Sunday, July 19, 2009

Goodbye Post.

The family rented out the beach house again! It was so much fun! I use that beach house as my "happy place" in my snake therapy sessions.

Renee kidnapped me for a day and took me on a bunch of surprise adventures. We went to Rubys, the beach, got mani-pedis, and then Ashley came along for dinner and a fun night at the Hollywood Bowl!! It was so much fun!

This fun group went the the O.C. fair! We ate so much but laughed it off.

Yes, that is a real snake. No, I wasn't kidding about going to snake therapy.

On Friday night I had a party at my house for friends to come over so we could say our goodbyes.

We danced it up!
Now I am officially a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Today was my farewell talk and the day I had to say way too many goodbyes. It was rough, but I know without the Lord's help, it could have been way worse. I'm going to miss my family more than they know. I love being around them. They are my favorite people in the whole world. I can't wait to see them again.
I can't write anything about these 3 monkeys or I'll bawl my brains out. Let's just say I'll miss them a LOT.
On a happy note, one of my favorite people in the WHOLE world, Tanner Andre, came home from his mission today. He invited me to come see him at the airport since he knew I would be leaving early the next day. It was funny when we saw each other we had to shake hands because we're BOTH missionaries! I'm so glad I was able to see him...I love that Tanner.

Well everybody, I'm off to serve the Lord in the Philippines San Pablo mission. I'm so excited! I'll see you all in 18 months. Xoxo.
-Sister Smith

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sister Smith

The other day I had the opportunity to go out teaching with one of the Sister Missionaries in our ward. It was such an awesome experience and got me even MORE excited for my mission! Plus, it was a great opportunity to try on some of my missionary clothes!!