Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Spirit of Christ (mas)

Family!!! Can you believe it is Christmas already?? I am seriously shocked!! Where has the time gone??? I am just weirded out. I have a couple birthday shoutouts to give before I begin... First I will start with my little cousin Davis who turns one on Christmas day.  I am so baffled!! The year with him has flown! I remember when my aunt Michelle brought him home and I met him for the first time... gosh he was so chunky and the most adorable baby ever! Obviously, I fell in love with him instantly. His smile lights up a room! It is weird to think he will be big when I get home... All my Jensens out there, give him an extra hug from his favorite cousin Gabby for me! :) The next shoutout goes to my little half-sister Lynda! She is turning 13 on Christmas Eve. She is so old!!!! Me and Lynda have always had a love hate relationship. Haha she hates me and I love her. ;) No...kidding... we love each other. :) She is just awesome! She is my sassy little sister. Doesn't get better than that. Alright, I don't have a ton of time today, so I will just fill ya in on the important stuff:
Tuesday: We had our last lesson with Deloris... we had a really amazing lesson with her and the Spirit was so strong. Sister Barker and I both felt prompted to invite her to be baptized again, and again, she said no. We both decided that now just isn't her time to accept the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are very sad, but we know that Heavenly Father has better timing than we do. We know one day she will be ready. We also had another lesson with the See family. (The Jehovah's Witnesses.) Lets just say we went in all prepared and came out very humble. They pretty much tore us apart. Man... I wish I knew the Bible better!!! Whenever we talked about the Book of Mormon we did so well, but of course it always came back to the Bible and they just know it so well. Definitely a humbling experience. We talked a lot about the Plan of Salvation and I didn't know as much as I thought. It sounds brutal, but I am very grateful for that lesson. It reminded me that there is always room to grow and to learn. That night, we were able to drive to the Stake Center in Urbandale to pick up Sister Lloyd! She is a a sister who had finished her mission and was going home early for Christmas so she needed a place to stay till Thursday morning and we were the lucky ones who got her. :)
Wednesday: Sister Lloyd's first area was actually Raccoon River, so we were able to take her around to a bunch of people she had worked with but hadn't seen in a year! How lucky is that?!?!? The look on these
peoples faces when they saw her is something I will never forget. Sister Lloyd taught me a lot today about missionary work. It doesn't matter how many baptisms you had... if you helped someone there grow their faith in some way, you were successful. She truly was an amazing missionary! I am grateful everyday that Heavenly Father inspired President Jensen to have her come stay with us. She helped us more than we helped her.
Thursday: We had to wake up at about 5:30 to have Sister Lloyd to the airport by 6:30. That was weird... but I am so happy for her. She was so excited! :) We had district meeting today and we ate with the Penners and they gave us a tour of their amazing house. They are just the cutest couple ever basically. No joke. I love them so much.
Saturday: We helped a single mom in our ward pack up all of her house. Jessica is seriously my favorite lady ever!! She reminds me so much of my mom it isn't even funny!  She is about 35 and we get along very well. She is just so fun!! We pretty much did that all day and then she took us out to dinner and then we headed home and had a lesson with the Prices. In our jammies. Rocked it.
Sunday: Church? Cancelled. No joke! How weird is that?? Because our ward boundaries are so big, when the weather gets super bad they cancel church. President Jensen also grounded all mission vehicles though so I guess it worked out. We just talked with the Prices and did studies and took a nap... haha we couldn't help it! When they finally ungrounded all the cars, we went out to leave and quickly realized we were going nowhere. The Prices driveway is all gravel and it was so cold that the gravel froze. Yea.. we didn't drive at all
yesterday. SUPER WEIRD!!! We did want to do some work though so we booked it over to the Allen's house! They are the Prices' nonmember neighbors and they love us! We just huddled on the couch with the mom and caught up. It was fun. :) Well, that is the important stuff of the week! I would fill ya in on everything, but I just don't have any time! I hope you all have wonderful Christmas though! I am including a link to the new Nativity video that the Church has released. It is absolutely amazing!
It really reminds us what Christmas is truly about. Although it is very hard to be away from my family, I KNOW that there is no better place and no better thing that I could be doing this season. I have the opportunity every day to help people remember what Christmas is all about. I would not trade this for the world. I want to leave you all with my testimony that Jesus Christ lives. That he came to this earth as a baby to fulfill the atonement for each of us. I know that because of Jesus Christ, we all have the opportunity to return to live with Him and our Heavenly Father for eternity. I urge you to remember your Savior Jesus Christ this Christmas season in any way that you can. Watch a video about him, bear your testimony, read your scriptures and pray more. Whatever helps you think of Him. If you do so, you will blessed and your heart will be touched. Remember, just drop the last syllable and it becomes the spirit of Christ. I love you all and I pray for you everyday. I pray that you will have a very merry and wonderful Christmas. God bless!
-Sister Jensen
"Is this Heaven? No, it's Iowa."

Hahaha... it is amazing what people will give you when you help them move!!! :)

For any of you who didn't receive a Christmas card... :)

Sister Penner in her "workshop." She is the master of crafts. No joke.

The Penners AMAZING Christmas tree! She is the decorating queen!!! 

Me and sweet Karissa. (The 10 year old we are teaching) :)

The amazing Sister Lloyd who got to come and stay with us for a day.
She is freakin amazing!!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Best Week So Far!

What a week! Seriously a week full of miracles. God is good. Hopefully I get them all in! First though, I have to give a shout out to my brother Taylor again. He had his mission farewell yesterday and what I hear is that he freakin killed it! Tay, you are awesome. I am seriously so proud of you and all that you have done to get to this point. You are going to rock being an Elder. :) Alright, now on to my week...
Monday: Fastest. P-day. Ever. Oh my heavens. I felt like we maybe had an hour to do stuff cause it just flew by! We decided to do something fun though and we met up with all the Elders at the Saxtons MANSION
(no joke... giant house) and went sledding for an hour or two. Haha I have a couple battle wounds from that one, but it was fun. Two of the Elders in our ward have never seen snow and this was their first time sledding so that was fun to watch. That night, our dinner appt. cancelled on us so we went into Winterset for a little bit and saw Deloris. She is doing good! She is slowly beginning to understand more and is still reading the Book of Mormon. We are hopeful she will understand the importance of baptism and have a desire to be baptized.
Tuesday: What a day! We got more done today than we have the last week! Since we don't have training any more, we get out of the house at 10. We figured since we didn't have bingo till 2 and we have so many extra miles, we drove to Earlham to find some people. MIRACLES! We were able to see some less actives who Sister Barker has never even met and she has been here 7.5 months! We were able to have lessons with them all and introduce ourselves. One of the ladies even gave us fudge and clementines when we left. Haha she loved us. :) We hadn't had lunch yet so we decided to go to the one restaurant in Earlham. It is called Chestnut Cafe and it is the cutest little thing I have ever seen.  After that we headed back to Winterset for bingo. We ended up not even having it though cause someone had come in and sang so we just helped them decorate instead. Their Christmas tree looks bomb. We left there and decided to do some tracting. That is when we met the See family. They are devout Jehovah's Witnesses and just a darling family. They have two little girls who are 7 and 3. They invited us in and we ended up talking for about an hour! They asked us a billion questions and we were able to answer most of them which is awesome. They even offered us dinner. Haha they love us! We have another appt. with them tomorrow so we will see how it goes. We only left because we had an appt. with Karissa so we headed there after. She is doing good! She was not ready to be baptized this weekend, but we are hoping by the end of the year.
Wednesday: Kind of a slowish day. We helped the assisted living home decorate some more which was fun and then we did mormon.org time which I always love. After that we were able to see one of investigators who we haven't seen in a while. They were tending their grandson so we couldn't have a very good lesson with them so we just read a scripture and headed out. That night we had dinner with the Turners who are a darling family! They have two boys who are their own and then they have 4 kids that they adopted from China. They are just the funniest kids! Their littlest one, Talia, made the best comment ever. We were talking about Christmas and Sister Turner said, "Maybe the Sisters will get packages from their moms for Christmas." Then Talia said with the most confused look I have ever seen... "You have moms?" Haha it was the greatest moment ever. She was even more surprised to find out we had dads and siblings and nephews and nieces. She was baffled. 3 year olds are the cutest. That night we decided to go to mutual cause we had never been and we didn't have any appts. It was awesome! We played some basketball (Yes. In skirts. Rocked it.), baked cookies, sewed pillow cases, and ate chocolate. What could be better! It was a fun night!
Thursday: ZONE CONFERENCE! Best thing if my life!! Our mission is so big that when they do these conferences, they split the mission into three different conferences so we were there with only about a third
of the mission. There were still about 120 missionaries there though! Our mission is giant. Cause it's cool. Anyways, It was a wonderful day! The first half (9am-12pm) was spiritual. Amazing training form President and Sister Jensen, the AP's, and some of the senior couples. It was awesome because the AP's asked Sister Barker and I if we would sing so we were able to sing "I believe in Christ" again and it was fun. We did it a capella so it was a little more challenging but it was amazing. Then we all had lunch and then it was time for the fun stuff! President asked all the districts to put together a skit... and let me tell you. The missionaries in the IDMM are hilarious! We were laughing uncontrollable with each skit! HILARIOUS! I wish now that I would have recorded them, but maybe next time. :) Then President had a special treat for us... we all watched Ephraims Rescue together!  Sister Barker and I have seen it quite a couple times. but it was still fun to watch it with all the other missionaries. It was just a fun day! After, we did some knocking in Van Meter and then went home early to do some studies. It really was just an amazing day! I wish you all could have been there.
Friday: Weekly planning. Woop woop. Of course, that took up our day but we did get out for a bit and let me tell you it felt like summer. It was 30 degrees outside and we were stoked! We didn't even wear our coats! It was sweet. ") That night, we had dinner with the Elders at our ward mission leaders house! It was fun as always and she made bomb spaghetti. Sister Jackson is just awesome! During the lesson she made a comment that has really stuck with me. One of the general authorities said that people need about 7 times of contact with a member of this church until they will look into it. We were talking about that and Sister Jackson said, " I just want to be one of the 7." How amazing is that! Sometimes we don't know if we are #1 or #7, but we will be one of those numbers contributing to their journey to their Savior. What a great example she is! That night, we headed over to the McCalls to say hi and ended up staying for quite a bit. We had the most powerful lesson that we have ever had with them. Sister McCall and their two girls were all baptized in July and they are just killin it! The testimonies they and Brother McCall bore in our lesson is something I will never forget.
Saturday: Today was my officially 4 month click day!! Can you believe I have been "Sister Jensen" for 4 months now??? I am baffled!!! Where have they gone?!?! Time is flyin people. We spent most of the day
knocking in Winterset, but the night was the best part. It was the Raccoon River wards Christmas party!! AHHHH! So fun. I don't know why but on 3 of the 4 click days I have had, the ward has had a party of
some sort. Haha I like this trend. :) Anyways, the party was a blast! Great food, great company, great program. Just a very fun night! Sister Barker and I also wore ugly Christmas sweaters so that was pretty sweet. We stayed the whole night there, so after we just headed home and passed out.
Sunday: Sundays are seriously always great! Church was wonderful. Relief Society was probably my favorite part. It was hand down the most spiritual relief society lesson I have ever heard. There was not one dry eye in the room when it ended. Sister Barber did a wonderful job! She is an amazing lady. I am going to miss her when I leave Raccoon River so much! She is like my Raccoon River grandma. Ya can't beat that. After church, we went over to the Jackson to talk to Sister Jackson about Jehovah's Witnesses. She used to be one before she became a member so we were asking her all these questions for our lesson with the Sees tomorrow. We are pumped!  Then we headed home and had lunch and did studies. Then, dinner with the Thomas family. Yea... that pic of the house you see. Theirs. I was dying!!! We have only ever been there when it was dark so this was the first time I had really seen their house. Isn't it amazing! The inside is just as gorgeous! We were a little surprised though to walk up to the door and see a deer leg sitting there. Haha dogs will be dogs... Anyways we had a wonderful dinner with them and then we headed to the stake center for the Christmas program. Basically the stake choir just sang a bunch of songs and it was wonderful! Most of the missionaries in this side of the mission where there including President and Sister Jensen so it was very fun to see all of them! It was inspired for us to go though... we were about to leave and our zone leaders call us over and say, " Hey. This couple behind us.. introduce yourselves. You will be teaching them." Then they walked away and we met the Wolfs. What a darling couple! A member of another ward had brought them and they had an amazing time. The crazy thing is that they actually live about 40 minutes away but in their area there are only Elders and they requested Sisters so the Zone Leaders approved us to teach them. Of course we said yes and then after they left we started thinking... there are many sets of Sisters who are way closer to where they live. Why does Heavenly Father want US to teach them? We are so excited to find out! So that was our cool story for the night. :) Seriously.. this week was amazing!! It was full of miracles and blessing and I couldn't ask for anything more. I am absolutely loving being a missionary. I cannot believe I only have 14 months left, but I am going to do my best to find those people I promised I would find. This is my time to serve. I hope you all had a wonderful week! I miss you all dearly and pray for you everyday. I love you all! Have a marvelous week!! :)
-Sister Jensen
"Is this Heaven? No, it's Iowa."
The house we had dinner at last night. Are you kidding me right now?
Deer leg anyone...?
My girl Sister Muirbrook at Zone Conference! Crazy story... we met
through facebook before we both left and found out that we were going
to the same mission on the same day! She actually took my family and
mission photos as well. She is freakin amazing! We are convinced we
will be comps at least once. It will happen.
Brittney and Gavin Tunney! Gavin is probably one of the cutest kids I
have ever seen. He is a doll! And Brittney is a hoot. We just laugh...
all the time. Haha she is 13 and quite sassy. That is why I like her.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

This week has been a... "blast"...

Well, I really don't have much to write because I just emailed on Wednesday night! This week really has been crazy! Since Sister Barker got her kidney stone "blasted" on Monday, we literally stayed in. All week. We got out a couple times but only for about an hour or two. SOOOOO weird. Here's the low down on the rest of the week though:
Thursday: We literally sat inside all day and watched the Joseph Smith movie and Legacy. About 10 times each. It was awesome! While Sister Barker slept I had some time to organize our area book, do some
crafts, and organize our cupboards. Haha it is amazing how productive you can be when there is literally nothing else to do. :)
Friday: We actually got out for a bit today! We scheduled an appt. with Karissa one of our investigators so we got out to go and see her, and she ended up cancelling on us dangit! So since we weren't able to
see her, we headed home and spent the rest of the night chillin.
Saturday: Today we got out for a whoppin 3 hours!! That is progress people. We saw Deloris which was nice cause it had been a while and we also stopped by the Assisted Living home to say hi and they actually
were having a concert type thing. The music company that Brooklyn (the girl we live with) is in went and sang songs for them so that was fun for us to sit and listen. Got us into the Christmas spirit. :) After that, we went and did mormon.org time which was awesome! I watched the cutest videos... here are some of my favorites:
*This one is the Christmas version of "From the mouth of babes" so it's pretty much my favorite. :)
I invite you to watch them all, they are absolutely wonderful and truly reminding us to keep Christ is Christmas.
Sunday: Church was amazing! We had to leave our house around 7 to be to ward council at 7:30 which was crazy because it snowed A LOT Sunday morning! Haha we scraped the ice off of our car for about 10 minutes. No biggie. Sacrament was awesome! We were a little sad because Karissa wasn't able to come (which means no baptism on Saturday...) and Deloris ride fell through because of the snow so we were totally bummed about that. We were happy though because Sister Barker and I had the opportunity to sing in Sacrament. We chose "I Believe in Christ" and I don't think we could have chosen anything better. It was an amazing experience. So many members came up to us after just sobbing saying thank you over and over again. It was a very powerful experience. Heavenly Father has truly blessed us both with a gift, and we are determined to use it. After Church, we went to the Barbers for their big family Sunday dinner. Haha it still makes me miss my family dinners, but it is getting better. We had great food, fun company, and we even played phase 10. My favorite. Haha SOOOO good. :) We had to leave pretty early though to head to the stake center for the Christmas Devotional. I hope you all had the opportunity to watch it because it was fantastic! Wasn't Elder Nelson's talk amazing?? Haha the music video with the kids had me sobbing. No shame. It was just a wonderful uplifting night! Driving home was definitely scary... I have never been a good winter driver, but I am counting on Heavenly Fathers protection! :) Well, that is my week! Nothing too exciting... but we are determined to have the best week ever this week! We're gonna baptize all of Winterset! Okay kidding, but we are gonna try. :) I hope you all had a wonderful weekend full of Christmas decorations and Christmas cheer! I cannot believe Christmas is almost here... Also, that rhymed. That was pretty cool! I also just wanted to share a little bit from my study this morning... Ether 12 is one of my favorite chapters so I study it often. This morning, something stuck out to me like it never has. In Ether 12:6 it reads: And now, I, Moroni, would speak somewhat concerning these things; I would show unto the world that faith is things which are hoped for and not seen; wherefore, dispute not because ye see not, for ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith. As I thought about that verse, I thought about the witness it promises. What witness will I receive? Well, if you look in the footnotes, it directs you to Leviticus 9:6- And Moses said, This is the thing which the Lord commanded that ye should do: and the glory of the Lord shall appear unto you. Glory. My witness will be the glory of the Lord. What a promise! Then I started thinking... well what is a trial of my faith. I decided that a trial of my faith happens on the daily. Trusting that heavenly Father will lead us to the people who are prepared, going out into the cold, sharing my testimony, opening my mouth and talking to everyone, being with a companion 24/7, being a missionary... these are all trials of my faith that I do daily. By continuing on in our lives and obeying the commandments, that is a trial of our faith. At times, it
seems impossible. It seems like a hill ya just can't climb. But, if we endure it well... our witness will be the glory of our Lord. I loved that, and just thought I would share. Anyways, I love you all and pray for you everyday. Each of you means so much to me and I am so glad you are all part of my life. Have a great and SAFE week! I LOVE YOU!!!!
-Sister Jensen
"Is this Heaven? No, it's Iowa"
It is officially winter time in Iowa! I get to walk... in a
winterland... everyday of my life. Its Fantastic!
This has been our spot for the last 7 days. Ha!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

What a Week!

Wow! It feels like forever since the last time I emailed... I guess it has been a while though. I am just weirded out cause I am emailing right now on Wednesday night at 10:30 from the Prices laptop... uh.... weird. Lots has happened this past week so I will just start with the recap:
Monday: Definitely a p-day that flew too fast! It was fun though. We got together with all the Sisters in my zone and then in the Des Moines zone and kind of had a day at the mall. We just walked, and talked, and laughed. Doesn't get better than that right?? That night, we had dinner with a member and her daughter and they took us to a buffet. So yummy.  Sister Barker wasn't feeling well after that so we headed home.
Tuesday: The day kind of started off weird with a trip to the doctor. Sister Barker was diagnosed with kidney stones a couple months ago and they have really been bothering her so she went in for a check up. We were there all morning and made it back to Winterset in time for bingo. WOOO! Hands down best part of the day. We also were able to do some mormon.org time that definitely wasn't long enough. Heavenly
Father blessed us with a miracle today and we were able to make contact with one of our investigators we haven't seen in about a month! She actually scheduled and appt. with us which is great!
Wednesday: We went to the doctors again today so that Sister Barker could get some x-rays done. That took up most of our morning. Since we were already on the freeway, we decided to go to Earlham for the day. We were able to do some tracting which felt great and also see some less active families. Sister Barker wasn't feeling well again so we went home early.
Thursday: HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! I hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving! Mine was absolutely amazing! The only thing that would have made it better was having my family there, but that's okay. :)
Since it was Thursday, we still had district meeting and of course that was just awesome. I absolutely love my district so anytime we all get together it is just great. We have Zone Conference next week and
President has asked all the districts to make up a skit portraying a story from the Book of Mormon so we got to practice that. I'll let ya in on a little secret... me and Sister Barker are totally rapping. Haha it is going to be so legit. It is funny what skills you find out you have while on your mission. :) After that, Brother Spackman who is a counselor in the bishopric came and picked up us and the Elders in our ward cause they invited us all over for Thanksgiving. So fun! Their house was absolutely gorgeous! Basically all us missionaries and their 3 boys played downstairs on their ping pong, their air hockey, and Foosball tables. Then, someone had the brilliant idea to have a nerf gun war. I don't remember the bullets being that hard.. but boy was it fun. When the food was all finished they called us upstairs and let me tell you... it was nothing short of a full on Transtrum Thanksgiving dinner. There was so much food we could have fed the entire neighborhood! Sister Spackman is a wonderful cook! They wouldn't let us help clean up so we all retreated downstairs again and laid on the couchs. Haha no worries... Sisters on one couch Elders on the other... ;) We just took a little post thanksgiving nap. Eventually, they called us up for pies. No joke.... 27 pies. There were only 15 people there and Sister Spackman made 27 pies. She reminds me of my mom... haha kidding but kind of. We all ate pie until we wanted to die but it was so good. Then of course, they let us rest again and then we all decided we wanted to play some games. Apples to apples and taboo had the highest votes! It was so fun! We ended up staying there almost the whole day. When we were leaving, Sister Spackman reminded us that she had asked each of us what our favorite pies were and then proceeded to bring in 6 extra pies from the garage that she had baked especially for us. Of course, I chose pecan. Yum. Isn't she the best?? I just love the Spackmans!
Friday: Weekly planning. Kind of hard to bounce back after a day like Thursday but we tried our hardest! It was definitely a slow day. Sister Barker wasn't feeling well again so we ended up not getting out till about dinner time. We had dinner at the Jacksons (ward mission leader) and then headed into Winterset. Every year the day after Thanksgiving, they have a parade through the square and Santa rides on the fire truck and they turn on all the lights. Soo fun! We did some tracting and it was great to get back to work. That night was the best though because I came home to the greatest package from my Nana. She included a talk that my Papa wrote and a picture of him as well. My papa died about a month before I was born so having a talk from him about being a successful missionary as well as a picture meant the world. I have never felt him so near... I truly am blessed. 
Saturday: A very chill day since Sister Barker was still not feeling well. We did get out and we went to see Joey. Everyone in the house was sick so we didn't stay but we were able to say hi which was good. That night I came home to the best letter from my mom! She is the greatest!
Sunday: Quite the day... we had to go to the church a little bit early to meet up with the Elders. We are planning a sweet fireside for the youth in our ward later this month. So that was pretty fun! Can I just say that I absolutely LOVE fast Sundays in the Raccoon River ward! I love all fast Sundays but there is just something special about this ward. Most the people in it are converts so they are able to testify of how much this gospel means to them because they know what it is like without it. I just love the ward members here! After church, we got home and I realized that I had left my scriptures at the church... I officially have "missionary" brain people... We didn't have enough miles to go back and get them so I just had to live without my scriptures for a little bit. I didn't like that... That night, we were able to go into Winterset and have a pretty good lesson with Deloris. She is slowly but surely getting there. I can see her faith building every time we meet with her. I just love looking back at the first time I met Deloris and how much she has grown. The gospel is amazing people, and it truly changes lives.
Monday: Crazy day! Sister Barker decided that she wanted to have surgery to remove her kidney stone so today was the day. We went in at about 9:30 and didn't get home till about 5. They did a sweet procedure where they actually lasered her stone and blasted it. Cool right?? Luckily, our Sister Training Leaders have a third companion who is a visa waiter so she came and sat with me so I wouldn't be alone. The surgery went great! The whole thing was definitely kind of weird though cause this isn't something you expect to do while on your mission... sit in a waiting room worrying while your comp gets surgery. After the surgery we went to  pick up her meds and we finally made it home. She went straight to bed and slept for a couple hours and I just did my thing... ya know... read my scriptures, wrote some letters, organized the fridge. That kind of stuff. She eventually woke up and couldn't go back to sleep so we watched our favorite movie again... 17 Miracles. SOOOO good. Just a very chill day. Yesterday and today have just been crazy. I have had the chance to play "mom" and I never quite realized how hard it was... keeping track of meds, waking up through the night to give Sister Barker meds, making sure she eats every 2 hours, ... it's exhausting. It's funny because as I have been on my mission, I have just wanted so badly a day where I could just stay home in my pajamas all day and watch movies. Well, that has pretty much been my life yesterday and today and it actually isn't that fun... you never quite realize how much you love the work until you can't do it anymore. Tonight, we got to go out... even if it was to the ER. :/ It has just been a very crazy past couple of days. Well, I hope you have all had a better week than me. Haha I just have one favor to ask.. that you would add Sister Barker to your prayers for the next couple of days. I know she would really appreciate it. Thank you so much for being so amazing. You all are such great examples to me. I truly love each and every one of you. I hope you have a marvelous week!
-Sister Jensen
"Is this Heaven? No, it's Iowa."

The Winterset Courthouse all pretty. :)

Thanksgiving Clan!
from left to right: Elder Mealy, Nick, Sister Spackman, Sam, Max,
Brother Spackman, Conchi, The Scotts in the back, Kate, Elder May,
Elder Kay, Sister Barker, Elder Whiting, Me

No P-day at the mall would be complete without a little orange chicken. :)
My best bud Rexy :)