So, unfortunately none of the people we met last week, kept their appointment, however, I still feel like there's a lot of hope for at least two of them, who had valid excuses when we talked with them, so hopefully next week we'll have more on that front!
I cannot believe that the smoke got so bad that Sandpoint, beautiful Sandpoint, got ranked worst air quality in the US! That's crazy! The picture you sent me is eerily pretty. But also so sad when you know how it should look! I'm so grateful it's cleared up a bit for you though. What a relief! Hopefully it'll stay that way. Because your kayak trip sounds like it would be so fun! I wish I could join you on it. You'll have to take lots of pics for me. Also, dad, I bet y'all will have so much fun at the Seahawks/forty-winers game!
We have this awesome family in our ward, that let us request whatever we wanted. That's not too rare, but it's rare that it's a family I would actually feel comfortable doing that with. But, with these ones, I did. So, I requested manicotti, and it was sooo good! Obviously not as good as yours, mom, but still such a fun flash back to home! However, I was wondering if I could get your recipe, because I told them I'd try to get it from you (they just found one online they made). Thanks! That night, I felt like I'd died and gone to heaven. Now, if I could only have your enchiladas. People here just don't make them as good as you do! No shocker there.
So, an awesome thing that happened this week! The Highland Village missionary gnome is now on the loose! The idea is, there's a gnome that goes around, and if he shows up on your doorstep, then you have to do an act of missionary work, then you pass him in to one of your friends! He's super cute, and I'll send pics. We've been working on getting him out for a while (I got the idea of a missionary rock about a month ago, but changed it to a gnome) but we finally did! I'm so excited about it.
Not much really happened this week. It just feels like everything is going so fast! We're already half way through this transfer. Odds are, in three weeks, I'll be shipped off somewhere else, and be starting from square one with a new ward and new companion! It's crazy, but I love it. I honestly love moving as a missionary. Yeah, it's always sad to leave, but it's also so good. New perspectives.
Well, I suppose that's about it for me this week! I love you to pieces!
All my love,
Sister Erika Marks ☀❤