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 

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