Christmas is in the air and I am loving it!!! It
hasn't even snowed here yet. It kind of flurried, but it's been great.
It's like 60 degrees too, which is awesome. Awesome for missionaries,
not awesome for all the farmers since Nebraska was in a huge drought
this summer and probably will be next summer...
I got an awesome package from Michelle! It was fun to see some of
those videos! I plan on watching them all today. They were pretty
hilarious and fun to see the kids. Thanks to the best nieces and nephews
in the world for that awesome shirt! I love it!
This week was great, we went to the eye doctor to figure out Sis.
Arnold's eyes, and he couldn't figure out anything, but when we were in
the clinic that night, one of the pharmacists said that when you turn
the furnace on then it dries out your eyes and so we got a humidifier
and all was well! Super convenient. We did a Christmas performance at
the clinic. Everyone there LOVED it! Oh my gosh, the head doctor there
is SO nice. He love Sister Arnold and I. He got us tickets to this
Beatles tribute band because Sis. Arnold had mentioned that she liked
the Beatles. Obviously, we can't go, but it was so nice of him.
We found an awesome part member family that is so great! They have
two little boys who are so sweet and they have a bunch of Mormon friends
and so they loved having us over there. Pray for them. Pray that we
will be able to teach them and get them baptized!
On Saturday we had a super awesome training about Gratitude. We had
several sisters share experiences about Gratitude. I shared Alma 26:16. I
still can't get through that verse without bawling. Like Jared
mentioned in his letter, we have SO MUCH to be grateful for!
I hope you all watched the First Presidency Devotional. It was SO
good!!! Oh I love listening to our Prophet and Apostles. Their messages
were so good! If you didn't watch it last night, watch it tonight for
Speaking of Christmas, it is going to be our P-day so we can skype
pretty much anytime. I would like to skype with Jared... in fact I was
wondering what you thought about me just spending most of my time
skyping with Jared, since I will see you 10 days later... :|
Let me have one moment of being trunky-- Yesterday was Fast Sunday,
and I realized that next Fast Sunday I will be home and I will be able
to make a delicious dessert!! ahhh! Crazy. Also, can we please go to
Cafe Rio on the way home from the airport? Enough about that.
Sorry if my letter is really scatterbrained, I'm emailing back and forth with Laura right now.
letter inspired me to write one like His: Sometimes it gets kind of
cold at night, and I have to get out of bed to turn on my electric
blanket- but some people don't have an electric blanket. Sometimes, I
get sick of eating out all the time, but some people don't even have
Senior Couples to take them out to dinner. Sometimes, I don't like
having to pay quarters to do laundry, but the Laundry Room is just down
the stairs and it only takes an hour to wash and dry all our clothes.
Sometimes, it's hard to fall asleep worrying that I'm going to roll off
the bed, but then I realize, that some people don't have two mattresses
to make their bed extra high and extra comfy. Sometimes, the iPad's
screen gets really dirty looking, but some people don't even have iPads.
Sometimes, it's hard to deal with all the fame and the popularity, but
some people don't even get to sing in Malls once a week :) Hahahah!
Obviously it's a bit sarcastic, but oh what a difference between my
mission and Jared's mission. And yet, somehow, we are still doing the
same great work. Different conveniences, but the same work. That's cool.
Welp, I love you all! Keep up the good work!
When is the Christmas Chocolate party and do I get any of it?!
Do you have the Christmas tree up yet? please keep it up through January :)
I love you all!
1- Elder Watson bought a Popcorn popper then didn't want it, so he gave it to me. It's awesome and I'm totally bringing it home.
3- Sweet Christmas house
6- A bad pic of us performing at the clinic