Thursday, July 28, 2011

GIve me the Thai kanom and no one will get hurt......

Yes, planting rice was a lot of fun. Everyone was pretty impressed because a lot of Thai people have never done it. We were all really sore though! Oh well!!

Ya, Transfers is next week and I'll be going for sure. Who knows where?

Noppamas with Pres. and Sis. Smith

So this week we have another baptism. This one has been coming a long time! I've been teaching her with Sis. Eyestone. There were lots of things to overcome and she's changed a lot. I'm just so impressed with her! She's come a long way! p.s. she's the most likely to show up to our house one day because she's actually from America. She should be going back soon. Love her! Her name is Noppamas.

On Saturday the Relief Society had an activity. They taught how to make Thai kanoms or Thai treats. Apparently this will help make them more independent because they can make them and sell them. There was a little girl that just stared at them the whole time. It reminded me of the marshmallow experiment.

Mixing the batter

I want it!!!!!

Frying it up

Finally eating the kanom

Sis. Lish the Brave

Love you all!


Monday, July 18, 2011

Party in the Rice Paddies!

Little Thai girl

Cutest people in the whole wide world (members)

Plowing the fields for us!


The pa, if he looks in pain, that's cuz he is. He's getting bit by a red ant!


Me planting rice

Our fearless leader

The greenie

Me planting more rice

Look at us go!

The entertainment


Sis. Lish detangling the roots

We're workin' it!

We're done!

plant it and step back!

This is lunch

us all eating

Sis. Lish eating SomtumSo.... this week I hit my year in country mark. Weird! I've been here for awhile!

Well, this has been a great week! I'm feeling a lot better. I had some investigators tell me that I got sick because I wore a T-shirt at night. Apparently I need to wear something buttoned up to my neck at night. Ya, it's not happening....

Sis. Lish had another proposal this week. We were sitting teaching a lesson when their next door neighbors noticed we were there. He was very determined to take her out on a date. He told her that he'd give 30,000 baht for her. He finally settled on being just friends for now. :)

So today was a lot of fun! We all went out to the rice paddies and planted rice. You climb in barefoot and just go. The mud was really deep and it was full of worms, crabs, spiders, and other creatures I never knew existed. It was way fun though! We did it for 3 hours. Not gonna lie, my back is a little sore from bending over for so long. It's so like me to spend my P-day playing in the mud, right?

Happy Birthday Sis. Supansa!!!!
Love you all!!!!


Monday, July 11, 2011


Us on our paddle boat adventure at the park Well, I'm glad everyone had a great 4th! Sounds like a ton of fun!

Anyways, back to my week. It was great. Sis. Lish got proposed to by an older Thai guy. That was weird. To be honest, I just kinda glared at him so he never talked to me. Sis. Lish said no.
To begin the plagues it started with incredibly hot weather. Like it was insanely hot! Everyone was like, "What's going on?" Then, the sickness. I got the flu which has ended up changing to an upper respiratory infection. It'll be around for awhile. Sis. Lish got sick too! Then the darkness! There was this HUGE storm and all of the electricity went out. Fortunately a couple hours later it went back on. Well somehow in the darkness we managed to flatten a gecko in our door frame. A death. That was nasty! Then as we are assessing how to remove the gecko out pops cockroaches from our door frame. They're just filing out. Don't worry. We killed them. Then my tire was flat. hahaha!

Quite the plagues! No worries! It was actually a really good week. Many miracles happened in more ways than I can mention.
Oh, we were biking when we saw some international investigators we've taught in the past. He learned before and now his wife has moved here to be with him. So this is her first time meeting us. She was so funny! "And how do you know these girls? You have their number?!" He was like, "Their missionaries!" Oh boy! She was not gonna let that one go.

Hahahaha! Great week mom! Really! Have you ever read "The Goose Girl"? Sis. Lish was telling me about it and it sounds like a great read. :)

Have a great week!

Love you all!!!!!


Look at all the cute Thai primary kids! One of them is getting baptized!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th!!!!

me with Gift (a member she's amazing!)

we ride past this almost everyday on that dirt road!

Hope everyone is enjoying their holiday!

Hey so I finally remembered one of my crazy english comments that I made the other day. I said, " She's blonde as a bat!" Ya... It doesn't quite work.

This week was great! Really hot and a little crazy.... can't tell you why. It will make for lots of great stories when I go home!

So, I don't know what to say about this week. Met a lot of amazing people as always! Met this really cute Dad! Got lectured about how to know when your man is cheating on you. (there's a lot built up in some of these women you can tell). Helped a girl with her english homework entitled, "Elephants Alive and Dead" Quite the story! Got a monster in the mail! p.s. no, I'm not a monster. So....... ya! Crazy week! Loved it though! Lots of great spiritual experiences!

Today I'm going paddle boating and then to the aquarium! I'm on a boat! :-)

Love you!!!


check out this weird bug on my helmet!