Monday, March 22, 2010

Missionary Funnies

Thought this would give you a little insight into our very normal daily lives as missionaries in a foreign country  ;)

* My lttle sister speaks Spanglish. ALL the time, lol!

* People at the stores think we're dirty-rich tourists and always try to give us higher prices on things

* My brothers talk to my parents in Spanish, and they respond in English.

* For me, the hardest question in the world is:  "Where are you from?"

* Some of my closest friends are Chileans

* My dad has to watch Bonanza in Spanish. Very funny to hear the Cartrights speak Spanish.. haha. You can just imagine!

* M&Ms are a real treat we never get 'cause they're so expensive.

* Our ears perk up at the sound of English

* We get excited when we see grass.. LOL! (you see.. we live in the desert :)

* It's normal for us to dream in Spanish.

* We can't say "we're Americans" because people here will say "we're Americans, too!" (very true) and can easily get offended.. lol

* Cockroaches at night are a normal sight in our front yard.

* We can't speak either language 100% correctly!

* We go to bed after midnight every single night

* I've made a habit clearing a path from my bed to the satirs every night. Never know when an earthquake might hit. And fyi.. they have. In the middle of the night! and I've had to rush down the stairs. So it's def. a good habit to have!

* Kids on the street start yelling "I love you!" as you go by. Probably 'cause it's the only English they know and they want to practice it on somebody  :)

Well.. I'm sure I could come up with many many more, but I really better get back to doing school. Uh-oh... shhh! Mom's coming! Lol.. jk  =)  I DO have to get back to school, though!

Hope you enjoyed these! Not all of them are funny, but I think they might be somewhat interesting to some of you  :)

 I would love to answer any questions you might have! Just leave me a comment and let me know!

God bless!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Jane Austen

Giveaway! Go HERE for details  :)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Time's UP!

We have a winner, folks!

What I did was, I made little paper slips with your names on it. One for every entry you made. Then I folded them all up, and put them in a little box. Next... I closed my eyes, and pulled out a name.

And the winner is................

LIVVY at A Daughter's Heart!!

Congratulations, Livvy!!! Ok.. and I have a question for you. What is yourfavorite color? I'm not promising, but I'll do my best and see if your necklace can be that color =) And one more question. Would you prefer a choker, or a long necklace? Again, I'll do what I can.. but I'm not promising.. hehe.
Please contact me as soon as you can with your home address so I can get your prize shipped to you!!

Thanks to everyone who entered! I wish you could ALL win! But sadly, that just isn't possible :(

God bless, and hope you have an amazing Lord's day tomorrow!

Rebekah Bjur

Last Call!!


Just a reminder. Today is your last chance to enter the giveaway!! So if you haven't yet, do it NOW!
*I will be anouncing the winner this afternoon!*
I'm so excited! I can't wait!


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Something fun :)

I got this from a blog  (don't remember which one , though... sorry!), and I thought it'd be fun to do   =)   I was right! You should give it a try, too

Here it goes!!!!

1.Heels or Boots?   um... I doon't really wear either, but.. heels  =)

2. What time did you get up this morning?  8:00

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?    never been.. lol

4. What is your name?    duh.. Rebekah! aka: Becky

5. What is your favorite TV show?   um.. probably Smallville or CSI: Miami... oh! and Saved by the Bell

6. What do you usually have for breakfast?    whetever there is

7. What is your middle name?  Joy!

8. What food do you dislike?    guatita.. ew  (translation: cow stomach. It's a popular dish where I live, but I don't really care dor it.. hehe)

9. What is your favorite CD at the moment?    So High the Price, by the Pettit team!

10. What characteristic do you despise?    pride

11. Favorite clothing?    jean skirts  :)

12. Anywhere in the world on vacation?    Greece!! or Hawaii

13. Are you an organized person?     depends... lol

14. Where would you retire to?    of I had the money... Hawaii

15. What was your most recent memorable birthday?   my Sweet 16 is prob. the most memorable. I had a costume party!!

16. What are you going to do when you finish this?    Take a shower

17. What is your Birthstone?    I don't know.. haha

18. Person you expect to publish this first?    I have no idea!

19. When is your birthday?    January 22

20. Are you a morning person or a night person?     Definitely NOT a morning person!

21. What is your shoe size?    8 1/2  or  9

22. Do you own any animals?     a black puppy!

23. Any news you'd like to share?    Um.. yeah. I'm struggling in math right now. Sorry, can't ve more creative, lol

24. When you were little,what did you want to be?    a  princess!!! or an actress

25. What is your favorite flower?   Fresia

26. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to?    possibly July 1   ;)

27. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?    Hot PINK!!!!

28. How is the weather right now?    warm. It's the end of summer here in Chile

29. Last person you spoke to on the phone?   My mom 

30. Favorite drink?    Sweet tea!

31. Favorite restaurant?     When I'm in the States, Olive Garden or Taco Bell   =)

32. Hair color?   very light golden brown. But.. to my friends I am always rubia (blond)

33. What was your favorite toy as a child?    Barbies

34. Summer or winter?      Summer!  Love it

35. Chocolate or vanilla?     that's a dumb question! CHOCOLATE of course!

36. Coffee or tea?     Tea... iced

37. Wish you were still young?    Like really young? nah.. I'm good

38. Do you want your friends to publish this?    that'd be pretty cool

39. When was the last time you cried?   um... Sunday

40. What is under your bed?    most likely a ton of dust, and maybe some few random things that got kicked under.

41 . What did you do last night?    Went jogging, took a shower, watched TV, and did some homework

42. What are you afraid of?   not sure...

43. Salty or sweet?   Salty!!! I used to hide in the closet with a salt shaker! lol

44. Best quality you have?    I don't know if I have a best, lol. Prob. my voice??

45. How many years at your current job?    my job as daughter:  17  :)

46. Favorite day of the week? Saturday

47. What four people will you tag? Anyone who wants to do it!
God bless!
Oh! And remember to enter my giveaway!! You have until Saturday to enter  :)
Rebekah Bjur

Thursday, March 4, 2010

My first GIVEAWAY!!!!!!

 Hey there, everybody!

I have some really great news! I'm going to have my very first giveaway!! I am SO excited about it.
I'll be giving away... drum roll, please!... one of my handmade jewelry pieces!! I'm not sure what yet.. but it's gonna be gorgeous! It'll probably be a necklace  :D  To get an idea of the kind of jewelry I make, GO HERE.

OK.... so, let's get started! Listed below are ways you can enter. Each thing you do is ONE entry, unless otherwise specified. Please leave me a seperate comment for each thing you do!!

- post about this giveaway on your blog, and give me the link so I can check it out.

- become one of my followers  :D   if you are already, tell me so. That counts, too.

- go to my etsy shop and tell me which item is your favorite!

- for TWO more entries, use the Becky's Beads button (for my etsy shop) on my sidebar, and put it on your blog. Leave me a link in a comment so I can see it!

- if you purchase an item from my shop, that's FIVE more entries!!!

- post about my giveaway on Facebook!

***I will only ship to US addresses***

* The winner will be anounced on March 20th... so that gives you about two weeks to get all your entries in.

I really hope you will enter! Good luck!  =)  Btw..  just so you know.. I don't believe in luck, lol! It's just a saying  :)

God bless!
Rebekah Bjur

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A couple of pics

Hey there...

Hannah Paige is holding her own photography contest, and I thought I'd enter just for fun :)

Here go my entries!

My Sibs

Swing Away!

Rebekah Bjur  =)