Dear Friend,

This is, once again, going tobe a short post, but I thought I’d better fill you in on what’s going on in my life, since, you know, that’s what I do. Touring Choir is now going full swing. We had 2 concerts last sunday, and 2 more today (well, technically, yesterday) nevermind that we’re leaving for Puerto Rico on FRIDAY!!! It hasn’t quite sunk in yet, but I’m pumped. Of course, there’s a long week ahead. It’s time to buckle down and get a bunch of stuff done for school so that I can truly enjoy my Caribbean adventures, it’s time to catch up/keep up in all of my classes (note: I am NOT behind in ALL, or even MANY of my classes,) continue with my busy extracurricular schedule with a worship committee meeting, park clean-up with the Youth Council, a Progressive meal with MYF, and PACKING FOR PUERTO RICO!!! On a different note, today was/is Annika’s birthday! Anni, in case you didn’t know, is a friend from Germany who went to school with my friends and I throughout all of last year. But back to the story. SO today, we were at our first church of the day and Melissa, Malinda, and Victoria pulled out a flip cam and proceeded to put together an AMAZING happy birthday video for Annika. Everyone in choir said happy birthday, and at the end we sang happy birthday for her. While I don’t know if she’s seen it yet, let me just say that I’m sure she’ll love it. I can’t imagine anything better than a video of love for my birthday. All of this being said, HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANNIKA! We love you, miss you, and wish you well this next year! I hope this has been the most epic birthday ever.

Love, Mandi Jo