27 January, 2013

Old City Jerusalem

I have heard so many stories and seen countless photos of Jerusalem, so I was able to construct some sort of an idea in my mind of what the city is like. And after spending my first day there, Jerusalem far exceeded my expectations; truly it blew my mind. I fell in love with everything about the city, and I am convinced that every person needs to visit at some point in their life. It's a must.

25 January, 2013

Welcome to IBEX

My first morning in Israel was slightly rough, because I woke up at 2am and for the life of me could not go back to sleep. Death by jet lag. So needless to say it was a very long day :) We had orientation, and the IBEX staff showed us around the moshav (think dorms… where we are living for the next 3.5 months). Btw, the moshav is beautiful. Israel is glorious in the spring.

23 January, 2013

Traveling abroad for the first time :)

On January 19th, I started my journey to the Holy Land. With barely any sleep, I made my way to school (not without the aid of my bestest friends) at 4:30am to take the shuttle to LAX. It was cold and our bodies ached from the lack of rest. I said goodbye to some of the most important people in my life and then loaded myself onto the bus..then my friends proceeded to come around to my window and give me these pathetic faces...

12 January, 2013

Celebrating Sunday

After-church festivities. No work and all play... how a Sunday should be (with a famous Sunday nap of course.. which I did during our movie.. oops). Me, Ryan, Steph, Nickie, Tim, and Lindsey went to church at Reality LA, ate lunch at Umami burger (always a spectacular treat), bought fresh fruit at the farmers market, then drove to Tim's apartment to hang out and watch a movie. It's not that this is a super unusual Sunday for us...but this time my camera decided to tag along :)

07 January, 2013

Happy 2013!

It's pretty awesome having loved ones who live in a small town at an elevation of 5,000 feet... snowy holidays!!! Me and some friends spent a few days up there in celebration of the new year. What a treat :)