Thursday, June 17, 2010

Dominican Republic here I come!!

What a day. Oh man! I got all packed, said good bye to a few friends, and lastly finished my beastly project 10 minutes before we left. I had to make an online portfolio by writing my own html and css. It was pretty challenging, but I learned quite a bit. If you want to see what I did check out .

I am amazed at how fast this term went. It was sad parting ways with my Roomie Emma. We've had some good times together this term and I've learned a lot from her. We're also waiting for her to get her mission call. Man am I excited to hear where my lil world traveler is going to go! It was also sad saying bye to my cousin mine, Andrea. She's leaving me in the fall for San Francisco Art Institute. I'm excited for her as she's going to have a lot of opportunities there, but it's going to feel weird not having her with me at the Y. She's been a great best friend up at school the past three years.

So right now I'm sitting in the airport with my 7 best friends for the next 6 weeks. I'm a little nervous about the teaching aspect of this trip but I'm excited for what I'm going to learn while I'm there. If anything this is going to be more of a learning experience for me than it is for them!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Happy happy, just not quite enough time..

I drove Thelma down this weekend to home sweet home. This was my first time making the drive from Provo to AZ all by myself, but I surprisingly enjoyed myself! I had a great time thinking to myself and jamming out to some good tunes :)

This is one of my favorite views on the drive home, just south of Page. You drive through a mountain enclosed road and then, bam. a beautiful view that screams Arizona!

Home was great! I got to play with my nieces and nephews, pick some fresh nectarines and apples in the summer evening, sleep in my own bed, do some shopping with my mom, and spend a little time with my parents, my sisters, and my dear friend Chelsy. Being home for a day was just enough to tease me! It sure did get me excited for August, when I actually get to spend some real quality time home!

My nieces and I! They are quite the goof balls!

4 days. That’s it!! 4 days til I fly with 7 other TEE students to the Dominican Republic to teach tech classes! It’s coming too quick! While I was home, my sister Grace kept on teasing me about how much I’m going to melt there! We looked up the weather and it said it was in the 80’s with 80% humidity…. Then she was like, “well at least you have AC where you’re living right??” Actually no, we don’t. Grace just started laughing away! Oh how she loved giving me a hard time! Then my other sister Wendy was saying how she had a friend who went on a mission there whose nose got soo burnt that it was red and all crusty! Ahh!! I think they just like to tease me more than anything… That’s what they’re good at ;)

Our lil TEE fam will be living and teaching together just outside of Santo Domingo