Thursday, October 31, 2013

First Letter......FINALLY!!

It's been over a week since Kaylee entered the MTC and we FINALLY got the first letter from her!

Happy Halloween!

It's finally PDay! sorry i couldn't tell you earlier but, you know.
haha funny thing. we can check our email everyday we just cant reply. OK so you sent the package on Saturday but by the time i got the slip the post office was closed. so i didn't get it until Monday. i had already read you email so i knew what it was before i got it. woot. also the letter i didn't get until Monday night. odd.

lots of stuff has happened, no kidding. My companions name is Sister R, she's nice and we get along well. i'm rooming with another companionship, Sister E and Sister N. we all love each other and the Elders in our district are awesome. all our Zone but us left earlier on in the week. Two of the elders had to be transferred to Saint George Utah. they were going to New Zealand and had to wait for visas but the MTC forgot about them and they were here for a long time. boor Elders. We've been teaching some 'investigators', 'Chris' and 'Jessica'. Chris is really excited about the Gospel and is going to be baptized. Jessica isn't interested in the church she just likes to know about religions.

hasn't snowed here yet but it's getting colder every day.
sorry about Buffy. :( sad face. (INSERT: Buffy is our pet Albino Hedgehog that died yesterday (30th) )

food is good, eating lots, (thanks for the cookies and MnM's) but we have gym almost every day so im working it off. more or less.... im actually really sore from yesterday.

went to the temple this morning at 6:30 in the morning! i almost fell asleep. Sister E did. lol

classes are good, days are long.

took me until Sunday to find Elder Rasmussen. I found Sister Di Olivera and Sister S, you know, the girl i met on Facebook.

I think that's all for now... no pic today sorry. We're leaving early Monday and probably wont get a PDay for until the Monday after. don't panic, i'm not dead.

lots of love, Chuu~

Sister Johnson

Sunday in Utah

Finally got to Utah, and the first thing we did was go to "Music and the Spoken Word" on Sunday morning at the Tabernacle. Front row seats :) It was great to be there, and it was a very good broadcast, the theme being "Simplify". Her daddy is going to miss her!
After the broadcast, we were able to spend some time on Temple Square just walking around and enjoying the weather. Ate some crabapples growing there and gathered a bunch of Chestnuts...why? Why not! Such gorgeous fall colours!!
After Temple Square, we spent some time driving around. Ended up at the Mt Timpanogos Temple. Again, gorgeous fall colours. We found a park right across the street from the temple and right in the middle was an apple tree, full of ripe apples. We had to try them, so up Maddy climbed, and boy, were they delicious! All in all, a wonderful, relaxing, peaceful Sunday.
So many ripe juicy apples!! Yummy!
Mt. Timpanogos Temple

Monday, October 28, 2013

Not quite ready, not quite set, but going anyway!

Before Kaylee left, she posed with her 2 younger siblings, Skyler (16) and Madison (14). They are both taller than her. She is officially the shortest sibling of the family. That's ok. I'm still shorter than her by 1/2"!
We left for Utah on October 18th. We spent the first night in Magrath with her grandparents, and then headed out at 5:30 the next morning. No problems at the border at all. It was quick...and we are grateful! So glad her U.S. VISA came with plenty of time to spare!
We stopped in Rexburg to visit Ashley, Kaylee's friend. They hadn't seen each other since Feb. 2012 when Ashley got married. Now they won't see each other until 2015. 30 minutes every 3 years is enough, right?

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Mission Call

Kaylee received her mission call on May 27, 2013. Most of the family was there to watch it being opened (Skyler was in Japan), plus several friends. We all made our guess as to where Kaylee was going to be going and marked it on the world map. No one got a correct guess. The closest guess was to Salt Lake City.
Dear Sister Johnson, You are hereby called to serve as a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the Colorado, Denver South should report to the Provo Missionary Training Center on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. You will prepare to preach the Gospel in the English language.