Monday, July 29, 2013


Hey Family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     I LOVED reading your emails so much - thank you!! And I'm so glad that Dad was able to email me too, I was bummed when you said you weren't sure you would be able to email me this week so that was great!! Don't you love the Christensens??? They are so adorable!!!!!! I'm so glad that you liked them and had a good time with them.  I had TWO dreams this last week about that for some reason and the first one, I called home to ask you how it went and Dad answered and was telling me that it was really boring and awkward... and then I had a dream that we were at the Treehouse and Sister Christensen was with me and I saw mom and I went over to tell her to come say hi to Sister Christensen and she was telling me that the dinner was really awkward and they had like nothing to talk about and it just didn't go well and nobody 'clicked' haha.... SO I'm glad it wasn't like that!!!!!!!!!! So basically I'm pretty excited to tell you about my week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     Monday was p day and we just took it easy and went grocery shopping, had lunch and frozen yogurt, and then wrote letters.
     Tuesday the sister trainer leaders (STL's) were with us and I spent the day with Sister Fallentine! We had like 3 different lessons planned for when they were with us and that morning before we went out, they all called us in a row and cancelled.... so our day was full of tracting! But I actually really like tracting as long as it's hot outside.  Sister Fallentine and I found a new investigator, Trevor, who is 16 and we have a lesson with him this week.  Sister Johnson and Sister Woodward (the one that I was in the MTC with - LOVE HER) found this lady Kelly who has like 4 kids who I guess just seemed super prepared and everything and like said this is just what she needs right now and asked to come to church and then yesterday at church she texted us and said her mom talked to her about mormons and said that we don't worship the same Jesus and that she isn't interested at all so that was a bummer.  Anyway, I talked to Sister Fallentine about Sister Johnson and she didn't have much to say other than to just keep being obedient.  I can't tell you how frustrated I am to be honest.  Anyway, at the end of our exchanges for the day, they interviewed us individually and guess what???? They told me that either this transfer or the next transfer they want me to be an STL!!!!!!!!!!!! There are only 4 of them in our mission.  That is so exciting to me and I hope I really do get to.  I think it would be so awesome to be an STL - I WOULD LOVE TO DO THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was so excited all day that you guys were going to be eating with the Christensens that night and then when she texted me and said they were on their way to my house it was just so cool.  Then she texted me and told me they were just getting ready to eat so it was just so crazy that she was with you guys as I was texting her back.  I'm glad you had fun with them and I'm excited to see the pictures that she took. 
     Wednesday we had district meeting and we did like a pot luck type thing after where all the companionships brought some type of food and it was pretty fun! Our district leader brought these BBQ muffins which sound disgusting but they were good! It's so weird how the 24th isn't a holiday here haha like it was just like any other day here! Wednesday we pretty much tracted all day and we came to this one lady from the community free church and she came outside of her house and like wanted us to prove in the Bible where it says that there would be a Book of Mormon and just wanted to prove us wrong the whole time and then she called their youth pastor in training to come talk to us and they just wanted to like bible bash the whole time and it was getting no where.  Like it wasn't an argument and they were really nice but it was just going nowhere but we were there for like an hour!! Remember that weird Elder at the MTC that asked if he could get a picture with me and I didn't even know him? Welp I got a letter, a picture, and a returned missionary dating application from him this last week.... creeper...
     Thursday we did some more tracting and then had service at the Glenwood (old folks home).  I won one of the rounds of bingo but I gave my card to one of the old ladies so that she could get the prize and it was so funny she was like "is this cheating?" haha it was just kinda funny and it made me laugh - they take bingo so seriously there! Then we went to Ann's house and we dropped her:( It was really sad and we will still go visit her every once in a while but she just isn't keeping any of her commitments and isn't planning on getting married or coming to church anytime soon.  However haha while we were there, she had the TV on and it was Ellen and she left the room for a few minutes to use the restroom so we were like right there in front of the TV and JUSTIN BIEBER was on!!! It was so distracting hahahaha and I felt so bad but.... tender mercy?? Then we had dinner with Biscuit and Mamma and it was great!! I love them and they are so sweet to each other.  Then we had a lesson with them and Biscuit has started reading the Book of Mormon and had really great questions about it and we are having another lesson with them next week! Then we had a lesson with Joe and Tara and we went over the 10 commandments.  I don't think they will be getting baptized in the near future but I know they will eventually.  It's just so frustrating though just cause they know it's true!!!!!!!!!! Ugh... whatevs.
     Friday morning, Sister Palumbo (turning trash into crafts extrordinaire) called us and said she was looking on craigs list and there was this house putting a ton of stuff on their lawn for free and she knew we needed a bookshelf and she wanted us to come with her! Haha her husband laughs cause he thinks it's ridiculous and that she is just recruiting people to join her in her hobby of dumpster diving.  Anyway, when we got to the house everything was pretty picked over so that was a bummer but it was fun to spend time with her.  When we got back, Sister Osborne took us to lunch and we just got to know her and spent time with her.  She's probably in her late 70's and she had just gotten her hair permed and she was so cute.  Old people love telling stories about themselves.  Then we had a lesson with the Eastons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH EM GEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Okay so we finish with dinner and are about to start our lesson and then they are like "okay so we have some news for you".  So guess what??? Scott, Teri, AND their daughter Andrea are not only ALL getting baptized BUT instead of September 28th they are getting baptized AUGUST 9th!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND they changed their mind about getting baptized in Wyoming, they are going to get baptized here!!!!!! Originally they said August 17th, but then we told them that transfers were the 14th so it was a possibility one of us wouldn't be there so they switched to the week earlier! YAY!!!!!!!!!! I feel so blessed that I have been able to teach them!!! Like I am still so excited that they chose to switch their day and that they already have such strong testimonies!!!
     Guess what mom???? I WENT TO THE TEMPLE ON SATURDAY TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If I read that right, isn't that when you went? We have to get a ride to go to the temple and earlier this week our Bishops wife told us they were going and that we could come with them.  I love going to the temple and the spirit that is there.  We did some of Sister Hope's (bishops wife) family names.  After, they took us to Cheescake Factory! When we got there, Sister Nelson (the girl I trained) and her companion were with 2 elders eating at cheescake factory and it's like a BIG no no to go on "double dates" on our mission.  And they were sitting in a booth and it was a boy and girl on one side and a boy and girl on the other which is another thing we aren't supposed to do. After we got there, they left within seconds.  Our Bishop was actually the one that said something to us about it and asked if we are supposed to do that so that wasn't good haha but honestly it was just kinda disappointing because Sister Nelson was my companion and one of the elders that was there used to be my zone leader.  Anyway, I got an oreo cheesecake and it was SO DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you go to cheescake factory on the 30th of this month, cheescake is only $1.50!!! Just an idea for ya!!! And they have a new smores cheescake coming out on the 30th. 
     Yesterday, the Eastons all came to church and stayed the whole time!! Andrea might even be going to girls camp today! Then we had dinner and a lesson with them about the Word of Wisdom, law of chastity, and keeping the sabbath day holy.  It's kinda funny cause earlier that week we were trying to figure out how we could stretch the lessons out until Septemeber 28th so that we could still meet with them once a week and then when they switched their baptism date, now we are trying to cram them all in!! We asked them about church and Scott and Andrea really liked it and Teri did too but she just didn't have a good feeling in Relief Society.  She said it wasn't anything that was said or done there, but she just hasn't had good experiences with all women groups in the past and so it was affecting how she felt when she was there, but she said she would keep going.  Also, our investigators have to go to church 3 times before they get baptized and they will have only gone twice, but we got special permission for them to still get baptized!!
     Welp that is pretty much my week!!!!! I'm going to be playing the piano in our ward on the 11th! Oh and have you ever heard of Hugh Nibbly? or something like that?? So these people in our ward were talking about him and how they used to go to his lectures and they were telling us all of these evidences of the Book of Mormon and they are sooo cool.  Also, the Goodriches in our ward are from Utah and Sister Goodrich is making us her own version of Cafe Rio tonight!!!! Anyway, thank you so much again for your emails, I love hearing from you guys and you have no idea how much it means to me that you write me!!!! I am learning so much about the gospel here and I really do LOVE it.  I hope you all have a really great week!!! I miss you sooooooooooooo much and you are always in my prayers.  Be safe and smart and healthy and don't do anything dumb!!!! I hope you have a great time in Alaska dad!! I LOVE YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

1. What parking looks like at district meeting since we have to back the person driving
2. 6 months baby

Monday, July 22, 2013

New Mission President!

Hello Family!!!!!!!!!
     I LOVED reading your emails (as always) and it was so great to hear from you!! I miss you guys so much and whenever I hear from you it always makes my day!!! So this week was pretty great, it's FINALLY hot here and I really love it!! Like seriously though I have been waiting for it to just be hot. I don't know why but it's so motivating for me to go outside when it's hot... kinda backwards right??

     So I will just start telling you about my week!! Monday we went to Arthur (I already told you about that).

     Tuesday we visited Sister xxxx, her family is less active.  I seriously love her. She lives in xxxxx and she is SO creative!! Like she finds all these blogs online for crafts, fixing furniture, turning junk into something pretty and she is good at it!! We had lunch with Ann who is also less active in our ward and her husband isn't a member. She is so cute and loves us haha so it makes it that much better!! Anyway her and her husband have been separated for a while and are back together now and his heart has changed a little towards the church and she said she doesn't think he is quite ready to be taught by the missionaries but the door is cracked which is great!!! That night we had a lesson with Ananyanee and we were kinda nervous on how it was going to turn out because our lesson was on the Atonement which is pretty in depth obvi but it went so well!!! We started out by watching a bible video and then we just took it part by part and explained it and then we would have her explain it back to us to make sure it made sense to her and everything.  I seriously love teaching her!!!!!!! She understood that when we sin, it hurts Jesus and that he died so that we can repent and be forgiven which is definitely a start.  Every lesson, we go over terms and concepts we taught the other lessons and just her whole face lights up when she remembers and it's really cool!!

     Wednesday we had President interviews! I LOVE President Morgan and his wife A LOT!!!! They are so sweet.  We have a mission goal of 450 baptisms this year and every night at 10 as a mission we pray for that goal.  I think it's an awesome goal but at the same time, I feel like missionaries get caught up in the numbers and they just find "anyone" to baptize... does that make sense? So like ya, they might get a baptism, but frequently they may or may not stay active.  So anyway, I think this is something President Morgan recognized coming into the mission also so he is focusing a lot on "real growth" which makes sense!!! So he wants us to find solid people to baptize to help grow the amount of active members instead of increase the number of less active members.  ANYWAY, after interviews we tracted for like EVER and it was probably the hottest day of the week haha but like I said - I love it!!!! The whole waistband of my skirt was wet... tmi??? We found 5 new investigators though!!! We tracted into this one lady who brought us in and we sat with her and her 2 daughtes who were 12 and 14.  The mom doesn't have a belief in Christ but she wanted her daughters to talk to us because she wants them to make a religious choice of their own.  One of them, Markee, was 14 and when we asked her questions about like if she had ever wondered where she came from and things like that something sparked in her head and she seemed interested but her sister wasn't interested so I think that kinda made her change her mind but she said she would come to church sometime and she actually knows one of the young women in our ward so we told her to invite her to church!!! But that was really cool just because you could tell she hadn't thought of religious things before.  So she didn't become and investigator but it was cool to talk to her.  We also tracted into this boy named Chandler and he is a senior in high school but when he opened the door I noticed that he had a lacrosse lanyard(spelling?) so I asked if he played lacrosse and he said he did and long story short, HIS FAMILY LIVES IN DRAPER!!!!!!! Small world right???? His family lived in Sandy, moved to Mahomet, and now they are in Draper!!! He is moving back after a semester of his senior year here to either go to Alta or Corner Canyon but he knows some of the same people as me!!! It was so crazy!!!! He's not even Mormon!!! But he said he has been waiting for missionaries to come to his door because he has a lot of questions and so he became one of our investigators!!

     Thursday we had district meeting and played jeopardy and this Elder in my district has only been a member for 3 years and knows EVERYTHING about the Book of Mormon and so he won... it's whatever.  Then we had service at the old folks home and played bingo, no one came to Bible study, and then we served drinks!! The old ladies get so competitive at bingo it's hilarious!!! I guess this one lady was bringing her bingo cards home with her and she kept winning every week and so this other old lady told on her and said it wasn't fair and they still wont look/talk to each other!! We visited Debi at the bakery and we picked up some of the cookies we glazed and they were seriously so delicious!!!!!!! Like probs the best sugar cookies I've ever had (besides Mom's).  But glazing is not hard at all!! She just mixes powdered sugar, milk, lemon juice, and I think corn syrup? and then you just paint it on the cookie with one of those rubber brushes and it smooths itself out! Thursday night we visited visited one of the Elders investigators, India, who they haven't been able to contact for over a month now and she let us in and we just got to know her and invited her to church and it went really well!! She didn't come to church but we were telling the Elders what we talked about with her and they said that is more than they have ever gotten out of her! So that was cool!!

     Friday we had a lesson with xxxxx and xxxxx and they are seriously so sweet.  She is blind and he treats her so well!!! They are just such a cute old couple and he just like lives to make her happy.  Anyway, I think I told you but maybe not but he goes dumpster diving every day and finds things to give to people in need.  He has collected over 4000 boxtops and then donates them to schools, he finds furniture and fixes it up, he finds things to feed the animals with, he finds games for children, etc. He's really awesome!! They ordered a pizza for us while we were there and taught them about the restoration and left them with a chapter to read and we are going back this week!! There is a problem though haha she HATES water on her face... so baptism could be an issue.... but ya, I love them!! That night we had dinner with the Goodriches and they are so awesome!! We played catch phrase after dinner and then we shared a thought with them.  Bro. Goodrich is seriously probably one of the most spiritual people I have EVER met.  He is just so in tune with the spirit and I swear he can read my mind. I'm pretty sure he will be a patriarch some day.  Anyway, after that, he asked us individually what we are working on and we told him and then he said the closing prayer and asked specifically for help with those things and it just really made me realize how close to the spirit he is and it was just an answer to my prayers because I really needed that!
     Saturday we had a lesson with xxxx. She has been so angry with God for a long time and she had so many questions for us.  She was really open and started crying and asked a lot about repentance and forgiveness and the after life.  She hasn't prayed in a long time but she said she would start reading the Book of Mormon and pray.  She's really nervous to pray but she said she is going to do it.  I really like her!!! She has been SO prepared and I feel like this is just what she needs!! After that visit, we visited xxxxxx (her vegetable soup was SOOO good) and she is having a lot of depression right now and just really misses her family members that have passed away.  We taught her about the Plan of Salvation and she said she would get baptized if she knew the Mormons were right for her!

     Yesterday we had a dinner and lesson with the Eastons and it went really well also!! For dinner we had these giant noodle shells stuffed with chicken and like other stuff and it had kinda a taco seasoning to it and then they were put in the oven with cheese on top and it was so good!! Anyway, we talked to them about like faith, repentance, baptism, holy ghost, and enduring to the end and it went so well. Their son Tim (the member) was there too and his story is awesome and you can tell his parents are so proud of him! He goes to school in Wyoming and the Eastons are planning to move to Wyoming next year - it's their favorite place haha random right?? What part of Wyoming does our family live in? So we also talked about baptism with them and what they want to do is get baptized September 28 in Wyoming... not the ideal situation but we're going to see if that works.  One of their daughters, Amy, reminds me SO much of Erin!!! She isn't interested in the church or anything but not only do they have really similar faces but they have similar personailites and it is so cool!!!! Like I just want to talk to her the whole time because she reminds me so much of Erin!!!!  

     Sorry this email is super long, do I give you guys too many details?? Just let me know cause I feel like these are super boring to read!!! But also, so we have been looking for a large print Book of Mormon to give to Jim cause he can't read the small writing and we couldn't find one anywhere and guess what??? So the Elders were riding their bikes one day and this random guy like rolled down his window and started talking to them and he had a bag full of Book of Mormons that he didn't need and one of them was a large print one!!!!!! Isn't that cool???

     Well anyway, that was pretty much my week!!! Today I think we are just going to take it easy, go grocery shopping, and then go to a park and write letters!!! I am so excited for you to have dinner with the Christensens!!!! I think you will really like them!!!! I can't think of anything specifically that I would like you to send home with them but I do love surpises:)  Anyway, be safe on your trip Daddy!!!!! I hope you all have an AWESOME week and that you are safe and healthy!!! I miss you guys like CRAZY and I LOVE YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Monday, July 15, 2013

Arthur, Chicken, and Noodles

     Thank you sooooo much for your emails!!!! I loved reading them!!!! Sorry I'm a little bit late on sending an email today - we spent the afternoon in Arthur which is an Amish town!!! It was pretty cool - I got you guys some stuff so I will send that to you. We went with Sister Christensen, Sister Bode, and Sister Hobson and it was so fun!!! 

We went to like an antique shop and then like a grocery store and then we ate at a restaurant there.  Have you ever had chicken and noodles? I think its like a midwest thing but I had it for the first time today and it was pretty good!!! It's mashed potatoes with gravy and noodles, sounds weird but it's good!!  I wish we could have spent more time there so I would love to go back soon.  Also, I LOVED getting an envelope in the mail every day this week :) It seriously made my week!!! Thank you so much for doing that Erin!!! I have put all of your favorite scriptures in my scriptures and I love having pictures so much!!!  The quotes were all so awesome too. THANK YOU ERIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay so last Monday was zone p-day and we just went to a park and played different sports and had a pizza party and just talked and it was really fun!! We have some really fun Elders in our zone!! Then, afterwards, we went to the church and Sister Johnson cut like 10 Elders hair. 

Tuesday we had a lesson with Charlene and I just love her!!!  She has started reading the Book of Mormon and we have just taught her like the restoration and stuff so ya!!! She invited us over for dinner for tonight and she's making her famous vegetable soup haha.  Also, her granddaughter, Megan, was there too and she is kinda interested in learning more too and might be coming to dinner tonight also!! That night we had a lesson with Ananyanee and I seriously LOVE her!!!!! She has been coming to church with her husband for 3 years now and all this time she has had NO IDEA what they are talking about.  

Wednesday we had service at Sweet Designs (the bakery) and it was so fun!!!! We lined cupcake pans and just got to know the lady that owns it and then we got to glaze sugar cookies!!! Cookies look so pretty when they are glazed and I know how to do it now - it's super easy!!! That night we had dinner and a lesson with the Eastons!!!!   They are the family where there son got baptized in February and now they want to learn about the church.  Anyway, they have been reading the Book of Mormon and they believe everything and they tell us like over and over "it's not a matter of IF we get baptized it's just WHEN at this point." AMAZING, AM I RIGHT?????? So the husband is Scott and the wife is Teri and Scott is an FBI agent and coaches basketball.  He's like 6'10" if not taller.  We asked them if they would be baptized and they said they will. 

Thursday we had district meeting and then we had service at the old folks home and we had Bible study and just Marion came again and we taught her how to pray! She didn't feel like she knew how because she always gets distracted so we talked to her about saying her prayers out loud and she said she would try that.  Then, we had a lesson with Ananyanee again!! I LOVE HER!!!!! We literally spent over an hour JUST talking about who Jesus is and what the priesthood is and it's still not completely clear, but she gets the basics!!! Did I mention I LOVE TEACHING HER??? She is so cute and so willing to learn and it's just really cool to see her remember things we talked about from Tuesday and she liked having a list of definitions to refer to. Also, shout out to the achievement day girls!!!! I got their sweet notes on Wednesday and it was so fun to hear from all of them!!! It was seriously so cute. 

Friday Sister Johnson was sick.

Sunday we had ward council, church, and then we visited the Bates and had dinner there.  (Jennifer Taylor's sister). 

So guess what??!!! I finished the Book of Mormon this week!!!! So now I'm starting it again!! Also, I have been reading the "Power of Everyday Missionaries" (thanks, mom) and it is SOOO GOOD!!!!! Like literally I think it should be a required reading for every member of the church.  It is so awesome!!! I only read a little bit a day so I'm only like half way done but it's so good.  

I got your package this week!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!! So that towel thing for your head is so awesome - it's like a miracle.  And Alyssa and Braden.... you're adorable... and everyone else looks so good in them too!!!!!!!!! You guys are just soo cauuuttee!!!!! Thanks for sending more pictures - I love getting pictures.  And the envelopes are perfect and just everything was so great - thank you so much!!! OHHH and I got the cami things this week and they are AWESOME, they are just what I need!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!

Welp, I think that's about it!!! Once again, thank you so much for your emails and letters, they mean more to me than you know.  I hope you all have an awesome week and a fabulous day.  I miss you SOOOOOO much!!!! Be safe and healthy!!! I LOVE YOU BUNCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
P.S. I hear you're having dinner with the Christensens on the 23rd??? Are you going to have them swim too because I think her kids really want to!!! I hope you have a great time with them!!! I wish I could be there!!!!!!!!          

From left to right it's Sister Johnson, Sister Hobson, Sister Bode, Me, Sister Christensen.  This is us after lunch in Arthur today!!! 

Monday, July 8, 2013

Happy 4th of July!! (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Hey Family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     So this week was pretty great!!! GORDY GOT BAPTIIIIZED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for your emails - I love reading them sooo much!! So I will just go through my week!

Last Monday we went with Sister Christensen and got pedicures and it was so fun.  We love hanging out with her and it's fun because she likes being with us too!! We also found this really yummy taco place right next door to where we got pedicures and I think we are going to go there every p day now!

Tuesday was my 6 MONTH MARK!!!! It's so crazy to me that I've been out for 6 months! 
Wednesday we got to meet out new mission president!!!!! Him, his wife, and their daughter who is a senior in high school this year all came.  I LOVE THEM!!!! They are seriously so cute.  President Morgan owns Morgan Asphalt in Utah and his wife is so adorable and their daughter is super cute also and plays tennis! I'm so excited to have them.  Sis. Morgan is so excited to have sisters and it was just really great to be able to meet them!! That night we had a lesson with Gordy and it went really well! Then we had dinner at the Bednars.  They are such a cute family.  You can tell they teach their kids so well about the gospel.  They are having a Bednar family reunion in North Carolina this week (Elder Bednar will be there) so if you wanted to plan a last minute vacation -  that's the place to go!! Haha SIs. Bednar said that the first year they went there, she wasn't sure how to dress for the beach but then there was Elder Bednar in his swim suit.  But anyway, every night at their family reunion, they have a gospel discussion around the fire.  Wouldn't that be so cool to just sit around a fire for a week and ask any question you have to Elder Bednar??

 Thursday was the 4th of July!!!!! We had a 'normal day' until 4 and then from 4-10:30 we got to have a pday!! Yep we got an exctended curfew haha.  But basically the whole day felt like a pday anyway!!!! Here's basically how our day went:
10:30 - district meeting
12:00 - ward BBQ
1:30 - we were invited to a BBQ of a less active in our ward
3:00 - we were invited to go to a petting zoo with some members and went with our zone leaders
4:00 - PDAY!!!
So as you can see our day was pretty great!! There was another ward BBQ at 6 at the bishops house that they do every year because you can see the fireworks from his back yard really well.  So we did that!! Riley Bode and Adrian Shaumann are a couple of miamaids that we have become really good friends with and they hung out with us for the majority of the night at the bishops! Then we got to do some sparklers and I love sparklers!!! And then... hahaha by 9:30 (our normal curfew) we were sooo tired so we went home anyway!! Yep we were losers!!! But we were just so tired!!! 

Saturday was Gordy's baptism!!!! Everything went so perfectly.  It was a really great baptism!!! I am so happy for him and I am so glad that I got to teach him.  It was just so cool to see him progress and then get baptized and knowing that he made the choice all on his own.  The spirit was so strong there!!! Saturday morning we had a lesson with one of our new investigators.  She is 65 and lives alone and her husband died a few years ago.  She had been Catholic all her life but disagrees with it now and is really interested in learning more!!! She is such a sweetheart and she said I look just like her granddaughter haha.  Also, she's friends with Jim (another person we are teaching).  Jim lives in our apartment complex and is old and always sits on his picnic table all day long and we talk to him and always wave at him.  Haha he told us that if he were younger he would ask us out and that we were as pretty as the devil hahahaha.  

Bro. Kline is from Colorado and met his wife who is from Thailand online.  Anyway, she made us Thai food which was soo good and now we are going to start teaching her because she isn't a member!!! It's kinda hard to communicate with her because she doesn't speak super great english and doesn't understand it all the time but we will see!!!! After dinner, we visited a less active member, and she was so funny though and all we did was invite her to church and then guess what??? Yesterday.... SHE CAME!!!!! It still blows my mind how a simple invite does the trick sometimes. 

Yesterday we had church and then we had a dinner with the Whitmers, Sarah and Gordy, and Sarah's family.  It was so fun!! Sis. Christensen taught the lesson in Relief Society and had Sis. Johnson and I come up and talk about how we can overcome fears of being missionaries and I shared some stuff from the book you sent me Mom!!! Sis. Christensen wants to read it now.  

Okay, anyway, I think that is all now!!!!  It sounds like Park City was so much fun!!!! I laughed so hard picturing Alyssa run over the squirrel and then Braden seeing it after that!!! It's funny just cause you are all alone when you are going down the slides and no one is even there to watch it happen.  But that was so hilarious!!!! I hope you all have an awesome week and a fabulous day and are SAFE AND HEALTHY!!!!!!! I miss you like crazy and I LOVE YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!