five million pages of notes. four tests. three three page papers. two weeks away from my family. and one cleaning check.
im about sick of getting emails from my classmates that have been "sick" since november 3rd and so they don't have the last month worth of notes. seriously???? if you're going to lie, at least make it believable. but today i got a pretty funny one:
[A few weeks ago, a meteor crashed into my apartment and blew up my computer with all my notes! Could someone send a poor soul the notes from class?]
i sent that guy all the notes i had.
but despite finals and everything else...i'm loving the christmas caroling, wearing cute scarves, hot chocolate everyday, the thought of a 2 week break from school, perfect running weather, plenty of basketball, the warm fireplaces, jamming out to christmas music, the family i nanny's nine foot christmas tree, and lots and lots of treats. :)
trae reads a verse in portuguese. melissa in english. davis reads a verse in portuguese. mal in english. drew in portuguese-with a spanish accent. macey in english. etc. (you get the idea)
so THEN yesterday we had a fun conversation @ the dinner table.
drew: "okay..i want to issue a new family goal. from now on lets start speaking to each other 100% in portuguese @ home."
okay...that's my cue...time for me to head out.
at least they were nice enough to wait until it was time for me to leave to make this drastic change. and the good news is i've already accepted the fact that i'll be the only one in my family not speaking the language the next time we are all together. but i'm confidant that they'll still love me...
so..i'm leaving tomorrow. it's definitely going to be bitter/sweet. but i'm ready. mostly i'm ready for: a warm shower every morning. a comfortable bed. my cell phone. driving on normal roads. being able to have a simple conversations with whoever i want (seriously..i even miss small talk with random strangers.) my friends. idaho. my car. walking out of church and feeling like a got something out of it. and a big glass of milk..whenever i want.
don't get me wrong. i've loved being down here. but there sure is no place like home. :)
what else has been going on? this. it probably happens a little too much-not the trae sleeping on me part, that only happens once in a while:) i read 24/7. my average is about 3 books a week. (ugh...and i've run out....with a week left to go) what can i say? summertime is the only time i have to read since during the school year i just feel guilty if i'm not reading my textbook. i've loved it to say the least.
well....here i am...living the dream in Recife, Brasil. seriously...
It was the first time Drew and I had seen them all since January..so pretty exciting. After getting into Orlando at about 11 o clock we waited until 3 to see them. (it was a struggle since i had pulled an all nighter the night before..my only explanation for such a stupid decision: it was finals week) It was a sweet reunion and the couple days we spent in Florida were awesome. I'll let the pictures do all the talking :)
*I think the reason my pictures are so blurry is because i had to copy them off of facebook. All the pictures on my computer mysteriously deleted (i guess thats what happens when your little siblings use your laptop more than you do) anyway i was too lazy to upload them from my camera again. sorry!
well the day i thought would never come is finally here:
the day i end my 2nd year at BYU (yep...and i still don't have a major)
the day i pack up all my stuff and move out of my favorite apt. (seriously. loved that place)
the day of my last final for the semester. boo ya
the day i say bye to my roommates for the whole summer
the day summer starts :)
the day i get to see my family
the day i head off to brazil...
yep..that day is here.
i have very mixed feelings about this whole thing. i obviously cannot wait to spend everyday with my family, go to the beach whenever i want too, and to not be going to school over the summer (for the first time in forever!) but being away from my best friends for four months is a very long time, not to mention i don't speak a lick of portugese, but i got through today's goodbyes-even though it was rough. and i'm excited for this new adventure :)
anyway i'm sorry for another boring post with no pictures (this won't become a habit) but i'm at a hotel in orlando on a ramdom computer-i had to do something to keep me up. it's 2 a.m. and i'm patiently waiting for the drew's phone to ring and my dad to tell us they are here.
one more hour. i can't even wait.