Monday, December 16, 2013

The week was a success

I look high.. I can promise you that I'm not though.. :) haha

Birthday Girl!!
My week was good. :) We found some less-actives and signed up for some service, so that's good. :) One of our investigators, Cindy, missed a step and tore all the ligaments in her foot.  Ouch. 
Everyone in New England are wimps about the snow.  I am really surprised because it snows here a lot. They cancel everything even if it barely starts to collect on the ground. 
I spent Wednesday in Central Falls. That was a lot of fun. I got to see all my girls (Heaven, Ana, and Athena) and some of the members that I love. :)  It was a good day. 
We spent most of Thursday planning and then we had to go into Warwick to practice for the musical fireside. We were there for a while. It was fun though. :)  On Friday we set up for the RS activity.  Our RS president went all out. 
Saturday was my birthday! Yay! It was such a good one. I am spoiled. We visited members for most of the day. Kassy, our investigator, turned 13 that day too. Her step-dad bought us a cake and sang us happy birthday. :) It was fun. She is a cute girl. 
Church was cancelled yesterday because of snow.. Sister Giblette and I have both been sick. Darn colds. We went to visit our recent convert, Asia, and her family. We watched Joy to the World, cheesy but good. Then we drove to Warwick again for the musical fireside. :)  The musical was so good!!! You invited Brian and Kelly! :D I was so happy to see them. SO happy. 
The week was a success.

Now in my window :)

Tree before we decorated it

Tree after it was decorated. :)

Garland that we thought were individual bells

We were making faces :)

My beautiful flowers. :D
colorful marshmallow hot chocolate! What will they think of next!?

The hat Sister Giblette got me :)

my dear Kassy. :)

The birthday cake from Kassy's step dad
Norwich City Hall


The Wauregan has a cool history.. It used to be an old hotel where rich people would take their prostitutes.. Sketchy.. Then it got a little classier and Abe Lincoln stayed there! He is the coolest!! :D Now it is a swanky apartment complex and still slightly sketchy, but only at night.

SO creepy..
The harbor. :)

That's a high school.. People call it Hogwarts around here

There are dinos in Norwich :)
They are floating on ice! hahahahaha
My hands were SO cold after this :)

Monday, December 9, 2013

Goodbye teen years :)

It doesn't feel like it's almost my birthday.  Not at all. It's so soon though. :) I don't know if I'll get a cake. But it is the night of the musical fireside! I get to speak in it again and Pres asked me to talk about dad like I did last time.  I am excited, but nervous. :) It's Kassy's birthday that day too (one of our investigators). :) So that will be fun, she is really excited. I will be 20! I am so old.  Goodbye teen years. :) haha

My week was great!  It has been a lot of fun.  I spent Tuesday in Providence, RI.  I got to walk around Providence all day.  I loved it!  The buses are fun because you get to meet so many people.  I got to go to Brown University, there are a lot of smart people there.  We were almost spit on by a little boy in a window. haha 
We got to go to MLC on Wednesday.  MLC is mission leadership council. :) There are 12 zones and a zone leader for each one and then they are, I think, 10 sister trainers.  They travel from all over to get there.  :) It's a lot of fun.  Sometimes we try to cram into the mission home.  It's a party. :) We made it there in time and did not hit any traffic!  Thank goodness!  I absolutely love President and Sister Packard.  They are the best.  I can't wait for you guys to meet them! :)  
Thursday was such a good day.  We planned for Zone Meeting with the Groton elders. Then we went to visit Jeanne.  I love her so much!  She has become a great friend.  Sister Paetzell came with us and was able to relate really well.  After we had a lesson with Roxanne.  Sister Lewis (super awesome member) came with us.  Roxanne is the best.  Her husband is coming with her to the musical fireside. :)  Oh and Roxanne wanted me to tell you that she says hello.  Had dinner at the Edwards.  She made really good soup.  I love the winter because of all the tasty soup. :)  We met a potential investigator that night too. 
Friday was Zone Meeting.  It was good.  We went to the McClain's too teach Asia one last time before she got baptized. :)  Their family is the best.  :)

Asia and her family. :) She just got baptized and she is adorable.

I have had over 10 baptisms.  But that's not the important part.  I mean, it is important.  It is our goal.  But if I can bring people closer to Christ in anyway, then I know they will accept His gospel at some point.  I want to get as many people close to Him as I can, even if it doesn't result in baptism while I'm around. 

We made our skit this morning (for the Christmas Conference next week.... they let the Elders write it, brave sisters!)  It will be pretty good. 

Nothing else too exciting going on.
Sister Giblette colored my toe :)

There has been a lot of rain and then it gets really cold at night, so it all freezes.  We finally got some snow today. :)  But now it's raining so it won't last very long.  It has been chilly.  I absolutely love my coat though, it is saving my life. :)  it hasn't limited the work yet, we will go out no matter what.  Unless they red dot us. :) 

It snowed!
The giant lit rose in the green by our recent converts house. :) So cool!

Monday, December 2, 2013

I hit my nine month mark!

My week was wonderful! I hit my nine month mark and now I have less time here than I have to go. It is crazy and as much as I miss you guys it will break my heart to leave.  I have never been happier and I have met so many great people who have changed my life. 
My Nine Month Birthday!!!
Thanksgiving was a lot of fun!  I had to eat two dinners!  The first one was so very fancy.  They made two turkey's and eight different pies.  I got to spend it with some of my favorite people from the ward. :) Our ward mission leader and his wife were there as well as our old RS president. She is a sweetheart and we have become good friends.  The people who fed us are the Steele's. :)  They are awesome.  He flies his own plane all over the place and knows a whole lot about space.  They took good care of us.  
Turkey place setting we had for dinner
Then we went to Lori's house, our potential investigator. We got to meet her whole family! They are so so good. Then we went to another potentials house. Spike and Garadee. :) They live in our same apartment complex.  We had a lot of fun there as well.  They are both so funny. :)  They had warned their friends that Mormons were going to be there, so one of the guys tried really hard not to swear and by the end of the night he decided that he likes Mormons. :)  I was so blessed to be surrounded by incredible people all day long.  I felt full until Saturday.  So much food. 
We got to see a shooting star. :) 
On Sunday, church was postponed because of icy roads.  We went in at 12 and only stayed until 1. :) The best part was when one of our less-actives got up and bore her testimony of the truthfulness of this church. Oh man.  I can't even tell you how excited we were. :)  Nothing else really exciting this week..
Beautiful Sunset!
Funny Face!

Epic sister win. We blocked in the elders. :D haha it was great..