Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

I was really sad this year to miss Halloween! Although I'm not that big of a Halloween fan I do enjoy seeing the kids trick or treating and carving pumpkins. Don't get me wrong Dia de Los Muertos will be incredible to see but since our family is Mormon we won't get to see the celebration first hand, it is a Catholic holiday.
I wasn't the only one missing the holiday. All of us as teachers dressed up in our Mexico soccer jerseys and became the Mexico soccer team. I didn't expect anyone to know why we dressed up when we got to school. However they had a surprise for us!!!!!

My Homeroom Class
Libia, Alex, Marianna, Magali, Deyda, and Nexter
Pepe, Paulina, and Rebecca were missing:(

All the Students at Gaille!

Andrea, Jimena, Nester, Pepe, Santiago, Raphael, Marianna, Andre, and Me!

THE BABIES! These kids range from 2 to 3 and they are speaking English!

Traditional Dia de Los Muertos decor!

Friday, October 30, 2009

I'm So Excited and I Just Can't Hide It!

This is going to be a short post but I'm just writing to let everyone know how excited I am! About 10 minutes ago I checked my email to discover that I got accepted into the European Tour program at BYU-Idaho! What does this mean????


Monday, October 26, 2009

Lost in Translation...

LJ and I have an incredible host family that loves to take us places on Sundays! One of the past Sundays they took us to a very ornate church. Outside the church was this sign.
LJ and I as well as Emily and Lauren, who were with us, began to laugh. When our family asked us what was up we explained through laughter as best we could. The term lost in translation is an everyday thing for me. However, I am happy to say it has never been this bad!

Friday, October 16, 2009


So mixed emotions came with today as it is the official halfway mark for all of us teachers here in Mexico. How did we celebrate in Puebla???
We played What Are You Going To Do When You Get Back To The States!!
LJ-Drink out of a drinking fountain, flush a toilet without a bucket, and eat swedish fish!
Lauren- Wash and dry my clothes!
Carly Laga- Go to the bathroom with a paper cover and walk barefoot in the Airport.
Amelia- Get ice cream (What? We do this at least twice a week in Mexico), Take a shower without flipflops, use a vacuum cleaner, and walk down the street without cat calls.
Emily- Eat Porcupine meatballs
Me- Sleep on the floor, use ice cubes, and listen in on someone else's conversation.

All- Kiss our families and those we love!

I don't want anyone to think that we aren't grateful for our time here or the experiences.... but something are just worth missing.

Que Asco!

Last night I can say I experienced something I never had before! LJ and I walked into our host family´s home to see our 7 year old sister munching on something in a good sided clear tub. I asked her what she was eating and she handed the tub to me and LJ. LJ almost lost her ¨comida¨at the smell but I looked and couldn´t believe what I saw! In this tub was probably three hundred dried minnows. My little sister was just munching on them like they were fries.
Well.... I promised myself when I got here that I would try everything that was put in front of me. Here goes nothing. I truly almost threw up. The minnow wasn´t that bad until I got to the head. I don´t know if it was because it actually tasted bad or it was just the thought of eating fish eyes that made me gag but gag I did.
I guess it wasn´t that bad... At least I gave my host family a huge laugh!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

You Never Know....

You never know how much you missed someone until they´re gone. That is how the saying goes right? Well I have a new one! You never know how much you missed someone until you don´t see there face for about two and a half weeks when you are use to seeing it daily. You never know how much you missed someone until you hear their voice and realize that life is truly a wonderful thing. You never know how much you missed someone until your life falls apart and is put back together and through that whole experience you just wanted their advice. You never know how much you missed someone until you see them smile and hear them laugh.

I missed you family! It was good to talk to you!

A New Goal is Set Forth!

I recently got a letter from my older sister that challenged me to take a picture everyday of something exciting that happened. I decided to not just take a picture but to blog about that picture. Now I´m not going to promise that the picture will be on the blog everyday but I will blog about something that happened to me at least 3 times a week.
I hope this doesn´t get boring for those few people that glance at my blog but I am half way through my time here and have not recored anything. Opps!

Today my exciting event is that we bought orange juice! Fresh orange juice! I am not kidding the guys squeezed it in front of our faces. Each cup the teachers bought had 7 oranges worth of juice! Yeah for amazingness! You never know the things that will make you day better. This definately did!