MOM. MOM MOM MOM.
Yeah, I have my name tag! I got my name tag in the afternoon last Wednesday.
I did have my carry on searched in security... so for the past couple weeks I've been living without facewash and using tiny toothpaste tubes... Good thing I have 1005 of those. OKAY THE CRAZIEST THING HAPPENED. In SLC I met another missionary going to Santa Cruz. He was initally going to go to the Mexico MTC, but he was switched to the Columbia MTC... It was the craziest thing. Who the heck knows what happened with all that. No one went all the way to Peru with me, but I met up with a TON of missionaries in Atlanta. The others from SLC had a later flight for some reason. I slept super well on all of the flights which is a good thing because I came into the Lima MTC at like 2 AM, so....
My last American meal was Panda Express and it was delicious. I did get to exchange some money.
My companion´s name is Hermana Wight (sounds like White, spelled like Wright) and she reminds me a ton of Madeleine. She´s a little ballerina farmgirl from Washington. I love her to death.
P-Day is Wednesday, as I´m sure you know at this point. I was expecting it to be earlier or I would have written you more last week! My sleep schedule is on track, but 6:00 is earlyyyy. I haven't had any problems falling asleep at 10:30 though...
SPANISH IS SO. HARD. I FORGOT HOW HARD SPANISH IS. WHEN WILL I KNOW THIS BEAUTIFUL LANGUAGE, MOM? I CAN'T WAIT 6 MONTHS.
Okay, so I am going to weigh 250 lbs by the time I leave Peru. The biggest rule here is to eat all of the food on your plate and can we just say that your daughter is a trooper. SO MUCH PLAIN RICE. SEND SOY SAUCE. But... other than the tons and tons of rice, the food is AMAZING. Peruvian food is delicious, I'm going to miss it when I have to eat crappy Bolivian food. The ice cream is the best thing I've ever eaten and passionfruit juice changed my life.
It's winter here which means it's a little cool in the mornings, but other than that the weather is beautiful. 70-75 degree weather all of the time. Your daughter is becoming a pro at beach volleyball... my arms look like they have acne, but they're just tiny bruises from volleyball. Lima in the winter is called "Lima the grey" by the natives. Super misty....
Picturing you working on your RS lesson warms my little South American heart. If you want to know what my days are like, picture me eating a ton of rice and sitting in classes all day. Me and my companion teach our first lesson in Spanish to our teacher today. I don't feel ready, but we'll see how it goes. I know how to pray and testify, and the latinas say I roll my R's really well, so at least I've got that going for me. WELL I love you and miss you. Tell the family I say hi and that I love them! The MTC is my favorite, the pictures really didn't do it justice. One of the most beautiful places I've ever been, for sure.
Also I got to go to Lima (the city! Libertad!) today and that was wonderful.
Things I forgot
1. The necklaces the boys gave me.
2. MY CUTE WATCH. I HAD TO BUY A BOY WATCH IN PERU TODAY.
3. My patriarchal blessing. I need you to send it to me, if possible.
SO MUCH LOVE IN MY HEART. HALL LOVE FOREVERRRRR