Friday, November 18, 2011


this trip by so fast. i guess i had a lot of fun. because the more fun the faster it goes i guess. i cant belive it went by so fast. i remeber saying we have 2 more weeks left 2 weeks ago but it feels like i said that 2 days ago. it went by fast for us but i dont know about yall. but it went by super fast and i wish it could go longer and longer and get the point (: but byeee and i am done i promise!


Just Kidding...

hey i was kidding. this is my lasty post. there is just so much to say because i had such a great time. anyway i just want to thank everyone that helped put this together, yall did an amazing job and you let me have one of the best times of my life here in Houston. if it wern't for you i would have not had the oppertunity that i had to do this. i just want to thank yall from the bottom of my heart (and yall know who you are). well i have 10 minutes before this dies so i better wrap it up. i just want to say thanks again. and i learned tons of things at Kinkaid also at my "home". It will be very hard leaving here. i will probably cry :,(    but tonight the Kassab family gave me a really pretty necklace that i will wear alomost everyday i bet, and gave me a really nice card, and i am really sensitive to those things so of course i balled "tears of joy" it was just really nice of them. i love them as a family and always will. they were there for me like a real family, treated me like a family member, it was perfect and couldn't ask for a better time. well i will talk to yall later. it is going to make me wanna cry again if i keep talking about it so i will talk to yall later about it. PEACE<3 (this is the final post)

-Love Katie Martin!

Last Night :(

hey yall it is the last night that we will be there in Houston :( i am soo sad....i dont want to leave, i just want to make that clear. Today after school Jordan and I went to Sky High Sports. it is a whole building filled with trampolines. you can bouce off the walls, jump into a pit, play dodgeball on trampolines. it was amazing a huge!!!! Jordan and I wanted to spend time together just the two of us before i left. we have really grown close to each other and we always keep in touch for sure. she has changed me in so many ways and my whole family has. Anyway, after the trampoline place we went to go eat dinner at this Mexican restraunt and that was really good. i had tacos :) and then Mrs. Kassab, Jordan and i went to go see Breaking Dawn part 1, that was amazing. i loved that movie soooo much! i really had fun bonding with all of them this trip and i hope i can come back and say i to all of my new friends that i made, and of course of host family that i love. honestly i could have never asked for a better trip, school, friends, family, teachers, everything. it was just an amazing experience and i will never forget the people and this trip. sorry i didnt put many pictures on, i was busy everyday as you can see. but yall will see tons at the fair (: i will see yall at the fair. this is my last post i think. i dont know yet. haha but talk to yall later in the week if i dont get back to you.

-Love Katie

Last Day :(

NOoooooooooo, its the last day :( i dont want this to end. i have had the best time here, and i dont want to go back to the cold weather in ohio. i love this school and i have made awesome friends that i will keep forever and i dont want to leave them.

On this trip i think that i have changed a lot. this is because i think i have grown up, and i seen how people live here. and i have learned things from my host family to take back to my home. like take care of the house more, help my mom out more. the school has also helped changed me a lot to because it showed me how dedicated the students are here. and how thard they work and that just makes me want to work 100 more times more than i am now. Some awkward times was when people would stare at us and whisper "who are they?, why are they here?" things like that, but we started to get to know them better and they got to know us better, it isnt awkward anymore, thank god. i didnt expect people to come up and surrond us asking all of these questions. the sencond day everyone is just like who are you. where u from? what are your names? and we had to answer the same question like 50 times. not kidding. Kinkaid is different from MV because it is a lot bigger of course. the classes are different. yuo dont have to take a gym class. u can take a sport or do yoga after school or something. i like that a lot better than doing gym 3 days a week. i like the arts here a lott!!!!! i learned how to draw really well for the first time from a actual teacher that helps you. i like the athletics here too, but it was really challenging. but its good to have a challenge. My host family was great to me, i didnt really know what to expect from them, but it was amazing living with them. i could have never asked for a better host family, i really want to keep in touch with them i will for sure. i want to visit them too someday in the future. they are always going to be apart of my life. i love them, and i am gald that they will always be in my heart. i had fun with each of them, exspecially Jordanm she is considered my sister forever. i love her like a sister(; we all got along really well, and i knew that we would. Jordan and I have a lot in common, it was ment to be pared up with them for this trip. haha i dont know it just seems like it. i have grown really close to my family. i am probably going to cry when i leave them. it will be a sad day :( they are part of my family now, and they are my friends. this is going to be a hard goodbye. i have bonded with them so much, and it is going to be hard. but i have to go sometime, and i know that i will see them for sure in the future. i am going to make myself see them in the future. but i will be happy to see my mother. haha but i will miss all of my friends here and everything, and the people that i have met during this trip. that is why i have to take tons of pictures of everyone and me in every class!

- i have enjoyed every second of this trip and i will never forget this trip i know that. i want to come back an visit everyone maybe Junior year to see if they remeber me(: hopefully i will have a facebook by then so i can talk to them. i love it here, haha and i DONT WANNA LEAVE all of these awesome people! talk to yall later.

-Love Katie<3

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Sooo, i havent been able to talk to yall latley :( but anyway on Tuesday we watched Jordan play her first real soccer game and she did really well in it. They won 2-1..played really well. that didnt last long, and Joshua started Freesbee, so im happy for him because they cancled it and they let them play it, so that made him happy. After Jordan's soccer game we went out to eat, at a mexican restraunt, sooo good. we had a delicious dinner, i dont know how to spell it but it starts with a F (fah-hee-tas) or something haha. but they were really good. we went home and did homework and we went to bed because it was pretty late. Yesterday (Wednesday) was a verrrryy busy day. we were on the run. Kendall came home with us and then Jordan had a chior performance and it was azaming. It was so fun to watch her sing, there was a lot of good singers, solos and everything. Im going to miss Jordan a lot, we have grown really close together and it is going to be hard to seperate. But we are going to visit each other in the Summer i believe so that is good. Anyway that was a lot of fun to watch her sing, she has a busy week this week, and i am glad i get to share this experience with her and i would have not asked for a better family to be with on this trip. i mean that.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sorry Guys

heey sorry i have been slacking with posting i have just been really busy latley. anyway Sunday, was a relaxing day were we just watched football, enjoyed the day, we stayed home and had a great dinner. (of course) we had fried shrimp with the best frenchfries that you could possibly ever have, they were ammazziinnggg...anyway Sunday was a great day to just sit around and enjoy whatever. haha. Yesterday (Monday) i felt like went by super fast. well this trip went by super fast. we only have 4 more days here, so sad :( but i worked on some more of those essays. Jordan is sick with allergies or something like that so she didn't go to school for half the day..lucky. actually i like school here. it fun and i have a great time talking to friends (when im supposed to) don't worry not in class...most of the time. But anyway i was supposed to bring my camera today to take pictures, but knowing me i forgot. so now i have to remember to bring it tmrw. the drawing class is going to have a goodbye party for us :) i cant wait, well i can because i don't want to leave yet. but, i will tlk to yall later today to tell you how today was. byeee<3
-Love Katie (p.s. i will try to blog more pictures later, i have been slacking on that too, sorry)

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Yesterdsay was a busy day, at night we went to the renaissance festival and it was very different. There was a lot of different people there and a different setting. it was outdoors and there were rides and performances, like 2 men that got all muddy and wrestled. and a bell player. it was amazing. it was the best weather high 70's and low 80's im guessing. it was a lot of fun. and we all had a turkey leg because everyone told me to try it, because they were really good. and they were really good. and that was the main event yesterday and it was pretty awesome. so i will tlk to yall later and tlk to yall about today, which is sunday and it has been exactly 2 weeks and almost over :( so sad.

-Love Katie