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Thursday, March 24, 2011

7 more weeks.....

Want to know something funny? I have only had my call for 2 weeks. It literally feels like I have had it for a good couple months. haha. Last Saturday I went shopping for the very first time. I think it overwhelmed me a bit. My first stop was the Sister Missionary Mall! There were 2 other customers, a mother and a daughter. Just so happens this girl is leaving for New Hampshire Manchester on May 11! How crazy is that?! She is going to be my future companion. haha. Kind of funny how that works. Well I find that I can shop easiest for accessories instead of actual clothes i.e. sewing kits, shoes, toiletries. . . I just wanted to look around first and see all of my options before I start buying things. But I did buy my SHOES! I didn't want those bulky sis. miss. shoes everybody wears. I would rather have them look cute. Yes vain, I know. But what can I say? .... I find that it is fun to go shopping even though it is over whelming. I don't have a lot of stuff but so far I have: 2 pairs of shoes, a toiletry bag, luggage, my immunizations, books, and a messenger back. . . I know what blanket and sheets I want. So thats a plus. Now I just have to go buy them. I still have a lot to do. and only 7 weeks to do it in!

Whats super stressful is my 2 farewell talks. the 17th and 24th of April. Its funny how that makes me more nervous than going on an mission does. But it will be fun and I am excited. May 11th.... Here I come!!!

Until later,
Sister Huntsman

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Mission Call: New Hampshire Manchester Mission

As I wake up a couple times in the night on Wednesday the 8th, I would get so giddy that I would have to tell myself to calm down and go back to bed. This happened a couple of times. I just knew I was getting my call today. When my alarm clock went off at 7 am, I didn't feel like going to work. haha. Who would anyway? But unfortunately I had to go in.... So I get to work
and my attention span is as a 3 year old. I am pretty sure it was my least productive day in the history of working at Fishbowl. By the time 2 o'clock came I was jittery as can be. I happen to live in an unlucky neighborhood. My mail man doesn't come until 3pm! Naturally my day went by slow. My boss eventually just told me to leave and he didn't have to tell me that more than once. haha. As I'm driving home with my sister Heidi, we get a phone call from her husband saying my mom is walking up the drive way holding a letter in the air. Luckily we were only a couple blocks away. It took all of my energy to not force the speedometer to go higher.

(my real call below)
Can you believe that I didn't immediately run into my house screaming like a maniac? Well I think I might have. The funny thing is there were 2 white large envelopes that looked exactly the same and were both in my name. There was one problem... The 1st one was an insurance paper the 2nd one was my mission call. My mother thought it would be hilarious to give me the insurance paper and say it was my call. So I run into my house I grab on to my call and jump up and down. I was so confused because it didn't say it was from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. That's when I realized my REAL call was sitting on the couch. I am pretty sure I punched my mom in the arm. haha. Isn't life just so great? I was so excited. I knew that I had my call and felt like I could wait now for a second and take in the moment while Heidi sets up the camera and my mom wakes up my dad. Don't you fret.... I did smell it! haha. I thought maybe I would be able to tell where I would be going. um.... That didn't work at all. Want to see my initial reaction? Well... YOU can :) because I am a genius and had Heidi record it. Watch below.

So there you have it! I have been called to New Hampshire Manchester Mission. The cool thing about this is, it covers 5 states. Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and a little bit of Massachusetts and New York. I hear they eat a lot of seafood which will be a bit of a challenge but come on?! If that's all I have to worry about I will be fine! I am so grateful for this opportunity and for the experience and knowledge I will gain. I leave May 11th. That is only 2 months. I am so excited and so ready for this next step in my life to begin. It just feels so surreal that I have been called by my Heavenly Father to do His will and now I just have to wait to report to the MTC.

Life is soooo good!

until later,
Sister Huntsman

Friday, March 4, 2011


I have this habit of naming all inanimate objects. I find that I will not lose them as often and I create a connection with them. So when they pass on I will remember them. I drive this awesome green car. He is scary thats why I call him the Green Monster. Although he really is just a sweet nice guy who is getting old. But on his eye brows (wind shield wipers) there is a little flap that does its own thing, I call him Ted. So that he won't bug me when he makes noises (I find that easier to deal with). Recently my sister gave her previous car, Boris, up for adoption. And then adopted Lars (the exact same Jeep but diff year). So that he will last longer. I have had Squishy a phone, Summer Days an ipod, Sunset another phone, Snow White my computer, Blackie another ipod (shown in image below), and many more that would take me years to tell you all the things I've named. My recent collection is a new phone! It has taken me a couple days to figure out what his name is. It is ZEPTER (he is in the image to the left)! How I got his name you ask? Well, I was working and I get this list of company names everyday that I have to hand out to some of the salesmen and there was a company named Zepter. I immediately new that was his name. It just fits. Plus its kind of like Vector from Despicable Me. Zepter is a super villain (almost as cool as Megamind). I do have to thank Heidi and Robert for giving me Zepter. It was a great gift!

Zepter and I will have lots of adventures with each other. I have already dropped him, yelled at him, and I'm sure he has done the same with me. While talking to all his cell phone buddies. He will be my last phone before my 18 months of electronic-free life well, to an extent. haha. But I do have to say that sounds really great to leave all my friends home and forget them for a little while. It is a good thing they really don't have emotions after all.

until later,