Since last Friday, I got to spend the week with my beautiful Spanish sisters, Emma and Ingrid! Now Emma is actually from Kansas but speaks Spanish as her second language. As for Ingrid, she is from Pamplona, Spain (how cool!!) and is staying with Emma over the summer! I was so happy and blessed to have the opportunity to see these friends of mine and help give Ingrid an American experience!
I’ve posted a few photos of what we’ve been doing and the things Ingrid has been trying, but their is definitely way more than that haha! Here I’ll share with you our time together in more depth.
A day spent shopping with Alexis, meeting Ingrid for the first time, finding about 12 subways but not the one our friend was working at, and of course, getting lost trying to find the park because I can’t give directions to save my life!
me, ingrid, emma, and alexis
Orange Leaf Frozen Custard ||springfield, mo||
a beautiful place with even more beautiful friends!! Loved getting to walk around and take sweet pictures:)
Nathanael Greene Park ||springfield, mo||
Shopping at TJ Maxx, Hobby Lobby (Ingrid’s favorite store), Goodwill, and Stage! We took Ingrid to mass and got to see how different the Catholic Church is compared to the Church of Christ. Then bowling and Mexican with a long time church camp friend, and a mini photo shoot with the sunset!!
BOWLING!!! Ingrid LOVES it! Emma won but Ingrid and I tied for the most gutter balls, haha!
emma, ingrid, me, shelby
El Charros ||mh, ar||
our God is one of high quality!!! So much joy!!! ||mh, ar||
Ingrid had cinnamon rolls for the first time!! We spent the morning at church where Ingrid got to experience her first non-catholic service. Her favorite part was four-part singing because it was another first! After church we spent the day at my grandparents house where we ate good food, walked around, played with puppies, saw the horses, and played cards. We visited Hodgson Mill and watched the office (her favorite character is Dwigt)
They were absolutely delicious!!!
Okay but seriously how cute!?!? ||dora, mo||
“I think he will do anything for treats!” ||dora, mo||
“Is that a tornado!?” ||dora, mo||
Her first time shooting a real gun and she hit the can on the first try! ||dora, mo||
Be looking out for our mixtape.. here’s a sneak peak at the album cover ||hodgeson mill||
yum yum cookies!!!!! ||mh, ar||
The Lake!!!!!!! We spent the whole day at my uncles boat dock! By the end we were so tired and sunburnt we took a 3 hour nap.. Emma and Ingrid proceeded to play Egyptian Rap Slap with my family but I went to sleep early so didn’t get any pictures.
Ingrid’s first time snorkeling! “It was really cool!” ||norfork lake||
First time tubing!!! We flipped approximately 5000 times and loved every minute of it;)
First Dippin Dots!! Honestly how has she not had these before!? ||cranfield marina||
Haha these are both my shirts ||cranfield marina||
A few photos I took trying to be all professional and stuff haha ||norfork lake||
We enjoyed chocolate pancakes for breakfast, which was another first for Ingrid! Then stopped at Starbucks for our free ice water (only reason I go let’s be honest) and went down to Blanchard Springs Caverns to show Emma and Ingrid the caves! It was so cool even though we struggled pushing me in a wheel chair and had to make a few stops. Then we ate at this cute restaurant, JoJo’s and took photos by the river. Our last night together ended with Ingrid’s first grilled meal and first homemade ice cream.
Emma’s much needed Starbucks run ||mh,ar||
Obviously Emma didn’t get the overall memo… Blanchard Springs Caverns ||fifty six, ar||
“Is that a river?” ||mountain view, ar||
These girls are so stunning!!!!!!! ||mh, ar||
our last day together:(
it was spent packing, cleaning, eating donuts, and laughing our butts off!! I’m so sad to see my sweet friends/sisters go but I’m also so excited to see what other firsts and what other journey’s the girls will go on.
To Emma, I hope to see you keep growing in your love for the Lord and I can’t wait to see how God uses your accomplishments. You’ve got so many amazing things going for you and even through every trial God has allowed in your path I know you can overcome it with His strength. Thank you for letting Ingrid come to Arkansas and I’m so glad our friendship has blossomed even more throughout this trip.
To Ingrid, you’re one of the cutest, sweetest, most kind hearted people I have ever met. I’m so blown away by the love you have in your heart (and your Spanish;) and they things you’re going to do. I hope our paths will cross again soon and maybe a trip to Spain to see you:))) ill miss you my twin (we share a birthday!!) and I’m so humbled to have shared this experience with you.
||06/22-26/18 mh, ar||