Sorry I'm horrible at keeping up with my blog. Somehow I manage to update my Facebook and Instagram daily but my blog? Yeaaahhh...apparently I'm just not really a blogging person. I think the real reason I don't like blogging is because I feel like with every post I make I am expected to share my deepest feelings with the entire blogging world and honestly? I don't even do that with my family so I doubt that I'd be able to do it with y'all out there reading this.
Anyways, its still fun to share exciting and funny stuff on here so hopefully you still enjoy reading my bloggie blog. Over Christmas and New Years my family and I spent 16 days in Hawaii. Can you say heaven? It really was such a fun trip. It was a great last family vaccay before I leave for the next 18 months. One of my very best friends, Nikki, joined us the second week we were there which made it even better! Here are some of my favorite shots!
Needless to say, it was an amazing trip and we all had a fabulous time! So sad that I had to say goodbye to the Ale family for so long though... I will truly miss them.
In other news, I LEAVE FOR ARGENTINA IN 15 DAYS. SAY WHAAAAT? I gave my first farewell talk yesterday and it was so surreal. I really never, ever, ever thought the day would come for me to give a mission farewell. But it did. And I had so many people there to support me. I could not be more blessed. My friends and family are top notch. The best in the world. They are always there for me and they are the best examples anyone could have. Every one of them has touched my life in a positive way that I can never forget and I will miss them so much over the next 18 months. But 18 months compared to eternity is nothing. I CAN DO THIS. Although I will miss my family dearly, I am soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo (is that too much? Sorry not sorry.) excited for all the adventures that await me in the next year and a half! I am going to Argentina for heavens sake! I am going to meet so many amazing people and hopefully be an instrument in which God can change their lives. Here are some more fabulous pictures from my farewell luncheon:
I didn't get a picture with everyone that came...so regretting it now.
For all you future sister missionaries out there check out this girls blog:
Also, with all this Manti T'eo stuff going on, I just thought I'd share this with you.
How great is that? I really feel bad for him but whoever made this picture deserves an award. For reals.
Guess what?! The packing has started! Ahhh! I'm getting ahead of myself because I'm going a little stir-crazy. I just want to leave already. Its hard to focus on anything but my mission. I have a feeling these next 2 weeks are going to go by much slower than I'd like and then once they're gone I'm going to want them right back. Bleh.
And last but not least, I have a new blog for the mission. It can be found here:
As of now I don't have any posts though. Each week when I send my family an email, my parents will post it onto my blog so you all can follow along on my crazy adventures. This might be my last blog post buuutt who knows? I might actually succeed at blogging right before it gets taken away from me.