That`s right folks. Emergency Transfers. It`s like the thing I always joked about, but I never thought it would actually happen. Well, we had interviews with President on Wednesday, and on Thursday, we got a phone call that Sister R was going down to Lisboa area to work in a Scholarship Fund office. If I`d known that all I had to do was complain about being cold....just kidding, I am SO grateful I`m still here in Porto. I picked up my new comp today, Sister Briggs. She came from Viseu so that warms my soul (good news, Sofia and Armando are still going to church yayay!!) and from the beloved state of Minnesota...drumroll.. SHE NOWS LUCY AND ELEANOR. I am SO happy about that. and k8! she plays rugby. hehe
Speaking of the cold. I`ve said it once and I`ll say it again. If you realllyyy love me, you will never let me be cold. Well, the mission does not love me, because I. AM. DYING. I have never been so cold in my life. Like can`t sleep at night I am so cold. Standing on the street dancing around like an idiot while talking to people, because I can`t stand still or I will literally turn into an ice cube. I know this sounds dramatic but I am so serious. I thought I was freezing in Utah. HA. Jokes were on me. I can`t take down peoples information, because my fingers are so cold they don't move to write. I'm struggling. And they just keep saying that it is only going to get colder. HOW DO PEOPLE LIVE LIKE THIS?
Stupid thing I did this week: Let my name tag on my shirt and then put it in the wash. Came out sparkling clean. Sorry for making fun of you for putting your cell phone in the wash, mom.
okay. I LOVE YOU ALL! But Shannan sent me an email full of uplifting quotes from all of our favorite tv shows, and holy cow. 1. I cannot believe how much tv i watched. and 2. ohhh my heart. You really know how to warm my soul.
Olivia is ready for baptism!! She stopped smoking and everything! Yayay obviously we had a festa. Chocolate cake and orange juice (Because apparently that helps with the tobacco ! She said that her doctor has been telling her that she needs to stop smoking for the last 50 years, but that she finally was able to do it now, because she knows that she needs to do it to follow God. Literally, incredible. I love the atonement so much.
Have I ever told you guys that when you ask people what they like to do here, they say, `Passar o ferro.` Or in other words. IRON. What do you like to do for fun? Oh, I really like to iron. WHAT? yeah. Well, we spent wayyy too much time ironing for a menos activo in our ward this week, and let me just say, thanks mom, because ironing is NOT my idea of fun.
We have our mission tour this week, which means that Elder Dyches is coming to Porto on Wednesday and we get to have a special conference with him, which will be incredible. It also means that 12 sisters are going to be sleeping in our house tomorrow night. HA. And all transportation is going on strike tomorrow, so let`s pray that that actually doesn't happen, or this is going to be madness.
AH AND Happy Thanksgiving folks!! After you are all done saying one thing you are grateful for, I want you to go back around the table again and say one more reason you are grateful for me :)
MARCIE AND CRAIG!!! AH!!! I got your announcement this week and you were already married!! AHH CONGRATS!! SO HAPPY FOR YOU GUYS!! I love you both!!!
BABY NOÉ (NOAH) HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY LITTLE CHUNKER!!! You're actually probs a bit skinnier now. But hey! You've made it. One year of life. I hope it feels good and your mother is treating you well.
I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH!! TALK TO YOU IN ONE MONTH!!
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