Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Life Moves Pretty Fast

Hey everyone. It's me, Erin.

Can you tell what an excellent mood I'm in, or that I absolutely love my sparkling pear deodorant? There's good reason for both of those things: it keeps me feeling fresh and clean all day, and I'm going to Chicago! It's my little adventure before the new job starts in a few weeks. I've always wanted to go there and explore. I've been looking up cool things to do, but any recommendations from seasoned tourists would be appreciated. Here's my to-do list so far, 50% of which involves food:

1. Visit the Art Institute of Chicago
2. Eat a real Chicago-style hot dog
3. Eat a real Chicago deep dish pizza
4. Do this:

Though I prefer to be lead singer, I will consider back-up dancer or an alternative role in a parade to be an acceptable completion of the "to-do." Hopefully the parade will end at a pizza place or a hot dog cart. I don't have much time.

Did you know that the ark was the length of one and a half football fields? That was a big, stinky boat.

Peace and love,
Sister Moore

this is my first time uploading pictures to blogger-DON'T JUDGE ME.

Meet my Romania-mates! They are all fantastic. As I write this, one is playing the trumpet so beautifully. Seriously, she's amazing. I love listening to her.

Meet my apartment! I live on the 6th floor. The five of us take the sketchy elevator together. We got yelled at in Romanian because apparently that's too many people. We still do it.
Meet (okay the size and color is changing on its own every time I move down a picture, and apparently this sentence wants to be underlined) my scrubs!! They are so comfy. Plus when I'm in them I get to be with the cutest kids in the world. First trip wearing them-it was very hot.

Meet Asia!! Did you know I went to Asia instead? None of us could cross our legs and meditate, but props to us for trying right??

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Caribbean or Bust

Since everyone else was giving updates of their lives I wanted to give a quick update of mine :) I figure since I am watching this shameful BYU game I have some time to do something else. Well, as you may know, tomorrow I leave to go on a cruise to the southern Caribbean with my mom and uncle. I AM SO EXCITED!! Tomorrow at 3:30 I will be boarding this thing....

This is my first cruise so I don't really know what to expect but I sure am ready for it! I flew into Maryland today and got to visit with my G-Ma for a little while. We leave tomorrow and fly to Puerto Rico, so be prepared for lots and lots of pictures when I get back!

I also wanted to make a public plea that our little baby Patterson holds off on entering the world until I get back! Bryn is so so so close to her due date but that baby boy has to stay in there for at least 8 more days so Auntie Brittany can be there :)

Anyway, that is about it for me. The Cougars are not looking good and I think it's about time for this girl to get some sleep. Talk to you soon!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Sister (Moore) Act

That's a REALLY good idea, Elder. I'm almost out of cocaine and I hear the people there are so friendly! No really, that's a cool idea. Funny you should mention spontaneous trips because just today I was thinking about taking one. I found out that my new job doesn't begin for several weeks. With Alyssa in Romania and Brittany in Puerto Rico, I'm thinking I might jump on the traveling band wagon and take a long weekend somewhere in the US. Any suggestions? I've always wanted to go to Chicago, but to keep it cheap I might have to go somewhere closer, like Seattle. I think our friend Moroni would call this a white people problem.

Just finished up my second week of teaching seminary. I'm sort of getting the hang of things, but it's still very challenging. This is going to shock the internet, but I've never been much of a scriptorian. So far the experience has built my testimony of the fact that we get called to do things we suck at. I think the celestial goal there is to turn weaknesses into strengths and also to make you feel like an idiot for a while. But despite my lack of scriptural prowess, I'm enjoying the calling because the students are awesome. I spend an hour and a half every morning with thirty very energetic freshman, and they definitely keep me on my toes. Even though my students are sweet and seem like happy people, can I just say that you could not pay me any amount of money to be a high school freshman again? Such an awkward time--Boy Meets World led me to believe it was going to be way cooler than it actually was. To help with the painful transition, I try to sneak topics like bullying and self-esteem into our discussions of the Bible. Actually it fits quite well into some of the lessons, and a few times we end up having surprise group therapy, which I'm all for. Anybody have suggestions for things to discuss with them--what would have made starting high school better for you?

Peace and love from Simi Valley. I'd post pictures but I don't do anything cool.

Love, Sister Moore

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

erin and brittany. i just had the best idea. well, i had it a couple days ago. so, i'm on a plane going to germany. i've been on it for a million hours already and i just want to be finished (you both know how i hate flying). well, luckily, there was a lady who decided to get sick. too sick to go the thirty more minutes to frankfurt. so we went 15 more minutes to amsterdam. i was somewhat annoyed with this decision. but then i looked out the window. as we were landing, i saw the prettiest earth i've ever seen. it was gorgeous. so green. so beautiful. and i could've flown over it all day. and then i sat on the plane there for about an hour and a half. bored. but then the amsterdamian (?) people came to get that lady. and they talked with the best voices. oh dutch! the dutch people, is what i should've said. anyway, i loved how they talked. it reminded me of brittany running down the hall yelling (so gonna butcher this one) valle hu frappe esta!!! made me laugh. and then i pictured erin leaning against the wall pretending to be normal or saying that's real good dutch elder or folding her arms to pray and opening her eyes and motioning us to pray too. hahhahaa. so, best idea= we all go to amsterdam sometime together. isn't that a good idea?
write back xoxo

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Let's Get This Party Started

The only way to start a blog is to actually post something right? Right. So... here it goes. Since this is a blog for Erin, Alyssa, and Brittany we thought it would only be appropriate that our first post be written from all of us. While we do wish that one day this blog will help us to become rich and famous :) , realistically we hope that everyone who cares to read our blog will at least be able to keep in touch with us as we each go our own ways. Each of us will be posting periodically to keep you updated so stay tuned and enjoy!


Buna ziua!! 

That's what I hope is Hello in Romanian.  If not, I'm in more trouble than I thought.  Contrary to some peoples beliefs, this blog will be written on! We have vowed to keep each other updated with our lives and this blog will help with that. Okay, so we never vowed.... Brittany and Erin let's vow right now. Now that that's taken care of... I'M LEAVING FOR ROMANIA IN 5 DAYS!!  Am I scared? Yes. I was asked, probably about a month ago, if I was scared to be so far away from home.  At the time my thoughts were, "No, I've been away from home before why would that scare me?" I have since been humbled, my friends. These past few weeks I have doubted every decision I have made about Romania. It scares me so much. I am going to be ACROSS THE OCEAN from my family and friends. I will be SO FAR away. So, that friend of mine, he's obviously pretty wise and knew before me what was going to scare me.  So, my life for the next 3 months will be in Romania, and I will share with (most likely just erin, brittany, and my mom) everything wonderful that happens. And when I say everything, I mean everything that I am allowed to share. Which isn't a ton.  

La revedere!! (Once again, hopefully goodbye)
Hello from the great state of Utah! I'm here in rodeo town Lehi and to be absolutely honest, I am LOVING it. I'm so happy that I decided to move here. I OF COURSE miss my A-Cat and e.moore but I am starting to get to know people in my ward and feel like I am starting to find a place for me here. I moved into the best place with awesome roommates. My roommate, Sonnet, is the sweetest and I am sure that we were meant to live together. I am just so lucky to be here. I am most definitely still loving my job. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't love my job. The people I work with are wonderful and I have learned so much from them already. I'm a very lucky girl.
I hope that you (whoever you are) will enjoy reading our blog. And if you don't, we don't really care because we will keep posting anyway. This is mainly for us anyway :) 
Much much love from bbackgurl in Utah!
Warmest autumn greetings from the rude one in California. And I do mean is so hot here! Yes yes Alyssa I know it's nothing compared to where you live, Surface of the Sun, AZ, but let's just say I've increased my otter pop consumption to an unhealthy level. Anyways, I'm quite excited about this little blog of ours and grateful to Brittany for putting it together. She was always the creative one. It's been weird for me to get used to living away from my Provo girls, but reading about their adventures is going to be awesome.

Before I go, I'd like to give a shout-out (type-out?) to BRYN, an honorary member of this blog who is having her baby so so soon! Are we seriously old enough to have friends with babies? I'm very excited for Bryn and Tyler and can't wait to meet the little guy, who I'm certain will grow up to be blue-eyed, sarcastic, and addicted to peanut butter and jelly.
Well there you have it... our FIRST post! Hopefully we haven't scared you off yet. We'll be posting more soon. Love you all!