Mummy and Daddy,
Ohhhhhh............it was SOOOOOOOOOO good to hear your voices. I don't have much time today. The Library's closed and Sister Terry and I have to split the time at a member's house....and they don't have an extra USB port to load my pictures with, but can I just say I LOVE MY PRESENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!! all of them have been racking up all sorts of mileage! Be assured that the box of bordeaux chocolates didn't last a day, and poor old chocolate Santa didn't stand a chance. :D oh how I wish I could show you the pictures of Christmas. :D
Let me give you the quick run down of the highlights.
Phone calls. Rosemary and Norman Jones gave us their keys to we could pop in and use their phone. After we had Christmas Dinner at the "Madhouse" with Kim, Shane, and Paige we motored over to the Jones'.....
oooooooooooooh..........what should I say? I'm so awkward on the phone..........small talk gives me gas!!!!!!!! .ooooh I'm nervous! :D
We flicked on the lights, scraped off all our gear, kicked the phone to the ground...as we wrestled on the ground for it, the following conversation took place:
Do you want to go first?
Yes....Do you want to go first?
Yes......oooooh I'm nervous!!!!!! There's only one way we can settle this.....an appeal to the coin toss! Heads, I win...tails you lose!.....just kidding.....Heads you, Tails me.......
"TAILS!!!!!! ME!!!!!!! OOOOOOOOHH......I'M NERVOUS....WHAT IF IT DOESN'T WORK!!!? WHAT IF IT COSTS A FORTUNE!!!!!! BAH!!!!! OOOOOOH IT'S DIALING!!!!!!!!!"
Yeah....the rest you know....but I was a puddle the whole time.....you should have seen the state of my makeup job by the end of it....that's all I have to say, but it was sooooooo good to hear your voices! Oh it's just what I needed. If anything it gave me a much appreciated boost :D
A week Wednesday, we had our Harrogate Christmas Celebration with the whole mission. We all went to a military base and played bowling, wally ball, I tried to finagle myself a deep fried boost bar, we drank American root beer, watched a musical Christmas Carol, and performed a nativity. I was the best harold angel that ever harked.....The main angel, didn't step up her game, so I naturally slid in....I couldn't just stand there....I don't stand very well :D anyways....I made sure that those shepherds got the message! ;D
Tonight we have Mark Leslie Jepson's Baptism!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHoooooo! More details to come with that, but we are so stinkin excited for him! We feel like we didn't even teach him anything. He taught it all to himself! He's golden!
Hopefully we'll have access to the computers next week :D I love you so much! and i'm so lucky to be a missionary ! I'm so thankful for my testimony! Thank you for all you do, and for just being the best family ever! I miss you so much....in a non-distracting way, of course :D mmmmwah!
xoxo! Happy Christmas, and Happy New Year! I'm excited to hear about all the festivities for 2011! Sorry my grammar and punctuation leave something to be desired :D I love you!
Love always and forever,
YOUR Sister Stephanie White