Monday, December 28, 2015


Christmas week was absolutely amazing!!! I received the best present ever......talking to the family! Although it was extremely difficult for me to speak english...I had to keep asking every couple minutes if they understood me, because I don't even know if what I say or how I say it makes sense! They said I have an accent now (I've never noticed, pero bueno). I'm sure it`s just me trying to force out english ha. I sure am grateful for all the support I had there, looks like it was a party in the Carter house :) I have the best family... :)
For Christmas Eve, we had a devotional as a mission, it was incredible!! Super fun :) In the night we had dinner with a family, and it was delicious! This Christmas experience in the mission was one of a was incredible and even though the Christmas was a lot different, I learned so much and saw a different perspective of things.
It`s starting to get REALLY, REALLY hot here...I was sitting on my bed and a GIANT cockroach was on my foot.....I freaked out and kicked it off....and my companion said we could change the beds (it`s a bunkbed). She has been wanting the lower bunk for awhile so I told her yeah because I dont want cockroaches in my bed. And she`s not bothered by it, she wanted it igual. So we changed beds....terrible idea...heat rises and the weak fans dont reach the top bunk. I feel like Im sleeping in a sauna with a ton of bugs eating me! There`s so many mosquitos here! The other day there was a yellow alert (sun alert), and they said that people needed to drink a ton of water and that the people shouldnt leave. The people are very obedient and they dont leave until like 6 in the night. We`re the only ones in the street half the time. Todo bien, it`s part of the mission experience!!! Nothing stops missionaries.
I`m super excited for this week and for the new year! There are a ton of things planned for this coming year and a lot of changes that will happen. I`ve been making my goals for the year and I'm super excited :) I love you all! 

I didn't even notice all the mud until I got looks like we were out camping. Wow the streets are so muddy here sometimes!

presents under the tree :)


A great family in the ward

These shoes are super common here.....they're GIANT! I can't believe it. Yikes.

My comp and her presents :)

Her first time eating peanut butter., mixing with dulce de leche. esta bien.


Nativity on the wall :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2015


This week is translados......and.....................IM STAYING IN BARADERO!!! FOR CHRISTMAS!!!!! I`M SO EXCITED!!!! My favorite area!!!! It`s amazing, I`m super lucky. I will be staying with Hermana Da Silva from Brazil, we`re excited to have another transfer here together. We have a lot of great plans for the area and a lot of activities planned for Christmas for the branch and people here. Woop! 

We had a primary program in the branch, I played piano for it, it makes a lot of time that I have played piano (that was worded bad, but it`s translated from spanish and I dont remember how to word a lot of things now....). I loved it! I love serving in this branch...the missionaries always get to do a TON because there`s not a lot of active members here. So we usually end up teaching the classes, praying, leading, the activities...but that`s something I love about Baradero. They love and appreciate the missionaries...unfortunately that`s not the case in many areas. 
For Thanksgiving, President did a surprise meeting, so we traveled the night before to stay in a different apartment and head for capital. I think Ill be a pro camper when I get back to the states....we just throw a couple things in the back and go stay the night somewhere else. The meeting was super great, I loved it. Thanksgiving was a little different because we didnt eat anything until the afternoon that day, and it was a hot dog from a street stand while we were traveling haha and there`s no such thing as Thanksgiving here. But I will say that I have A TON to be grateful for :) I`m very blessed. 

We assisted a young woman and excellence program, makes me think of all the things we did when I was in young woman`s, and Im super grateful for everything I learned. There`s very few young woman here, but they are great examples to me...and for that, I am starting my personal progress again, and Im loving it :) 
Rocio (recent convert) is doing AMAZING! Wow...she`s already giving talks in meetings, assisting the devotionals, she shows us her studies with her scriptures all marked up, it`s amazing....she`s been a member for 2 weeks. Wow! She will make a great missionary. I can`t wait. 

Also, it`s getting realllllllllly hot here...

Our new pension....haha jk. This was part of a pizza buffet we went was crazy cool!

Pizza buffet with the relief society, my comp and I could only stay for 30 minutes so we stuffed all the pizza we could. Wow, there's some weird pizzas here, they just throw anything over the pizza.

I ATE COW TONGUE! It was actually pretty good....just can't think about it.

For the YW project, we attached scriptures on the end of the balloons and let them fly away to end up in the hands of other people. :)

She made homemade pasta for us.

this rooster is a fighting rooster....which I think is really sad that humans would do that...but that's what he's used for. He was a lil bloody poor thing.

hahahaha this pic is blurry but it cracks me up how he's holding it.

This bird was on my bed when I came out from the shower.....