Oh my goodness gracious! Where to even start! My journal since I last wrote is over 6 pages front and back in small handwriting! I am in Payson South, a new split area, and my trainer is Sister Reynolds who just happens to have come from Roosevelt and is super close with Sister Harrison! I also got to see Sister Harrison! I am so sad I forgot my camera cord so you're going to have to wait another week for pictures! The average weight gain here for Sisters is 60 lbs! The food is so good though! Every time I eat I think of Christa and how badly she would want all these recipes! Yesterday we ate with this adorable family! Sister Reynolds and I basically adopted them as our Payson Mom and Dad! All of their kids are adopted! And they are ADORABLE!! There is an older boy and then two young black twins who are crazy and then a sweet little girl! She was afraid of us at first and hid in the couch but then as I talked to her a little started responding very quietly and then all of a sudden climbed in my lap! I am not supposed to hold children which I think is the hardest rule by far!! There are so many cute kids that want to sit on your lap and have you hold them! So I did keep her there for a little bit but only because I didn't want to scare her off again. It was dinner time and she said she wanted to stay with me so I told her she could sit next to me but they put her at the kids table and she went to her mom and said "I want to sit next to her!" which shocked her because last she had seen she was scared of me so she let her sit next to me at the table and then she was adorably talkative! She said the prayer and prayed that the missionaries would be part of the family! It made my heart melt! We had western chicken burritos and fruit and then we made sugar corn which is basically kettle corn and took it to a neighbor who had just had surgery. She was super sweet and has a gorgeous backyard. Sorry if my thoughts are everywhere because I keep thinking of new things to say! Our mom takes pictures so she's going to do companion pictures of us! We also got to take the popcorn home and there was so much! It was DELICIOUS!!! We told mom (easier to call her that) about the weight gain and now she's making us go running in the mornings...3 miles...it'll be interesting...haha. Our first night we ate with an older couple who were great and we ate this oriental coleslaw stuff which was super good and then salted carmel cheesecake cupcakes which Christa MUST make! My new favorite dessert! They also took us to go see the new temple being built here which is going to be GORGEOUS!! I love having the spirit with me always! I feel like I am constantly floating. Thursday we ate with a ward mission leader and had Black Cherry Koolaid! And this delicious garlic bread and cornflakes and cheese chicken. It was sooo good! And then cheesecake for dessert! We then got to visit a widow whose husband just passed away. It was a neat experience! There is another family we love just down the street and we had ebilskevers! WHY DIDNT CHRISTA USE HER AWESOME MAKER BEFORE!! THEY WERE DELICIOUS! And they have adorable kids and I always want to hold as well. Saturday dinner fell through so we ate with them again and went to an El Salvadorian restaurant in a Mexican store! haha. And I had a pina jarrito just for Katie since she tried the Taco and it was very good! Her turn again! ;) One of the Ward Mission Leaders in our Stake we are covering is President Packers Personal Nurse!! He is seriously the coolest guy and the most excited about missionary work ever!!! We feel like celebrities! Haha we are so popular! We got honked at multiple times on the way down to walmart! Btw we are walking. They are trying to get us bikes in the ward because we are supposed to get a car but its on backorder and we didn't want to buy bikes for possibly less than a month. At Wal-Mart I bought a backpack because we decided there was no way we were walking/ biking with purses. And I guess President has never said anything about backpacks...idk. I spoke in Sacrament Meeting yesterday and speak twice next week! The worst part of the whole thing! haha. But its not too bad because the ward is like half the size at least of the Candy Mountain Ward which suprised me! Well I love you! And I can't wait to talk to you tonight!
P.S. My companion reminds me so much of Rachel (Cousin)! She even has the same laugh and I have never heard anyone have that same laugh!