Thursday, May 28, 2009

Home Sweetness

       I have been home from school for about 3 weeks now. I have never loved being home so much! My mom had Tara and I busy from day one of being home since she was girls camp director. My dad, Tara, and me all went to girls camp the last weekend and it was a blast!! One of my best friends Erin Cook, now Erin Clouse, got married and it was a beautiful reception. Oh and YES I caught the bouquet. I really think that it was supposed to come to me, it really did just land in my super long reached out arm, it was great.... :) It has been so good to spend 
time with my family and so many great friends. I have gone on some wonderful dates and of course had some great game nights. Summer so far has been beautiful. Oh and also so some fabulous news is that Drew is dating the cutest girl ever. Her name is Haley Levitt and she is adorable, we love her. They met on a blind date and have been inseparable since then. 
The last fews days my sisters and I have been preparing to go to India! We leave tomorrow morning and could not be more excited. We are going with a volunteer group called Rising Star Outreach. We will be come for a little over 3 weeks. While there we will teach english at an Orphanage, work in the Leprosy colonies, and do some traveling. I know that it is going to be an incredible experience and I am most excited to share it with my 2 amazing sisters! While I was in China both times I always wished that I had family there to share it with so I couldn't be happier that they are both coming with us. I'm sure that the volunteer group that we are going with is going to think that we are quite a riot. So tomorrow we fly to LA, then 18 hours to Singapore with a stop in Taiwan. We have a 20 hour layover in Singapore so we will probably do some exploring. We then have a flight to Chennai India and from there we will take a bus to our village where Rising Star is located. We do have internet connection there so I will keep my blog updated! Wish us luck :) 

Thursday, May 7, 2009

I'm leaving on a jet plane don't know when I'll be back again.. kind of

So I am officially leaving Boston for the summer! I took my last final yesterday afternoon and boy what a relief! The last thing that I had to do for finals was my piano proficiency exam which went really well. I walked out of the room, through my arms up, and just started dancing in the hallway, it was quite the scene. I literally skipped all the way home which while skipping only took me about umm 4 minutes tops. All of my finals went really well and I had an amazing semester. I learned so much! I just hope I can remember it all, I'm sure that my new skill of being able to write a counterpoint invention equally as brilliant as Bach's will come in handy some day ;) 

I really love Boston though and I am going to miss being here this summer! But... I know that many other great adventures lie in my summer days. I am really glad that I got to experience the last few weeks of Spring out here, it has been so beautiful! It was really rainy this week, but last week was amazing. It actually got up to 90 degrees on the 28th (my birthday), I felt like I was in good ol arizona again, truly wonderful. 

Tara and I are packing our room up right now and have a flight at 8 tomorrow morning. It's hard to pack especially when you have so much stuff. Seriously I had no idea we had so much stuff until we had to pack our whole room... goodness. Luckily we have our amazingly wonderful brother denver who has helped us out with storing all of it! He will be driving the Tahoe across the country in a couple of days which is a huge help!! 

alright, I must get back to packing. Arizona..... here I come!