Wednesday, December 11, 2013


This week has been COLD!  We set records this past week with how cold it has been.  Yay for us!  Sis Ward is from South Carolina and it has been very funny watching her reaction because she has never seen anything below the 20s before in her life.  Last night we were driving home and the temperature started out at like 12 degrees but almost every minute I would hear something like "oh my goodness!  Now guess how many degrees it is outside!!!"  Too funny.  When it hit 1 degree, she was like "you can't even say degreeS anymore!!  What is this?!"  It was also her first time driving in snow!  And we are both still alive to tell the tale ;) 
So yeah, it snowed.  A lot.  Tuesday we had a huge storm come in in the morning and we were told to not go out until it had cleared up a little bit.  So what do we do?  The 8 of us that live in the complex got together and had the best snow fight every.  Have to say, it's the first time I have ever had a snowball fight in a skirt (we weren't planning on a snow fight to begin with) Super fun!  Then we made a tiny little snowman; the snow wasn't good enough to make a big one.  And of course you have to have hot chocolate after that!  The snow finally stopped enough to go out at around 1 but it was a good morning!  
It has been a great week otherwise as well!  We had lots of great lessons and had two families approach us at the Christmas party and want to start taking the missionary discussions.  Made me happy!  (Especially when we can have set appointments and don't have to be out walking in the cold!)  Then we had several lessons with Karen and her family and planned her baptism.  I love those lessons because it means it really will happen and go through, not just some far off dream in the future.  Hopefully her husband will get his answers by that time as well so they can be baptized together.  Last lessons he said "when I am baptized..." so fingers crossed!  Lots of miracles happening and the Christmas Spirit really is sweeping this town.  
Speaking of which, wasn't the Christmas Devotional amazing?  I love just the little reminders that Christ really is the reason for the season and that He should be the center of our lives not only now but throughout the whole entire year.
That's all I can think about for this week...they fly by, yet when you are looking back seem so far away.  Means we are keeping busy though and that is always a good thing!
Sis Rae
mini me!

 the crew

Sis Arnold and I got attacked while making beautiful snow angels.  (of course it was sis Ward's idea)

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