Thursday, May 29, 2014

Old Spice deodorant works WAY better than women's foofoo garbage stuff.

Can i just say how hard i laughed when you titled your email "worship emily week"!!?? hahahaha Man i got going on that one.... hehhehe

1. I use Old Spice deodorant now. it works WAY better than women's foofoo garbage stuff.

2. I was at Five Guys this week and the Bittersweet Symphony came on the radio and i almost had to run. that is my FAVORITE. bahhhhhh. just when i had forgotten about it!

3. the best feeling in the world is when you hear someone talking about how one of your past companions is super good at something that you both worked on really hard when you were companions :) makes me smile

4. went on an exchange with a spanish sister this week and she kept calling me "Hermana Barfuss" hahaha In MY DREAMS!!

5. we knocked on the door of a guy that is a recent covert  and right when he opened the door his little brother who is 4 said "Oh man!! I just farted!!"and then he ran into the bathroom and hid the whole time we were there :) hahahahahaha

6. talked in church this week. there were two people. i was last. i had about 8 minutes. hahaha.

7. my sleep talking was a wreck this week!! since i slept at 3 different companionship's apartments throughout the week i got to hear each of them freak out on me in the morning and tell me everything i said. my favorite one was that i was planning my lunch for the next day. hahaha

8. we started riding bikes in the morning for exercise. my bum HURTS. my legs feel gooooood. 

9. we did service for a Polo club this week. Polo, as in that sport that you play with horses and a stick :) hahaha it was wild. some how i feel like you have to have a lot of money to play that sport......? mAAAybe.

since it was MTE (missionary training exchange) week, i got destroyed. i'm pretty sure that sister landeen and i only had 1 full day in our area because we had to go "coach" the other missionaries. bahaha as if i have tons to offer them. i got a headache on monday and then tuesday and the wednesday and then thursday and then friday. not saturday. one on sunday. so then yesterday my head erupted. i haven't had a migraine for like 9 months so it's okay, it was time. i just laid on my bed in the dark with my sunglasses and took the nose shooter things that go up your nose and then down your throat. BLEHHHHHHHH. i feel a lot better now. but man, my body needs to stay in a routine to be happy. 

Well here's a funny for ya... and i'm going to embarrass myself totally, but whatever right!? so the other morning i decided that i want to get ready really fast so i could study for more than an hour. so i did it and i was so proud of myself. I sat down with 20 extra minutes and started sipping my smoothie while i was reading the conference ensign. well i tried to get the smoothie out but the top layer was stuck so i shook it a little bit and BAM!!!!!!! the whole dang thing came sliding out ALLLLLLL over me. 
i'm not kidding right now, my shirt got slammed, my skirt got slammed, my undershirt got slammed, LIKE EVERYTHING. I was so mad that i didn't even make a noise and i just started fuming. i went down to the wash room with my skirt catching everything that was dripping and took off every blasted thing i had on and threw it in the washer. 
(note that sister landeen has no idea what is going on at this point). i wiped all the smoothie off my chest and then i looked in the mirror and saw that it had spilled on my face in such a way that it looked like i has a smoothie goatee. my smoothie decided to mock me!!!!! 
so pretty much by the time i got everything back in order and took care of all the smoothie drama it was time to start studying like normal. hence my bad mood for the rest of our studies. 

i'm on a smoothie protest for a couple of days. they are rude.

loves you mamas :) you are my favorite!
sister barfuss

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


 Malia made me a bracelet for my birthday!

i slept on the couch cushions in the middle of their beds. i was out in the valley 1,5 hours away. i got back to SD at 10:30 this morning

it was 100 ALLLLLLL WEEK!!! it was so hot

 sunsets during the fires, taken driving 55mph no I wasn't driving :)

The title of my email is supposed to be said like the Grinch when he burns the Who's Christmas tree down! BURN BABY BURN!!! 
But the reality is these fires have been super destructive - so

Well this week was somethin' else... here are the FUN FACTS!
1. it was over 100 degrees all week. it go to the point that i could not function. i had sweated (swat?) out of my three layers and i didn't have a drop of water left in my body. we had to take a break in the church. yeah, yeah, all you missionaries that served somewhere hotter (brennan) are thinking that i'm a baby, but holy cow it was HOT. let me complain okay?? :)

2. you know how we have snow days in idaho and we get school off? well here they are called fire days. and you get school off.

3. it was so hot this week that my vaseline melted in my drawer. it was liquid.

4. my favorite feeling is getting up at 6:15 on saturday mornings and going to do service at 8:00 AM. yeah boy.

5. i hit 13 months this week..... STOPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!

6. there was a parade going on in ramona while i was mowing a members lawn. that was fun!

7. there was a camel farm in ramona. CAMELS. what the hay? they even eat hay??

8. this week we taught a family and for dinner they fed us hot dogs wrapped in bacon. 
ohhhhhhhh sweet mercy.....
9. sister kylie mckee and sister brittney baker from pocatello are companions now. hahahhaha

10. when my GPS says certain names it says them wrong. like in-n-out burger is "in north burger."  4S ranch road is "four south ranch road" hahaha

11. check out the hash tag "#realbookofmormon" or "#realbom"  it's a campaign for the REAL book of mormon because the book of mormon play is coming out this week downtown. there will be pictures of me and sister landeen on that twitter account

12. i love the indian dish "dhokla" man that stuff is good. it's like corn bread with cilantro. mmmmmmmmmm :)

13. this last transfer sister landeen and i gave out 44 copies of the book of mormon. most of them were on the street!

14. we did some service in ramona and we went to "the back 40" meaning THE BOONIES! we went over cattle guards, through gates, next to tractors, over dirt roads. it felt SOOO good. 

15. this week divorce, drugs, anorexia, and anxiety became even more real. we meet a lot of people that have very difficult lives. some self inflicted, some not so much. 

hey some of my YSA ward members are taking a road trip to Idaho over memorial weekend!! they are bringing a bag of stuff :) you gotta realize that you are going to meet my ward mission leader and my relief society president! they will have talked to me like the day before they see you! haha

okay lets talk about the fires!! so the first one started right after i emailed you last week. and it was in our area! like our stake was burning! so the closest fire to us was the Bernardo Fire. we couldn't go to that part of our area for 3 daysish. it was about 10 minutes from where we live but it was TOTALLY in our area. i think 3 companionships actually got evacuated. it was super smokey and way nasty. the YSAs in our ward from the west part of our area had to get evacuated. missionaries almost had to stay at our house for the night. our stake and the stake next to us were a mess for a little while, but it's all good now! i'll send more of the fire and then the aftermath in just a bit. pretty much i SUPER DID NOT LIKE not being able to watch the news... BUT! i made up for it by going "fire chasing" from afar... i had to bribe sister landeen with Subway so she would give up her dinner hour so i could fulfill my fire chasing dreams!! hahaha Mamas you know how that is with me :) STORM CHASING!! it was wild. 

i love you guys! like super super lot :)
sister barfuss 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Skyping was the BEST!!! you all looked ravishing :) seriously. the best few hours of my life. oh man man man. i love you guys WAYYYYY TOOOO MUCHHH!!! hollah for eternity!! i try not think about it because it makes me too happy :) :)
lets be together forever!? yeah? i was so excited to show sister landeen you guys :) 

1. for my birthday my zone gave me a cake and a balloon that was 3.5 wide!!! oh man it was awesome! the elders said it wouldn't fit in their car so they had to hold it out their window from the store to our church building!! hahaha
2. it's so dang hot. like 94, plus the santa anna winds from the east. it's SO hot that after we run for 30 minutes in the morning i get straight in the shower and i don't even turn on the light in order to keep it cooler in the bathroom. NOT EVEN JOKING.
3. i'm 21. that's weird.
4. i have a "court side seat to the hastening of the work." yeah boy.
5. for fhe yesterday our ward had a pool party and then watched The Sand Lot... we had to 
GET OUT OF THERE. sometimes i laugh at my life.
6. so i secretly asked president clayton about extending because i felt a prompting to. he talked to me and said that i don't need to..... *did i almost make you poop you pants mom!!??*  :)
7. the water around here tastes like garbage lately!! haha. seriously i feel like i'm drinking out of the American Falls reservoir. hahaha. there might be a dead salmon in the pipes.
8. last night there was a quaggle of coyotes eating something outside our house at 2:00 AM. it sounded like camping at grandma preece's. i was freaked out. we live right next to some wild land.
9. i am a trained family history booth sitter! people come up to our booth on saturday mornings at the farmers market and i act like i know stuff about family history, then i refer them to the SD family search library :)
10. my emailing stinks this week because we talked like yesterday..... sorry!
11. transfer calls were today and we are staying!!! thank goodness.
12. sometimes i feel like my pictures are cooler than my email. hence this week :) hehe
13. i just opened a packy from kayloni and malia! :) they are so nice to me. there were some treats, a bracelet made by malia, copies of a book, popcorn, and little happy flower, flower pen and sunny seeds! they are definitely going to help me be happy :)

Shout outs to those that made my birthday even better than i could imagine with 3D items :)  
aka- packy action

i also got kind emails from brennan, anneli, kellie, seth, elder blair -i mean kevin hahaha, and jayna!! :) i love you all so so so much!

well there it is! another week in poway land :) i love it up here. keep praying for me and i'll keep giving you funny stories okay!?

sister barfuss

Friday, May 9, 2014