I just want to start by saying that I have had an amazing couple of days!
Thursday - I turned 17!! The day begun with homemade crepes that my host mom had made. Then it was school, kind of same old same old, but at least I got no homework (which is quite amazing for being the US). Then when I got home did I Skype with my Swedish Family (all of them! Including my Angel). After that studied I for bit and just chilled at this beautiful house. We had dinner, and after dinner did me and my host mom go to a chocolate tasting thing, "Introduction to Fine Chocolate". So I spent 2 and a half hour tasting different dark exclusive chocolates, and listening to a lot of interesting fact about it, how its made, what makes it good, and so on. My favourite one was made i Italy and the cocoa beans were from Venezuela, it is called "Amedei Chuao".
My thoughts about the different chocolates. It goes from top to bottom, number one is the one in the top.
Friday - After school went I and most of my family to a pumpkin patch to get pumpkins. It was huge, and had a lot of different pumpkins (even though at least two thirds had already been bought). It had pumpkins in all different sizes, and a lot of different colours, as orange, light pink, white and green. We got a big (or normal size) pumpkin for everyone in the family, we picked our own. We also got five small ones, they were so cute!
The field with pumpkins.
A small "scare" and cute pumpkin. I really like the curly ending and the black on it.
A "Cinderella" pumpkin! I love it 😍
To celebrate my birthday a bit more, and with the entire family, did we go to Cheesecake Factory for dinner. I know, it does not sound like a place you would have dinner, but they had a big and great menu of different things you could chose from. All from pizza and pasta, to salads, to steaks and fish. I had a steak with french-fries. To that I got ketchup, I'm pretty sure that that only happens in America, cause I have never been served ketchup to a steak, I really hope that it was meant for the fries only. As a desert I had a lemon cheesecake with melted marshmallows on. It was delicious! After dinner went we to the cinema. We saw "Alexander and the terrible horrible no good very bad day". It was really fun and over expectations! I would truly recommend it. Then we went back to the house were Sara had made a lemon cake for me and also bought a "Princess cake". That is one of the sweetest things every, since its the most popular cake in Sweden, and she had bought especially for that. I'm truly lucky and grateful for have gotten such a good host family! They had also bought me a gift, a pretty pink lipstick and a beautiful purple scarf.
My beautiful cake.
The princess cake (or "prince cake", since its pink).
Saturday - In the morning did I and Dayane dance Zumba together, it was way fun. At 3pm went I, Sara, Dayane and Mer (my spanish exchange student friend) to see my schools play, Cinderella. The play was amazing! It was truly good. They even had a dress that changed from the maid dress, to the gown dress, ON STAGE. The music and acting was awesome, I would truly have recommended it.
At 6.22 did I and Mer go on the train that was going to take us to Lehi. The reason why we went to Lehi was because EF was gathering exchange students to go to Haunted Forest together. It was me, Mer, and four other exchange students, one from Italy, one from Norway and two from Denmark. I had met the Italian and Norwegian guys before, at the Yellowstone trip, so it was really fun the see them again! The girl and guy from Denmark have I not met before (or maybe at the welcome picnic, not sure...), but it was nice to meet some new people. We had some pizza and candy, and socialised. A bit later did all six of us exchange students and Lindsey (my IEC) drive to the Haunted Forest. The Haunted Forest is like a haunted house, but outside. It is not real, it is made by humans and the scary things are made by humans. It was soooo fun! I'm truly happy that I went. At 11.16pm did me, Mer and the danish girl go on the train that would take us home.
Sunday - I did not do much today... The most exciting and fun thing I did was to carve pumpkins, and that was fun and the highlight of my day. I did mine the "classical way".
My pumpkin glowing in the dark.
But now its time for bed, cause tomorrow is a new week, with new exciting things to do.
Good night :*