Monday, November 23, 2009

I was in England!

Ok well I was on English territory! On Thursday I was able to go to the British Virgin Islands with Kassidy and Brynne. While on one of the islands they have a telephone booth with a webcam set up to take a picture every 15 seconds. Click on the link here and hopefully it will take you to the archive. Search under 11-19-09 at 11:42 a.m. and you will see our pictures! Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

A little taste of life...

I figured it was time to post some new pictures from St. Thomas. Nothing special just a few things that we have done. Hope everyone is having a great day!

Kassidy and I posing for prom...ha ha or just taking a funny picture before going out one night.

This huge spider was outside of our front door! Kassidy and Brynne put him in a bucket then ran him over with the car 3 times to kill him and he was still twitching after that! Then a week later there was another huge spider in the same spot! Gross! I can't wait to come home where all of the bugs are dead for the winter!

Our friend Connor came to visit us for a few days! He is doing the same internship over in Puerto Rico but he had a few days off in a row so he flew over! WE LOVE CONNOR!!!!

Meagan and I getting ready to go out one night. Just a funny picture because I think these type of pictures are way cheesy!

The sign by the entrance to the church. The branch members are so great here. It is awesome to be a part of this wonderful church!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Its A Small World After All...

Living down here in St. Thomas I often miss different things about the states...especially Utah! So whenever I ask people for I.D. I often hope that they are from Utah so I can get even a little taste of home. It is so great when I can say I am from Richfield and people actually know where that is! lol! Yesterday was the craziest of these experiences though. The girls at Cariloha (a partner store with Del Sol that the other 3 interns down here work at) were helping people and Meagan asked for I.D. The customer was from Utah so they all started talking and Kassidy mentioned she is from Richfield. The customer then asks her if she knows Grant and Louise Stubbs! Of course she tells them yes and mentions that I work right next door. When they come next door I immediately recognized them, it was my mothers cousin Rob and his wife from Kaysville! It was so great to see someone that I actually know and talk with them! My store was really busy when they were in so we didn't get to talk long but I gave them each a hug and Rob took a picture of me and sent it to my mom's phone! ha ha! Like the song says, "Its A Small World After All...!"

Friday, November 13, 2009

I believe in...

I am the type of person who always has a song or a quote to fit my situation in life. I have always believed that we can find strength to go on from so many different sources. I also believe that sometimes when someone else has already said the perfect words for how you feel. Today I have been thinking that these two quotes are how I feel. I have always loved the one by Audrey Hepburn (it's by Audrey of course I have!) but I found this other one today and I love it as well. Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend! I promise to do another update soon!

(sorry these pictures are not the best quality!)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

It's A Dead Man's Party...

Hello everyone! If you know me at all you know how much I love and adore holidays, especially Halloween!!! I have always loved the option of being someone else, even if it is just for the night! This year was so much fun! I dressed up as Alice in Wonderland (yes I was that 2 years ago and no I don't have blonde hair but oh well!) and went out on the town with my roommates. But our adventures for the night started the moment we walked out of the house. Our house has bars on every window and door (sometimes I feel like we are on house arrest or something!) and whenever we leave we just padlock the bars so no one can get in. Well we all walk out the door and lock the pad lock then get to the car and stand there. I looked at everyone and said, "Who has the keys?" No one had grabbed them off the counter!!! Well we couldn't pick the lock, and our landlord is out of town so we couldn't just grab the spare from her so we had to figure out another way in. Brynne helped Meagan and Kassidy up onto our balcony (the spot closet to the ground is about 7 or 8 feet high), they then slid a nail file inbetween our slidding doors to lift the lock and get us in the house! ha ha it was hillarious!
Once we got underway we went out to the Red Hook area of the island and chilled there. We met up with our Manager Laura at Fat Boys and took some pictures. Then when we were leaving another "fun" thing happened. Fat Boys is upstairs and is known for having really, really slick stairs and to make things worse they were wet! Well being the clutz that I am my one foot slipped out from under me and I practically did the splits on the stairs! Luckily I wasn't hurt at all and got an awesome bruise on my arm from this!
After Fat Boys we went over to Caribbean Saloon and listened to a local band called Bad Men play. They were really good and I can't wait for them to play again so we can go listen. We met up with the coasties there but left because it was way crowded! From there we went over to Duffy's and danced the night away! Of course we had to take some pictures with the "Missionary's" (I inspired their costumes, ha ha love it)! Anthony, Joss and Cory are so funny and we had a great time hanging out with them.

All in all Halloween was a fabulous time! I am sad I wasn't at home to see all of my nieces and nephews cute costumes but hopefully their moms will put pictures up soon so I can see! Hope everyone else had a great night as well!