(Goodbye Sister Paxton: My Golden Pearce Family: The traveling Party .Bybee. Echols. Southard. Flynn: SNOW)
Familia!! This week was INSANE! On Saturday, I got the call that I was leaving on Wednesday. We decorated the Pearce's door with Valentine's day stuff (a lot of it) and we went on our way. On Tuesday, I got another call that said I was leaving early and had to leave immediately because of the major storm that was coming. I packed literally everything and got it down the stairs and in the car. Then, I got ANOTHER call that said we were too late to leave to beat the storm and had to wait until Friday to leave. So, I got everything back upstairs in the apartment and then the storm hit. For 2 days, we had continuous snow and had a snow day at the Bakers. We watched Legacy, Johnny Lingo, the Best 2 years, 17 miracles, and a documentary on the Book of Mormon. Finally, on Friday, we went to President Van's house and had a huge snowball fight while we waited for 2 more elders to show up. He took us(me, sis p, elders Woolums, Bybee, Bills, Flynn, Southard, and Hansen) to Waynesville. There, President Irion and Sister Irion met us there and took me, Elders Bybee, Southard, and Flynn to our new destinations. On the drive there, he told me that I was going to Johnson City! I had no idea where that even was. When we got to Johnson City, I met the missionaries in my new district. All the sisters hugged me and Sister Sharlie Hatch gave me a hug. She was like, "I'm your new companion." OH! No one had told me, so I was pretty lost... I thought I didn't have a companion. I had to ask her what state we were in because I had no clue. She told me we were in Tennessee. OH! again. This was the weirdest transfer EVER. It was my first time being transferred and I completely missed the meeting. I just didn't go because I was snowed in in Asheville. CRAZINESS! Talk about a weird few days. I love you more than missionaries love snow days!!! I'm in the Johnson City West area in the Kingsport East zone in Tennessee. We live in a town called Jonesborough which I guess is the oldest town in eastern Tennessee or something??
Mom: You can just put the packages in my room... it's just full of stuff that branch members gave me and some clothes. I'm glad you liked my Valentine's card! I really liked it too. Dace is so stinkin' cute! He's so grown up... and I'm REALLY glad that he doesn't throw tantrums anymore. He's a man now. It's so cool that you got to do Sister Holden's temple names! I know she'll be super excited about it. Did you enjoy your few days with the boys at camp?? Of course you did! I know you well. I'm really excited for the Easter package... and I'm also excited for May to come because we can ... SKYPE again!!!!!! YAYAYAYAYAYA!
Dad: It was kind of hard to move to a new area, but I felt ready. I loved Brevard, but I'm excited to be in Johnson City. Did you go on the campout too? What kinds of things did you do? It sounds like your Valentine's day date with mom was a hit! You are such a stud muffin.
Michael: Anna is TINY! I hope you'll be able to find a job you like. One where the boss is nice. Would you rather be a) extremely hairy, or b) extremely bald, what would you choose?
Kevin: Answer my questions! I don't remember what I asked, so you'll have to go back and look. :) I hope it was a good week for you!
Jen: Brian wrote me! He's so funny... If I had another brother-in-law, he'd be my second favorite. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I love him! Dace is so grown up now! What fun are you planning for the summer/springtime?