Monday, April 12, 2010
She got in on Saturday and we were able to meet her at the gate, right as she got off the plane. It was so good to see her! We tried to go to the Rainforest Cafe in Phoenix but the wait was too long and I was starving (I really was) so we went to another place for hamburgers instead. Can I say that the mall in Phoenix was freaking huge? It was SO scary! I don't see how you could actually fun there. I'd be lost within five minutes! After dinner, we drove home and I got to show her my room and the house and I introduced her to my family.... Then we crashed on the bed.
her to so many people all at one time but she did pretty good with all the names. And I've talked about all of these people in out letters so I'm sure it was nice to put faces to names.
On Monday, we cleaned for home group and Mom sliced up her toe really bad. She almost went to the ER. It was super exciting. I wanted her to go so I could come with her and bug the doctor by asking all sorts of nerdy questions...but she didn't go. Instead, Dad came home and patched her up and she was fine. Darn! Oh well, next time! In the evening, we went to Young Life at the nearby highschool. Young Life was really fun! Everyone was really nice and we both had a blast! The people at Young Life are a goofy bunch but I liked them a lot!
On Tuesday and Wednesday, We chill-axed during the day, playing games all day. Cam challenged Milea to many many games of chess and she won most all of them. We taught her a lot of new games and played some old ones. And she even taught me a new game! It's called the Ninja Game. (Pretty awesome huh?) It is hilarious and we will definitely be playing that one in the Grand Canyon this summer! I am already stockpiling some awesome games to play around the campfire. It should be fun!
On Tuesday, we made the mandatory Eegee's trip and on Wednesday night, we went to youth group together and had a blast laughing and playing basketball and singing and praying, even crying. It was a good youth group night; we even had some new folks joining us. It was a lotta fun!
On Thursday, we went to the Desert Museum and I got to show off my desert nerdy-ness by pointing out all the different kinds of cacti! Milea doesn't mind my nerdiness though, thankfully. After the DM, we walked down to Eegee's again cuz we felt like it and there was a new flavor of the month because it was April 1st! Which, as you may know, is also April Fool's Day!
In honor of April Fool's, we dressed up as twins to see if we could fool anybody into thinking we were actually related. We didn't fool anybody and the trick backfired at dinner that night. Funny story about that actually! We took Milea out to dinner to another mandatory restaurant called Pinnacle Peak. And we wore some really ugly ties to adorn their ceilings. But when we ordered our drinks, we decided we'd trick the waitress and order each other's drink. So I ordered water for Milea and she ordered Sprite for me! As soon as the waitress left, we swapped drinks and everything was fine. Our waitress had no idea.
But then, later on in the night, the waitress came by and was filling drinks and she came and gave me a refill--of water!! The five of us looked at each other and we just BURST out laughing! It was hilarious. Best April Fool's Prank that ever backfired on us! Ever. I drank down the rest of my Sprite and once it started tasting watery, I stopped drinking it. It was fine as long as I didn't stir it but it was really funny. We all had a good laugh over that.
On Friday, we had another chill day with lots of games and relaxing and napping; tt was wonderful. We attended the Good Friday service at our church that night and we went to Dairy Queen afterward. Saturday was very hard. The car ride up was kinda quiet, the silence in the car, heavy... My mom and I got temporary boarding passes to escort her to the Gate. We played a game in the terminal while we were waiting and we stayed until she boarded the plane. It was so hard saying good-bye. I almost almost cried. I barely held myself together but I was determined not to cry. It felt like half of me was leaving on that plane. We could've totally been twins...
So, saying goodbye was definitely hard but now I can just look forward to our next visit! Yeehaw!