Tuesday, November 25, 2008

a couple of posts

Hey make sure you scroll down, there were a couple of posts yesturday!!!

Elder Claus

so this week has been interesting.... on tuesday we woke up at 6 30 to shower and stuff and to find out there was no water in our whole house no showers no toilet nothing! so we got to shower out of a little 5 gallon bucket... that was interesting, and don’t ask about the toilet...... haha jk so that lasted till sunday morning when the water filled back up, I was sooo happy to take a real shower, I never realized how much I took for granted and didn’t realize how nice I really have it with more things than just water..... with everything, my family, Lia and Sam, my friends it was interesting. So yeah I tried on the Santa costume its complete with jacket, pants, hat, beard, and glasses and its actually really big on me haha I don’t know how it looked with a little Mexican in it hahahah so yeah we get to stuff it with pillows or something, so thats way cool that Ray got to see me! haha he has my email I don’t know why he didn’t send me an email haha i'll write him next week but yeah that’s awesome, so yeah that’s what it’s like here and on saturday the elder that was here right before me went home this last change this was his last area so he came back with his parents to visit some people so we hung out with this lady who lives across the street her name is Hermana Beeges she is soo cool she feeds us all the time like almost a meal each day and we get to wash our clothes in her washing machine which is really awesome and she’s just super cool but yeah so with the other elder and his parents it was cool she cooked up a nice lunch for us all and turns out that family is from Gilbert Arizona haha cool stuff so it was funny trying to watch them speak the tiny bit of Spanish they thought they knew haha so yeah it was just cool to see actual Americans its weird already and its only been like 7 weeks here haha well gotta go, I love you guys soooooooooo much give lia and Sam a hug and tell them I love them and to take care of their fish! Well I miss you guys and take care
adios for another week!
Elder Curtis

Monday, November 24, 2008

Elder Hamblin

We got this letter from Josh's best friend, it made me laugh! Oh I miss having the guys over to hang out, what a great group of kids!!! I called his mom and I guess he already told her, he said as soon as he saw Josh he was yelling "HEY IT'S FAT CURTIS,,,,I KNOW HIM!!!!!!" ha ha

hi rickert family
hows life?? life here in the dirty dirty south of guadalajara is pretty good crazy sometimes!! it was good to here from you guys im glad to here everything is going good i sure do miss you guys it was always nice to just come over to your guys house and chill. sorry i cant make this a longer letter but im out or time i gots to go back to work!! o one other thing im sure josh or elder curtis has told you about the event for the re dedecation of the temple they had ya i got to watch it here and i SAW HIM haha i was so excited it was awesome so tell him i got to see him!!!

love elder hamblin


Hey family,
I've got lots of phone calls about what to do for Josh for Christmas. Truth is I'm not sure. There is no guarantee he will get anything we send him, I sent a package a month ago and he still is waiting for it. He's got letters and that kind of thing but the package thing is a mystery. I was going to put what we would spend for his Christmas in his savings account so if there's something he needs he has access to the money, otherwise he will have something when he gets home. Anyway he'd love to hear from everyone so cards letters are always wonderful! Don't forget to add pictures so he can see how families are changing. It's wierd to think he won't be here for the holidays but what a blessing for him to be where he is...especially since he gets to be Santa for the ward! ha ha!
love you all

Pig brains?

well i still havent gotten any packages from anyone so im still waiting but its all good, not sure what i want to do about christmas ill think about it today and let you know tonight, but it sounds like our family is keeping the hospital busy as usual thats no surprise congragulations to chelsea and richard on the new baby girl thats cool i got to see one of the pictures of the 3 of them the other pic didnt work, so yeah im going good down here besides it being SUPER SUPER COLD!! it sucks i sleep with 1 pairs of sweats 2 shirts 2 pairs of socks and my big jacket and then 4 blankets! and im still cold, and it stays cold till about 11:30ish and then its HOT till about 7pm then it gets really cold again it sucks but oh well.
Soo big news this week........ one of the teenage girls weve been teaching accepted a baptismal date for this sunday!!! woo hoo but shes 16 so we have to wait to see if her parents will let her go through with it but we hope so. Other than that the other day my companion convinced me to eat a thing called a SESADILLA its a quesadilla with seso, and they were only 1 peso a piece witch is in our price range cause we are SOOOO POOOR haha so we each got a couple and after we had finished them, they werent too good but its food, he explained what SESO was...... its pig brains!!! haha so i wont be making that mistake of trusting in my compnion again haha so yeah it was pretty gross, but i can say i ate pig brains now. not much else has been going on just work, work, work we had changes last monday but niether of us got changed so were together for another 6 weeks so thats not bad, and somehow i got chosen to be SANTA CLAUSE for the christmas ward party on the 23rd of december so that should be interesting haha, i might have to be sick or something on that day ha so yeah its crazy to think ive already been gone 4 MONTHS!! crazy-ness its going by fast. well i gotta go but ill get back on again tonight and write a little more if you reply, peace out
Elder Curtis