Wednesday, May 26, 2010

oh yeah...

Oh I forgot to mention yesterday... my new calling is Gospel Doctrine teacher! I am really excited for it :). I also got to give a talk on Sunday about being the covenant people of the Lord. I learned a whole bunch - maybe I'll post my notes on my scripture blog. They probably won't make much sense, but... eh, we'll see. Today was great - I just got done studying for about 4 hours straight some delicious spanish grammar. Jealous? You should be! Spanish rocks! Ok, but studying spanish grammar doesn't. Just rambling now... so I'm going to bed. Goodnight!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

photos and update

Just some tidbits from my life over the past few weeks. LIFE IS GREAT! I am so busy but I am so happy :) School is wonderful (grades are good so far!) and I feel like I am learning a lot.... about beating up people (self defense), how to be Chilean (Spanish), and how to be huge (weight lifting). SO FUN. I am having a blast in my new ward and love love my roommates. Here are some pictures for your enjoyment :)
Stake service project to temple square - we helped the horticulturalists
Brian and I went to an awesome show after the service project and he took this cool picture - I love the temple in the background!
He's a monster!

Carlos (an amazing person I taught on my mission) came to visit! We explored Salt Lake for a few hours yesterday.
The State Capital building... and some crazy girl jumping in front of it
Kiara - I love her!!
She makes that capital building look GOOD!
Mormon Battalion memorial
Ana's birthday party! She had sparklers - because she's just that awesome!
this is an effective way to blow up balloons incase you didn't know

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

update from P Town

Well, it's been a little while since I wrote last! I don't have too much time, but I just wanted to say that things are going fantastic! I love my new ward (BYU 189th) - the bishopric and the other members are really incredible people. I've been extended a calling that I am really excited about but I'll have to let you know what it is on Sunday after I'm sustained. I'm having a great time meeting new people and adjusting to this new life I have :). I feel like I've been super busy - here is a rough list of what I've been up to the last few weeks

- i got involved in some intermurals - notice the ultimate frisbee photo! We lost our first game, but we had a good time doing it, so that's ok.
- I'm in a photo shoot today at BYU!
- Seen some good movies lately - The Blind Side!
- It's rained a lot so I am glad I brought some sweaters
- Classes are grrreat! This week is rough though - 2 papers and a test :/
- We are taking our weekly temple trips and I LOVE IT! Saturday we went to Oquirrh Mountain and it was seriously incredible - it is one of the most beautiful ones I've been to. The spirit was so strong - it was neat to see someone going for the first time and how she was just glowing with happiness (well... I guess that could be due to the fiancee she had with her :) ). Next week: Manti!
- I went longboarding for the first time! It was SO MUCH FUN! I wasn't too bad at it (I would imagine I can thank snowboarding for that) and so we decided that I was ready for the hills...not a good idea. You can slow down on a snowboard but you CAN'T slow down on a longboard. Let me paint this picture for you... I am going down a hill (with a big smile on my face) until I notice that there is a car coming for me in the other direction... picking up speed... faster... faster.... the board starts to have speed wobbles... I start to get a little scared... the only way to stop is to jump off... so I jumped... and landed on my elbows/forearms/hip/shoulder/knees... all of which bear beautiful reminders of that moment (and the 3 others that happened after because I just couldn't get enough!). Yep, it's been a bit painful but it's a good story. I can only imagine how that looked to the car... especially when I just laid in the middle of the road like roadkill afterward! Anyway, don't worry mom - I'll be more careful next time!
- Kiara has been over to visit lots and it makes me so happy! She was even kind to bring me back some squeaky cheese from beaver :)
- I had a DELECTABLE dinner with Andrea and Ryan on Sunday - she is the cutest pregnant girl I've ever known!
- I got a great grade on my first Spanish composition!

Ok, I have to get to my essay writing... but I hope you all are great! Miss you and love you.

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