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First Email (excerpt) From the Mission Field!

***When I post, I am going to be careful about revealing Sister B's location for her safety (since this isn't a private blog).

I'm glad you got the picture of me at the airport!  I didn't know how to send it to you because I only remember our home phone (if I have any more numbers they're probably packed up!). Don't worry about losing time to write because there was enough on your plate at the time!:) And yeah, I haven't caught the flu.  I'm having a little trouble with allergies because of the farming, weeds and livestock in this area.  I took an allergy pill and some eye drops, which by the way, I don't know how to refill those prescription eye drops. 

The flight over here was so much fun!  I felt a little dorky because everyone else was used to flying already and looked kind of bored and sleepy (we did get up pretty early).  Meanwhile I was all wide eyed and happy.  It took everything in me to not start squealing and gabbing on about it the whole …

Safe Arrival in Idaho Falls

Sister Brinkerhoff flew to Idaho Falls this morning from Salt Lake.  We got to talk to her on the phone for a short while before her flight.  This evening, I received a picture from a friend who found it in her facebook is a snapshot of the new missionaries being welcomed at the airport in Idaho Falls!  I was so happy to see that she arrived safely and looks very happy!!! :o)  (She is on the back row under the flag holding a poster).  I'm so grateful to all of these wonderful people for coming out to welcome them!

Email excerpts from the MTC!

Hi Mom!  I'm am SOOOO sorry that it took a while to respond to your message!  Things have been really busy and my district never had a place in our schedule to email till now.  Ha ha I didn't even know I left my sunglasses in the car!  Thanks for spotting them!  I am doing alright.  My companion is Sister Geddes.  She is kind and just as nervous as I am about teaching.  We're not very happy about being called the quiet sisters in the district (and honestly my companion is more outgoing than I am), but I'm pretty sure our district is the BEST!  Tell everyone I miss them and I can't wait to hear from them!  Emails might be the easiest for now.

A sister in my district just met Elder Rasband, which is incredible (celebrities!! :) ).  Nobody can pronounce the poor girl's last name!  Sister Alvides (her companion Sister Scholl is sweet and hilarious) is the most outgoing and confident.
I'll tell you more when I can.  I don't remember anyone's emails (I sh…

Brand new Missionary!

Just set apart as a Missionary!

 The following pictures show our trip to Utah: (Found this at one of our gas stops)
(On the roof of the Conference Center at Temple Square in Salt Lake)

 (Church History Museum)
(Family Search center in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building)

(At the Christus in the North Visitor's Center at Temple Square)

Loading up the car to leave for the MTC

Getting some help from Aunt Phoebe and Cousin Austin

 (Emily and Aunt Phoebe)
Saying goodbye at the Provo Temple

 Entering the gates of the MTC in Provo