Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Two week update? AY MI MADRE...

Ok. Last week... LET ME EXPLAIN!!

We had a mandatory deep cleaning, so we had NO time to do emails. OUR HOUSE IS IMPECCABLE. It looks dang good. I love cleaning... Dad you would be so proud! Hahah Every time I make my bed, fold my clothes, or scrub the toilet I think of you :) I just love things being clean!! :)

So... I've never been sick so many times IN MY LIFE. I think I get sick about twice a transfer. I said that to my compi and she went "Pshh!! More like once a week!" :( So I hadn't been sleeping for like a week. I would wake up 5-6 times, normally wake up around 4:30 and stay awake until the alarm went off. It made for really grumpy mornings, and me falling asleep in lessons. I got a blessing from one of the ZL's, then things started getting a little better. Then we went to the temple. I don't know what happened, but we came home and I couldn't function. I could hardly walk up the stairs. I had a mad fever, and didn't want to eat a thing. We went to an appointment I think, then I asked my compi if I could take a short nap. I did, but before I knew it, I was waking up at 6pm. The ZL's came and brought me a one NyQuil pill (because the rest of them were gone, and he only had half a set). I took it before bed, and still couldn't sleep. Maybe it only has the right effect when it's two or more pills... But yes. I get sick ALL THE TIME. You know how I would only get sick to the point of sleeping all day like... once a year. Or maybe my memory is skewed... But I remember never getting unfunctionally sick hardly ever. Now? Every other week? Bah! I hate it.

OH! My juicer died. x( So I went a week without a juicer (the week before I got sick). I survived, but my companion was asking EVERYBODY if they knew anyone who had one they could spare. A woman who works in the mission office wanted to help, but knew nothing about juicers, so she BOUGHT me juice! She's my angel straight from heaven! THEN, my perfect, amazing, awesome, Argentine grandmother, when she found out I needed one, said "Oh! Te presto el mio!" She told me she never uses it (it's a BOSS!!), and she'll let me carry it with me through the mission, but she needs it back before I go home. I nearly cried. THIS WOMAN IS AWESOME! But I think I'm just going to give it back when I leave SF. I wouldn't want to break it :( But hey... a good birthday gift? It's at Costco. I'll have to remember what it's called... Hahaha Just kidding ;)

I STILL HATE BREAKFAST THOUGH. And when I don't eat breakfast, I don't eat lunch either. Just because at that point, I don't like food. Haha I didn't have time to eat yesterday morning, and I went through church like a zombie. Nearly passed out. Yay. Hahaha But we got to dinner, and I was happy :)

Oh yeah, Steph bought us a scale!! I LOVE HER. Guess who's almost 20 lbs lighter than she was the day before she reported to the MTC? I AM! Daaaaang.

OOOH YEAH!! GUESS WHAT! We went to Elberta with the ward to do service at the church's dairy farm. IT STINKS THERE :) It was awesome. Cows. Cows everywhere :} I was under dressed, so I was freezing, BUT I LOVED IT. I had to wash my clothes twice to get the smell out, and I think I'm going to burn my shoes :) :) Pictures to come!! (Also, that's where Jerusalem is! :)

Also, I've found a love for stick figures... I'll explain through pictures.

I'm freaking out! MY FIRST BAPTISM! And guess when it is! MY 21ST BIRTHDAY!! I'm so excited! And we have a lot more coming up, too. But ON MY BIRTHDAY?! Heavenly Father is so cool! There are a lot of changes happening in the ward, and I'm so excited to see how things happen from there. I'm so excited for all of these people progressing though!

My compi and I are going to try to write letters today, so hopefully I can respond to AAAALLL of the many people who write me. Hahaha I love you all :) :)

Seriously though, I love you all so much. STAY WONDERFUL! :)

Hermana Willis

This is the thank you card I made for the brother who took us to Elberta with the ward. As illustrated, this is Elberta. They have abandoned mines, bottomless pits, abandoned butcher shops, AND JERUSALEM! :) All of which, we were not able to see. He didn't really say "shut up." We were just complaining more than necessary, so I figured he was thinking it :) Hahaha

COW! <3 They kept getting stuck, so while this one was stuck, we stole that chance to take a picture with it :)

Sister Mabey bought me juice! AND IT'S MY FAVORITE! Odwalla! I wrote her a stick figure thank you card, don't worry :)

I made my companion do my hair as if I had black person hair. I've never felt so free!!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

13 years!!!!!

Oy!!! Guess what I realized!! On March 8th this year, I will have been baptized for 13 years!! Whaaat?! So cool! Do we have a picture with me and dad at my baptism? Can somebody email it to me? I would like it... :) Also, I'm almost 21! Woooooot!!

Hey, so we teach somebody in the house of a member of the bishopbric (for fellowshipping reasons), and they're HUGE in hunting. So I decided I wanted to kiss one of the elk they have on their walls. They hunted and harvested all of the animals they have in their living room. IT'S INCREDIBLE.

We've got 3 people on date for baptism this month! I'm SO excited. And it looks like most of them will happen the day before my birthday!! :D It's so cool to see people progress all the way to baptism.

Last Monday night, we encountered the most magical thing I've ever known. Waffle Love. It's a food truck that sells waffles. It sounds silly, but WHAT?! They're delicious. A lot. It goes all around Utah County, so we were lucky to find it when we did. Also... Missionaries eat free?! We asked the price and he said "Well, the price of it is $8, but you don't have to pay. The owner served in El Paso, TX and won't let missionaries pay." WORD!

So... there's been a bit of crime going on in SF. IT FEELS LIKE JACKSONVILLE. There was a man who shot his family, then himself. Then there was a police officer who was shot and killed. So unfortunately, the ghetto criminals are following me even to Utah. Spanish Fork has had a couple tragedies in the past month, so keep the people here in your prayers, please :\

OH YEAH... So did it snow in Jacksonville? I know it did in Miami... And guess what! On that day, IT WAS RAINING HERE >:( What?! I've been praying for snow in Florida for more than 10 years, and it finally happens when I'm in Utah, where it's only RAINING. Oh my lanta...

What area is Luke in? The parents of one of our WML's lives in Cordoba, working on the temple, I think. Luke, keep an eye out for the Rowley's! They're cool :) Also Luke, I've been practicing my handstands too... But I have to use a wall. And I can't actually do it that well. That's just because my upper body and core strength is LAAAME. I put shame to the name Willis with my physical weakness... Baaaahhh :(

Oh yeah! So we had dinner at Amanda and Steve Orrock's house. I LOVE THEM!! So before we left, I told her to let us know if we can help her with anything, pre or post baby. So the next day, what do I see on FB? A BORN BABY! That was crazy. Hahaha

We're on a roll! Meeting our goals again, AND exceeding in some! WOOT WOOT.

I have a lot of pictures for you, but we're about to run to the store. I'll be back and send you a lot of picture :) :)

I love you sooooo so so so much. Y'all are the best fambly in the world :)

Hermana Willis

Kissin an elk!

Me at Amanda's house :)


This is what we do when my compi is sick. Watch WAAAY CHEESY Seminary movies and eat chocolate... :)

This is the truck of magic.

Waffle Love... Strawberries and Nutella on a Belgian waffle. O.o

This is the home of the officer who was shot and killed :(

Saturday, February 1, 2014


SO HI... MY MISSION IS ONE THIRD OVER. Why? Because Heavenly Father likes to his the fast forward button sometimes :)

Dad, can you tell me the same thing you told Luke? TELL ME TO BE AN ARGENTINE!! Tell me I can't speak English anymore! I want to be Argentine SO bad. Half of our ward is Argentine, and I just want to drink mate with them all day.

I don't really have much to report this week... Or pictures. It's been a weird week. It's been good, but just weird. Haha

My companion is my favorite person. I'm go glad we got to stay together this transfer. She just got her "trunky papers" meaning she got her travel information because she's going to leave in 4 months. When she goes home, I will only have 7 months left. Three months later, I'LL BE GETTING MY TRUNKY PAPERS. Why?! Holy smokes, this is wild.

But I finally feel like I know what I'm doing, and I like it :) I enjoy being a missionary now! And I don't get homesick... EVER. I was looking at the family picture we took on Christmas while my compi was in the shower, but I just looked at it and felt HAPPY. I do miss you, but it doesn't occupy my mind. I looked at the faces of everybody in the picture and remembered how they were when I left, and how I'm told they are now. I thought back and just felt glad I have the family I do. I miss each and every member of my family. But it's more like an appreciation. I just love you all. Don't you ever forget it!

And dad?
Stay corporate :)


Hermana Willis