Wednesday, May 25, 2011

April Showers Bring...

That's right!
The month of May has brought a series of bridal showers for me, my middle school buddy who is also getting married this summer (Stephanie) AND 1 for Choco too!

The first was with my lady friends at Highlands. It was a fun time where we played games and laughed a lot.
Some special people from my HIS community....

The second was thrown by the middle school moms. This one had a hat theme....little did I know that my hat was picked for me!
We had a toilet paper dress competition with the moms....
Guess who LOST?!

It was a special time to celebrate our upcoming marriage with these moms that have so much wisdom to share.

The next shower was the one that Choco was able to be a part of. It was a thrown by some of his high school classmates.
We played some fun games...
...pop the balloon with the same part (arm to arm...tricky!)
..answer questions about one another and then be punished for each incorrect answer!
Guess we didn't do very well!!

This outfit totally beats the toilet paper one!

I even have cute shoes:)!..and a groom to match:)
The last was with church friends and was yet another sweet time with the girls!
Drawing pictures blindfolded...
...ooooo, not so good:)!
..and more toilet paper fun!

As I finish this post (I started it in May but I'm finishing in JUNE mind you...) it makes me feel so thankful for my community in La Paz.

There are SO MANY people that have played a special part in my life and I thank the Lord for each of you. I miss you already....thank you for sharing yourself with me!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Birthday Fun..

As I mentioned before, my Gramie's birthday happened to fall on her last day here in La Paz!
Because her life has been so special, we had to "celebrate" it in 2 days! :)

I took the day off on Friday and we went out to lunch at a French place in the area called "La Comedie." As you can see, it is shaped like a boat....kind of fun!

We had a yummy lunch of stuffed salmon, llama and sardine sandwiches!
Then we headed a few blocks over the La Paz's very own, Red-bus Tour!

Esteban (and of course Gramie) had never done it. So we enjoyed our informative tour of the city complete with historical antectdotes and pretty sights!

One funny part of the tour was when we went to plug in our headphones, the lady informed us that in order to hear the tour in English, we had to plug it into Japanese....of course!

Then on Saturday, her REAL birthday, we had coffee with some of my girlfriends at school.

After coffee did a few things on the internet including introducing Gramie to skype for the first time and hearing Ella sing "Happy Birthday" to her!) and then headed to Esteban's house for lunch.

We had a nice time eating some Bolivian dishes, hearing more stories and celebrating!

After lunch we went to a few more places in the city and then dropped Gramie off at her hotel for a nice rest before getting up at 2 in the morning for her early flight the next day!

Bye Gramie and thanks for celebrating your birthday with us!!