Saturday, January 28, 2012

efy 2012

Dancing with the counselers!

The girls in my group!

Mi mehor amigos!

La baila!

My date ;)

Danza Kuduro!

This year I went to efy in Argentina! Wow what an experience! I learned so much, mostly spanish which was great! I made great friends! (And I already miss them so much) It was very similar to EFY in the states, but its amazing. I was able to hear from general authorities, and to learn from the kids in my company. I had so many great experiences. The EFY chant here goes like this... yo te dare, te dare una cosa, yo te dare, una cosa empieza con... E...EFY! I learned lots of cute songs, and dances as well. Just an all around amazing time!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Feliz año nueve

New Years part two. I forgot to mention that I spent New Years with my brazilian friends and their families. It was a lot of fun and I it was so cool to see new years spent in a different way. We had a very gormet Argentine meal. And we all wore fancy clothes. Marina had a DJ and waiters and the there where tables outside in the back yard. We had TONS of firworks and we even did something a little strange to me yet still cool. 12 seconds before midnight we would eat 12 grapes. One for every second, while we ate a grape we made a wish. Afterwords of course we all kissed eachother on the cheek and then the party started! We had glow sticks and hats and glasses and boas and all sorts of crazy stuff. The music got turned up really loud and we just laughed and danced and had a great time! at about 3:30 my friends and I whent up to the third floor to watch a movie. The parents stayed up till about a little bit after 6. (Poor DJ he had to play music for a long time) and at 8:15, Maile came to pick me up to go to church. It was a very long but eventfull night.

My friends are great and I was so happy that they invited me to be with them and have some fun!

Monday, January 2, 2012


On New Years I spent it with my Brazilian friends. They of course speak Portuguese. Ive learned a lot of Castillano (spanish) but I still have a lot more to learn. So you can imagine how difficult it was when 30 people where comming up to me saying "oi, tutabang". My friend quickly came to the rescure and said.. "just say tutajoya" back. Oh that was funny.

On occasion people ask me "do you speak spanish or french?" Really?? Or ive even had remise drivers think im French. So very strange isnt it? I like all of the cultural differences and the languages, but sometimes it just makes me laugh the things I hear.

Gotta love Argentina

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Years!

So its the year 2012, and look...where all still alive!!! Who woulda thought? hahaha This past year has been very eventfull. Moved to Argentina-Turned 16-Survived my first semester in a super hard highschool, and a few other things. Im extremely gratefull for all of the blessings, and comfort and safety I have been given. The past 6 months where really hard for me, but i managed to get through them, and grew as a person through those expieriences.

This year is going to be a great year!! My New Years goals are...

1. To be at the weight I want to be.

2. To work really hard in school and get really good grades.

3. To make it to Florida in the summer.

4. To re-read and finish the Book of Mormon and really pay attention to the stories in it.

The best part about New Years is fresh starts.