Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Here are my prayer requests for this trip:
-The plane will be able to take off on time, and we won't be late for any flights
-Troy and Tara and everyone are all rested up and we won't be too much of a bother for them
-My homework is easy to do and/or won't take me much time to do it
-One of my friends is at the mission still... long story, won't go into details
-That I don't fall off the mountain when we are going up to the church on Saturday... yikes
-All of our bags come through (both times)
That is all I can think of right now, but it looks like a lot to me. Hmm... oh well. Thank you for any prayers you have already... um... what do you say to that? Given? Said? Prayed? I don't know, but thanks anyways... lol.
I think that is about it for that part, but I am going to add some pics probably later of people at school... maybe. If I remember, otherwise, I will just do it when I get back if I feel like it. So that is all for now. Au revoir...
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
I had this balloon from my birthday on December 17. I was keeping it in my room and finally got to taking it out and my birthday/Christmas cards down. I always do this with any helium balloons I get, and I just got the new camera that can take video with sound for up to 2 hours. I figured this would be fun. It was. My mom was taking the video, and she started crying she was laughing so hard. And just so everyone that threatened "payback" after the last post... I think this counts, don't you? But is it considered payback if I do it? Hmmm... well, I think so!!
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
There once was a chick named Brenda. She decided it would be a most excellent idea to travel to Haiti with a 13 year old chick and a 16 year old guy that both find enjoyment in teasing her. What a mistake... They all went to the Wahoo Bay resort with the rest of the team chicks and guys. Brenda's next mistake was when she thought to tell some people that she flips out when people grab her feet underwater. Long story that I can't remember though... So the 16 year old guy thinks it would be funny to grab her feet underwater and see how loud she screams. The discovery: she screams in loud. The 13 year old girl thought she would try an experiment too, after seeing how well the 16 year old's experiment went. She decides to see what would happen if Brenda just so happened to have a rock placed in her swimsuit. As all good researchers do, the experiment must be repeated more then once to get good results. So the 13 and 16 year olds repeated both of their experiments to get the results accurately. Brenda screams loud every time, and pulls the rock out of her swimsuit ALMOST every time. This is where the title of this story comes in. The 13 year old picked up a rock, pulled back Brenda's swimsuit a little bit, and put the rock in. Brenda turned around and felt her back, but never noticed the rock. The 13 year old swims away quickly to avoid and punishment for her experiment that Brenda might have granted her with. Later, the team went to go have dinner at the resort. They all sat in wooden chairs in their swimsuits. The team noticed that it was raining fairly hard during dinner, but didn't think much about it because it had been doing exactly the same thing the rest of the week, and nothing had happened. Dinner was finished while listening to the sounds of the rain falling outside, and the team headed out to the trucks to venture home. The rain stayed the same speed and power for a while, but soon it grew stronger and heavier. Brenda still had the rock in her swimsuit. The trucks drove home for a while avoiding "lakes" in the roads, and almost made it there when they had to stop. The canal on the edge of the road was overflowing, and the road was blocked. The trucks could not go through. Neither could the team, including Brenda, the 13 year old chick and the 16 year old guy. The chauffeurs drove the trucks to a side road, where the trucks could be parked until they could be driven over the drowning road again. The team, still including Brenda, the 13 year old and the 16 year old, had to walk the rest of the way back. There was poop-water pouring out of the side of the wall surrounding the mission and everyone got even more wet if that is humanly possible. The team finally made it inside the gates. Two of the older missionary kids stayed back with the baby, and the oldest missionary kid made everyone brownies. However, half the team went to the other house because they were not informed of this information. When they did find out, everyone just decided to stay in their swimsuits because it was still raining extremely hard outside, so they were going to get wet anyways. The brownies were fantastic, and once everyone was done, half the team headed back to the other house for showers and bed. Brenda was going to take a shower. She went into her room and started taking off her swimsuit when she her a "klunk, klunk, klunk" on the ground. When she looked down, she discovered the rock that the 13 year old had put in her swimsuit. Brenda started laughing and when she was done with her shower, found the 13 year old and showed her the rock. Now, you might be asking how Brenda never felt this rock in her swimsuit. Her swimsuit happened to be on backwards. But still, this rock was pointy and not round at all. It was a fairly big rock too, but she never felt it. Brenda took this rock home with her and it is now her "Tori Rock."
Oh my that was a lot of typing. In case you didn't notice, the 13 year old is me, and the 16 year old is my friend Aaron. Both of us are going on the trip NEXT WEEK!!! but we haven't decided who to pick on this trip. Hmm.... I don't know.
School tomorrow, and I guess I have made you read enough, so I will stop typing now. That is good too, because my fingers are going numb from typing that story. You are so welcome. Ok, so my fingers aren't really going numb, but they sure are getting sore. I will post about homegroups/new camera soon. And another funny video from today. And maybe the pictures from today that my madre took. And I can post about school. Wow, that is a lot. I will try to get all of that in before I leave NEXT WEDNESDAY!! but I don't know if I will remember.
Ok, good night folks.
Monday, January 21, 2008
The Littlest Petshops story is boring so I am skipping that one. Sorry Nate and Brenda...
The Crayon story is kind of boring too, so I am skipping that one too. Sorry...
Homegroups and my new camera go together, so I will update about that when I feel like uploading pictures, which will be soon. So skipping that one for now... sorry again.
And now for Haiti... I AM LEAVING IN 8 STINKIN' DAYS!!!!! But, it's not like I'm excited or anything. Where would you get a crazy idea like that? Haha...
Homegroups and new camera story coming soon!!
Saturday, January 12, 2008
The rules are as follows: Simply link to the person who tagged you. SHARE SEVEN WEIRD things about yourself. Tag SEVEN bloggers to do the same AND include a link to their blog. Let each person know that they have been tagged and finally post the rules on your blog.
I am tagging weird people. Seven of them. Here they are: Mom, Tammy, Melissa, Brenda (I would tag her twice if I could... lol. Weird I know), Anna, Kim, and Nate. (No excuses, you can meme in a comment too, and you are one of the weirdest of them all)
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
I like using those "I" things because they make it look like there was more votes!! And there was a lot too, actually I think 9 comments is a record for me!! *hint, hint... lol. If you try to add them all up, that is not 9, I know. My dad voted for every one of them I think and a couple people voted for two things I think. And one of my friends from school voted without a comment. Cheater... :D.
I don't have time to update about that right now though, because I have to read like a million blogs, and I have youth group tonight, and my goal for this year is to exercise more, so I have to do that too. If I have any time left over, I need to listen to these Creole tapes I got, since they are due back in 2 days and I have about 3.5 hours left!! Yikes. So I better get off now and get to work!!
Monday, January 7, 2008
Haiti (23 days until I leave!! yay!!)
Homegroups (funny video and pics)
My new camera
Crayons (short but funny i think...)
That is all I can remember right now. And don't worry, I will post about all of them eventually, but the one with the most votes I will blog about first and the second hightest I will blog about second and so on. and if some don't get any votes, then they will be in another vote later maybe.
So there is my update.
T 2da O 2da R 2da I and back again
:-D :-) :-P :-O :-B haha. that was fun. Happy faces. Lol.