuned for Monday's post because I have a fun give-a-way for you of some nepali treasures:) 

Love Katie

 {finding a shoe place and trying a few on...this picture was my "mirror". Didn't buy the ones on me...but did buy the ones behind them to the left. cracking up at this guys "pose" for my pic! haha}
 {can you tell what colors they like in Nepal? haha}


  1. Oh no, sorry you've been sick, but that's good you're on the mend! A month or so ago, I was talking about our upcoming trip home with my Mom on Skype, and she reminded me, "You remember that it's not comfortable here, right? You remember that life isn't that easy, here?"
    No, it's not comfortable or easy. Air conditioning and public bathrooms with toilet paper would be comfortable and easy. But man, life is still so beautiful. You guys are having the most awesome of experiences!

  2. I would fit in, in Nepal because I Love Love Love the colours.

    I hope you are feeling better.

    Guess what? I made my team taco's today as bit of "thank you" for all their hard work. I found a "taco kit" at one of the stores which made it easier as it had the taco's, salsa and taco mix for the ground beef in it. it was pricey but oh so worth it!!

    Have a blessed weekend!

  3. So sorry you were so sick. Im so glad you are feeling better now.

  4. You poor thing!! I hope you're feeling better my friend!! Keeping you in my prayers (:!

  5. Those colors, fabrics, shoes, fans, etc...all SO gorgeous.

    I'm glad to hear that you are FINALLY on the up...hopefully this virus is the last of you being sick for some time! <3

    Prayers being sent to y'all!

  6. your blog is always so encouraging, even in the midst of illness, you find the positive. i hope you're feeling better! and by the look of those photos, i need to come visit so i can go to those markets!

  7. So sorry you were so sick!! I've been sick several times here and I feel like God is just giving me a chance to slow down and breathe a little! :) So in that sense it's nice! Glad you have a sweet husband to take care of you, and I soooo agree..after living here I totally know why the Lord sends us in pairs! I just couldn't do it alone! Beautiful your shoes! Have a great weekend, love!!! <3

  8. So glad you're feeling better and that you had your sweet husband there to nurture you back to health!

  9. That guy's pose is priceless! Haha, love it and love you!

  10. So glad to hear you're finally recuperating! Don't you just love it when the husband shows you how much they love you by taking care of you?? I mean not that the every day kiss, "I love you", etc. aren't nice but sometimes it just feels extra good to be taken care of :)

    The fabrics and beads are so gorgeous! When we were in France I had similar experiences buying things - ok so 30 euros that's about 45 dollars - hmmm suddenly not so inexpensive - and haggling! In French! Also tough but I can't imagine doing it in a language I barely speak!

    Hang in there lady - prayers are being sent your way but happy to hear you are also experiencing so many blessings!

  11. Beautiful pictures. Sorry you were sick, so glad you're getting to feeling better! Those shoes are adorable btw! Excited for your giveaway Monday :)

  12. I'm so glad you're feeling better. Praise the Lord!!! I'm glad you have Kevin to take care of you. ;-) I can't wait to hear about the plans you have and why you're purchasing the fabric! :-)

  13. What an amazing market! You guys are on such an adventure! So happy to hear all about it. :) I bet this journey has definitely brought you closer. So glad you are feeling better!

    1. I didn't know that you were sick! Praying for you!! Love you!! Ps you and kev are adorable as always! Love, Jess

  14. I didn't know that you were sick! Praying for you!!! Love you!!! Ps you and kev are adorable as always!
    Love, Jess

  15. I'm so sorry you've been sick Katie, but I agree so much with your words about God sending us out in twos!! Amen! Praying for you sweet friend!

  16. Yikes! Hope you feel better lady! Love your photos and blog btw!! So swooned!

  17. Omigoodness you are so beautiful! But anyway, I am so glad you're feeling better, and your husband seems so sweet and caring. I love seeing all your pictures of Nepal. :)

  18. Omigoodness you are so beautiful! But anyway, I am so glad you are feeling better. Your husband Kevin seems so sweet. I love seeing all your pictures of Nepal. :)

  19. Omigoodness you are so beautiful! But anyway, I am so glad you're feeling better, and your husband seems so sweet and caring. I love seeing all your pictures of Nepal. :)

  20. So sorry to hear you've been sick :( So wonderful you have an awesome husband though. On a separate not, I love the sandals!

  21. You two are such a lovely couple :)

  22. I'm so sorry to hear you were sick, Katie! Ted & I were traveling out West (Yellowstone, Nebraska)... So glad to hear you're feeling better now tho!

  23. What gorgeous fabric and beads! Certainly is an adventure for you there. I hope you're feeling better soon.

  24. oh no! Sorry to hear of your sickness, but so thankful to hear you are getting better. What did you end up having? Sorry, I was gone for a week at my hubby's family camp so I'm just now getting caught up on my blog reading. And aren't hubbies the best??? :)

  25. Wow I stumbled on your blog from bloglovin and love this. You seem to be an amazing woman and I would love to be as giving and caring as you are. You are doing so much good and that's not common these days. =)


I LOVE hearing from you friend:) Your comment will make my day!