1- when my family was making their final guesses before I opened the envelope my mom said "Halifax." and I said "I am NOT going to Halifax." I went to Halifax. I am convinced that my call was for Africa or New Zealand or Ireland. But when I said that, Heavenly Father decided to teach me a lesson. And I am sure glad He did. It was truly the best mission in the world. Located in the most beautiful part of the world. (I should have my family guess who I am going to marry. And my mom can guess John Krasinski.
and I will say "I am NOT going to marry John Krasinski." And I will marry John Krasinski).
2-had 12 companions. 2 of them were officially crazy. Or drove me crazy. I was convinced that one of my crazy companions was going to take off while I was in the shower. I don't know why. She never did. But she did try to jump out of the car once when were were pulled over. I grabbed her and stepped on the gas. She was weird. It hurt her to smile. Seriously. Maybe I should have taken off while she was in the shower.
Can you spot the crazies? And no. I am not one of them.
She is from Hawaii. I need to go visit her.
The one in the middle was my trainer.
Her brother was dating one of my friends from home.
I look freaking tall in this picture.She was a fun companion. Not crazy at all!
She had never had a Blizzard before.... even though DQ was her Dad's favorite restaurant. What?? We were both supposed to be taking bites. I did not know mine was that big!
I told her that this was how Canadians celebrate Canada day!
Those Californians will believe anything.
Tracting in the pouring rain.
1 million beautiful husband points were earned that day.
The ocean. One of the best parts of my mission.
You were never more than 1 1/2 hours from it.
We got to spend one night on Prince Edward Island. We were so excited that we had to take a picture to prove we were there for 13 hours.
Apparently I look special when I am excited.
She was actually a member. But became my companion for 2 weeks when my companion became sick and went home. So fun.
3- served in 5 areas. All of them (except the last) were switched from sisters to elders when I was transferred. I am not sure if that is a good or a bad thing. One of my areas was Trenton. While serving there I thought it would be cool to name my son after it. But why should that area get all the glory? Kentville. Clayton Park. Miramichi. Yarmouth. What lucky children. At least their father will be good looking.
Other highlights included:
4-losing 2 CTR rings. So we borrowed a members metal detector to look for them. It was so funny. And embarrassing. And pointless. Never found them.
Those were the days.