Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Colorado Camping

This past weekend we went camping in Colorado for a couple days with my family. The best part about it was the fatty foods. I won't lie, I ate more hot dogs than Nate did.
Nate cracks me up. I had to put this picture on here because of his boots with shorts. Not to mention what appears to be church socks. Ya gotta love him!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Month of May...

The month of May will always have a significant meaning to me. Two years ago this month, I had the opportunity to go to a country in Africa, Madagascar. I am not too quick to make comments like this, but I can honestly say it changed my life. After two months of trying to convince my parents to send their only daughter to a third world country, they paid for me to go. I went for one month with seven people from BYU where we worked in an orphanage and built a kitchen for it. There isn't a day that goes by where I don't think of those kids in Africa. I will always remember the month of May for this. If Nate and my work and school schedules allow us to, we hope to go to the Dominican Republic in November with a group of dentists and doctors. Here's some pictures from the trip.

Homeless...It is extremely common to see a brother the age of this kid, take care of their little brother without parents.

We taught them how to wash their hands and brush their teeth.

They wore the same clothes every day. Their clothes were donated from people around the world.

At the end of our trip, these were actually the nicest beds we slept in the whole time we were there.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Dance Concert 2008

This past weekend was a busy weekend. As some of you may know, I started dancing when I was three and have danced ever since. Since High School I have wanted to continue dancing and was glad when my good friend Emily introduced me to a studio in Orem. I have loved dancing at this particular studio and have loved the friendships I have made there. This past weekend was the yearly concert where we had two shows on friday night, and three on Saturday. My class performed five dances in each show. Although we were exhausted by the end of the last show, we had a blast. Here are some pictures of the concerts...

Me and my good buddy Elvis

Emily and I

My family after the last show