Thursday, August 21, 2014

Semana Uno (week one)

Wow, I don't even know where to start. I am doing well though! Also P-days are the best thing that could ever happen to anyone. My P-days are on Thursday, so technically I should have had one last week, but that would have complicated things, so they decided having to weight a full 8 days would be the best way to go.....whatever, I made it. 

So far we have had Jenny Oaks Baker,( daughter of Dallin H. Oaks) and YW general president Bonnie L. Oscarson come and speak to us. Both of which have been awesome. Jenny Baker is an awesome violinist so she threw us a little concert, and if you ever get the chance to go and see her in concert, do it! She can play the violin so it sounds like two people are playing at once. I was astounded.

The food isn't so bad here either. The first day I had some fish that tasted like dirt, but hey, it has only gone up from there! and it actually is really easy to gain weight here because all we do is eat and sit and eat and sit. And there is nothing about the food itself that makes everyone get sick, it really is just all of the elders loading up on so much food that does it. We took a BEFORE picture of our district. Hopefully no one changes too much.

I love my companion Hermana Harris, she is so cool and I am so happy we got put together. We have so much in common that it is kind of ridiculous. She is from Vernal Utah and is super easy to get along with, really nice, and is constantly serving others.

We sit in a classroom for hours on end trying to learn spanish, but the days really are starting to fly. When I first got here someone said the days feel like an eternity but the weeks go by in a flash. I can't believe I have been here for this long already!

I am so grateful for all the love and support, just saying, some Dear Elder letters would be much appreciated. My unit is 800. I am the only that hasn't gotten a letter yet. But I know you all love me, even though you don't send me things. Right? I sure love you all. I am so happy to be here, I know this is what I am supposed to be doing and I look forward to hearing from you again next week!!


Hermana Blair 

(ps that is really hard to get used to. I have introduced myself as Abbey a couple of times already, and mostly I just forget what to call myself. I really should have practiced the whole hermana thing beforehand)

^ We are literally glued to our seats here at the MTC ^

 Me and my bestie Aubree Matheson with another fellow ambassador Elder James (left)

Our district in front of the temple 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Officially Hermana Blair

On August 11, 2014 Hermana Blair was set apart as
 a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. 

^^Taylor, Abbey, Ashley^^

^^Best Friends. Both called to serve in Argentina.^^

^^Abbey with the Martins^^

^^ Abbey enjoying her "last supper" with her family with a frosty and a junior bacon cheeseburger.^^

^^With her bags, ready to go! Thank you Elder for the help.^^

And she is off to the MTC to learn Espanol and much more. Your family loves you Abbey! Good luck. :)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

goodness it's glacier

It was mine and Ashleys first time in Glacier National Park and goodness was it beautiful! There were people visiting from all over the world, which is no surprise because this park is amazing. It is incredibly beautiful and makes me love this world so much more.

^^We spent two days there hiking around to the different attractions. And selfies will never stop being weird, but it is what it is^^

^^ I don't know what it is about taking pictures of animals, but it seems like EVERYONE does it. So naturally we felt compelled to take some also.^^

^^ We spent the night at a campground which is big for our family. I still am very proud of my mother. She spent the night in a tent which doesn't happen often. This is me and Ash in front of ours, very proud as you can see. However, we didn't go all out with a campfire breakfast, hence the poptart.^^

^^ One of my favorites....(hey dad.)^^

But my FAVORITE favorite part of the trip was watching Ashley. Since returning home from school I feel like I have become her personal photographer. When I get sick of taking pictures I usually just start video recording her, which has turned out to be a lot more amusing in the long run.

What you will see in the video below is Ashley contemplating whether or not she should attempt to walk across the log. We spent a couple minutes convincing her that hiking the rest of the way with a wet foot would not be fun and so she decides not to try it, but the video shows just why I love her and also displays her sense of misfortune.

and we got bored on the way home so here is a second of the same video with a few different effects just for fun.

BUT WAIT! Not even 10 minutes later this happened. I love that I captured in on video, and don't worry, she wasn't hurt.

I love her and I love glacier. Thanks ma and pa for the wonderful trip!