|February 12, 2015 - One Year Mark|
Well, this week was freaking sweet! As you know it was my birthday. Whoo! It was so fun! The whole day was just great even the lessons we had were really good so that just made it that much better. So to celebrate my birthday we worked! Yay, haha. Elder B** did make me a b-day breakfast and set up all the packages I got around my desk while I was in the shower so that was pretty sweet. At 8 pm the H** family surprised me with a b-day party. I know you already know about this from all the photos and videos they posted on Facebook. I guess I don't really need to say a whole lot, haha. It was amazing, they are the best! When we got there Elder O and Elder B were already there which was a big surprise since their area is super far away from ours and they are on foot. It was good to be able to have them there for it.
The H** family started off the night by giving me three gifts which I
couldn't believe they did that. They got
me this super nice California beanie, a card, and a big poster with tons of
pictures on the front and back of all the memories I had with them over the past
six months that I have been here. It
had pictures of the old district crew! I
was so happy to receive these gifts. Words
really can’t describe how much it meant to me to have people show this much
love and kindness to just some random white guy they have only known for six
months. After that, they brought out a chocolate cake with fresas (strawberries)
on top. I know from past experience that Hispanics like to throw people’s faces
into the cake before they actually eat it, but it’s supposed to be a surprise. I
wasn't really sure when or how they were going to do it, but they did catch me
by surprise, haha. My giant head took
out literally half the cake, haha. I had frosting up my nose, in my eye and all
over my hair, etc. It was hilarious and
I have never had that happen to me! So for the rest of my life, now ya’ll
better watch out because I am going to be doing this from now on, haha. I’m
turning Hispanic! The cake, the
gifts and all the photos we took really made the night awesome! So glad I have
been able to know them and spend time with them. They are so awesome.
|Elder B made breakfast and put out b-day presents!|
Also this week was my hump day! Whoo! Nothing too exciting, but I did burn a really old shirt that was like black in the pits and had pen stains in the pockets and who knows what else on it. haha. I will send more pics later.
|Is this a cake or cookie?|
|Mom sent a cake mix, just missing a cake pan!!|
Well that's about it from me this week! Things are good, it was a great week. I just hope you all have a great week as well! Love you, and thanks for all the b-day surprises everyone!