Monday, April 27, 2009

not really a post

Brad's computer died. Hopefully we'll get a post up soon.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Blast from the Past

A long, long time ago, I was in Venezuela in a town called Acarigua. One day my companion and I met twin brothers, Rafael and Valentin, at a bus stop. We asked if they would be interested in listening to the missionary discussions. They said “yes,” so we started teaching them. They quickly took hold of the gospel and wanted to be baptized. So, we helped them get ready, and 3 days before they got baptized we were transferred without warning!! We were all very sad, but at least we got each other’s contact info.

After the mission, we kept in contact for the first couple years by phone (they would always call me at 6:00 a.m.) and email. When Brad and I went back to Venezuela in ’06, we couldn’t go visit them because they had moved to Madrid, Spain. I think you are starting to see where this story is going…

Last week, we went to Madrid to go to the temple and lo and behold…

The twins! It was great to see them after 7 years, especially when I never thought I would see them again.

I was able to do a session with Valentin. There’s nothing like being in the temple with someone you taught on your mission!

And sometimes I wear my coat when it's not even cold outside.

Needless to say, it was a great trip!

Oh, and Madrid was cool too. Trees lined every street I saw.

And lots of parks. We had our own personal tour guide for 3 days.

The End.

Friday, April 10, 2009

church + rides = everybody wins

On Monday we went to a place called Tibidabo. It's the one of the highest points in Barcelona.

It has a great view of the city

There's a church up there called the Church of the Sacred Heart. It's really quite pretty. It has a big bronze statue of Christ at the top. Brad heard that Franco had it constructed so as to wash away the sins of Barcelona (apparently for not being loyal to him).

The best part though is that it has an amusement park right in front of it. And why shouldn't it? I think it's a great way to get people to visit church...or get them to leave church to ride the rides...hmmm, I don't know. Either way, it attracts the people and that's what we want, right?
Alexa was making horse noises the whole time we were there, so she got to ride on the "caballo" with her daddy.

We're going to miss all these fun things when we leave next week. :(

Yay for Slides!

We found this park last week that had these big metal slides.

We learned that by sitting on your coat you could go really fast!

...unless you put your feet down.

I don't know who had more fun, Alexa or her parents.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Why I Love Facebook

Once upon a time (but in real life) I was a senior at Bear River High. There was a foreign-exchange student from Germany named Florian. We had some classes together and became friends. He taught me how to say "My, you're looking good today" in German. And I taught him that it's a good thing when someone calls you a babe. After graduation, he went home and somehow we lost contact.

Well....on January 22nd of this year he found me on facebook. I told him I was living in Barcelona and he said that he was a pilot and flew to Barcelona quite often.

He had a flight coming here last night.

So....we met up (Brad and Alexa too) and had dinner. And it was awesome!!!!

After 10 yrs you have quite a bit to catch up on.

And that is why I love facebook.

The End.