27 February 2017

Ski på Sverige (2 ukersiden)

Hallo fra Norge!
 The food here is delicious! We eat lots of fish, fruits, potatoes, and vegetables. I don't think I've ever eaten so healthy. We're going to have an American day. Pancakes for breakfast and Hawaiian haystacks for dinner. And chocolate brownies for dessert. I'm excited! I miss American food so much.

Last weekend we went to Sweden to go skiing. We did downhill and cross country. Downhill was terrifying! But I soon overcame the fear and had a blast. Cross country was very tiring. I fell once. (You can see it in the video.) no serious injuries just a big fat bruise on my left knee. Nothing to worry about. It looks worse than it feels. I learned a lot of new words there. We played many games too. One night we each had a card stuck to our forehead. We took turns asking questions about what was on the card. Of course all in Norwegian. It was so much fun! Donald Duck was on my card haha. We had some fabulous meals. For breakfast we had open face sandwiches with brunost, boiled eggs, bread, and meat. Just like on Christmas! I was in heaven. For dinner we had hamburgers and the next night we had Duck. Quite tasty! We had a long drive to and from Sweden about 6 hrs total. We

Top 16 of 16

I saw a cute post talking about their tops of the year. So i figured i'd follow suit. 
(These are in no particular order.) 
Some of these things may sound trivial. But when you're away from home for 18 months it makes a huge difference

  1.  Serving a full time LDS mission. By far my most favorite thing. Serving the people in Alaska was the best decision i ever made. Not only did i get to spend every second for 18 months talking about the Savior and his life. I met so many incredible people. I learned so much! I changed into a far better version of myself. 
  2. Receiving a college degree. Granted it's only an associate's and i'm not done with school but i've dreamed of this degree for ages. It was a lot of work. especially doing 18 credit hours every semester. It kills. 
  3. Deciding to move to Norway, getting a  Norwegian tutor, and learning the language. Time to debut my childhood dream and make it a reality. 
  4. Travelling. From travelling back to Alaska to hitting up England, New York, Hawaii, Idaho, Seattle, and California. And also taking many mini trips. Up to logan, provo, park city, bear lake, and camping. 
  5. Getting to know my family again. While serving a mission I spent 18 months away from my family. Just talking through emails, letters, and an occasional skype. Things change. People grow up. My sister graduated high school and completed a year of college. My brother moved into high school, started driving, and dating. (weird.) Reconnecting with friends and extended family. 
  6.  Baptisms. Being able to teach so many people and having the opportunity to witness 3 of them be baptized. It is the most amazing feeling to witness people change their lives. 
  7. Turning 21. Birthdays are just my favorite. Mine or others. I just can't contain myself. I LOVE to celebrate! Its a must. The day only comes once a year. 


life just got a whole lot crazier. 
i'm leaving norway sooner than june. 
going to school at byu idaho from april to july 
but i'll be making a few trips back out! 
17th of Mai? uh JAAAAA 
i'm applying for admission to NTNU 
and i can not wait!! 
until that happens i'll be in dingy little rexburg 
but i know 2 people there who speak norwegian 
i'm stoked about that