Thursday, April 16, 2009

We'Ve GoT TaLeNt!

So this past Monday was packed! We went to Masada, the Dead Sea, En Gev, and had a talent show that night! Well Floating in the Dead Sea was INCREDIBLE! It was a blast! And at the end, our skin felt like baby skin, i loved it! Then when your at the Dead Sea...You put mud and clay all over your body! It was a blast to just play in the mud! it was just sooo cool! I couldnt even recognize some of my friends because they were just covered form head to toe in mud! When We got back that day, we were so tired from such a long day-but that night we had a talent show! Me and 5 of my friends did a dance we choreographed to a song from the Disney Movie Hercules! The song was called, I won't say im in love. We had been working on it for a while now! It turned out darling and everyone loved it! My friend Jessica was Meg from the Movie ( shes in the dress ) and she looks just like her! And the rest of us were the 'Muses' and dressed up in togas! I had so much fun with it! The night was sooo fun! The past couple days have been filled with finals-again..blah! But I'm almost done with them..I can't wait for that. classes here are so intense that sometimes it just puts such a damper on eveything here. But I am so glad I got to come here! The things I have done and seen are pricelss! Its so crazy to think my time is almost over here...Time has just flown!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Today i finally made it to one of the most sacred and important places in Israel- the Dome of the Rock! It was beautiful and am so glad I went. I wake up every morning to the best view of the Dome-wow I am so blessed. Also this past week I got to celebrate Palm Sunday with the walk they do evey year starting where Christ started when he was going into the city. Everyone has huge palms they wave. And in the morning we went to a special ceramony in the Church of the Holy Seplurcure. It was awesome to take part int these events. I felt like my mom because she always raised us to partake in activites that celebrate the Savior and his last week. it was so much fun!We also had a "Ramadan dinner" which is a holiday for the Muslims. We had this huge meal and I was asked to design the floral center piece on the serving table..I was so excited to do it! And today was a free day where I just went out into the city and explored with my friends! That never gets old and every time brings something new and exciting! The last picture is of me and my primary class that I team teach with my friend Jessica every week! We have so much fun and I love my calling working with the little sunbeams! they are such joys and always make me smile! I also love teaching with my friend Jessica! She is awesome and we have so much fun together! I am so excited to be here during Easter time! How Lucky I am!There are many tourist here at this time, and then theres me who lives in the Holy Land during this special time! I love it! Wow I am so blessed!


Friday, April 3, 2009


On our way to go SNORKLING in the RED SEA! ( my friend Lindsey and I...she's from TEXAS. Enough said. ) =)

So today we drove to Eilat! Which was ICREDIBLE! We went to the beach and went SNORKLING in the RED SEA! I loved it! The fish were beautiful! There were small jelly fish all over that I swam right through, they made me a little nervous! But it was amazing!

My friend Marianne and I laying out in the Sun at the Red Sea. It was a perfect day!

A beautiful Massive Waterfall We visited!

Caesareas Philippi!

One day during our free afternoons on the beach....well we made a raft out of things we could find on the beach. The guys actually sailed it! It was way fun!

This is a natural spring that is made into basically a natural swimming pool. And we got to swim in it! It was a BLAST! And by far one of the prettiest places I have ever gone swimming! Pictures do not do justice!

This is on the deck of the Galilee Branch House, where we attended church. The view is amazing as it over looks the Sea of Galilee.

This Picture is for JUSTIN. At this special place in the Jordan River, they have baptisms. We went on a Shabbot to see them take place. On the walls they have special prayers and messages all along the walls in different languages. And so I found XHOSA just for Justin! I was so excited when I spotted it!

This is my friend Jeff, So one night we went to this special fish diner. And this was the fish they they served, very fresh. I actually hate fish and ate something else, however...I did try a piece. But still, it was intersteing. Everyone had to disect their fish in order to each it...yuck.

Hiking...In Galilee everything is so beautiful and green. You forget you are in Israel and feel like you somewhere like South America. Its breath taking.

This picture I think is so funny! i tried to take some pictures in the water, while balancing on a rock to look like i was walking on the Water. And the guys in my group started throwing rocks to get me wet. It was quite funny.


Sailing on the SEA OF GALILIEE ( it was so cold,windy, and raining that day )

This is at Caesarea Port! Beautiful! Well, Im back from 10 days of bliss in Galilee! it was incredible and felt more like a vacation then a packed trip where you are going non stop! We actually got a few days where we got to relax on the beach and just play! We even had New Testament Classes on the beach! It was bomb! We stayed right on the sea of Galiliee. Wow I am lucky! It was such a highlight of the whole trip. The scriptures were really alive as we studied the Stories of Christ right at the actual location that they took place. It was amazing! I cherished those 10 days. They are full of memories, spiritual highs, and laughs.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Just some New pictures

These are some more pictures from when a group of us went to Tel-Aviv!

Watching the Sun Set on the beach...amazing!

Having fun on the Boarwalk!

In EN KAREM- its this area that is very European Looking!They have a bunch of churchs and cafe's there to see. Its amazing and so Beautiful! 5 of us went to this AMAZING place for lunch where we sat outside on the patio and had such a fun time with being justg with girls.

Where ever you go in En Karem you have to hike up to get there, but the whole time you see this beautiful view!

This is Bethlehem!! We spent a day there, and went to Bethlehem University and got to talk with students, went to a lecture,
saw the church of Nativity where Christ was born, and went to Shepards Field at night to celebraste Christmas! hehe. We had a Christmas program. It was such an awesome night! This is the place we ate for lunch-it was probably the BEST meal I have eaten here! and it was soooo fun! It was in a tent, and had a very middle eastern feel., I loved it! We ate tons of humus and pita with different dips, veggies, and lamb and chicken.

Celebrating Porim-A Jewish Holiday where everone dresses up! These are my friends Aleni and Kara ( She's from Hawaii! )

About to go out for Porim!

This is my friend ALi, we finally got put on the same bus together and were so excited! So we had to take pictures of this happy moment!

This is us dressed up for a night out on the town for Porim. Which is a Jewish Holiday where people dress up and celebrate the whole night. Its kind of like a mix of Marde Gras and Halloween for us.

Heres some new pictures that I took and got from friends! This week has been killer with finals non stop! and it won't end until friday! I probably will being doing cartwheels of joy once we are done, and get to have a break! I can't belive time is going so fast and before I know it I'll be back in the states with a full Summer semester ahead of me and lots of exiting things as well. I look forward to it, but am loving my time here! It just gets better and better here!