Well... it snowed last night. Less than a centimeter mind you, but it snowed. It's officially winter. And what's with daylight savings? Now it's dark even sooner! I have a feeling I'm going to really have to work out these bitter feelings towards winter. I'll make it through somehow though.I received some very sweet cards and a popcorn package this week. Thank you to everyone for thinking of me and taking the time and effort to do all of that! I love you guys. Halloween was so weird. It fell on a weekly planning day so we were inside planning most of the day. We stopped by to try a few people. But we're not allowed to be out proselyting on Halloween evening. There's too many weirdos out there and people might confuse us as people dressed up as missionaries. We didn't have any appointments so we went over to the Abrams (all star family) for dinner. After dinner we went trick or treating with them. They introduced us to a bunch of neighbors and we got to spend some quality time with their family/ get free candy :) It was fun! Sister Dickerman had some angel wings and halo from last year and her mom sent her some kitty ears and tail for her to wear this year... so we kind of dressed up. I'll send pictures. It was a very different Halloween. But it was fun!
I'm happy to hear that the funeral service went well. It sounds like there were some real positive moments in it. Everyone should read "Doors of Death" by Elder Nelson (from Conference 1992). It really helped me.
That's all folks. I'll talk to you next week!
p.s. I have never raked more leaves in my life! We've probably put in over 10 hours of leaf raking this week. We had a huge community service project downtown near Gonzaga for low income seniors and disabled veterans. We have also been doing service for members of our ward and random houses around where we live. My back and arms are sure gonna look good when I get home :) Mosiah 2:17- "And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God."
p.p.s. Sorry for another addition to my email. Next week I will be going to the Spokane Temple on Wednesday. So my p-day aka email writing day will be on Wednesday next week. So happy early birthday to mom! I'll talk to you all on the 13th! :)
Our car on P-day after shopping
Me, Sister Vowles, Dickerman, and Hood (service for low income seniors near Gonzaga)
Halloween with the Abrams family
after raking leaves all Saturday morning for a community service project downtown