Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Kissing Goats and Stuff

A year ago today I parted ways with my Provo friends and went to the SLC airport at 5 something in the morning. I met 80 people who would become some of my lifelong friends and eventually landed at the Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel. I wish I could do that again today. My roommates and I have been reminiscing a lot as our anniversary approached. But instead of gearing up for the best semester of my life, this is what I've been up to lately:

I visited my sister Carrie and her husband and three kids in Tucson over the break. We did a lot of fun things but my favorite was an ostritch farm where we also fed goats, donkeys and Lorakeets. It was a blast.

If you know me very well, you know I love goats. That's me with a pellet of hay between my lips in exchange for a goat kiss. Yes, call me brave or call me gross.

Apparently I set a trend.

The most popular among the neices and nephews: a goat penthouse, with 6 goats at the top and a cranking device that delivered a little cup of food to the the anxious goats at the top.

My mom and I shopped for my mission, which was probably the first time I didn't detest shopping. Can I say again how excited I am to leave exactly three months from TODAY? (That's 91 days...but who's counting?) Then I drove back to Utah and started classes and work again. I forget how much I LOVE BYU until I come back and go to the first day of class and meet more great professors and students and feel that one-of-a-kind BYU feeling.  I came back to friends and wonderful roommates who I really missed.
Whether I flew to Jerusalem today or not, I swear I must be the most blessed girl on the planet.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Ethan's really getting a mouth-full, isn't he???


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