Thursday, May 29, 2008

Brazil Fundraisng News

To this date, I have raised $2,985 of the $4,000 dollars I am needing to raise for my mission trip to Brazil. Thank you to all who have so graciously donated. If you would like to help me reach my goal, please contact me at
Carol and I are leaving on June 26th and returning on December 10th. The missionaries, Mark and Ali, we will be working with are in Texas this next week, so we hope to meet them while they are so close! We are in the process on applying for our visas. It actually takes quite a bit of information.
Please continue to keep us in your prayers as we have a lot of preparing to do and a lot of packing to do!

Have a blessed day, and thanks for taking the time to read this!
Love ya and God Bless ya, Amanda

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Graduation and Mexico

Life may finally settle down a little bit now. I graduated last Friday with my Masters in Architecture from Texas A&M University. I also received my certificate in Health Systems and Design. It was a really great day because I got to share it with my friends who have struggled through the degree with me, my family, and Luis, of course. I actually moved out of my house in College Station and jokingly comment that I left such a big impression, it is taking two new roommates to fill my old spot in the house. My personality is just that big! After graduation, I went to Mexico with Luis to see where he grew up. I had such a great time. He was right, as soon as we got there we started eating and I don't think we stopped until we left. I really liked his house, but was intrigued by the fact that they do not have grass. Mowing grass was practically my past time as a child! and they don't have any in their yard! We went to a local cathedral with an amazing stained glass window, the schools Luis went to from first grade through high school, hid dad's clinic, a hospital (for fun), and I got to meet his godfather. On the way back we even stopped in San Antonio and saw my favorite gazebo and ate on the river! It was one of the best vacations I have ever been on! Life after school is a concept I will have to delve more into! If you have any suggestions for what to do now, let me know!

Have a blessed day!