Musical, Mountain Dew & Bridal Shower

Time is just passing me by and I am doing my best to cherish every moment. I have been really busy lately, and our musical is coming up next week.. I sometimes have to remind myself to stop the moment to breath and enjoy it. 


On Saturday April 22 I went with Kaitlyn to Walmart where we picked up some essentials for prom. We then went to school to paint sets for the musical. We saw a mouse running across the lunch room! Ryan threw a broom at it but it got away so Meredith, Claire's friend, ran after it and let it outside. We also sprayed a very toxic glue on a styrofoam board to create a brick wall.. we had to work fast and run out of the audeteria (cafeteria + auditorium) not to inhale the glue. Later that day I went with Luke and his family to watch his sister take prom pictures and went to Pint N' Slice.


Sunday after church, I went to Christina's (Amanda's sister) bridal shower. She is getting married soon! They had traveling as their theme and it was so cute.. I will remember that for the future. We played games, ate, talked and watched her open gifts. When I got home, Ryan and I went biking on the tandem bike. We followed a nature trail and ended up in a really beautiful neighborhood, you could almost think we were in a different dimension. However we did not know how to get home so we rode bike in the middle of a road construction.. when I got home, I went to a fancy dinner with the girls in the family. The food was mediocre but they had a magician that came and did tricks for us! That was a really cool experience! 


On Monday April 24th I had to stay after school and practice singing for the musical. Later that night I went to Campus Life and we did a Mountain Dew flippie cup challenge! Ryan, Kaitlyn, Addie (Zechariah's girlfriend) and Katie (Kaitlyn's friend) were all on a team. We won our first game, but sadly it was just a test round.. than we lost to the winners, which obviously was Zechariah's team. He does not take any L's! 


On Tuesday April 25th, it was 25°C and sunny when school was over. Ally and I went on a road trip to Pokagon state park, where she had to take a picture for a school project. Since the weather was so nice, we put on shorts and went into the lake.. and it was warm! Like, the temperature that water gets in the summer in Sweden. It was so fun and relaxing, if I only did not have play practice and could have stayed longer..



New Haven Canstruction

On April 21 I went to the mall in Fort Wayne to build a giant sculpture out of cans. This event is known as "Canstruction" and it is a competition between schools in our region. Using cans and other packaged food we were instructed to build something that resembles the Fort Wayne area. One school built the zoo, another built science central, the embassy.. we built Coney Island, a hot dog restaurant. Together the work took 12 hours - we arrived at the mall 7.00 a.m. and stayed until 8 p.m. It was exhausting! Only 5 people were allowed to build at once so we got some breaks in between. We built a large sign, a hot dog and two coke bottles. It surely was not easy! Some of our cans were not "stackable" so we spent hours taping it all together. We also had to buy cans that had the right color to achieve the design we wanted. We were super precise and tried to turn all the cans so that they would be facing the same way.. we are talking thousands of cans here! However I am glad I got to experience this and afterwards the cans will be donated to a food bank.


Our statue ended up being almost 8 ft tall. Good thing we had someone tall in the team to help out! We ended up winning the price for the most resilient.


Easter in America

April 11
After school I went to Bianca's house and she practiced doing my makeup for prom.

April 13
Went on a field trip with photography to take pictures in downtown Fort Wayne. The city is actually really pretty and people here totally take it for granted.


April 14
Because of good Friday, we had no school. Ryan and a I went on a walk that took us to Dairy Queen, the barber shop, the library, the bakery and the skate park. Then I went to watch Beauty and the Beast with Megan. We went to a theatre with recliners and sat all the way in the front.

April 15
Ryan and I went to school to paint our sets for the musical. Then we watched some of a baseball game. Sue came to pick us up and drive us to our friend Tobias from Germany. We got to know some of his friends - shoutout to Maddie and Regan. We had an Easter egg hunt (it was windy so I dropped my eggs.. A kid stole them), walked to a park (proud to say that I climbed up the monkey bars) and ate at Panera.

April 16
Went to our grandparents house and celebrated Easter by eating food, going for a walk in the sun, and hiding eggs with candy for the little kids. So thankful to be invited into this family as if I am their own.


April 17
Kaitlyn did my makeup after school and we rehearsed lines.

April 18
Went to a baseball game at New Haven. We played really well!
We had our first rehearsal without our scripts. I only forgot one of my lines! I am so proud of myself.