We've had some fun experiences down here, lot's of little earthquakes and obviously we don't really have those in Utah or haven't for a while and so they freaked us out pretty bad haha almost every time I even think I feel the house shaking I book it for cover haha one time my parents were down stairs (and by now i was a little used to them) and I was upstairs and I felt one coming on, and it kind of started rattling the windows so I just said, "Mom, we're having and earthquake." but seeing as though none of the ones we'd had had been big I didn't really do anything but my parents on the other hand were like "Oh my gosh.. oh my gosh!" haha and my dad ran to the door ready to run out to the street and then it stopped and I could hear him say "Wow, I didn't know I could move that fast!" haha he's funny. We still have tons of baby lizards that get into the house and come in to my room at night and run on the walls.. gah it's so annoying I cannot even tell you.. I will try to catch them to put them outside (usually I am succesful) but it's always at night and so I'm pretty tired and they're really fast but the past few times it's like I just try to like lead them to a box or something but it's like they think I want to eat or kill them (obviously)! And so they'll be on a shelf or on the wall and they'll be nearing the box and then all of the sudden they will just jump off the wall no matter how high up they are like they are parachuting without parachutes, it is insane like they would rather kill themselves then let me take them outside.. so many times I wish I could talk to them and have them understand me.. so frustrating. I'm pretty sure one time one got in my bed.. that scared the crap out of me... I try to get them out of my room when I can.. otherwise I just end up not sleeping and just to watch where they go haha ridiculous I know. We've still had a lot of cockroaches we've all gotten pretty used to them except when they come out of no where by surprise that's annoying.. haha. School has been alright, still not my favorite thing in the world, that's one thing that probably wont change now or anytime in the future haha not fun, I even have been counting down the days till it get's out (including weekends) and the days till I get to go home I'm so excited seven or six weeks now!! Spanish has improved a bit I can still understand better than I can speak.. I can extract like 75-85 percent of what someone says most of the time and if it's my parents, family or an american I can understand almost everything.. really if I just get conjugation down and learn some more vocabulary I think that's really it!
That's about it for my life though, I've had really neat experiences and there are so many incredible people I have met while I've been down here, they've been really big blessings to me:) It's been so neat to meet different people from all over and to see how other people live and live in a different culture. Even though it's hard, I think that is one of the perks of being a mission president's daughter, is the getting to know a different part of the world, getting to see things from a different perspective, sometimes those things can be hard, seeing people that have harder lives, being with people that are in many ways different than you, in some cases having a completely different language, all of it is hard, it's really hard but once you stop hating what you don't understand, once you start trying to look for the good and see things from heavenly father's perspective and look for what you can learn and take out of your situation, things really do get better, and all these things shape you, all these things, if you let them, become a part of you, they teach you, they start building you into the monumental person that heavenly father intended you to become! Sometimes we have to be planted in the nether most parts of the vineyard because that is where the gardener know's we will best grow. I was talking to my awesome art teacher the other day, she is such a cool lady, and I was having a hard time with something and she told me something like "Sarah, all these hard things in your life are your teachers, they each teach you a lesson and when they are done teaching you all they have to give and you have learned what you needed to you can just tell them "You are dismissed!"" So I guess life is just like in school, when you have to go to different rooms and buildings, or another side of campus to get to a teachers class so that they can teach you their lesson, maybe I had to go to another side of the world, another side of the campus, to take another class from a teacher teaching a different course than the ones I had learned in Utah. :) I hope you all have a fantastic week and I hope you enjoy the videos and quotes:)