pToday’s theme was extreme orange and black (cashmere’s school colors!). I will show you pictures of our crazy outfits, haha!
At the end of the school day we had a pep-assembly where the whole school walked in a parade from the high school to “downtown” cashmere.
Then just some other pictures of me and my friends!
we decorated for homecoming after school. The homecoming dance is on saturday and the theme is “tropic like its hot” hahahha! I am very happy with the decorations, it looks amazing! But you guys have to wait ’til sunday to see pictures 🙂
Todays theme was Western. It was a lot of fun for me to dress up as a cowgirl since its so different from what I would wear on a regular day.
Me and Peyton (Junior) on the left. Paola, Me, Hannah, Emily (all Seniors) on the right.
The second (and last) part of the talent show was today. It was just as good as yesterday. We also played dodgeball at lunch again, but this time against the Sophmores. I think I forgot to mention that we lost the game yesterday against the Juniors, but we won today so we ended up in third place! This was the first time the Senior didn’t get last place, so I’m proud, haha!
Tomorrow (thursday) is the last day of the spirit week since we don’t have school on friday. So the theme for tomorrow is Black and orange. Black and orange are our school colors if you didn’t know that! 🙂
Todays theme was Twin Day. Paola was my partner for the day. The whole point of it was to wear the same outfit, and I have to say, me and Paola did a great job! We even had matching coffee mugs! (and yes, I know I hated coffee before I moved to America, but I am ADDICTED now. It’s soooo good)
The first part of the talent show was today, and it was so much fun to watch! My school is seriously the best school with the best people. Just the way that the students supported each other and cheered for one another was amazing to me. I am so happy to be a part of Cashmere High School! All the performances were great!
We have a lot of difference activities this week where each grade can earn points, and the grade with the highest amount of points at the end of the week will win (I heard that they will get free pizza, but I’m not sure if that’s true or not :P). The seniors (my grade) is currently in last place… hehe! Everyday at lunch we have a dodgeball tournament, and today it was time for the Juniors and Seniors to play. I had never played dodgeball before and I had no idea what it was all about. I didn’t want to play at first, but after a lot of peer pressure from my Senior friends, I actually played… It was a lot of fun! If theres anything that I’ve learned in the last couple of months are that you should NEVER be afraid to try something new. I turned out to be really bad at dodgeball, but thats okay, because I tried it, I had fun, and got to know new people in my grade!
And as you probably saw in the title. I was in a car crash. I was hit by a truck. I am doing Drivers Ed here, so I was driving with the teacher. We exited the highway onto a very skinny bridge, and everything was fine until this big truck (who’s not even supposed o drive on that bridge, because the truck is too wide!) came towards me with haft of his truck on my side of the road. Since we were on a bridge we could move over or turn away from the truck, so I slammed on the brake and tried to avoid the truck as much as possible. The truck ran into the side of my car and the side mirror got all messed up! I’m still surprised that I managed to avoid a serious crash. No one got hurt, but the truck drove away without seeing if I was okay. The car is fine too. My teacher said that I did a good job and that I am a great driver! That accident was the trucks fault, I didn’t do anything wrong.
So mom, don’t worry, Im OKAY!!! haha 🙂
The first day of the homecoming week. We will have a different theme everyday and today was superhero day! I didn’t want to spend money on a REAL costume, so I took a piece a paper and drew the super man logo on it and taped it to my shirt. Cheap, easy and I got soooo many compliments on it. People found it hilarious… haha!
The homecoming game (football) will be this friday, and then the homecoming dance on saturday. I am sure this week is going to be amazing! And i can’t wait until the dance. Oh, for those of you who don´t know… I was asked to homecoming a few weeks ago by a guy named Corbin!
I know that I haven’t posted too much here on my blog, and I’m really sorry about that. I know that my friends and family have been wanting to see what I’m doing here in the states… Last week was a really bad week for me… I moved. Yes, I moved to a new host family. I don’t want to talk about what actually happened and the reason that I moved, all you guys have to know is that I’m okay and moved to an amazing host family. I couldn’t be happier! This is partly the reason why I haven’t really used my blog. I didn’t feel like I had anything to write about, and I just wasn’t as happy as I could have been. But that will change now, I promise!
Yesterday I went bowling with a few friends from school. We had a blast! It was so much fun. I was there with Kailena, James, Dylan and Grant. Kailena is one of my best friends over here, she is sooo nice and we are having so much fun together! I met her in the drawing class that I’m taking, and she is also in the school play with me!
Kailena and I
James, Kailena’s boyfriend. He’s a senior who I met through Kailena. He is also in the school play.
Dylan. He’s a senior as well. I don’t remember how I met him… All of a sudden I just knew him, haha! We don’t have any classes together or anything.
Kailena. She´s a junior.
Meeee 🙂 and no, my hair is not brown, I’m still blonde. I don’t know why it looks so dark in the picture.
Oh, and I don’t have a picture of Grant, but he´s in the play with us so I know him from there!
We did a lot on our 3rd day in Vegas. We went up the “Eiffel Tower”, went to Madame Tussauds, saw a 4D movie and went to another show.
The view from the Eiffel Tower
Me and Summer at the 4D movie.
Later that night we went to se Cirque Du Soleil, KA. If you ever get a chance to see a Cirque Du Soleil show, DO IT!! The show was absolutely amazing! The cast is so talented, the choreography is incredible, the costumes and makeup is amazing, the whole show was perfect. What´s so unique about Cirque Du Soliel is that the stage moves around (you can kind of tell by the picture) and that the performers are sometimes hanging above the audience.
The second day in Vegas was pretty much like the first day. We walked around town, did some shopping etc.
We had dinner at an Italian restaurant and I had to try their meatball.
The day ended with a show. We went to se Criss Angel. I was so excited before the show because I had seen Criss Angel on Tv when I was younger and I expected the show to be amazing. The show wasn’t good at all and I was so disappointed… He didn’t do a single trick that I was impressed by! He had a comedian with him on the stage who really saved he show. But, I didn’t go there to see a funny show, I went there to see magic.
We had to leave the house at 3 am to go to the airport in Seattle. It took 2-3 hours to get there so both Summer and I were sleeping the whole drive there. When we arrived at the airport and were about to leave the car, Summer said: “wait… Did i not bring shoes?”. She was so tired when we left our house in Wenatchee that she forgot to put shoes on…. haha. Fortunately we had a pair of shoes laying in the back of the car that she could wear.
The flight to Las Vegas was horrible. Towards the end of the flight, the whole flight crew were talking to each other, made a few calls, the pilot came out and talked to them as well (!!!), and it looked like one flight attendant was crying. I have honestly never been that scared in my life! They never told us what was wrong though…
Las Vegas was like I thought it would be! Lots of lights and people. The first day we just walked around town and did some shopping!
The hotel we were staying at.
Me and my sister Summer
I´ve been in washington for 2 days now, and so far, everything seems great. Everyone are so friendly and excited to meet me, so I could not be happier!
It took over 30 hours of traveling to get here, so I was pretty exhausted when I arrived. My first flight departed from Arlanda (stockholm, sweden) and went to Chicago. The airport in Chicago was CRAZY! It was so huge and I was lost at first. I had to get on a train to get to the terminal but after that everything went well. I was the only exchange student that was traveling to the us, so I had to do everything on my own. That was scary at first but after a while i realized that it wasn’t that bad. From Chicago I went to Seattle. I had a 5 hours layover in Seattle and since I had been awake for 24 hours at that time, I had a hard time staying awake. I did have great company though (someone I met at the airport), so the time just flew by. Then I got on a plane to Wenatchee, my town. My host family waited at the airport for me with flowers. They are all so nice! I could not have asked for a better host family! When we got to the house my host sister Summer gave me a house tour and then I went straight to bed.
The next morning we drove to down town Wenatchee and showed me around town. We also did some shopping 🙂
Today me and Summer watched tv series all morning, then when my host parents came home from work we went in to town to run a few errands.
So far, I’m very excited about everything and so happy to finally be here. But I have to admit, I feel like a total outsider but hopefully I will feel more comfortable soon!