Saturday, June 27, 2015


This week seemed like it was a year long. It was good, just long :).  Last Monday we packed and packed, then unpacked.  So we can move for two weeks and then pack again haha:) #missionaryprobs Saw a bear on the golf course as we were headed home!  Went to a ward member's house for dinner!

On Tuesday we had a District Meeting in Reno.  I'm having a competition with one of our investigators to see who can read the Book of Mormon first.  I am Mosiah and he is in 3 Nephi, if I win he says he will get baptized! :)

We went to a Kindergarten graduation on Wednesday for one of our little Ward members, he is so adorable!  I got him a little graduation Teddy Bear and they said that he sleeps with it every night now.  So cute, he melts mi corozon (heart:)  We saw a coyote in the same place we saw the bear!  Don't be alarmed if I get attacked, I took karate!  Yo lo tengo (I got this)!  Went to one of our new member's house and he gets to go to EFY this week!  I am so excited for him!  He is like another brother to me.  It will be hard leaving him.  Transfers are coming up!

On Thursday we went to a high school graduation for a member in the ward, she is so sweet.  It was so weird being at a graduation, I did that same thing TWO years ago.  What the heck?  Where did that time go?  Then we went to her graduation party, it was really fun, it was really cool being able to see a lot of less active members at her party!

Friday we finished planning for the week, then we volunteered at the Thrift Store.  It was kind of just a chill normal missionary day.  We walked around and talked to people.  We went to a less active member's house and played Uno.  I ended up missing lunch and we both ended up missing dinner so we went home early so we could chow down on some grub.  I had a killer headache for awhile, but I am ok now :).

We volunteered again on Saturday.  That night we had dinner at a member's house which was kind of awkward at first.  We weren't supposed to go over there until 6, but they called us at 5 asking where we were.  But we were in a lesson, so being the ninja I am, I texted them in Spanish saying, "we are coming."  Well, I thought I said, "we are coming."  But being the white greenga I am, I said, "we are eating."  SO they were confused but said, "ok."  So then when we got to their house, no food had been prepared.  After we figured it all out, they bought us food from a fundraiser fiesta their friend was having to raise money for a friend that has cancer.  It was really delicious (muy rico).  I have found out on my mission that I love very spicy things and chocoflan! :)

At church on Sunday I translated...well tried to haha :).  We had dinner with the family we are staying with, we had steak!  Then one of our investigators invited us to a Father's Day BBQ.  So we went because we thought that was really nice to invite us.  When we got there, it was super aca-awkward as it was mostly older men and then the booze came out and we were like, oh, ok.  So we stayed only for a few minutes and then when we felt like it was a good time to "escape," we did.  So I guess you can say we PARTIED it up on Fathers Day:) Hahaha.

So last week I cut my thumb, this week I hit my head, scratched my knee, got blood on my slip and tripped down the stairs while I was talking to someone on the phone :) Hahaha, but I am still intact so that's good :).

Gordon B. Hinckley said, "Don't be gloomy. Do not dwell on unkind things. Stop seeking out the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight. Even if you are not happy, put a smile on your face. Accentuate the positive. Look a little deeper for the good. Go forward in life with a little twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face, with great and strong purpose in your heart. Love life."

I think Gordon B. Hinckley said it better then I ever could.  Life is certainly difficult, but the does not mean we have to be unhappy.  I like that a lot. You have a choice in this world.  Happiness is a choice.  Te amo mucho!

Hermana Friend

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed reading this blog post. I just found your blog via Renae's fb page. It sounds like you are working hard and making a difference in Nevada. How crazy that you are seeing so many wild animals! We just went to Yellowstone last week and we saw bears and bison and elk (oh my!) ... we LOVED it!!! (you said that you couldn't believe you graduated TWO YEARS ago already! We went to Yellowstone to see where I worked THIRTY ONE years ago! Where DOES the time go??? I am so glad we went back to visit, but really, there IS no going back. The park was still beautiful but it was a different (great also) experience than it was working there. ENJOY EVERY MINUTE was the lesson I took away from it. And I DID. You are doing great out there Taylor! Keep on making a difference. You matter. What you are doing matters. Hugs! Wendy (Hannah's mom)