Tuesday, December 30, 2014

12-29-14 Last one for the year

Hi all!
I know I have missed a few weeks!  I'll try to catch up today, but it might be shorted.
- Christmas devotional: We did an awesome skit!  It really was the best one, not being biased.  It was voted haha.  Our skit was legit.  I had a beard and everything.  We used brown and black eyeshadow to get a lovely 5 o'clock shadow.  Painted eyeballs on an elder's eyes just as Jack Sparrow.  We pulled out all the stops.  The picture I sent was the makeup we practiced the night before.  We were all little midgets.  I was Aragon from Lord of the Rings; that's what the beard was for.
- Had a great Christmas hopping around to lots of different people.  We spent the day with so many people that we loved that it was just like being with our Colorado family :)  the Russell's, the Lees, Jessie, and the Kers :)  Got to wrap lots of presents, and play Santa Claus!
- we got to watch TWO movies this year!!  :O crazy right?! We even had quite the selection. Well because I was saving How To Train Your Dragon 2 for when we got home, our two picks were........(drum roll please)  Frozen and The Saratov Approach!!!!  Loved them both!!  They were super great...although we are a little afraid to knock on doors now haha.  We had such a great time though.  We watched the Saratov Approach with 2 other sisters and a member.  She said as soon as the movie turned on all 4 of us just stared at it wide eyed and slack jawed.  We stayed like that for the whole movie haha.  At the end, Sister Packer said, I think I didn't breathe that whole movie.  We had a great time.
-Snowed started falling Christmas evening so we had a half white Christmas :)  very slippery Christmas.  A guy driving in front of me turned completely sideways on the road.
Things have been going well.  Still loving Sister Bush!!  We are just having a party.  I really hope that we don't get transferred but I guess we will find out on Saturday!  Stay Tuned!!
I love you all and hope that you were able to find Christ at Christmas time this year.  As I focused on him, and spreading that spirit of the wonderful miracle of his Birth and Life, my holiday was filled with joy and happiness, the kind that can only come from him, and the only one that lasts.  It truly is a magical and special time of the year!  I love you all and hope you have a wonderful new year!! 
Love, Sister Grossman

Monday, December 8, 2014

12-8-14 Busy, Busy

Hi there!!
Even though this was a great week this week, I don't have too much to share!  We met with Martin and Justin, and one other investigator.  Great, super progressive lessons!  Met with a few less actives, that we had never met with before!  Had a really great lesson with another one who now wants to take the missionary lessons.  Crislin came to church again with 2 of her daughters!  The one who was actually in our ward, brought her son as well!  We are half way to having a functioning ward mission effort.  We have an assistant ward mission leader, but not a ward mission leader.  Apparently the calling has been extended, but they are waiting to see if he will accept.  But our assistant WML just moved into the ward and we are excited because his family is so great! We were meeting with him yesterday and asked what he did.  He is a federal agent. After some questioning, this is the conclusion we reached: I officially know a spy!  We may or may not have freaked out in his presence.  We kept it pretty controlled though...until we got in the car.  In our phone he is labeled as 007. He even does surveillance and has to keep cover and everything!  So cool.  Christmas devotional was great!  Loved the perspective Elder Christofferson gave in his talk.  Getting to talk with so many people about the He is the Gift video!  It has been so great.  We have 2 appointments next week with people whom we never met, but are following up watching the video.  Still loving Sister Bush.  We are getting along great! Things are going great!  Love you all, Sister Grossman

Monday, December 1, 2014

12-01-14 Laughing All the Way!

What a fun week this has been!  It's a party every day with Sister Bush and I!  We just never stop laughing! Been a fun and busy week:
- Monday night we were lamenting about how many miles we have for the rest of the month.  I jokingly said one of us needs to get sick, then without warning, put my finger on my nose.  She tried to put hers quick and then we busted up laughing because there is only two of us and she already lost.  The next morning, she had issues with her knee and we had to stay in for a couple hours.  We laughed so hard.  We decided that our companionship is the physical manifestation of God's ironic sense of humor.  Then the Russells shortened it for us "we put the fun in dysfunctional" hahaha.
- had a good time helping the Ronald McDonald House prep for Christmas.  I fluffed enough trees for the rest of my life.  My arms and hands were so scratched afterwards.  We were talking with the elders who were helping us, and Sister Bush mentioned that her last zone gave her "Lilo" as her superhero award.  The elder (whom I am good friends with, so it was really funny) said, "Oh my gosh, that is so true! and look, (pointing at me) you even have a little monster!"  I laughed so hard.  So now we are Lilo and Stitch as well.
- Thanksgiving was great!  We had brunch with the Russells and played a few rounds of Phase 10! Then went and hung out with a less active family for a while.  Then the Kers told us they were going to be with their brother, who is in our ward, and that we should stop by, so we did!  Then we left for Jessie's.  Her tables was decorated so cute!  We had so much fun playing with the girls while she finished up dinner.  We had dinner while rocking out to Christmas music.  It was so fun and such a good time.  Just spent all night laughing and talking.  Poor little Gemma got so sick during dinner and fell asleep.  Jessie ended up having to take her to the doctors, so we cleaned up all the food and put it away.  Ended up being there most of the night.  We stopped by one more family on our way home.  I was ready to collapse into bed!  But overall, it was a great, fun day spent with people we love! 
- Had another great visit with Crislin!  She came to church and even brought her less active daughter!
- Had a great Saturday and Sunday. Not a whole lot of set plans, but had some awesome random lessons with actives/less actives.
Sorry there isn't too much to share.  But it was a great week.  Sister Bush and I have spent all week just laughing our heads off.  I am so glad I get to be with her for the holidays.  Normally at this point you at least find something small that annoys you, but we were talking about it and we haven't found anything in each other.  We both just made a conscious decision together on the first day of this transfer to just be happy.  So anything that might bother us, we just let it go.  We both felt this week was great work wise.  Then we got excited because we still felt like we could do more.  It is so  nice to be on the same work path as my companion.
I love you all!  Hope this week will be good.  If you haven't already seen the video, go checkout  .  A really good video, very similar to because of him.  They are making a huge push for it, we even have pass along cards that match it!!  Don't forget what this season is really about.  Grateful to be serving my God at this time to be able to share this wonderful message: the beginning of the greatest miracles.  I love you!
Love, Sister Grossman