Friday, March 29, 2013

Feliz Easter family

Well the first week is down and the days are starting to fly by. Thank you so much for the letters and the things you sent me! It was almost all of the contact I had with the outside world for the first week!  Today is my P-day (friday) and I can't believe that is already this far in the week. Those first few days do not move... at all. They feel more like weeks than days. But its been a good experience so far. The first night here I ran into Nate Monson and Dallin Frandsen!  Wednesday Madi Bernson and Kayla Orr got here so I get to see them wandering around here lost and confused. The news ones are easy to spot... they have that look in their face like "oh shoot, im going to be late and I have no idea where I'm going!"
So I am the sleep talker in my room. Go figure. but its changed a little bit now, I have now started to sleep talk in spanish. Oh by the way, the best way to email me now is to send them through DearElder because I get them the same day if you send it before noon and then I have a hard copy to go off of instead of my memory because the computers don't let you save drafts here.. so try that!! I would love it! 
Some of the best things during class are when we get to watch video clips! Once they say that its like they say they brought candy to share with the class. One of my tricks to remembering the word "to bless" is to remember Dallin saying, bendice la comida. I never forget it! Sorry my letter is going to be all over the place. Lots has happened and no real way of organizing it! My companion is a  sweetheart though. Super nice, sweet, young girl from south jordan. Hermana Throckmorton, no I didn't make that up, and she is going to New Jersey as well! There are also two more Elders in our district going to NJ.  Elder Wood and Elder Woods... yea we weren't blessed with great companionship names! The food here is pretty good. They cater really well to people with allergies. I even get my own room to eat from! Its for the special people, like me! But they are very repetitive with the food, taco salads ALL THE TIME! but I can't complain... Ive been sleeping alright. I slept through the whole session at the temple this morning, I think I might have been a little tired. All else is good but I am out of time! I will write a letter home if I think of more to talk about. I usually do...

Love you all so much!!

ps, I need a couple things,
1. my letter from aubree if you find it
2. My retainer if you  find that as well.
3. my immunization record... 
4. there was more but I forget everything! 


Oh we get to have a general authority come speak to us for Easter Sunday and i'll be singing in the choir that day! GO ME!

Elder Jaren Dixon
My companion Sister Throckmorton (So. Jordan)
My comp and new friends
Me and Kayla Orr (friend from high school)

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Welcome to Auschwitz‏

Well Hello family! 
Okay its not as bad as Auschwitz.. So you'll never guess who the person in our room is who hears the alarm first and gets up, turns it off, and wakes up all of the other roommates. Yup me! Miracles do happen!! So first thing is first, My companions name is Sister Throckmorton from south jordan. yes it is a real name!! She's cute, a innocent little 19 year old. Super nice girl. We get along really well! And the other two girls in our room who are also in our zone are sister steel and sister anderson. They are both 21 as well. We have a lot of fun but are all really obedient. Its snowing today... not exactly happy about that because its so freaking cold that my eyes water whenever I go outside. spanish is coming along great. So the day we got here we dropped off our bags at our rooms and went straight to class. That was a little overwhelming and yesterday we had our first day of two, three hour spanish classes. I think i've already spent more time in spanish class then I did working on my whole class this semester. But its coming back. Last night we taught our first investigator in spanish and that was really neat, although he is a volunteer and its not exactly realistic, it was really fun and the spirit was really strong! Sister T and I are about on the same level of spanish, which we've been asked a couple times why we are in the beginning class but it makes it easier to learn because it seems like the things that I don' t know, she does and vice versa. Last night the four girls in our room prayed in spanish without any notes. look at us go! Best part of the day is gym time. So nice to work out. I ran on thursday and then played volleyball yesterday. Probably going to run again today because my ankle is feeling pretty good. So I lost my companion the first day for like an hour. Lunch is hectic and I had to go out of the special needs room, thats what I like to call it because its for all of the people that have a food allergy. But then she was nowhere to be found any time after that. But lo and behold, I did find her and all is well! Im trying to think about what else to write about... Oh thank you so much for the letters mom and dad! 
Look who I found... Jaron!!
Elder Zach Bishop... my bud from Colorado
Our very feminine joseph smith picture in our building...
first day with our girls!
Sad snowy day
All's great here. Oh I was going to say, the best thing that you can do is write me on dear elder because I will be able to get my letter on the same day as your send it, and getting letters are AWESOME!! we finally got ours last night. Grandma and Aubrees mom wrote me on dear elder! Loved it! but then I don't spend my time reading the letter and I can spend my time (the little time that we have) and email instead of read. 

The most annoying thing so far is having to wear garments with gym clothes, and not being able to leave the shower unless you are dressed. I hate getting dressed in the shower. Its gross. Lots and lots of rules but I actually don't mind any of them at all because its so obvious the reason behind all of them. And by the way, my companion had the worst gas. not me. my companion. Its rancid but she's so quiet and innocent that she doesn't say anything and just lets it pass. Its even worse than mine. The food does not sit well with her. I can't exactly think of what else to write about so do what I suggested if you want to know more. Send me a questionaire and I will fill in the blanks! Oh my preparation day is on Fridays. So next friday I will be able to email more. 

Love you. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

and... I'm off! see you in 18 months!

Writing my final paper on the way to the MTC... Arghhh
Dad, what am I again...  Conservative or Liberal?
Stupid poli/sci class
Yay... I'm done with my paper
and my associates!  Woo Hoo
one last lunch at Zupas in Orem

at the Provo Temple
"Super Star"
The fam... minus my bro Parker
Drop off at the curb.... you've got 2 1/2 minutes

sister missionary clothes

If you need to buy missionary clothes... here is a picture list of everything we bought and where we bought it.

Mission Clothes

Sunday, March 17, 2013

happy birthday and farewell open house...

happy 21st birthday to me

Garrett, Tricia, and Ben
Sue and Russ
Jane and Ken

Bishop Eggertz and me
Joe and his Sister Missionary

Ryan and Annie

Fun friends...

birthday present... homework help from Em and Ryan