On Monday, we went ice skating and that was soooooo much fun! Didn't fall! Knock on wood! Poor Sister Lassen fell 12 times! Not too fun! One of the Elders tried to teach me how to skate backwards...that didn't really work out at all hahahaha That night we went caroling with our ward. We had set up 5 groups and a list of people to go carol to and we passed out 26 He is the Gift cards for people to go on the website and understand the true meaning of Christmas! Such a great website if you haven't gone to see IT, go NOW!!! Like stop reading and do it!............Did you do it?! okay cool! hahaha!
Tuesday we spent most of the day helping the Cuellars get stuff out of the house and try to save stuff that wasn't smoke damaged! The smell of a burnt house brought back so many memories of helping other people at home with their houses. It's always a sad thing to see people loose their houses, especially the Sunday before Christmas! We went and got her a food order from the Bishops store house! We got creative when we took the food up to their hotel room. We tied the bags to the top bar of those luggage trolleys. hahahaha It was funny! I reminded myself of my dad! hahaha Sorry Dad! It's a good thing! hahahaha love you!!!! :D! Then we went to the IRC and helped organize a ton of donations there. So the day was full of service and we were exhausted!
Wednesday we went back over to Juanitas to help her pack up and get rid of things from her garage that didn't get hit by the fire or smoke, thankfully! It was soooo dang cold! We were able to take a full trailer of stuff to DI and another one of just garbage to the dump! Oh, how I miss going to the dump! Go a head and sing the song, Jim! Then we had a great night with the Spjutes for Christmas Eve! And we were talking about how I wouldn't have a white Christmas. Then an hour later, it snows a ton! It was quite awesome! So we had a white Christmas after all!!!!
For Christmas, we opened our presents with Sister Wilkes at 6 30 am and I made Sister Lassen take pictures of everything for her mommy! hahaha Tami would be so proud of me! It was a great reminder of how much my family really means to me! I was sitting with Sister Wilkes as Sister Lassen was showering and she told me how much she wishes that I will find someone as positive and sweet as I am. She is so awesome! Then we sat there crying together as we looked at a picture of her and her deceased husband! It was a great moment! The Yoders invited us over to their house for Christmas breakfast, where we had grits and eggs and they gave us presents! It was really sweet! We also had Breakfast with President and Sister Winder, which was really fun and really sweet of them to have us over! I might get a picture next week to send for that! We had dinner at 2 with the Laytons and man I wasn't hungry for the rest of the day! hahha Sister Layton is amazing, absolutely love her! Then we played games over at the Longhursts and laughed till we couldn't breath!
We got to Skype and MAN THAT was the best gift ever! I love my family sooooo much! I hope they know that! I even got a surprise of seeing McKayla there! love you guys so much! This week has been such a great week full of love and family! I love you all so much and I hope the best for everyone!!!!!
<3 Sister Ashley Clawson
Helping at Juanitas!
Santa and brother Spjute!
I will send more pictures to ma so she can put on my blog! love you all!!!!!