Friday, February 29, 2008


The people in my office are pretty funny. We always make up acronyms to use in front of students... examples of this are

G.H.T.B -- Give him the business!

O.I.C.-- Oh, I see, normally used in texting or IMing but my boss thought it was so funny she uses it all the time now. She's learning to IM.

B.F.D.-- Not used in the traditional sense. We couldnt remember exactly but it had something to do with freshmen and idiots.

I.G.U.N.T--I'll get you next time!

I.W.M-- It wasnt me!

Ok, so I cant think of too many more right now. Because I have PTDS. Today, after working the VERY BUSY front desk, and its Friday, I was a little delirious and I told everyone not to ask me a real question. But boss said I was suffering from PTDS--Post Traumatic Desk Syndrome. I concur!


Lo siento por no traducir este parte. Se trata de dichos y siglas que inventamos en mi oficina que ni se como empezar a traducirlos...

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Valentines Day and Argentina

I know I didnt post for valentines day, but my sweet husband, in addition to the balloon and dozen red roses he surprised me with at work, took all of my mission pictures and scanned them... all 1500 of them! I cant even imagine the time it took him but Im so grateful. The memories always come flooding back when I look at them.

Se que no escribi nada sobre el dia de los enamorados, pero mi esposo tan lindo tomo todas mis fotos de mi mision y los escaneo....todos... 1500 fotos total. Ni puedo imaginar el tiempo que tomo para hacerlo pero estoy tan agradecida que lo hizo. Las memorias vienen en un diluvio al verlos.

Just recently, after being home for almost 6 years now (April 11th) I've gotten back in touch with a very good friend from Argentina, Cristian Zuniga. He was the ward mission leader in my last area, El Bolson, and such a great friend. He helped kill me off and made every Pday a fun one. El Bolson is such a beautiful BEAUTIFUL area of Argentina and Im so glad he took us to see some of those places known only to the locals :) So I've promised him I would post a few pics of him on here.

Hace unas semanas, despues de haber vuelto 6 anos ya (11 de April) de la mision, he encontrado otra vez con un muy buen amigo, Cristian Zuniga. El fue nuestro lider misional en el bario en mi ultima area, El Bolson. Fue una parte de Argentina tan hermoso...HERMOSO! Y nos llevo a todos lados y cada dia de preparacion fue tan divertido. Asi que le prometi a mi querido amigo que pondre fotos de el aqui... (Che, si no sabias, podes hacer click en las fotos y se agrandaran paraque se ve mejor...)
These are pics of a few of the places we went :)We went to the Blue River and he cooked us a delicious famous argentine BBQ that I'll never forget. He told me recently that that was the last time he BBQd because he hates doing it. He should do it more because he got it right.

Fuimos al Rio Azul...y nos concino un asado impresionante! No debes dejar de concinar che porque lo haces muy bien.

Another day he took us to see the Indian... this is me looking out over the Blue River on the way.

Nos llevo al ver el Indio y esto es mi mirando al Rio Azul en el camino...

There were many other adventures to waterfalls and cemetaries but the most fun and unforgetable was Piltriquitron, the mountain... It was so amazing! High! Higher then any mountain in Utah and we scaled to the top! It was incredible. Sitting in front of that little hut is my companion, Cristian, and one of the elders that went in our group. That was the 1/2 way point where you could buy supplies and the emergency station and the ranger. Once you take off, its steep and rocky, and we made it up to the clouds by lunch... but thats not the top...

Aunque habia muchos mas salidas a cascadas y cemeterios, lo mas divertido y impresionante fue PILTRIQUITRON!

This is the top... Even though it was rather hot down in the valley it was BITTER cold on top. Even though my companion Hna Sasso looks like she's smiling, she was actually crying because it was so cold. She was pretty new and Im sure she was like..."Who is this crazy trainer I got to drap me up here!!!" I think my face in the other pic shows really how we were feeling :) HAHA. However its such a great view of the city where we were serving below. We were literally in the clouds and the wind was blowing the clouds all around us. We ate lunch quickly and began the decent because we had to be back at work by 6. But while we were up there we could literally see clear to Chile on one side, Bariloche, a city 3 hours away on the other and hundreds of miles on the other side. It was the most spectacular view I have EVER seen. Its like the view from an airplane but WAY better because your actually on the ground.

Aunque parece que la Hna Sasso esta sonriendo, te acuerdas que estaba llorando porque tenia tanto frio?! Pobre... seguro que estaba pensando "Quien es esa loca entrenadora que me toco!?" :) Mi cara en la otra foto muestra mas cuanto frio hacia, JAJA. Mira a las nubes!

Soy yo despues de volver, RE cansada pero super feliz. Todo lo que pude hacer fue sentarme muerta y sonreir.

This is me back in the pension after the hike. I was so tired all I could do was sit there and smile. It was so dang fun!

But the fun didnt end there, after my mish when my parents came to visit, Cristian was our tour guide as well. He took us to even more beautiful places.
Aun cuando mis padres vinieron a buscarme, nos llevo a aun mas lugares, y fue tan amables con ellos.

It didnt matter what we did with Cristian, it was always a blast so Gracias Che por todos los recuerdos hermosos.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Funny of the day

Click on me to make me bigger.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


So another counselor in Phoenix was really sick and I guess I decided I needed to get it too. Last Sunday I started sneezing and by Monday I had a fever of 103! I cant even remember the last time I was so sick. I ended up taking pretty much the entire week off work. Im not the doctorly type to go running in every time I have a runny nose, but I did this time and I had an ear infection on top of the worst cold of my life! My good husband tries, he even stayed up until 2Am sitting with me and putting cold wet towels on my face and arms to try to bring down my fever. Poor thing, he tries, but he came in and told me.... 105 and brain damage starts and 107 doesnt support life. Thank you, honey, Im half way there! :) Now that I'm better I highly recommend marrying a doctor. They tend to take good care of you when you're sick :) Good Hubby!

Ya decidimos que debemos escribir algo en espanol tambien para nuestros amigos de lejos. :) Ahora, antes de hacerlo les tengo que decir que SABEMOS que no hablamos bien. Nos equivocamos. Pero la cosa es que estamos tratando. Asi que ten paciencia con notostros...

Ahora, esta semana pasada me re-enferme! Super enferma! Tenia fiebre de 39.5 grados, casi muriendo. Y mi esposo tan lindo y inteligent vino y me cuido. Quedo despierta hasta las 2 por la manana poniendo toallas mojadas sobre mi carita y brazos para bajar mi fiebre. Pero es demasiado inteligente... me dijo que con 40.5 grados embieza a danar mi mente y con 49.7 ya no soporta vida. Gracias Vida... unos grados mas y me muero. :) Pero si, sugiero que si puedes casarte con un Doctor... te cuidara muy bien :)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Last week I was able to take a few days and go to Phoenix!!! With my friend Hetty from work. We went to tour the Midwestern Universities health professional schools. They basically wine and dine us to convince us that we need to send our students there, but the funny thing is that we already do and many many apply there. First of all, I just love flying. I love the smell of airports because it means Im going somewhere. Hetty is pretty cautious and we got to the airport 2 1/2 hours early :) Once we got there, Hetty and I went to this fabulous restaurant called Top of the Rocks. It was amazing, on par with Ruth's Chris if you've ever been there. Hetty was cracking me up, everywhere we went she wanted me to take pictures of her food. This one I included her in it. Funny girl. The food was so good here (and her husband recommended us) that he wanted the left overs. We didnt have a fridge, so she asked the front desk to keep them and THEY DID! So three days later when we went home I didnt think she'd get the pork through the aiport but SHE DID! And Richard was able to enjoy his 3 day old leftovers that weekend! It was so funny. I promised I would never bring Christopher 3 day old leftover pork... no matter how good it was. This is Hetty crashing after the first day, I went to sit in the hot tub by myself and she took a nap. :) Then the second night they took us to the Tortilla Factory in Old Town Scottsdale. It was really nice too. I'll spare you the pictures of our food, but it was delicious. I just thought this fountain was cool, water shooting up into the fire on top. Very cool. It was such a nice break from the office and we got paid to do it!!! :) My kind of traveling! On someone else's dime :)

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Sad fact

If you consider that there has been an average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq Theater of operations during the last 22 months, and a total of 2112 deaths, that gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000.

The firearms death rate in Washington D.C. is 80.6 per 100,000.

That means that you are about 25% more likely to be shot and killed in our Nation's Capitol, which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation, than you are in Iraq .

Conclusion: We should immediately pull out of Washington D.C.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Thats about all I have to say about that. Its Super Tuesday and Go Mitt!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Prophetic Passing
I imagine he's running to Marjorie now,
Yes, running, not waving his cane.
I see him embracing his father and mother
While they keep repeating his name.

I see him now meeting his forebears,
Brother Brigham and Joseph are there.
Sweet reunion of prophets, united by service
That only such noble men share.

I see him embraced by the Savior
While Father says, "Good and well done.
So faithful in stalwart endurance,
I welcomeMy noble, most excellent son."

I then hear the ripples of laughter
As he says the reception's just fine,
But he hopes that he'll get an assignment or two
Since there's no need to waste any time.

I can hear his clear voice in the stillness
At the close of this sweet Sabbath day,
Have faith and move forward – there's work to be done.
President Hinckley would want it that way.

Anna M. Molgard
January 27, 2008

Saturday, February 2, 2008

For Christmas Santa brought Christopher a large container of customized M&Ms in every color they make. They were all seperated out. Every once in a while he'll come down and grab and few and has been eating them slowely. This morning he came down and did the same, grabbed a few. As he ate them he said:

"Im really disappointed with these M&M's"

Me: Why?

Christopher: I just cant tell the difference in the flavors.

Me: (Silence...) Honey, they dont have different flavors.

Him: They dont?

Me: No, they're all chocolate flavored!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA