Wednesday, August 20, 2008

It's Coming!

Less than 3 weeks! EEEE!

Today I bought some awesome luggage and I've practiced packing. It's going to be hard having to shave down what I'm taking with me, but I'll figure it all out. I'm not so much worried about space, it's just weight. I have to get them under 50 lbs. And I'm going to want to leave room for more stuff. Well, I'm sure as soon as I get there, I won't worry about it too much.

I don't know if I mentioned it, but I got my visa. That was when it really hit me. All this week has been me realizing that in 3 weeks I will be wondering the streets of Vienna, with a pastry in one hand, a map in the other....and my German dictionary in my backpack.

Well, for all 3 of you that actually read this, I'll be keeping you posted on my adventures abroad. I'll upload pictures, tell you all my embarassing language mess ups and maybe brag about the chocolate.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Man in the Mirror

I don't know why, but this is my current obsession. I admit I do like a lot of Michael Jackson's music. I have been having this song run through my head for the past week. Maybe it's a sign I'm supposed to be making a change. Haha, who knows?

Anyway, sit back and enjoy the music, or maybe just watch this great dance

Thursday, August 7, 2008


So I'm not a very good blogger. I'm sorry I've failed all 3 of you that actually read this. I guess an update is in order.

The past 2 weeks have been AWESOME and here's why:

  • My visa application was completed and submitted. Finally. Hopefully they liked it so I can get the pretty stamp in my passport.
  • I made some great friends here and went to a couple of parties. That always makes life more enjoyable.
  • We got a new VCR since the old one pooped out. That means we can watch Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast. It's so much better having a larger selection of movies. I was getting sick of Harry Potter and Toy Story.
  • I got a short term loan and a new credit card. Okay, maybe I shouldn't have told you that, but it's a big deal 'cause I don't really have all that much money for Vienna.
  • A bunch of my friends are going on missions.
  • I've eaten more broccoli and actually enjoyed it! (Seriously, if you know me, that's HUGE! I'm a picky eater)
  • I got a letter from my friend Spencer in the army.
  • I finished my book the Host (highly recomend it) and bought Breaking Dawn last night.
  • I also bought a new outfit last night.
  • Brenda and I also ate Thai food last night (with broccoli!)
  • I did baptisms at the temple today. It was my first time in the San Diego temple. I think I should go more often.
  • I fly to Vienna in 1 MONTH TOMORROW!

K, so there was the stinky part about not having a full day off at all this week and other things that go with that, but overall life is great!

P.S. I forgot that Jonah said something really cute the other night. Jemma was being annoying and wouldn't go to bed and my sister could hear her bugging Jonah. Then Jonah yelled down to her "Mom, jemma's kicking me! Ow, Jemma, that hurts my heart! Stop Jemma, that hurts my heart." She went up to find Jemma's foot pushing on Jonah's chest, but it just sounded so funny.