Hope everyone had a mega good Christmas! It has been going great up here still. You know everything is always great so how about you just assume I'm good and I'll tell you if its ever otherwise. Idk if my mom would be down for that, she's too big of a fan of "happy" words.
|View from the back of our house of freshly fallen snow and the Carson Range of the Sierra Nevadas.|
Anyway, Christmas was really special up here. The members took care of us and I got to Skype the fam so not bad. Not sure if they have been really pounding the egg nog or if the webcam was stuck on a "wide-angle" mode or something. I'm joking the Jones family is beautiful.
|Saying hello to the family alpacas at the home of some of our church members, |
where we ate Christmas dinner and got to Skype with our family.
Received packages from home for Christmas, which was great. Food and goodies, clothes, and cash/gift cards. Santa provided Nerf guns for Elder Guzman and myself for downtime, bad weather days or just a break from our Scriptures and lesson preparations. Cards from all of the grandparents were special including a package of steaks and sausage from my grandmother in Lubbock.
It's very cold here! We definitely had a white Christmas. We had a snowball fight with our Zone Leaders and we did some snow drifting. Most of it was on purpose!
|Posing in the snow with our church vehicle while out on calls.|
Been dividing our time covering our area between riding our bikes and our car. We have a limited number of miles in which we can drive in a week so we must decide when to bike or drive. Obviously any trip to Carson City eats up the mileage.
|Showing our Christmas spirit with fellow missionaries.|
We found a little Mexican market and we got a bunch of ingredients to make ponche, a Mexican drink thing that is made around Christmas. As well I had some Pan Dulce or Concha which is basically a big donut with frosting but Mexicans go loco for it. It was pretty good tho.
|A local Mexican market which we frequent.|
|Elder Guzman enjoying some tastes from home.|
Sorry this blog isn't very long but time is a tad short this week. Love you all and hope you have a Happy New Year!
i Feliz Cumpleanos Pequeno Jesus !