As many of you know, I was “on vacation” last week. Actually, I was in Quito Ecuador with my 17 year old daughter working on a service project. It was a great experience for both of us. We painted murals to help beautify a school for indigenous children whose mothers work in the nearby outdoor market. This facility works to keep these kids off the streets and all the children were really sweet. I am not an artist, but my daughter is very creative and so this project was perfect for her. My job was to paint within the lines she drew. I posted some before and after pictures of our work at the bottom of the the blog.