Thursday, March 25, 2010

Juano's Birthday...

did happen...a month ago. that doesn't mean i can't blog about it.
so, it was kind of an ironic/pathetic day to be totally honest. we had made plans with friends to play volleyball but they flaked on us the night before leaving us with no plans. so we went up to turtle bay anyway to see if some random volleyballers were there.
no luck.
so we went to juano's favorite beach- Castles- to try to body board. but it was too flat for waves on that 20th day of february.
so we went home and just chilled. juano's family called him and my family called him with birthday wishes and i made a lasagna dinner complete with garlic bread and salad (and of course birthday cake- prom cake).
juano was a little disappointed about how his day turned out but i had a little surprise for him after dinner. a bunch of our friends stood at our window at precisely the time we finished our last bites. they belted out happy birthday through the window as juan shyly answered the door. we dragged him out of the house blind folded and handed him a stick.
we had a fun time taking turns whacking away at this cute little soccer ball.

Our friends from left to right: Jackeline, Jackeline Jr., David and Arielle Westman, Asala, Aissa, Baby Rayden, Yuka, Mike Parker (in front with the stick), me, juano, Miles Smith, Amber and Jason Poulter, Aushra and Rene Ledesma.

Monday, March 1, 2010


we survived a false alarm.
Saturday morning at 4 am-loud knock at the door. our elders quorum leader.
-_- sleep -_-
6 am- the sirens go off.
-_- sleep -_-
8 am- gather stuff together and prepare for the arrival of 3 feet of water in the house.
-_- sleep -_-
10 am- pack our stuff out of the house and climb the hill behind the temple.
-_- sleep -_-
12 pm- get word that all is well and pack our stuff back to the apartment.
-_- sleep -_-

it was quite an uneventful event. in the end we realized how much it would suck if we had to spend 3 days on that hill with our limited 72 hour kit. so lets just hope and pray that there won't be a next time and our lives will remain uneventful.