Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Creamy Tomatillo Runs through our Veins?

This is a letter I got from Spencer about a week ago.  I haven't received one from him this week, or I would have typed that one up also.  Our communication is still tricky.  We don't seem to get much from his internet time- so we're still getting the bulk of our information from him through letters. And btw, yes, I knew about the earthquakes and have emailed him about them.  Not sure how he thought I'd miss that.  :)

Dear Family,

Hello!!  So how was tour?  The greatest?  The worst?  Did Brig have a good time?  How did Kenna like it?  Who'd you hang around?  Did you spend a lot of time around Erin?  I wouldn't mind that.  How is Clayton?  Did he like my letter?  I was so tired, so it probably didn't make any sense.  How's his song coming along?  Does he sound like a boss?  I'm going to record a song for him soon.  I still don't know what to sing for him.  I'm a little nervous.  Honestly, I sound terrible these days.  How is dad?  How are the boys?  How is life going in the Sharp home?  Has Brig put in his papers yet?  Have any more gotten a call?  What about Logan, Max, Jake, Josh, Jordan, Matt, Colten, any of my girl friends? (Kat, Lexi, any others?)  I'm dying to know which kids from Herriman are coming to this mission.  There are for our five here now.  Like 2 from Riverton/Bluffdale.  That part of the valley makes people fit for San Fernando.  It's odd.  anyway, let me know.  Are they doing a Herriman mission call video thing this year?  I really hope so.  I've been wanting them to do that for quite awhile.  Loved those.

So I got a letter from Abby, Milo and Pearl this week.  It made me SO happy!  Oh my goodness!  I saw that it said "Sharp" on the corner with an address in Provo and I just about died.  SO happy!!  It only took them six months.  :)  Really, it was wonderful.  Pearl wrote me this Book of Mormon thing with her testimony in it.  So good.  Milo wrote me this little note and so did Abby.  I miss them a ton.  How are they doing?  How is James?  Is his schooling going well?  Is he finished yet?  I really have no idea whats going on in their life.  I can't wait to see them.  Only 18 more months!  Goodness.  Too soon.  I remember being there at the airport when he got back.  He was just crying.  Super hard.  I was so confused.  "Isn't he happy to see us?!  Why is he so sad?"  And you told me he was just crying because he was happy.  Half lie!!  He probably was happy, but he was torn apart to be done with the mission.  He must have been a good missionary.  I never understood why he was so sad.  I do now.  And I don't think it will be any different with me and Preston.  Do me a favor and record Preston coming home.  Somehow.  And film mine.  Goodness.  My reunion with him will be glorious.  I miss him so much.  Most of the time that I think of Preston, I picture him at the airport.  Standing there.  Gosh.  Starts bringing me to tears every time.  Goodness.  It will be amazing.  I'm just missing family right now.  It won't be too long before I'm numb again.  :)

How is the ward?  How is Bridger?  Is he still at Snow? How is Herriman?  Did you know there have been three earthquakes here?  I hope you did, but you haven't said anything about it.  I'm safe, by the way.  How is June?  I emailed her, but I haven't heard from her.

I should probably tell you how things are going here.  Tuesday we had a good district meeting by Shrum.  He's probably leaving.  I'll talk about that later.  On our way there, another elder's bike broke.  I thought I'd pump up my tires while we tried to fix his bike, but my pump wouldn't work.  I had already let all the air out of the tires.  What a bust.  So we had to have the zone leaders come pick us up and take us back to our pad.  Then we spent the rest of the day finding.  We had dinner with a family.  Very cool people.  Wednesday we went knocking, all day.  Actually, it was a great day.  I thought we were going to go to Santa Clarita and I was SOOO excited to get Cafe Rio.  Then we found out we didn't need to go all the way up there and we were spending the day in Burbank.  "Sucks to be me right now!!"  (in my Nacho accent.)  No Cafe Rio for us.  Too bad.  Sharps need their Cafe Rio fix.  This fast from Enchilada Style goodness is killing me.  We Shire-folk need some sweet pork in us.  It's part of us.  We've got creamy tomatillo ranch running through our veins.  Tis a crime to take that away.  Sad day.  Enough of my mourning.  Thursday:  We helped this guy move for six hours.  Then we spent the rest of the day finding.  Friday- planning day.  Then we knocked and found the whole day.  We had a lesson with C that night.  Good but her daughters weren't there.  Saturday was a really good day.  We were knocking most of the day.  We found a ton of potentials.  Sunday wasn't the best.  We had so many let-downs and another bike issue.  We had to walk to mission prep.  We showed up late, but it was a really good class.  The sisters did a great job.  Then, this morning I woke up at 5:00 to see the bathroom light on.  Wondered why- then went back to sleep.  Well, you heard about that.  NOT FUN.  Poor Shrum.  Poor me.  Stupid plumbing and stupid toilet.  (apparently there were issues and they ended up with the toilet overflowing and covering their apartment floor.  it was everywhere and they spent hours cleaning 'stuff' up.  it was quite a terrible start to their p-day.)  

Well, that was my week.  I'll talk to you soon on the computer.  Hope you're doing great.  Keep working hard and following Christ.

Love, Elder Sharp #2