Friday, September 26, 2008


HI EVERYONE!!  I know it has been forever since I have posted, however I do have a couple little excuses :)  First, this summer was super crazy for Ryan and me.  Ryan and I both were in summer school, Ryan for one session and me for both.  Second, Ryan went to Ghana, Africa with Tanner Ainge and Tyler, one of Tanner's friends, to set up an internet cafe for a wonderful guy named Koomsan, who Tanner served with on his mission in Ghana.  Tanner, Ryan, and Tyler set up a non-profit organization called The African Equity Fund.  The African equity fund is focused on the development of entrepreneurship in Africa and their first project was to set-up this internet cafe.  They set up the internet cafe in 10 days and as of today Koomson has said that people are lined up outside to use the internet cafe, which is very good news :)  Ryan put together a video of their trip and it really outlines what they did on their trip and has great photos, to view the video here is the link/url .   If you get a chance you should view the video, it really is an amazing thing they are trying to do and will really change some people's lives in Africa. They are trying to go again this next summer and are looking to take a group this time, so if your interested :) let Ry know. Ok.. :) Another little excuse is that as soon as I got a chance to get away from summer school, right when it ended, I left DC to go spend sometime with my family and had a great time while there. I got to spend a lot of one on one time with family and I loved having so girl time with my mom, grandma and sister :) One day my mom and I just laid out in the morning by the pool, threw on some clothes over our suites, drove up to Saoruro Lake in my moms sky convertable and had breakfast at the lake and then we finished the night shopping :) It was so much fun to lay out, relax and be with family.  Both Ryan and I got back from our trips within a week of each other and then started school right away, so we have been trying to adjust to our new schedules.  As for Ry guy, he is currently working on his Global Enviornmental Policy masters degree and is enjoying the program very much, but has realized that there are some cooky people in his program :)  People who think the invention of the car is evil haha  So needless to say he is learning a lot and loves the topics, but he sometimes wonders if he belongs :)  He will also be working on his 2nd masters in Financial Economics fall 2009.  As for me, I am just finishing up my last 2 semesters at AU and will be done in May 2009 which pleases me to no end :)  I can't tell anyone how excited I am to be done with school for a while and maybe for quite a long time lol  But as for this semester, it has been hard to adjust to because I feel I have been in school non-stop and really didn't have a summer, because of summer school, but it is going well and I'm just trying to figure out what I want to do after I graduate.  As for Ryan I also forgot to say that he started a new job this semester and guess what.....HE GETS PAID.  Many of you know that since living in DC Ryan worked for a little while for Ace Hardware, but after, took an internship on Capitol Hill, so we started to get used to working but not getting paid :)  however Ryan now works for the State Department in the Human Resources division and is really enjoying his time there.  
OK so that is the current update.  So for a funny story....Well last week I ran out of my mascara and one of my co-workers always talks about how wonderful Dior mascara is, so I thought well I need to try this new mascara; so I went to Nordstroms, bought the mascara and the next day put it on.  Well...that night I fell asleep with the mascara on and the next day woke up and my eyes were COMPLETELY SWOLLEN and red.  I could believe how bad they looked, Ryan didn't believe me when I said I looked like Quasimoto, but after he put on his glasses and looked he agreed lol  So I thought ok I'll just take it off and not wear make-up and the swelling will go down.  So to make a long story short the next morning I woke up and they were even more swollen, so I went to the doctor and she gave me some medicine and said that it was a big allergic reaction and to never wear that mascara again lol and to wash all my bedding and everything.  So the swelling finally went down after 2 more days and in the mean time I felt like everyone was staring at me, which they probably were, thinking what is wrong with her eyes lol. and now I'm FINALLY back, can wear make-up :) and don't look like Quasimoto anymore.  Ok well I think that is it for now, I'm sorry it is so long and that I haven't posted in a while, I will try to be better.  I will also try to post more fun stories about Ry and me.