August 2, 2011
Hola mi familia mis amigos amorosos
This week has been sooo long! Let’s start off on Wednesday. I got to be an escort for 2 sister missionaries and 1 elder. It was pretty sad seeing them all say good byes to their families and it brought back memories of when I got here, but I know that this is what we are suppose to be doing at this time in our lives and we are going to bless so many lives. All the tears of joy will be well worth the tears of sadness. Also when I was hosting I got a blast from the past. Mr. Holyoak from Bonneville Elementary is apparently a volunteer here on Wednesdays and I talked to him for a while. It’s crazy... he looks exactly the same haha. Can you believe that it was almost 10 years ago that I was in 5 grade... I'm getting old. I just had my Half Birthday here in the MTC and no one remembered. I'm sure if I was home Austin would have thrown me a big party! haha maybe when I get back. Also while I was hosting; 2 of my friends from school came to drop off their friend in the MTC: Kenton McCray and Justin Nickel! Justin had to go home from his mish again because of medical stuff but he's trying to just go straight to his mission when he gets better, so that’s really good. I’m so proud of him and I’ll be praying for him. Kenton was in Hawaii for the last year going to school so I never got to see him before I left. He actually got home the day I left for the MTC, so it was really good to see him. He comes in here in a few more weeks. Maybe the same time as Tanner.
Thursday we got our TRAVEL PLANS!! I was so freakin’ STOKED! Ugh I cant wait to get out of here and serve... every time I have a lesson that I feel the spirit in and I feel the Lord's love for me I just want to share it. That’s something I’ve learned this week: Love is NOTHING unless you share it with others. Think about it. You have all this love inside you, an infinite amount, you will never run out; so why don’t you share it? It doesn’t do you any good to keep it bottled up inside you... so share it. I promise when you do just that your ability to feel and appreciate love will increase, and your life and the lives of those around you will notice the difference. So share your love.
Sorry, back to the Travel Plans haha... So I have to wake up at like 4:00 in the morning to get everything ready and get to the airport and my flight leaves on the 8th at 8:20. We land around 11:55 in Dallas and we have an HOUR AND A HALF layover. That’s probably when I'll call you. Our flight leaves at 1:30 and I need to be at the terminal 30 minutes before it takes off so I'll call you around 12:20ish..? is that ok? It’s going to be so weird to talk to you guys haha. I want to talk to Dad in Spanish too! Show my stuff haha. So we leave at 1:30 then we land at 2:50 in McAllen. Then that night I’ll probably be struggling to understand what the heck is going on and what is being said to me. It’s so weird to think that I will be teaching real people with real problems in less than a week... pray for me haha.
The weekend was pretty much the same as it always is... nothing too exciting... and I forget things...
Monday I finally saw the Pentelutes in the cafeteria! Haha I knew they were here but I haven’t ever seen them. It turns out that they have been looking for me every Monday in the lunchroom and finally yesterday I bumped into Brother Pentelute on accident haha. And its a good thing I did because I wouldn’t have been able to see them after yesterday. Sister Pentelute gave me 2 nice loving handshakes from Mom and Grandma. I really appreciated that. What a blessing.
Anyway... everything at home seems to be going well I don’t know what else to say about that. I really appreciate you keeping me posted!
Mom's Questions: 1. No I haven’t heard anything else from Christian Peterson, but I would like to. 2. I can’t remember who else has sent me letters 3. I don’t think Pres. Skousen has ever met Lexin...4. Asics are pretty nerdy dad sorry - get some vans or cons! That’s where its at. 5. I really liked those Oatmeal Cookies you sent and so did Elder Ayers. Could we have sum more please? (Oliver Twist voice) aaaaannnndd maybe send a few more V-necks... I like those... and maybe another pair of BBall shorts cause my other ones get stinky.... OH and more pictures. Of the GARDEN (Jordan and Chase RULE!! GO TEAM VOLDEMORT)
I love you sooooo much. If you are my friends reading this freaking write me you jerks. Thank you Braden your letter will be on its way. Carmen you owe me one too.