Sunday, March 17, 2013

Week 4 Update

One more funny thing: there are so many Sisters that they're changing some of the men's bathrooms to women's haha :) It's pretty funny. NOW I'm logging off. I LOVE YOU

I LOVE YOU! I love hearing from you! Thank you for going out of your way to email me back and be able to keep a conversation going. My companions don't get that luxury. BTW, I'm AGAIN the youngest sister in my district :) haha it's fun to be young. :) Have a great week and I'll talk to you soon :)

I don't have the name of them with me, but I'm sending Sissy a letter today that will have a bunch of scripture references and info about the MTC for her friend at work and I'll put the name of them in the letter. I like the pen/marker kinds rather than the crayons. They just look more professional. Can you send me one of those thingies that has the Chronology of the BoM and then one that has the Chronology of D&C on it? I have to go soon. I LOVE YOU! Can you send me more info on the appearance of Elijah in the Kirtland Temple? Maybe just info on the Kirkland temple in general? And theres a talk I want mailed to me too. If you google "godhead" and "Zeezrom" together it should come up. It's about conflicting beliefs on the Godhead and the trinity. Thank you! I have just a few more minutes left

Mom asked about workout stuff: we have a gym with a track and four square (which I play a lot) and basketball and also a fitness center with workout equipment. We get gym time every m,t,w,th, and saturday. so tomorrow will be my last gym time. Doesn’t BYUTV show the MTC devotionals? That would be cool. We sign during the devotionals :) sign all the songs and then one of the elders and one of the sisters usually interprets. Classes are all in Sign. That's how I picked it up so quickly... Because I had to in order to survive haha :p We get LOTS of study time. I read almost 100 pages of the BoM in one day. I'm in Alma 22 or so right now and I was in 1 Nephi a week and a half ago haha. I'm going through in a paperback BoM and highlighting EVERY reference to angels or the godhead. SO MANY! I've already gone thruogh a whole scripture marking pen haha

Oh! I got a letter from Tyler and Millena today and from Gram and Gramp and from Becky two days ago :) And Jacie :) I haven't gotten one letter from a boy yet :( Sad stuff... haha I really am as happy as I seem to be. I don't feel homesick anymore... Like ever lol I miss you all, of course, but I know I'm doing what I'm supposed to be. 

YAY! LETTERS! I LOVE LETTERS!!!!!!!! :) YAYYYYYYYYY! I emailed sissy, but can someone write Jesseca Weeks on Facebook and tell her I want to hear from her? She may have already written me and it's in Fresno, but jkust in case... I really miss her! And Jamie! I haven't heard from Jamie...
Week 2 Email

I have lots to tell! This week has gone by so quickly! It's so great. This keyboard is awful so bear with me through any typos haha Sister L (one of our teachers) pulled me aside the other day and asked me if I was okay. I was a little homesick that day, and she really helped. She told me that she walked into our classroom that day and could tell that I was really special, but that something was wrong. She gave me a few hugs and I totally felt better! I love her! She is such a blessing! :) I forgot to tell you what the elder that I met that is from Fresno said: I asked him if it would be possible for me to switch to spanish speaking and if pres gelwix would be likely to allow that and he just smiled and said that pres gelwix is a very kind man :)))) yay!!!!! I have lots of pictures, but we can't send them from these computers :(  I love you all! I got letters from Candice and Clay and Gram and Gramp (which meant A LOT) and grammy and tina and Maggie and Allen :) AND I SAW CAMMIE TODAY! :) Thank you so much for your package!!! I love the pillowcase and the pictures and all the goodies :) And everyone loved mommy's rolls and cookies :) The one bad thing about being a mission is that my desire for charity and to give stuff away is definitely increased exponentially haha it hurts that when I know I have money and see others say "oh I'll just get one rather than 3" type of thing for me not to give, you know? I've paid for like $30 of books and stuff for Sister B cause I feel bad :/ We aren't getting along still, but that's okay. Mommy, can you make my Punny Baer a name tag, please? :))) Right now, she's wearing mine :)  How is everything at home? Are you getting my letters?

The food is stiill awful... I ate "french toast" this morning and felt like I had just eaten a brick.. haha! :p I got the box yesterday:) the rolls were good, but nowhere near wat they are fresh haha but that's okay :) depending on how i'm fed in California,  I may ask for them often, but we are fed way too well here (so much fried and fatty food), that I'm not hungry enough to eat them, you know? I'm so glad she got my letter! I actually sent her two so she'll be getting another soon :) I portray Kayla & Maggie & Alexa in role plays all the time (\because being the same investigator is no fun)... all we do here is role play haha no joke! 

The hug thing was so fantastic!! Sister W and I get along so well :) It's great! Sorry for making you cry, daddy. and sorry for making your aid crY. I love that picture. My browser doesn't have a time limit on it anymore, but I should be going here in about 15 minutes or so.

I will definitely call the house on Wednesday. I got a calling card with 500 minutes on it for $5! It takes 130 minutes just to place the call, so I'm going to use quarters to call the first time and make sure you answer, then I'll call you with the card. we'll have about an hour, I'm hoping. If I forgot to tell you something in these emails, I'll bring my list that I made and tell you then haha :)
Yes, it's Delta. Right to the Fresno airport. Leaving here at 11:26, arriving there at 12:06 Cali time. Then we'll spend the day and night in the mission home and more training thursday morning and then off to our first area with our trainers.I'm hoping for Sister Ripplinger, of course. I'm confident I'll do well, not overly confident, but I do really well in role plays and TRC (who are actors and volunteers).

Daddy! It's SOOOO like a dream! Except for the fact that I'm not sleeping well :p haha okay, I am sleeping well, but just not enough. I'm really hoping my body will adjust. OH! I have a story for you! we were in in-feild orientation (which was boring, annoying, 8 hours long, and a semi-waste of time) an I sneezed and a Tongan sister (who is friends with Sister T (also a Tongan)), who we had been talking to earlier in the day, leaned up to me and said "Someone is missing you" and I said "No wonder I have a cold!" Haha :) Now I definitely know you are all missing me. So everytime you sneeze, remember that I'm missing you :) Speaking of Tongans, Sister T named me Sister Lotolahi on our first day here. Look up the meaning. It's a very sweet one :) If you can't find the meaning, I'll let you know on Wednesday

I mailed a letter to Clay today and told him all about the MTC. Did Trevor get his call yet? I sent some advice. Have Clay share it with Trevor and the other YM please. I'm going to write Isaiah back today and  some other people. OH! Another story! haha! We went to the temple today and did some work and one of the names I did had the same birthday as me, another had the same birthday as Mom, and the paper was printed on Sissy's birthday :) The other person missing was daddy, but that's okay because he's not a girl :) haha It made me so happy! What are you doing for mommy's birthday? Happy early birthday, Mommmmmmmmyyyyy :)

I've gotta get going! This is my second to last email! It was so awesome to hear from you :) You will be glad to hear that I'm not crying :)

I pray for you every morning and every night! I love you all! I can;t wait to get to California! It's snowing here today (weirdest thing ever: walking in snow in short sleeves and only being kind of cold) Utah is weird haha. I LOVE YOU!!!!!! I LOVE YOU MOMMY! I LOVE YOU KAYCI! I LOVE YOU DADDY! I LOVE YOU WILLEE! I love buster too ;) Give him a treat for me :) I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH! Let Gram and Gramo know how much their letters have meant to me. I'm a littl backed up on responses but I'm trying to get it all done (I know that I don't have to write EVRYONE back) haha I LOVE YOU! I'm signing off here in a second :) I'll talk to you on Wednesday:))))) I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!
Sister Kaitlyn Marler ;) <-- hug!!! 
Week 1

HI FAMILY!!!! It is 6:41 in Utah right now and we have our first half P-day! I'm not figuring you're expecting an email, so I probably won't get a response, but that's okay... I'll send this email first.. Then type my real one. I LOVE YOU!

Okay! HI! I feel like I have been here for a year... I sent you all a letter on Wednesday, sent it on Thursday, so you will hopefully get it on Tuesday or so. I got sissy's letter today :) it made me cry :( first time I've cried since I've been here though! Be proud of me! haha My district is AWESOME! The Elders are awesome and my roommates are fantastic. My companion is SUPER weird and really annoying and makes us late ALL THE TIME :( I hate it... But Sisters W, T (my roommates), and I are trying so hard to be compassionate and not mean. But Sister B (My companion) is just.. Annoying. I'm doing pretty well when it comes to lessons and stuff. We had our first "investigator" experience yesterday with our teacher. We got her to commit to baptism, reading the BoM, AND she even prayed with us after a little coaxing. I'm actually pretty good at listening to the spirit and teaching! Who da thunk it?!?! My roommates want to see! As of 6:48 here, I have 18 minutes left on the computer. Hope to heard back! My next P Day is Saturday. The food is AWFUL here.. I miss mommy's cooking :( How is the house stuff going? I MISS YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!! I love you! I'm not sad here, but I defnitely miss home. The mountains are amazing. I promise I won't come home early. We leave for Cali Wed the 27th at 11am Utah time. I'll be calling around 9 or 10 Utah time. I love you 

OH! And the Davis' bought me the coolest shoes EVER! And I got there package :) IT HAD COKE IN IT! WITH CAFFEINE!!!!!! It was a blessing :) haha! I have a cold though and there is no where to get a descent kleenex or roll of toilet paper so my nose is hating me :( I can't wait to back from you. Emailing hear once a week isn't enough though :( Can I maybe get a letter or package or something from you this week? :) It's really sad when our district leader gets the mail, the Sisters never get letters. All except one the Elders have girls at home waiting for them and only Sister T has a boy, but she's from Hawaii and the mail takes forever. So the boys get letters all the time. I would love to hear from you more!!

It's so good to hear from you. I miss you so much. I'm sitting in here crying haha Thank goodness it's only my roommates in here :) Tell me you love me please! I would love letters. Then I could reread them. Email just doesn't suffice like I thought it would.

Yes, I found Sister M ;) haha we saw each other twice today and have talked only a little. Not much time, you know? The other sister (Sister J) that I talked to on Facebook ended up being quite snoody haha. I got so lucky that Sister W and T and I get along so well. Sister W and I are super sarcastic together :) I love it!

I have four minutes! the thread got so long that it started cutting dad and sissy off, so I'm not sure why. Long story short, I'm doing well here. I'm using up the sleeping pills like no other haha but that's just my cold, I think... I'm happy. I'm doing the Lord's work and the hurt of being away from home will go away soon... I got a package from A. L. today with charms of Cali and Ind so I can put them together and the distance won't be so far :) I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Kaitlyn arrived in Fresno, CA on Monday evening. We believe she will be in the city of Riverbank. Her mission address is Sister Kaitlyn Audrey Marler
                                     California Fresno Mission
                                     1814 North Echo Avenue
                                     Fresno, CA 93704-6046
She would love any letters possible. We will update the blog with her e-mails soon.