Hey there family!!!!!!! :)
What a week! It went by really fast! learned tons... and had some really cool experiences!
Sounds like everyone is doing really well! I love getting the updates on how everyone is doing and i hope that you have a fun time down in Vegas this weekend! Go rock em Max! I am a little bit jealous about you guys going up in island park though... haha but it sounds like you guys had a great time and the cabin looked super cool from the pics! Keep keeping me updated!
Okay! Q and A time.... thanks to dad and his many questions. haha jk, they’re good. I like em!
Funniest thing that has happened to me in the MTC was... wow. Tough one. for real.. Probably listening to this one Elders laugh. ha no joke! he literally has the exact laugh that the hyenas do in lion king.. It is HILARIOUS! and its so loud. so in classs... we can hear him from down the hall and I crack up every time.
um... idk how i can be a host.. and really... i don’t have that time to spend my whole p day picking missionaries up... but i will definitely be looking for him.
hahha when i see a new missionary? haha i feel so bad.. haha only if they knew what was coming.... ha they have that deer in the head lights look... it’s funn, but i feel sympathy for them. first week is definitely an adjustment.
ha, actually... i got a haircut last Wednesday! i was so nervous! cuz i didn’t know how it was going to look! but this guy.. he’s been doing it for 35 years.. and he did a really good job. looks like normal! - dont worry dad.. not as good as you;)
Thank you cards.. nem. i haven’t had time. but i will try to get em done this week.
Hungarian is coming along so good,.. it’s amazing how much you learn and progress each week. its definitely the gift of tongues... i can give all of the lessons without using notes.. i have all the vocab in my head. so that is nice. the hardest part about it is making sentences. there are so many conjunctions its ridiculous.... you can literally make 4 words.. turn into one. and there is no sentence structure so it’s really hard.. you have to listen very closely.. Hence the headaches. lol
Basketball.. nem. sometimes i go and shoot.. but really.. i just enjoy working out. because the people playing ball.. um. yeah. it’s not that fun. or i would get hurt.. or.. yeah. ya know what i am sayin. when i do play a game.. its volleyball. it’s fun and competitive.
i dont... sorry Luke! no foursquare!
my fav. treat is kit kats... but my Hannah Rose has taken care of that one relallllly well. ha. :)
we all have different personalities and you really have to be patient.. sometimes i feel like i am with a bunch of college immature kids. but i straighten them out.. don’t worry. they like me. ha
it feels soooo good to be half way done! first couple weeks went by slow.. but it’s starting to go faster. now that a month is down especially.
still on the top bunk.. and yes. we are planning to.
no i HAVENT GAINED ANY WEIGHT,.... psh. are you kididng? haha i weighed my self and i am 203 right now. if anything.. i gained a kicsi muscle and have gotten really ripped... i told ya i was going to! ha kicsi dad.. kicsi.
I’ve spent.. idk. not alot of it. i dont have anything to spend it on.
So this week! some really cool experiences have come up! so first of all.. it was a normal stufy... class.. food... workout.. week! and nothing really happened.. except for sunday and tuesday! yesterday Elder Anderson came and spoke to us about the atonement and i sat right on the front row!!!! crazy! and it was broadcasted to all the other mtcs around the world. it was really cool. it was the frist time an apostle has came!
And then on sunday... okay.. here is the once in a life time experiece coming up.. this sunday is easter sunday and either pres. monson or holland is coming and we are having a HUGE sacrament meeting.. and guess what.. they asked me to pass the sacrament to them!! crazy huh!? who gets to pass to an apostle or prophet!?!?!? i am so excited and a little nervous. ha
So that was pretty much the week! Nothing too crazy happened. it is so rutine as you can imagine..
But keep asking questions! i love them and i love getting the letters and dear elders! thanks for everything! you have no idea how much it means and helps me!
I hope you guys have a great weekend in vegas! good luck Max! go kill it! just be you. and play with extremely high amount of confidence. don’t be afraid to make a mistake.
HAPPY EASTER!!!!!!! - always remember the savior in all that we do. we are disciples of Christ.. we should ALWAYS act like it.
I Love you guys and miss you like crazy!
On to week 5! half way done! feels so good!
How was your week this week? Getting ready to go to Vegas? How did you guys like General Conference? started digging up the back yard yet? How’s the basketball coming? Max- are you liking my room? my shoes? my socks? my clothes? hahah ;)
Well.. third week down! feels like forever! but it also has gone by quick at the same time? Weirdest thing! But this week went by really fast! nothing really happened that was too crazy! ha But of course General Conference! I feel like every talk was speaking directly to me. ha And it’s also very interesting how everyone picks out something totally different. Just goes to show that the prophets and apostles are truly inspired and that they will answer your questions and problems!
Just some of my favorite talks were..: Neil L Anderson where he talked to the youth and about the tornado story. And i especially loved the Tree analogy.. that trees that grow in the wind.. grow stronger roots and a stronger trunk. Rather than growing in no wind. Just like us, if we are facing adversity... we will grow stronger from that adversity. love it.
Pres. Eyring: Choosing the Right Always... brings happiness in time.
Choosing to sin.. will ALWAYS... bring sorrow, regret. and guilt.. in time. This is so true. Why in time? because if it was immediate... it wouldn't build faith would it? It is necessary so that it will build our faith.
I really loved all of them... but just one more..
Pres. Uchtdorf: "Don’t sleep through the revolution." Are we sleeping through the Restoration?? The Restoration isn’t just the Joseph Smith story.. it is an On Going thing. i thought it was a great thought for all of us. Are we doing our part in the restoration? we were all sent here to this earth at this time for that purpose. Are we doing it? or are we sleeping? - then i loved how he talked about addictions. really.. anything can become addictions. we always have to be careful.
Then one of the big things i got out of conference was to "trust in God" do we really understand what it means to trust in God? Do we really know the full meaning of it? i believe that we will all come to a point/ points in our life.. were we literally have nowhere else to turn but to God. I believe once that happens.. one truly learns how to really pray. how to really trust. and the meaning of the WHOLE GOSPEL takes a different outlook for the rest of your life. Until you actually experience it.. which the experiences will come.. we don’t really know the full meaning. It is so important that we keep building our testimonies.. so that we are ready for when our faith will be tried to its fullness, because it will.
Vocal point came and sang to us on Sunday night and then we had a former General Authority come and speak to us on Tuesday. Nothing else too crazy happened though. Just a normal.. MTC week! haha
I love all of your letters and Dear Elders! they mean more than you know to me! hope everyone is doing well!!
I love you guys and miss you guys like crazy! almost a month down!