Tuesday, June 24, 2014

"i would rather boil in tar than dance."

 does this picture not look like the moment when the Grinch crashes the mini "Who car" and the gas leaks and he gets up to run away and it blows up behind him and it's all in slow motion????



oh my lanta. what a week. so basically it was the longest/best/hardest/mostwonderful/weirdest/lovely week of my life....

1. Sister Quiggle's mom passed away. And Brother Quiggle told us that his parents got sealed when they were 88 and 90!! whoa! They set a record for the San Diego temple!
2. This week we tried contacting someone by text in French hahaha -  they didn't respond, but we tried!
3. I ate a hot dog this week and thought, "i'm eating this so fast that i feel like joey chesnut!" hahahaha i thought it was funny
4. sister landeen has a space pen and i tested it out by writing upside down for a while... it still worked!
5. i gave a geography lesson this week to a person that pocatello was next to boise. i made the whole mid west to the west west map and it was fun.
6. there was a YSA conference for the whole san diego region this week that we helped at and they fed them a meal... there were 15 crock pots around the church with pulled pork and 16 watermelons!
7. you know Jennifer Hamson that plays volleyball and basketball for BYU?? well this week we met a Hamson boy that was super tall and i thought to myself.... "he's gotta be in the family!" i asked him and she was totally her cousin!! he said that Jennifer's brother is 7'3" and on a mission in california!! WHOA.
8. we cleaned the quiggle's windows and now all the birds are running into them... heck yeah! we did a DANG good job!!
9. sister quiggle has a essential oil diffuser and man, i love using it. the oils might be voodoo, but i love the smell of them!
10. I SAW THE MARTINS FROM SPRING VALLEY AT THE YSA CONFERENCE!!!!!!! i seriously almost died. they are my favorites. they saved my mission in spring valley. angels from above!
11. just got our transfer call and we're both staying again! that means this will be three transfers for us together here! haha HOLLAH!
12. at the YSA Sacrament meeting there were 5 Sacrament tables and 28 guys passing the Sacrament. whefff.
13. president clayton goes home in 4 days... president schmitt comes in 4 days!!!!!! crazy bus. we'll meet him next friday! 4th of july!

Tyler told us that he wanted to get baptized this week rather than in August!! we couldn't even believe it.. seriously. talk about having a "fourth watch God" ("Bread and stones: Understanding the God we pray to." Michael Wilcox). Sometimes we have to wait a REALLY long time in between baptisms and then at the very bitter end we have to have an anxiety attack for no blasted reason... but THEN the miracles come and we become useful to Christ!! talk about "being proved." Heavenly Father pushes us to the limit, but always gives us the strength we need. so in the long run we'll have more strength!!!

Tyler's baptism was lovely. absolutely wonderful! the ward came for fhe and everything went perfectly! he knows that the gospel is true because of the Book of Mormon. that's where it's at. seriously though. I LOOOOVE the Book of Mormon. i just started it over again and i love Nephi. like seriously.... he gets it. he gets the gospel. he lives it. i want to be like him. TODAY!

i love the gospel. faith, repentance, baptism, the Holy Ghost, enduring to the endure.
doesn't get much better than that.  :)
loves loves loves,
sister barfuss

June 18

Well hello peoples :) my eyes hurt so bad from looking at the screen... what is that??? haha

1. we have been running and biking for exercise and man, my legs are feeling it. one day my legs will be BEAST MODE.
2. i invited someone to be baptized this week! haven't said that for a while!
3. i received a "token of friendship" from my district leader. it's a plastic lizard. he chose that because he knows how much the little lizards that run around here freak me out!!
4. it was sister landeen's birthday on fathers day, so the quiggles made us breakfast! we had cake too. yum face. 
5. everyone that gave sister landeen a present, gave one to me too because the said they felt awkward just giving it to one of us :) hahaha YAY FOR PRESENTS EVEN THOUGH IT'S NOT MY BIRTHDAY!!!
6. had a sweet potato cinnamon roll this week
7. helped moved someone on the third floor. ended up walking up/down 800 stairs. yay for leg muscles!
8. "i know who Jesus is! Everyone thinks they know who He is, but i REALLY know! It's Bill Clinton's son!!" ummmmm...... not quite.
9. last week at Target i saw a variety pack of flaming hot chips and i said "I WANT THAT" (napoleon dynamite vioce). so i bought them! i LOVE hot stuff!!
10. one night this week when sister landeen and i came in to our room at night, i turned off the lights and came at her with a glow stick and somehow she knew exactly what i was doing and ripped one out to attack me with! we basically played "ninja" in our room for like 15 minutes until she slew all my limbs off and i was dead on the floor. 
11. i almost hit a vulture while we were driving in the back country of Ramona. those things are UGLY (super super ugly)
12. for FHE yesterday they learned how to line dance. a bunch of people were trying to get us to come dance and i have NEVER been more grateful for my name tag in my whole entire life (sorry we can't!! imma missionary!) . elder van alfen put it best "i would rather boil in tar than dance." hahahaha
13. sometimes you want you 14th fun fact to come sooner so you make up a 13th fun fact :) haha
14. today is 14 months

we had our last zone conference with the claytons yesterday and it was so good and so sad :( after it was over we all signed a table cloth for them and then we got to hug them both. i just sobbed and sobbed. they have NO IDEA how much they have changed my life. because of them, i will never be the same. i didn't know what to say to them, the only thing i could say was "thank you. thank you." over and over. that kinda how i think it will be when we see Christ. we won't have any words, just tears. thank you isn't going to be enough but that's all we'll be able to say. I'm so grateful for my Savior. 

been trying to learn more about the Holy Ghost... seriously though. not like the "how do i pay attention to His promptings" stuff. more of the WHO is He? We know He is VERY important.... questions questions questions :)

love you!!
sister barfuss

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