Sunday, August 23, 2009


Dear blog,

1. sorry i've neglected you.
2. i'm home from mexico.

it's strange being back. although i really wasn't there that long, i feel like i was. i was accustomed to my life there. it feels like it was a dream almost, just because my life here is pretty much the same as before i left.

i'm not the same, though.

i really think i changed a lot. i feel different. i look at the world differently.

anyways, the moral of the story is that my viaje was a amazing. i loved every minute of it. even the bad minutes... like when we missed our bus and had to walk more than an hour home at 1 in the morning. like when i was so utterly exhausted and cut my hand open on the fan in my room. like when it was 100 degrees and 100% humidity ALL THE TIME. like hormigas. like taking bus opcion 1 vs. opcion 2. like almost getting heat stroke (haha). like when every creepy old man in mexico decided that they loved me. and like when everyone i know thought that that was the best thing ever. i loved it all.

what did i learn?

sometimes the best way to be a member missionary is to just listen.
always being an example is so important.
don't be afraid to ask questions.
it is not always about me. (yeah, i have to learn this a lot)
pluuuus... a lot of other more "personal" things.
oh yeah, and spanish :)

here are some (and by some i mean un monton!) photographical highlights from my trip.

me and sarah vera at progreso

me, hilary, ellis, sarah and jessica at the school pool

amigos at katie's birthday

imelda, sarah, me and h at servicio

el grupo at the convent at izamal



icecream at motul
(i look like their mother...)

jorge aka the FAN MAN!

our clase
(we were laughing because my camera self timer made a funny noise)

in a ruin at uxmal... it was creeepy in there.


el templo! que bonito, no?

tacos yum

ice cream at COLON!

jessica and i at la playa in cancuuun!

going into the "dangerous" cenote.

emerging victorious from the dangerous cenote!


ariana! she's so adorable!


where is this... i don't even remember the name.

chichen itza! one of the 7 wonders of the world!

colson awaking from one of his many naps. BAHAHAHA
p.s. my parents are making me real life yucatecan food today, YUMMMMM!


  1. Umm... I love the photos. Especially the one in front of the temple and at the Playa in Cancun. The water is so blue!