Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Long Journey Home.

I've never had so many crazy emotions rushing through my body.
I was so anxious to see my family but heartbroken to leave.
Sitting in the airport by myself was honestly the first time I had been alone in months.
It was weird. Didn't like it.
As I landed in Atlanta I couldn't wait to turn my phone on and call my parents.  Hearing a familiar voice is all i wanted. Oh don't worry phone wouldn't work. It was still on standby mode. I had no way to get a hold of my parents. As I made my way through customs with 3 heavy bags, wearing a million layers so my bags wouldn't be too heavy, phone didn't work, getting more and more exhausted by the minute because its like 2am London time by now, and hadn't eaten all day I wanted to die. After a FIVE hour lay over I couldn't be happier to board one last plane to come home.
All my exhausted, heartbroken, starving mixed feelings all slipped away fast as soon as i came down the escalator to these smiling faces.
I have the best friends ever.
And my family is the best there is. Signs, balloons, and flowers?
I can't wait to sleep in this bed again.
It's good to be home.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Goodbye London Town.

Goodbyes are never easy.
Especially saying goodbye to the most wonderful city in the world where I grew and learned thing about myself I never knew before. 
London is home. It doesn't feel right to leave it behind. 
But now its time to go to my real home
I can't believe that day is here.
It feels like yesterday I stepped off that plane with a bunch of girls I didn't know.
Now I'm going home with life long friends.
To me and my London family this will always be home:
Remember my project? CREATE is completely gone now.
The BYU London center holds countless girls semester after semester but to each of us it was our own home. There's a London bond unlike anything I've ever felt before. This door will forever be imprinted in my heart along with all the other places pictured above.
Until next time...

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Besties Together in London.

Ending my amazing experience by showing 
Alli around worked out perfect.
I got to visit all my favorite main parts of 
London one last time to say goodbye.
Hyde Park
Buckingham Palace
The London Eye
We went on the London Eye on our very last night.
 It was the perfect way to end the most 
amazing four months of my life.
Definitely an emotional roller coaster for the both of us.
Europe did us well.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Ice Skating in Hyde Park.

Best part of going in the Fall to London 
is getting to experience every
 second of their pre Christmas celebrations!
I had to show Alli all my favorite parts!
Mainly Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
Ice skating was the best thing ever! 
Stupid people wouldn't let us take pictures.
There was a new person falling probably every 30 seconds. 
Too funny.
Utah needs to get up on these Christmas Markets. 
I'll just have to go back every year. Done.