I made some cupcakes all morning with the help of my mom, sister, niece and nephews :) We tried making them look like the world for the world theme of my opening call party later. It took forever but we got that done and then we fixed up the house. I bought a cute banner from an etsy shop as well as cupcake toppers that could be downloaded and printed. I cut those out the night before and decorated the banner with colorful paper behind the letters. I got the "where in the world?" idea from this blog! I loved the theme! Everything came out really cute. Im grateful for my family's willingness to help because without them I would not have been able to do it by myself.
We had mothers's day celebration + opening my call this night and it worked out because all my family was there and we had food. Anyway, some of my dear friends came and my boyfriend was there too but mostly my family and Im glad because this was mostly for them to be there as I opened the call. I wanted especially the kids to be there so they would get excited to maybe serve a mission some day.
My family is so loud but I love them! we played a game of guessing before I acutally opened the packet. It was fun to see their guesses even the little kids participated. We used tab sticky notes to mark the guesses on the maps. oh yea also my sister had the great idea to project a map instead since I did not have time to buy one and other than the funny shadows it worked out well!
Right after when they were all done marking their guesses we settled sort of haha and I began to open my letter!!! It was an exciting moment mostly for my family and friends; I had previously opened it that week but no one knew because well I wanted them to have that chance of me opening it for them. It was even exciting for me to open it with them! I felt once again a great love for Bolivia and I felt another confirmation that my calling came from my loving Heavenly Father. everyone was so excited and many guessed really close to the place but only one sticky was on Bolivia and it was my little nephew Sami that guessed it!! He was so excited he didn't even read the country's name he just said the green one that's my guess :) Overall I had such a fun time with them and opening it with people you love is definitely a great experience. I think that If I hadn't received my call a week away from this party I would have waited to open it but a week was too long to wait. In the end it does not matter when or where you open it because it's your calling and its a personal thing between your Heavenly Father and you.
I am so grateful for everyone that came and that shared this moment with me. For my aw some friend that was so kind to take beautiful pictures of the whole thing as well as my sister that helped project the map and saved the day as well as my other sister for hosting the party and of course my parents for their unconditional love and support of me going on a mission even if they are scared and I know they would rather me not go. Bolivia aqui voy! Here I come!
Here are some more photos!