for those of you who don't read chinese that means I hate packing....... which I do a lot. aka i am moving..... yay!!!.....
I am going to Romford! no idea where that is but I hear that it is by London. I am going to be training a 6 week sister from Hong Kong, Sister Chen. Hence the chinese above.... Do they speak chinese in Hong Kong? or is it like Mandarin or idk i guess I will find out! I am not too happy about leaving some of the members, or Sister Benetti, or going down to the city but I am excited for this new adventure. Apparently they speak really "different" English there. More details next week when I am actually there.
you should be happy i am moving mum because I heard from a few people this week that Gt Yarmouth is like the number 3 place in England for drugs and stuff like that. It was so sweet though, a few people we would stop and talk to on the street would always warn us to stay safe and be careful.
So I dreamed that I was being transferred to Washington D.C. but that didn't happen so obviously it wasn't revelation. I also dreamed President Hinckley called me and told me I had completed what I needed to do so go home.... I need more sleep I know.
So funny/sad moment this week: mum you told me to treat myself on you, so I bought us an ice cream cone, and within the first 3 seconds of being in my hand the ice cream fell off the cone. I felt like the little kids in all the pictures. Luckily the guy was nice and gave me a new one. It was not my fault though; here they just barely place the ice cream on top of the cone, they don't push it down into it so it was just asking to fall off.
Shout out to Karen and Larry for delivering an amazing package of Cereal!!!! thank you so much you are the best!
something funny I learned this week is that they call cotton candy, candy floss. so many funny differences. I am adding more to my list all the time. one day i will type some up on here.
Got the package on exactly my 3 month mark so that was a lovely bonus. I love the recycled letter idea! so clever. I didn't even realize this till this morning, but even the letters on the outside were post-it-notes just stuck on so you can reuse the envelope!! so yes that means I got the lamp thank you so much :) you are the best. and I got the cereal!!!! yay!!! i have been craving that. Good work asking josh for my favorite. Definitely is, and they definitely don't have it here. My comp thinks i am strange for eating cereal at 10 o'clock at night, but I told her that is the best time for cereal. and she also thinks that it is weird to eat eggs for breakfast, so just goes to show you can't trust her opinion about food. EXCEPT she knows how to make the most delicious dessert on the planet.... brigadeiros. i'll make them for you when I get home. If you weren't looking forward to next October already, now you should be because they are sooooooooo good.
We visited this lady in the hospital today. she lives in alpine Utah and then here in England and travels back and forth, and her and her mum in Utah do all the missionary tag engravings. guess what!! she remembered doing mine! since I broke my tag the first day I got it; before I left for England I got a new one a few weeks ago and she said she remembers doing it. Cool huh. You should check out the website distinctiveengravins.com or something like that. apparently they are putting some cool stuff on there.
So last p-day I looked in our freezer and decided that it was awful and needed to be defrosted... well it didn't just melt on its own and so i spent over an hour chipping away the ice and dumping hot water on it to make it defrost..... i made a huggggeeee mess. there was a lake on the kitchen floor, but good news, the freezer now looks dang good.
So sister benetti is probably glad to be getting rid of me and my crazy ideas. yesterday before we found out if we were moving or not I suggested if one of us was leaving, we wake up early and go and see the sunrise over the beach. Well as you know I am leaving so she is such a good sport and we woke up at 4 in the morning, yes 4, it gets light very early over here and walked to the Gorelston beach ( a lot nicer than Yarmouths) and watched the Sunrise. It was so gorgeous. Every time I see nature I get just in awe about how incredible Heavenly Father is and how blessed we are to have the Earth and this time to learn and grow. Pretty huh.
It is incredible the experiences I have had and the things I have learned in just the past 3 months. I wish I could describe it to you, but emails just can't convey it.
One thing I loved that one lady told me was that if you ever want to make Heavenly Father laugh tell him your plan. I thought that was so funny. and true. Yes we are supposed to be proactive and plan for our future and prepare ourselves for what we plan, but we also have to be willing to accept what He places in our path. We have to trust Him and know that Heavenly Father sees the beginning from the end. He knows what trials we need to have to help shape us into the person He needs and knows we can be. I LOVE the Bible dictionary definition of prayer where it says that pray is where the will of the Father and the will of the child are brought into correspondence with each other. It is not to change the will of Heavenly Father. So when hard times come, and they will come, we need to remember to ask for understanding; instead of asking why me, ask what can i learn from this, how does He want me to grow from this. Just remember that tomorrow is a new day. If we live the gospel righteously everything will work out. maybe not in our desired way and at our desired time, but it will work out. I am working on remember this here in England when days never go according to plan, but the gospel is true and I LOVE IT! it really is the source of true happiness and I am so happy that I am able to share the joy it brings me with the people here in England.
Love you so much thanks for everything!! i will update you on Romford next Monday. repeat, MONDAY. so please have your emails in before then :) loveeeee youuuuu
ps you guys are doing such fun things without me. you butt heads. yes i said butt heads on my mission. call President Monson. ha
pps i can't believe Mckay is going to efy crazzzzzyyyyyy ahhhhh i am getting old. ahhhh you guys are getting old haha jk jk
ppps dad i hope you didn't get any more bug bites with the jungle on the side of the barn. your letter is still coming. just adding more and more wisdom as time goes on haha
pppps ( this is just getting ridiculous sorry) are alot of girls coming home??
ppppps fires??? updates? house burned down yet?
pppppps blessed ants funny. (We sent her the Italian translation of "Benetti + Formica")
the end love you