Happy New Year from Canada!!
So, it's been like 5 days, but we're finally over the Christmas Hangover. Yay! But tomorrow we will have to deal with everyone else's New Years Hangovers. Boo! Tonight we have a lovely dinner appointment with some latino members, so we'll be partying in style:)
This week was pretty good. We knocked and knocked and drove through the snow. Oh by the way I'm actually like a pro with driving in the snow now:) We had a good week until we got to Saturday. Saturday we just rough waters. No one was home and anyone who was home didn't want to see us. Awesome. So we went home for dinner and guess what? We had this annoying beeping sound that sounded like a dead fire alarm going off in our apartment. So we check that and guess what? It was fine! So the beeping continues and continues. We finally find out that it is a carbon monoxide detector. So we instantly start freaking out. We went to our concierge who had zero clue what we were talking about and he was like half asleep. So then we called our mission presidents wife and she told us we needed to go back and talk to him. We called our zone leaders to go talk to him and meanwhile the annoying beep is echoing from everywhere. Then we changed the batteries like a billion times and it still beeped like crazy. A neighbor comes over to tell us not to worry because carbon monoxide isn't every dangerous....yeah. We decided to take the the detector to the church to make sure that it wasn't just the detector. We walked into the church and wouldn't you know it? The thing kept beeping. Well, about 30 minutes later we get a phone call from dispatch to find out the fire department was on the way to our house. Thank you, Sister Cannon. So we rush over there and sure enough there they were. Good news they confirmed that no we had no carbon monoxide poisoning. It was a grand adventure.
The Vanie family is doing amazing!!!! We went to teach them last night and each child had taken a turn reading the children's BOM we left them. They are so stinking amazing! We also showed them a picture of the SLC temple and the dad got so excited because that's the temple of the Utah Jazz. At least that's how he understood it. We have some explaining to do:)
This is everyone's favorite time of year to make resolutions for the coming year. I'm not so big on New Year's resolutions but one goal I have made is to be more resolute. I feel like in my pre-existent life before my mission I was really easily persuaded. But I've been working on a goal to be resolute. Like Nephi. Or Joseph Smith. The point is I want to live my testimony not just have one. Does that make sense? I hope so.
I hope you have a beautiful New Year! Be safe! Have fun!
I love you!