Thursday, June 30, 2016

Summer Update (Written 100% by Manuel!)

Hi my wonderful friends and family!
I am here again to say thanks for everything! I want to let you know what I have been doing lately, and what I am going to do in August.

Until the middle of July, I was still going to classes most days. This one is free from Moundsview schools, so to me it is good because I keep practicing and improving my English. I feel like I am understanding more each day. Also, I am speaking a lot more!

In May, we went to Colorado. It was really awesome going there and spending time with part of Rachael's family. We went to the Rocky Mountains, and it was my favorite day there in Colorado.

After we got back from Colorado, we went at the lake. It was my first time there. We did some work, we played, and overall I met a little bit more of Matt's family, which was nice. Also, we went back up to the lake to celebrate Eli's birthday, and we spend a wonderful week enjoying the pretty nature.

When I am in home, I often go biking, running and playing soccer. Also, Matt, Rachael, Eli, Natalia and I started working hard in our yard. We are putting river's rock and planting some plants. The point is that little by little we are making our yard so beautiful. 

Another wonderful thing I am doing to enjoy the summer is that usually we go over to Rachael parents' house and enjoy the pool, which is really cool to me. I even am learning how to dive!

For my birthday, from Rachael and Matt, I got tickets to go to watch a soccer professional game (MN United vs Leon FC from Mexico). It was very amazing! I have gone to two other MN United games, and it is so much fun!

I really love soccer, and my favorite team Real Madrid (the best soccer team in the world) played in Michigan at the end of July. Matt and I drove there, and we stopped to see Chicago too. It is like a dream come true to me! The match was so awesome! Real Madrid won! I was so excited about it! 

Also, another amazing thing is that I was wearing the jersey of my favorite soccer player (Sergio Ramos) at the game, and it is all thanks to my friend Mary. Thank you so much! I really love it!

In the end of July, I went to visit my country, my family, and my friends. I was so excited to go and spend two weeks with them! I missed and remember each one of you while I am there because I feel that you are now a big part of my life. 

With my good friend in Nicaragua

When I got back from my visit to Nicaragua, I started my soccer training at Century College right away. I will work hard and earn my spot as a valuable player. I am so happy to be playing soccer! I hope that you will be able to come to my games!

Finally and overall, I know that all of these things that I have done and that I am going to do is because of each one of you. Thank you for all of your love and support. Thank you for helping me to be a good man. So millions of thanks for what you are doing for me. I hope that your summer is going well!

Your friend, 
Relaxing with Eli and Natalia