This Is Your Christmas
Toby keeps locking himself out so he calls us so we can let him in. We gave him his key so he could make a copy and have his own key to his house.
Tuesday for mutual we decorated boxes and filled them with food for some families in the ward. We ended up helping to deliver the one to the family we were going to eat with so that was fun.
Wednesday this lady took us out to dinner at a Japanese restaurant. It was super delicious but we later learned that it was out of the mission. Oops. That is one down side to serving on the border of the mission. You are so close to the edge that when you ask people about fun things to do they tell you places that are out of the mission. We also called the people to come and fix or windshield. There was a crack in it for a while. They are coming to fix that today.
Thursday we helped the Rice's cook for Thanksgiving. Jenny, Sister Webster, and I ended up creating the best gravy ever but we have no idea what we put in it to recreate it. We got to meet a lot of Toby's family and that was a party. All of them are not members which was exciting. After the Rice's we went to the family that actually signed up to feed us. That was fun to be at because it was just the family and us so we got to be their guests for thanksgiving.
There is this family in our ward that has been preparing their Christmas lights and we finally got to see them. We saw this glow in the distance and we were like, "wait, is that the Farmers house?" We went to check and sure enough it was. You can see the glow from about 3 blocks away. It is crazy.
Saturday was definitely the highlight of the week. Remember that family that I was teaching in Bowles Grove that had 5 people [ready to set a] date? Well, one of them was baptized and I was able to go because she is in my zone. It was super fun to see her again and to be able to catch up. Her entire family was there so I also got to see them and it was great. Ariel (recent convert in the Bowles Grove ward) was also at the baptism so I got to see her.
|Sister Walker, Me, Bianca, Sister Davies|
Later in the evening we helped the Rice's decorate for Christmas. We were trying to ask Toby how he would like the tree decorated and he was just like, "decorate how you want." We said, "it is your house." He was like, "Well, this is your Christmas."
On Thanksgiving we found out that Jenny, S. Webster and I all like crazy socks and our favorite color is orange. We decided that for Christmas we all needed some crazy socks. While we were decorating Toby left and he came back with crazy Christmas socks for all of us so that was super fun and super nice of him. I will have to take a picture and send it :)
Sunday the one family with the two boys came to church so that was exciting. It was also my 4 month mark so yay.
[PS] You guys should as a family check out the Christmas initiative for the year [https://www.mormon.org/]. It would be super cool if you participated. The video looks super cool. I think there is going to be a different video each day. There is a different service activity to do each day in December. Maybe I will send 6 light the world pass along cards so everyone can give one to someone and tell them about it. If I can/remember. If we did we could share an experience about it in the weekly email to each other that could be cool. I am not exactly sure what I am thinking. Well I love you guys. I cannot do the one on the second so I will do it on Christmas instead. :)