Monday, March 31, 2008

thanks

hey everyone thank you so much for your prayers and all while i was in the hospital.. i was there for 3 days and 2 nights... the doctors said i ate something bad and flushed it out of me and i rested... my stomach still hurt very badly and they ran tests but i am doing fine now and i just wanted to thank you... and wow hospitals are a total different place then in the usa.. just let me tell you but they were all really great..and the afs is amazing... his 6 children himself and his wife have all gone away with afs thats sooo amazing...and his youngest is gone right now... jajaja i just thought that was amazing so i shared it...

i went to my friend meli´s again i love hanging out with her we are so much alike and get along so well she helps a lot with my spanish i am so grateful... i really love it here and its a great time

oh get this i didn´t go to school today because it was raining get a load of that it was raining and i was waiting in the kitchen then majo (16 year old) said no voy a colegio..and i said porque and she said porque lluvia.. because of the rain.. my goodness i sorta laughed real hard inside....

well thats all

thanks again
love you all

Monday, March 24, 2008

hola todos.. como estas... como estas tu semana santa....yo semana santa es muy diferente aca a en estados unidos.. yo no tengo colegio todo semana!!

Hello everyone how are you.. how was your holy week...my holy week was very different here then in the usa...I DID HAVE SCHOOL ALL WEEK!!!! Jajaja well here i saw that holidays especially religious holidays were are taken VERY seriously...on thursday we went nowhere it is a day of respect...basically from thursday on all of the despensas were closed and the only thing open was the shopping.. so yeah everything was taken very seriously it was very cool to see and expierince....hmmmmm paraguay is so different but in a very good way i love it here so much and my spanish is improving very fast... i am very excited to see where i will be with my spanish in 1-2 months....my friends and teachers keep telling me how good it is and it really really really really helps.....

i went to my friend karens house on sabado it was a lot of fun the whole family is great i love them all so much they act like i am their family.....thats really how paraguayans are... karens little sisters are so adorable and they love me and the feeling is so mutual....i will be walking in school and i hear someone call my name and it is letti or gaby and i just ahhh they are so adorable.. and letti always asks her mom please can estefi move here she is muy buena please..jajajaj too cute... karens dad died on the 29th of january like this year 2008 and it is so hard for here and i feel so bad for her because she crys every night when she is alone she trys so hard to be the one who isn´t crying... there is karen,vero,letti,and gaby and the mother... such a great family and a horrific thing happened i will never understand why god takes the people away that her does... never but its in his hands...

ayer(yesterday) i went to my friend meli´s house and we played basketball because she has a half court in here back yard it was sooooo amazing.. i miss playing basketball....meli and i are really close we already have so many inside jokes and nick names and crazy things like that.. she has helped me so much with my spanish... i am going to miss her so much in august.. because she is going to qubec canada with afs for one year ahhh it is very sad... but i love her whole family as well everyone is so loving and its just great.... i played with her 6 year old little brother and he is so adorable it makes me miss all my little ones at home... but we played basketball i was batman(with a mask) and all that stuff and i was a car and he drove on my back...hhahaha a lot its adorble..

well i don´t know what to say i hope all is well in the usa...
i miss you so much but i love it here at the same time
god bless you

Sunday, March 23, 2008

hola

hola que tal... feliz pascua(happy easter) yo estoy super bien... ayer yo salir la casa de mi amaiga de colegio....ella es muy buena yo te quiero mucho...ellas joven sisters es tulinda......ahhhh todo familia es super buena....

hello whats up... happy easter..i am super good....yesterday i went to a friend from schools house..she is so nice i love her a lot.... her little sisters are sooooo cute... the whole family is super nice...

├Żo no se que hablar ahora tan yo hablar tarde
i dont know what to say now so i will talk later

tqm
steph

Monday, March 17, 2008

hello

hey everyone i got back yesterday to my house from ypacarai thats where we had our 1 month adjustment camp that afs has for us...i also finished the afs spanish classes last thursday..that was amazing..hahah well adjustment camp was great it is sooo good to see all your friends from the counrtyside..like cuidad del este, pilar, cagwazoo and so on....at camp we has sessions and free time and we also had a councelling session on saturday night that was nice....the sessions were amazing and really pertained to what we were going through...for example my school your school... me family your family....history of paraguay...good behavior in paraguay and more...that voulenteers are amazing and i love them... they are so helpful and kind...it was sort of bittersweet at the end because some people are staying only for 6 months and the year kids won´t be at their next camp.. elizabeth john and i are the only usa kids staying for one year...sooo thats fun....i really love it here the weather is nice..i am sort of dreding winter because they said it gets cold...last winter was the worst winter in years!!!! ahh i hope it isn´t bad lol...

well this week is semana santa (holy week) and because i go to a christian school we have no school ALL WEEK... ahhh i am dreding it i love school so i sorta wish we had it...but i do have to do i presentation on pennsylvania all next week so i will work on that...

my older sister (by 5 months) left yesterday and went to Spain to work and she is living with her aunt for 10 months... i will get to see her in december... i didn´t get to say good-bye... but it will be hard because she was the only one who could speak english..now it wasn´t good but boy did it help...oh well i guess it is good because now i will speak JUST spanish well i hope... hahahaha

well i can´t think of anything more..

hope you enjoy my blogs

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

long time






wow i haven´t been on here very much i am so busy with life here in paraguay... but i was able to find a moment and write something....life in paraguay is pretty good i am loving the weather so much and the people i meet....vico came to see me here and that was a breath of fresh air...... i missed her so much and to see an old friend was great....we spent a lot of time together and i was very thankful....i have been hanging out with people from school and talking more spanish.... it is a work in progress and i can see a change everyday.. i have been also hanging out with mats and sally they are afsers who have been here for 7 months they are so sweet and it really helps to be have them...they are great friends....
SCHOOL is amazing i love it although there are times where i get annoyed and fed up.. i still love it and i am so glad i go to bautista...i am in 3o batan that is a senior... we are doing differnet things to raise money for our promo...it is a big graduation party where everyone is wearing white and the boys in black.. ahhhh i am so excited....there is no drama in my class and i am sooo thankful for that everyone is friends...it is so nice to have so many friends fati and didi and pablo can speak spanish well pablo very little.....and all my other friends know little phrases in spanish or swear words from movies which isn´t the best.....i have been talking more with my friends who do not speak english because it forces me to use spanish.. and they are so nice and patient... adri and patito are so funny during class... culture here is very different from home.... here girls are very touchy and we aren´t labeled as lesbians or bi´s or whatever....we always hug and give a kiss on each cheek..and hold hands its nothing at first with the hand holding i wasn´t sure but it is like second nature now....during class i will look up because i hear ESTEFI.. and there are kisses being blown in my direction from my friends... hahaha i love school...
oh yeah my spanish classes are done on thursday and we are having a party i am so pumped for that...and then on friday it is afs campamento its like a transtion camp... i can´t wait to see my friends who are far from me...oh yeah and next week is semana santa.. holy week so i have no school..hmmmmmmmm what else.... oh yeah i sing at school on tuesdays sometimes for the church service thats fun......


well i don´t know what else to put... i hope i caught you up some...

and if i haven´t emailed you personally i am sorry i just have no time to get on the computer so i figured i would just tell you all that i am sorry if you wanted or expected an email from me... i love you all and miss you

talk to you soon...

Thursday, March 6, 2008

wow its been a long time

hola its been a long time...how is everyone i don´t have a lot of time but everything is well....school is great and mi mejor amiga vico a salir me casa...i love it here...i will be on soon to do a longer update...

miss you all




lizzy i love you so much miss you sis