We've had some exciting experiences from this last week! This morning we went to the temple, finally! Although I went last transfer I still feel as though it's been SO long since going. I sat in the Celestial room for a very long time today because I really didn't want to leave. That is what I love so much about the temple, though! Every time I go I feel so happy and I feel like I don't have to worry about anything. I feel like there's no need to worry because everything is going to work out, obviously! Wouldn't it be great if we could feel that way all the time?! Haha(: Eventually I finally reminded myself that if I didn't leave the temple soon I would be late to an appointment with our investigator, so I got up and we left. I'm telling you, right now the ONLY thing that will make me leave the temple before I want to is knowing that there are people outside waiting for me to come help them so that they can someday come in the temple too. The only thing. Maybe I sound like "such a missionary" but it's true. On the way out of the temple we saw Quinten L. Cook and Niel L. Anderson of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles (with their wives) on their way to a meeting in the temple. So it was worth leaving the celestial room after all! (: Haha!
I believe I told you last week of an investigator we have who lives here in Salt Lake City, we met her at Conference (if that rings a bell)? Well she's doing amazing and we have been meeting with her about every other day! She comes here to Temple Square and we LOVE it because there is no better place with more resources than Temple Square. Last week we watched the Joseph Smith movie with her (which by the way she invited a co-worker with her to the lesson who was a member who hasn't been to church in a while but wants to come back! Isn't she the best!?). But anyway it was such a good experience. Afterwards we spent a while talking about her thoughts and feelings about it and it was interesting how the spirit connect the movie we had just watched to us talking about how we lived with God before we came to earth and we accepted this plan in our lives. We talked about the divine potential she has and how valiant she was because of her choice to come to earth and to live in these last days. I think everyone there was in tears but it was a really neat experience. We just love her so much...she's been through a lot and she wants to be able to be baptized so bad.
Our incredible investigator in England texted us today to inform us that she booked her flights to come to America this winter!!! AH!!!! AMERICA! So we're really excited because that means she is going to come to TEMPLE SQUARE! AAAHHH!!!! AT CHRISTMAS TIME!!! THE BEST TIME TO COME HERE!!!! I want to cry I'm so happy! She told us the other day that the Elders in her ward have been trying to talk her into visiting us while she was here too which made us happy! Yay for those Elders! I don't remember their names but I'm grateful for them! Haha! :D So yes...now we're just anxious for winter to come because that means she'll be here! Those of you who know me know that I am NEVER excited for winter to come so this is quite a big deal...quite.
Ok, finally I'm going to talk about why you're going to be so happy, dad. So we had a special guest come to the mission on Sunday night. No, it wasn't one of the 12! No it wasn't the prophet! No it wasn't the piano guys! No it wasn't Mitt Romney! No it wasn't someone from the missionary department! Ok I will just tell you...it was David Archuleta. *take a moment so dad can jump up and high-five mom while he does a fist pump at the same time* Now that we've taken care of that. It was really good! He let us ask him questions about..anything! He told about his experiences being in American Idol and on tour around the country, he told us a lot about his conversion, he told us about being on his mission...and he sang of course! The entire thing was just SO spiritual and uplifting...and really eye-opening. Listening to some of his challenges before his mission when he was really famous..wow...I was really surprised. He's a really good person and I'm grateful for his example. I enjoyed listening to him sing as well, although it did make me miss singing a bit. He's so lucky he is able to do what he does. But it was a good reminder for me because when I was listening I realized that I haven't been singing as much lately and I need to sing more. So I have been, and I've been feeling a lot less stressed. (: We all got to meet him afterwards. We only got about 10 seconds each with him (because you know how girls are with David Archuleta) but it was cool to talk to him even if it was only 10 seconds. (Except it was really just me cracking a joke and telling him don't forget how lucky he is to do what he does haha! But! He laughed at my joke!) *fist pump*
Alright well I think I'm going to wrap it up here. We need to go, we have lots to do today. Pday is always the most busy day of the week. #missionarylifeBy the way: Y'all made me cry when you told me the baby will be named Kaitlyn Amber. When I come home I'm just going to spend forever with her so that everyone will just start calling us Kaitlyn Amber and Christy Amber... I think we'd be a cool team. (; But just fyi I'm still dead set on naming one of my daughters Amber so we're just going to have a big massive Amber party! We can even bring amber with us! (By that I mean the hard translucent fossilized resin produced by extinct coniferous trees of the Tertiary period, typically yellowish in color...I may or may not have just stolen that definition from Google).
I love you all so much! SEND ME PICTURES OF KAITLYN AMBER WHEN SHE IS BORN!!!! I'm so excited!!!!!! <3 <3 <3