So...this week. Well, we got stuck inside on Tuesday night thanks to the weather, so we deep cleaned our entire house. It all started because I wanted to fold my laundry, but didn't want to put it on my unmade bed....and thus the OCD triggered and we cleaned top to bottom. The tornado hit Amite...again...about 15 miles from where we live. Some members took pictures of the funnel cloud forming by their house. Ah, Louisiana!
Then, Wednesday we started teaching a new investigator, Kim (all my investigators seem to start with the letter K, this is getting difficult), and that is going to be interesting. She actually approached us about learning more about the gospel because she needs to turn her life around. Then we met up with the elders (we once again got permission to ride together) and saw a few members and had tamales, and then went to our Stake President's house for the rest of the night. Sister Monk and I were the two wise women in the Christmas story :)
We also got a visit from Santa that night!
and a last minute present for sister Carpenter! The office elders were playing Santa that night and delivering packages from all across the mission. That's what happens when transfers were a week before Christmas! (That's Elder Bennett in the suit, and Elder White the Assistant behind him).
Then Christmas morning came, and we got up at 5 and opened presents! Yes, we were little kids. The other sisters pulled their mattresses into our room and we had a sleepover. It took us 2 hours to open all the presents and then we went to the Gardiner's for Christmas morning and skyping :) The members here are so sweet, I love them :) they took care of us.
After a good skype session, we visited a lot of other people, until we were ready to drop after so much food. So we went to the church and got in comfy clothes and settled down to watch our one movie of the year--How to Train Your Dragon 2. I might or might not have bawled my eyes out on Sister Hafford's shoulder. It was a lot of fun. We finished the night out at the Bourgeois' and slept really, really well :)
It rained on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. We were also out of miles so we tried to stay as close to home as possible. We did get treated to lunch at chili's though by the manager! that was pretty cool :)
Then Sunday we went to drop off thank you cards. Not too much of an interesting week, but oh well! Christmas was definitely fun :) thank you to eveyone who thought of me and my companion this Christmas, it was very well appreciated! It was so much fun seeing all of the Steele side of the family (though I missed Cody and chelle!)
This week we get to start exchanges up again, starting with Sister McEntire! We get to do a long exchange in Denham Springs, so its going to be really fun :) and probably we'll do a puzzle on New Years again.
Merry Christmas!!! I didn't take any pictures of myself on Christmas, so here's one that someone else took of me over skype (not the gorgeous girl holding the iPad, the one in the silly bouncy snowman-egg things in the camera!)
Have a great new years!
Here's Christmas Eve I guess! :-)
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