Thursday, December 12, 2013

Dec 9

It's Christmassy time!

An Idaho nativity...  'nuf said...
Made by the Stake President.

I did an exchange with Sister Eppel (my South African former companion) and found this nativity...  

Good times.  

These were at a church Christmas activity where we had to sing.  They wanted a missionary choir to perform for half an hour while people went around the cultural hall looking at the nativities from around the world.  It was an interesting performance.  We didn't sound like a dying cow!  :D  We sang Christmas songs of course!  Anyways...  We are moving this week!  They are giving our apartment to the new zone leaders next transfer and they want to move us out before the transfer insanity commences.  We are going to live with members!  And the wife has an English accent!!! They are an older couple and we are going to meet them tonight.  Wish us luck for a good first impression!  Going to be interesting going on exchanges three times this week, moving, and having interviews with President Curtis.  Also, we have a baptism this Saturday!  Patrick Sedgewick  (late 20s or maybe 30)  is getting baptized and I'm playing the piano.  Pray for me!!!  Opening song in 116 Come Follow Me and the closing in the Children's Hymn version of I Am a Child of God.  He picked them out.  Good stuff.  Get to practice during our lunch times.  PRAY FOR MEEEE!!!!!!  please.  :)  He said his next goal is to get sealed in the temple.  Awww..  So precious!  That is a golden family.  The wife has been less active most of her life and the kids are great.  They all come to church every week.  Love them so much!  

It's snowy over here!  Look!

I have been driving.  Really good surprisingly! Really slow and pumping the breaks because apparently our car does not have ABS breaks.  Silly.  Been working though!  Hope you are all having an awesome time with fireplaces.  :P  Don't worry, I still love you.

Sister Nettles

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Dec 2

It's going to blizzard this week!  No snow has stuck yet but it is going to storm this week.  :O  Por que?!

Life is good.  We actually had a sleep over for a few nights this week.  Sister Hansen and Orndoff got kicked out of where they live to make room for the relatives that came over for Thanksgiving.  We have 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms anyway so it was fun.  :)  We actually slept!  :O  Thanksgiving went great.  Had a turkey dinner at one of the Bishop's house.  Their daughter is on a mission so they have a giant cardboard cut out of her that was standing next to the table the whole time.  Apparently they make one of every kid that leaves on a mission.  They call it "flat Lizzy."  Super funny.  We went to another house that gave us leftovers that I fried up for breakfast the next morning.  Even converted Sister Hansen:  She loved it!!!  :D  

Things are going pretty well.  Did an exchange last week and have two more this week.  Going to be fun!  *cough* and productive *cough*  We really do get a lot done.  Same old mission life.  The Sister Training Leaders now have to watch exercise DVDs that the sisters want to use and approve or disapprove of them.  Fun stuff.  We have a Christmas talent show coming up for the mission too.  I may be a participant in 3 of the items/ skits.  We shall see how this goes.  I didn't participate in any of them last year.  I have 2 transfers left!  This one is 5 weeks long so only 2 more weeks, then a 7 weeker and a 6 weeker and I'm done.  Insane!  I am 80% positive my departure date will be March 17th.  We shall see though.  Flying by!  >+-  <--that's an airplane if you couldn't tell.  

Had lots of meetings this week.  About 13 hours of meetings.  Great stuff.  At least I stayed awake for all of both meetings.  

Sister Nettles
My companion and I are taking the rule about sticking together seriously!