Thursday, May 28, 2009


I'm currently home on medical release. I've had a headache for 8 weeks now and we are going to get to the bottom of it. I hope to get back out quickly. We're doing tests and such to begin appropriate treatment asap. Thank you for your continued love and support.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Fever in the mornin', fever all through the night.

That's right! I had a fever this week! It began on Tuesday afternoon and broke some time between when I went to bed Thursday and when I got up Friday morning. It was miserable and completely knocked me out.

Sister Wilcox had to have Carly 'babysit' me while she went with Krissie to a lesson with Amber, which apparently went really well. I hated not being able to work. It was miserable, even worse than the fever itself. But Friday and Saturday I was headache free for once. It was beautiful! We talked to people (all 5 of them that were on campus during the break) and were able to testify of the Restoration. It was wonderful. Sunday I got to call home! It was great to get to talk to everyone (except Chase, sorry I missed you!). A much needed boost of love and support.

Sister Wilcox and I are still serving together in Tallahassee, which means we'll be here for both of our birthdays (hers is the 8th, mine the 17th) and will get to have lots of fun and lots of cake :)

I love being a missionary and I am so thankful for the chance that I have to serve, even if it is feebly. The Lord makes up the difference. I love you all. Don't get too hot, and it you think it is bad in Arizona, (if you think it is bad in Utah you are just a pansy) imagine it being humid too...

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Mom always said to empty my pockets...

So this week Sister Wilcox decided to wash her bag. It was needed and a good idea. The execution was the problem. She emptied out the main pockets, but forgot the one on the side where she keeps the phone. About 9:45 I wondered why the Elders hadn't called and asked where the phone was. Her automatic response was her bag, when I gave her a raised eyebrow she said it was on the chair with the rest of her bag contents. When I looked, and looked, she realized that it was in fact in her bag. We ended up walking over to the Elders to let them know that we are in fact safe and to request that they pass along a request for a new phone. It was hilarious! We dried out the phone and put it in the freezer (which really does work) and were able to get through the next day with 5 buttons not working. It really was, and still is, quite funny. So always remember to check ALL your pockets :) The AP's brought us the phone and said that this is the 3rd or 4th phone that has been washed in the last month or so, but they couldn't figure out how a sister washed her phone without pant pockets. Oh, we found a way :)

I forgot to mention last week that I had a run in with someone from good old Gilbert. Dusty Niu! He is in Alabama for flight school and the closest group of more than 10 YSA's is 5th ward. He misses Pioneer ward...

As for this week's highlights...

Monday - we played volley ball as a district and with some ward members (Krissie, Carly, Madison McDoneley, Lacey Tindall, David Graham, and a newly return missionary Dan Smith) and then ate lunch at the institute. They had lunch there Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday for finals week and we got to eat too!

Tuesday - we had district meeting, lunch again, had a lesson ditch us and found a new investigator.

Wednesday - we went to the doctor to have my neck looked at - the beast of a sebaceous cyst will be removed tomorrow! I hope to have pictures :)

Thursday - lessons canceled... head hurt... I came up with a brilliant idea for the member book (which I can work on inside, in the dark, with an ice pack on my head...)

Friday - helped the FSU elders move into an apartment that is nicer than ours... their new address is 1854 Ivy Lane #8 Tallahassee, FL 32304 (we still don't have a lock on our mail box...) then we went to the Ronald McDonald house, bought FSU fabric to make quilts next week, and helped a member get ready to move home. We also got a phone that works!

Saturday - we spent time with some struggling members, Sister Wilcox practiced the piano for a musical number.

Sunday - I managed to make it through church and then we stayed down there for the CES Broadcast. President Summerhays had all the missionaries watch it. It was wonderful and helped me to appreciate my body, even with my headache.

I also talked to the area doctor got a prescription for my headache. Hopefully it does the trick once and for all.Thank you all for your love, support, letters, prayers, etc...

Thanks mom, for always reminding me to check my pockets :)