Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Killing Machine?!?

HOWDY!!!! Well Brentwood I got my new missionary and he is a good guy!!! He is  very clean and stylish.....soooo the opposite of me;) hahaha But we get along great and have fun together!! He is from Irvine California. His name is Elder Kimball. He is distant cousins with President Kimball! Transfer weeks are always crazy with a bunch of junk going on!! But we actually got some really good work done this week!!:) I am soooo happy to be staying here in cody for another 6 weeks its literally heavan on earth! Lets see first I have to update you on my food of course, we may have had the worst tasting food ever this week! haha My first week that I haven't had really good food:( and that"s hard for a fat person like me to go a whole week with out good food! well I take that back every night this week I had a great dessert! We go to this family's house every night at 8:45 to get a ride home and they always have a dessert for us.....its great!!!:) so I can't complain to much I guess! We did a lot of knocking on doors and our three investigators are progressing well. Knocking doors Doesn't  sound like fun?!?! Well seriously it is! hahaha no sarcasim it's the best! hahaha Well funny story of the week, first door we go kncok on so it's my new missionary's first door ever! There is a huge dog! So I was trying to set the example for my companion and not be afraid of this massive killing machine so I said I'll go in first and you just follow me. So I go in the gate and this dog takes off after me and I'm running around the yard trying to avoid my death while my new missionary closes the gate and is yelling trying to tell me where to go to get away from the dog..... thanks for the help buddy!! hahaha I probably looked ridiculous trying to run around with this new stomach I have formed! But I finally jumped over the fence and was safe. It was by far the funniest thing that has happened to me yet! gotta love the mission:) well I think thats all I got for yall!! hope it's a good week and be safe!!!

Love Elder Swishdaddy

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Emblem Wyoming, population...10!

HOWDY!!! Well transfer calls are in and I'm staying here in Cody!!! Thank goodness!!!! I love it here!!! Meanwhile me and elder Archie's terror together is over....almost 5 months strong together!! He is leaving tomorrow for Poplar Montana! poor guy.... hahahaha I'll be traning another new missionary fresh from the mtc in provo!! It'll be fun, training... I have a love hate relationship with training........This will be my third time doing it so hopefully I have it down by now! hahah so this week I got to go back on exchanges in lovely Burlington! Where the town is basically all members! hahaha but while I was there I got to meet some new people who were awesome and treated us missionaries really good!! There is one paved road in Burlington and all the rest are sweet dirt roads and every where you look is a beautiful field of corn,sugar beats,lettuce....and the list goes on! but it is really pretty I loved it! While I was there I got to eat dinner in Emblem wyoming! I'm sure y'all have heard of it! Theres barely any elbow room cuz the town has a whole population of.... 10! hahaha yep theres literally 10 people that live there! Why do they live there?! I have no idea! hahaha but it made for a cool picture next to the population sign!;) hahaha  Sadly there was no mouth watering food this week:( but my fatty senses tell me this week will be a good food week!:) hahaha have a great week!!!

Love Elder Swishdaddy

Monday, August 11, 2014

Baptism Week!!

HELLO Brentwood!!!!! Well this was a great week!!! We had a baptisim!!! Its like the best day as a missionary!!! All your hard work pays off and you get to see the happiness that comes with baptisim!!! It was AMAZING!!!!! So that was on saturday but the whole beginning of the week was just like any other week! We did a lot of knocking companion hates knocking on doors but it has weirdly grown on me and I always enjoy the rude people cuz they make for good stories. hahaha but yeah besides that there wasn't too much going on!Transfers are next week and I'm not sure if I'm moving or what! I hope if I do move I stay here in Cody but maybe just switch wards.... I love it here! I will keep you posted! Thats all i got for yall!! Hopefully i have some fun stories next week!!! have a good one!!! Oops forgot to add my food for the week for my mom and Sister Evensen. I broke the missionary record for eating the most sourdough waffles in a 20 minute period! I ate 9 waffles in 20 minutes. The man who feeds us the waffles keeps track of the missionaries and how many they eat. I broke the record. Pretty proud!!!

Love, Elder Swishdaddy

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Baby Moose...RUN!!!

HEY!!! Soooo I just got back to Cody on Friday. Our work is moving forward. We will be having our baptism this Saturday. I am so excited. We have one for sure but crossing our fingers for two baptisms! So we had the best pday ever. The two best mountain men in cody took us hiking. We were gone all day so I only have a few minutes. It will be mostly pictures today. I am so sore but man was the hike gorgeous!!!! They took us to the spot where they will be hunting their bear and elk this year! It was so beautiful!!!! They both had their bear guns so don't worry mom;) hahaha they both were carrying 12 guages that they built themselves!!! It was so cool! We didn't see any bears:( but as we were walking back I thought I saw something move and I looked over and it was a calf moose!!!!!! And the two big tough burley mountain men started running away and told us to follow! hahahaha so we got a good distance away and they said there is nothing more dangerous than a momma moose protecting her calf! hahahaha but it was cool to see the calf even though we didn't see the momma!  I am going on another exchange after the baptism to Burlington. Burlington is a tiny town with 2 wards there.... the elders there have 1 investigator and the only less active family in the wards just moved so they have a perfect attendence record!!!! hahahaha isnt that crazy?!?!?!?! hahaha And do you believe I just hit my 11 month mark yesterday?!?!?! crazyness!!!! Well have a good week! 

Love Elder Swishdaddy

Mini roping toy

outside our window

baby moose