Monday, December 23, 2013

Love Wyoming!!

Hello people at home!!! so this week was pretty  fun! the AP called me and needed a comp to go to Wyoming north and south with so I got to pack up and go on a road trip and help teach other missionaires about some stuff! I stayed in a town called Basin and a town called Greybull! I loved Wyoming so much!! I can't wait to skype home on Christmas I seriously am so excited!! so just a quick letter today but I just wanted to remind everybody to keep Christ in CHRISTmas and I know as you do this that the holiday will mean so much more to you and your family and that you will definitely feel peaceful and true happiness. I love you all and I promise to write a super long letter next week to make up for this one!:) 

Shortly, Elder Swishdaddy

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Hello from Shepherd!

Hello Everyone

So this week I transferred to an area called Shepherd. My address is Billings though. I have two companions. One is from Utah and one is from North Carolina. They are really cool. We are over about 5 cities. Each city has between 100 and 500 people. The areas are very rural. We drive about 150 miles a day to get to our appointments. It is exciting because I went from teaching 1 lesson a week to 24! I am learning a ton. The pictures below are a family that I loved in Great Falls and my companion from Great Falls. So my best friend Carson is serving in Georgia. His cousin is serving in my mission and we ran into each other (pic below). Well I don't have long to email anymore. We don't have wifi in the wilderness and the three of us have one computer to share for an hour. Have a great week!

Love Elder Swishdaddy

Monday, December 9, 2013

-40 degrees and pictures

TRANSFER WEEK! Well its a no longer hello from Great Falls... I'm off to a little town called Shepherd just outside of Billings! I hope it'll be good. I leave wednesday and yeah thats about all i know haha buuuut this last week well I guess it was 2 weeks ago I just forgot to tell you guys, so we went out to a tiny town called Ulm and we helped fix up a chicken coop and help clean their horses and burn a bunch of burn piles. So that was really fun! thats the kinda work I was expecting to do coming to montana! haha I loved it:) but this week... weeellll it was in the negatives ALL WEEK!!! but on tuesday and wednesday we shoveled like 10 driveways... I was sore, I'm glad I never had to do that growing up hahaha but then the rest of the week was -40s hahah soooooooo cold it literally hurt to be outside!! So we had to stay inside for 3 days straight.... I was going crazy being in a small room for that long!! haha but on friday we had our ward christmas party and that was fun we got to eat a lot and talk to everyone it was really fun!:) The hunting season is over so we havn't seen deer tied on cars and hanging out of truck beds so that is not as fun to drive around anymore hahahaha but yeah thats about it from me! so next time I write you I will be in Shepherd Montana! Wish me luck!!:) I love all of you have a great week!!:)
much love, elder swishdaddy

Monday, December 2, 2013

Elk!! Yum!!

hello from Great Falls!! well it was a good week! thanksgiving was fun! We got invited to eat at 3 family's houses.... I thought I was going to die!!! and then we got invited to another 4 family's for dessert! and holy cow i have never eaten so much pie in my life!!! But we all know i love pie so i was in heaven. We had a sweet turkey bowl, i'm so out of shape i thought for sure i was gonna get hurt haha but it was fun to get out and play. On wendsday i had food poisoning or something cuz i was up all night throwing up, we had lasgana that tasted like it was freezer burned and had been made 20 years ago and i barley made it to the car before i puked hahaha. But we keep getting Deer steaks from people and last night we had Elk tacos!!!! Elk is!!!! way better than deer. but yeah the weather this week is looking BAD!!! on thurseday we have a high of -2 hahaha with out wind chill!!! im gonna literally freeze. ill be missing california weather for sure this week!! ummm lets seeeee well you would think cuz of the holiday season people would be nicer to us... think again haha people are even more mean it seems like!! hahaha i think the door was slammed in my face a total like 8 times just this week. But hey ive learned to just laugh...kinda... okay not really i still get mad but i need to get better at not getting mad!! But yeah people are hard to catch here because they are always out hunting or ice fishing haha but thats okay cuz when we do catch them i have plenty to relate with them! i just relized my letters are like all over the place haha i dont stay on topic for very long so sorry if they dont make sense!! We all know how my english grades were in school...;) hahaha well thats about it from me hopefully i have some sweet stories for you guys next week so i dont bore you guys to death!! I love you guys and miss you!! see yall in 21 months!!!:)
much love, Elder Swishdaddy