Tuesday, September 25, 2007

International Night

What do you get when you put hundreds of people from matt's ward in one cultural hall? A great time! Matt invited us over Saturday night for his ward's annual International Night. Groups from the different central and South American countries put together displays and finger foods from their countries, and came up with some kind of talent, mostly dancing. There were about 15 countries, and can those people dance! I was very impressed with the number of young children and youth that participated. I don't think you'd find that anywhere other than a Spanish ward. Some of the costumes were very detailed and beautiful. The man at the front of this pictures is Raquel's brother Miguel.

Matt and another couple of people were in charge of the "American" table, so Matt asked that I bring over anything patriotic I had. Since that's the theme of my living room I found quite a bit to take over. Hot dogs seem to be as American as baseball, but didn't want to spend that much money making 200 hot dogs, so took over a crock pot full of little smokies in b-b-q sauce.

Ryan had his final interview with the Stake President Sunday morning, so hopefully he filled out his part online and actually pressed the "send" button. Everything is done online now, so we're crossing our fingers that he'll have his call within a few weeks.

Alisha is excited to be playing the piano for her school's jazz band! She's actually sitting down to practice the songs on her own!! I think this will really help her improve much faster than just the regular old piano songs. You have to really "count" and "think" when you're playing jazz.

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