Yep.....here's Emily's report card for the semester. I'm taking her to Krispy Kreme soon cuz with every "A" she gets she gets a free donut. She works hard for her good grades and I'm very proud of her!!!!
Hey mommers, hey so the new area is pretty good. However I did not get to see the norther lights. We heard about them, however they were usually happening while we were sleeping so we weren't able to see them :( Oh well hopefully I'll be able to see them before I leave here. Rovaniemi is a pretty good place however its really cold. And biking in that weather is really not very fun at all. but I'm starting to get used to the cold so its really not too bad and I think I'll live, but I guess we'll see. I'm not too sure what all they have up there up pretty much anything that you can think of they'll probably have so, just let me know what you want.. or what you think you might want, and I'll look for it. So I'm not sure if i know a Megan xxxx... I'm racking my brain to think of anyone with that name and I cant think of anyone... Anyway, the ward here is a pretty good size, roughly 35-40 people, which is way better than the 10 in Savonlinna, haha. But yeah that's really all that's going on here but I hope that you have a great week and I love and miss you a ton!!! Rakkaudella, Vanhin Nate Peck
I did not get to see the northern lights this last week. We were told they they usually came out at 2 or 3 in the morning and it had to be clear sky's so we just never got to see them. Hopefully before I leave I'll be able to see them though.
Rovaniemi is a pretty good city and is really cold, haha. We have to bike everywhere we go and it really gets pretty cold sometimes. I'm sure I look pretty funny when I'm biking with my huge hat on under my helmet, but who cares it keeps me warm! Rovaniemi is actually a pretty populated area and there is even a university here, The University of Lapland. So its pretty nice and there are a lot of young people running around so that's way nice. The ward here is a pretty good size, there are about 35-40 members. So for Finland its pretty good. And as far as a dialect, there is one but its really not too bad or noticeable, so its not too hard to understand people.
Well that's really about all but thanks for everything, and yes I did get the 20€ Thanks a TON!! I hope you have a great week and I love and miss you a ton!!1 Rakkaudella, Vanhin Nate Peck
Look at what we found today in the Deseret News!!!! A book review on Steve's book, "Scholar of Moab". I could have scanned it but I wanted to take a picture of it so it looks more like it's from the paper....with other headlines peeking in. It's a great article. And a great picture of Steve. :)
At the beginning of the month I went to the "skin" Dr for my 6 month check up. He cut out a couple of spots on my arms and then told me to get these 2 creams for my face. He said I had a lot of pre-cancer on my face and these creams would take care of them. I use them at night for 4 weeks. I've been using them for just over 3 weeks and my face is red and sore. That's what it's suppose to do but I have sore red blotches on my face.....especially my nose. A couple of my friends have the same pre-cancer and are doing the same treatment and we all look pretty pathetic. No pictures for a while. I only have 5 more applications on my very tender face and then I'm done!!!
Look what we got in the mail? Steve put our blog together and made it into 2 books for last year....January-June and July-December. We now have a total of 6 of them and they are so fun to look through. It's like a family journal and photo album all in one. I highly recommend everyone doing this. :)
Well we got change calls and I'm leaving Savonlinna and am going to Rovaniemi!!!!!! (That's where Santa lives) I'm not going to lie I'm pretty excited to got there. However it is going to be RIDICULOUSLY COLD. Haha. So we'll see if I live through the next 3 months ;) I was also thinking if anyone wants any Finland souvenirs that would be the place to get them, so if anyone wants anything they can let me know what they want and then give me the money (or you the money and you could throw it in my account) for it and I can get it for them... so if you want you can spread the word about that! Oh and I'll also try to remember to get you my new address next week so that you can start sending letters and things there. Well other than that not too much is going on here. Things have been going good, and its been a little bit colder however I haven't gotten into the thermal stage yet so that's good. However I'm sure that once I go to Roi (as it is called by missionaries) I'll be using them a lot more. haha.. Well thats really about all for right now but thanks for everything and I love and miss you a ton!!!!!
Vanhin Nate Peck
P.S. I'm going to be serving with an Elder Dastrup. He is actually from Linden and when to PG high school... so that's pretty cool :)
Sounds like you had a good trip to Africa. And I hope that you are recovering from the long flight alright. However it sounds like the flight really wasn't too bad and was actually rather enjoyable!
Things here are going pretty good. We got our change calls the other day and I going to be leaving Savonlinna and going to Rovaniemi! I'm pretty excited about that, and if I'm going to be able to see the Northern Lights during my mission it'll be while I'm there. So that's pretty exciting.
Other than that not too much has been going one here in Savonlinna. We had a pretty average week, however it was probably one of our better weeks. We were able to teach more people than we usually do. So that was really nice.
Well that's really about all for now but I hope you have a great week and I love and miss you!!
Tonight was the last performance of the Labyrinth. Emily did an incredible job!! And the dreaded mask in the ballroom scene that I was soooo worried about......went perfectly!! It stayed on and in place!
It was a great show and all the dancers and performers did an amazing job!!!!
Hey mommers, Wow that's funny that you sent another one... haha... I guess now I'll just have two. haha. So things here are going pretty good. Yesterday morning when we were studying we got a phone call from the first councillor in the ward and he informed us that none of the priesthood leaders would be able to come to church, so one of us had to conduct sacrament meeting. So Yesterday in our small little branch I got to conduct SM. I honestly had NOOOO idea what the heck I was doing but it went okay and I didn't screw up too bad. I did accidentally have one member excommunicated but.... we're not working on getting that fixed. Just kidding but it was a pretty cool experience. Other than that tho not too much is going on here. That's way cool that, that guy is going to Finland! Finland is an awesome place and he's going to love it! Oh so random fact... you should probably be getting my flight plans here in the next 4-5 weeks... maybe 6 I don't really know. I just know that you get them in my second to last change (which starts next week). So you should be getting those soon and you'll have give me all that info cuz i don't get them till my last change.... So that's pretty exciting. Anyway that's really about everything... But I hope you have a great week and I love and miss you a ton!!! Rakkaudella, Vanhin Nate Peck
While Steve is gone I got two quilts done. One for Asher and one for Darci. They're rag quilts that I got off of pineterest. I think they turned out really cute and wasn't that hard to do. I had to make them while Steve is gone cuz he hates the sound of the sewing machine. :) Steve is still hanging in there in Africa. He's still not sleeping very good. Jet lag can really suck!! They went out into the field today. The guy he works with told him to watch out for vipers. Steve didn't know what that meant. Come to find out they are wasps nests. So he was on the look out. Also I made sure he packed a epi-pen just in case so he had that with him too.....Good man!!! Emily had another performance this afternoon at the PG Library. I'm going to try and get some video of her dances.