Sunday, October 18, 2009

time is all around

As of 5:10 this morning, I am back to reality.

Tour was so much fun this year. I knew what to expect and what not to expect (vacation-like experience, I don't think so), so it was a lot more enjoyable. We got to see some cool things like the beach (we didn't get to swim, but we did get to get our feet wet), the Reagan Presidential Library (which has his Air Force 1 plane in it, the entire, huge, actual plane. It was awesome.), the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica (shopped at H&M and got a delicious ham and cheese crepe), Downtown Disney, multiple temples, Hollywood, In-N-Out, and more. The thing that always strikes me when we tour is how generous people are. We stay with host families every night, and they are always so welcoming, so willing to do whatever to make us comfortable. You have the chance to see people from all walks of life and from all socioeconomic statuses, but everyone has the same high level of hospitality. It's awesome. It's also great to go to church in different cities and see that it's still the same, no matter where you go. The members believe the same things, give talks on the same subjects, testify of the same doctrine everywhere in the world. What a testimony of the truthfulness, stability, and unity of the church.

The forecast for this week is:
three tests
three extra homework assignments that should've already been done
two 5-11 pm rehearsals for Homecoming Spectacular
two performances for Homecoming Spectacular
one morning full of balloon handing out for the Homecoming Spectacular parade

May I be blessed with three extra hours in the day and twice as much brainpower for the next seven days...


amanda and dave said...

Glad you're back! I hope Tuesday works out for all of us. Sounds like a fantastic experience. I'm glad! I miss you though.

Oh man, GOOD LUCK with all that stuff. I hope you get the extra three hours.

P.S. Dave still loves feeding the fish on your blog..and I'm sorry if they explode because he went a little overboard. :)

kylie said...

good luck with all the homecoming stuff! you'll do great, i'm sure!

kylie said...

also, next week is a yes for indian food. this week is crazy, but next week will be better. yay! let's do it for real!

Kimkidoni said...

Ack! That sounds like death, but you can do it.