Good week! We have been working with the Tietjan's a lot (Jackie who is gonna be baptized Saturday, and Harry, her son who was baptized a couple weeks ago) and they are awesome. They lift my mood every time I see them. Jackie has agreed to live the Word of Wisdom!! SO happy for her. Wednesday we helped Mardall winterize her home... They put plastic up on their windows to keep the cold out...strange? but I guess it works haha. Gave Jackie a blessing that night because she was getting all her teeth pulled and getting fake ones the next day. Harry told me that night he is getting the priesthood Sunday and wants me to do it! Thursday we ate with one of my favorite family's in the ward! The Garbett's! They are awesome. She is from Wyoming and we got to talking and then I mentioned Lake Alice and she was so shocked that I knew about that place and have been there before because their family goes a lot and it is kind of a secret spot that not a lot of people know about! So that was cool and he is a middle school football and track coach so we talk a lot of sports! They have a 4 year old son named Kellen and he has blonde hair, the kid is funny. He likes to wrestle with me ahhah. Love that family. They are feeding us the week before thanksgiving and Thanksgiving day! so that will be super fun. Friday, Halloween!!!, we had Zone Training which was so good. Talked about Trusting in the Lord and I loved it. Then we ate at one of our favorite places, Sushi Ya! I love their sushi. We only eat once a month there cause it is like $15 for all you can eat sushi. But it isn't buffet style it is just order how many rolls and if you don't eat it all you have to pay for each individually but if you eat it all then it is $15! Sooo good. Then we went to the Carter's and had pizza for dinner and watched Frozen! Then at 6 we had our District Party and watched the Best Two Years and The RM! Was good, just made me homesick lol. Saturday was super cold and rainy! Even snowed a little bit :) We were in the cold, wind and rain at night walking around so we stopped at the Bruning's (another one of my favorite families) and they fed us Banana splits and hot chocolate ahahh (weird combo, but just shows how fun they are) He likes to hunt a lot and is a sportsy guy so we get a long great, and he is in the Elder's Quorum Presidency so we chill with him a lot. His son reminds me of Dallas! Same age too and is a stud athlete. He was complaining because the coaches wouldn't let him get the ball more than 3 or 4 times because he would score every time and the other kids needed turns haaha. What a stud. Then they took us home that night and sent us off with a huge bag of leftover candy! (they got a ton from trick or treating) And some homemade rolls :) Then the bishop brought us a heater! Our room got freezing cold the other night so he brought us one for our bedroom when we sleep! Which is good cause now I don't wake up to a 30* room. Yesterday was an awesome Fast Sunday. Bore my testimony and so many people commented on how much they loved it!! I love this ward. Gave Harry the Aaronic Priesthood!! So neat. What an experience. Then we ate with the Ogden's, this fun older couple, and he showed us his awesome rifle collection. He has like 20-30 rifles that he has restored/refurbished himself! SO sweet. He has some awesome antlers and a hugeeee moose on his wall. 1200+ lb moose that he killed couple years ago! Crazy. Anyways things are good here in Idaho! Miss home a lot! Love y'all!!!
-Elder Bean II