Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Who needs running water?? Dec 8th

So this week was ....interesting! I guess We had a good start to the week. We went and had a district activity last Monday and wee all just played board games and what not. That night we had FHE with the Herraras and we went to he Burley light parade #smalltown it was literally like 5 minutes haha I was dying #10,000population. Then we had dinner with the Dowdels. Tuesday we had district meeting It was actually really good we were able to talk about a lot the blessings that come to us because of the restoration of the gospel. Then the sisters came over and we were able to do some christmas lessons. I got to meet Taylor Little,She is awesome and she is so sweet! We had dinner with our ward mission leader that night then we went out with him and contacted some people in the are. Seriously this is like the best time of year to talk to people because they are so open to the gospel! Wednesday sister Ritchel wasn't feeling well so we staying in for a while Then we got to Contact a lady named who the sisters have been teaching and we talked to her forever about her job as a special ED teacher ( thanks to sister Bly I actually knew a little of what she was talking about) We went to the Whittacers and helped the decorate for Christmas! YAY! Then had dinner with the Bishop in 8th ward. Thursday was crazy,But it was sister Ritchels and my ONE YEAR mark! We had a district service project to help with the Festival of trees here, then the sister Macdonald and Patterson took us out to ice cream. Also Sister Mclaws (from Twin) came and took us out to lunch!! Ahh so Excited. After that we had to weekly plan, that night though sister Palmer an widowed lady in the ward took us out to dinner at Steve-o's which is so goo ... Im creating a detailed list of great places to eat here in Idaho! haha Then we went home and weekly planned more, then we went over to the Farfans who we live with and the indulged us and we got to burn Tights for our 1 year.. haha pictures to follow. The elders stopped by too and were super jealous so they burned stuff too. Friday was.... uh good. That morning we had an early breakfast with the stake president here President Loveland and it was so good and they are so nice!! We then went to a members house with the sister and worked out then we came home. Unfortunately though there was no running water at home because they had to dig up the back yard to look at plumbing so we had to wait to shower. Well while we were waiting sister ritchel came to see that her ankle had swollen up and so we had to go see a dr. She has a pretty bad sprained ankle and she also is having problems with her hip.. so to make a long story short we haven't been able to do much else this week the resat of our days consisted of dr. appt and what not so she can figure out whats going on because they said there was a bigger problem. So Keep her in your prayers hopefully well get some answers! Sorry this was so short nothing too exciting but it going good and we are figuring a lot out and the work here is amazing and growing seriously such a change from my last area. Love you all so much!! 



Sister owsley

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

One Burrrrrley!

yup it getting colder that for sure!! 

This week has been CRAZY! between transfers (so spending the first half of the week in Twin and the second half in Burley), Thanksgiving, and trying to remember names I have been wiped! anyways last Monday was good it was weird though because all of the departing missionaries were at the mission office while we were there.! It was good though we got to say bye to them! We had dinner with the Folkmans in the ward and then we went and picked up Sister Walker form the mission home. She was leaving to go home but not till Wednesday so they needed to stay with some missionaries in the mean time and so they asked sister Bly and I. So she came over and we had a sleepover in the front room. We pulled out the mattresses and crashed there.:) Tuesday we visited a ton of people so I could say bye to them.  We had Lunch with Judy Taylor who took us and we got Buffalo Wild Wings which I have never had so it was humorous to everyone else! haha then we had dinner with the Mclaws and Billings who took us to the really good Mongolian grill in Twin! So MUCH Fun I miss those families so much! so That whole night I packed and got everything together. Wednesday was transfer meeting to we had to get there early... I might have cried when I left ans sister Bly stayed :( so sad to leave that girl miss her a ton too!! Oh and I also got to see the Ogaurds from Mountain Home!!! AHH IT WAS SO COOL! Sister Ritchel my new companion is great though. She and I came out at the same time last year and she served int he same ward in Twin Falls right before I got there so we got catch up! She is awesome and we have been doing really well and she has already helped me a ton! Wednesday night we went out and met some people in the ward and It been great seriously I can complain I have been so blessed to have such great and welcoming wards! Thursday was thanksgiving so wow did we eat a lot of food. 2 full thanksgiving dinners and desserts and snacks. Wow I was FULL! it was fun though I got to know a lot more members of the ward and they were all so welcoming to me even though they had never met me! Thursday was fun  we played a lot of Board games and we were able to have a fun time. with everyone's family! Friday was again Just meeting a lot of people and same with Saturday. so nothing too exciting. We do get to help out with this festival of trees this week which is a big deal here so I am excited for that we are helping them set up for there big Gala which obviously is like my favorite thing in the world to do so I'm pretty stoked. Church here is great. We cover 2 wards so I'm getting back in that mind set right now. Really its been a good week. Just a lot of Adjusting! this transfer is really going to fly by because we have so much packed into it. Between Christmas and New years and thanksgiving we are living up the holiday spirit! But I am so grateful for it. Also I don't know if yo all know yet but the Church has come out with the He Is The Gift and it s a great video and seriously watch it tit is amazing its at and it is AMAZING! I love being a missionary at this time of year because people are so much more in tune with the spirit and searching for that spirit, and Miracles always happen this time of year. So I am really excited to be here and It just a new adventure!! love you all and really hope you Thanksgivings were great! 



Sister Owsley