Wednesday, 28 December 2011

28 December 2011

How was your Christmas? Mine was amazing as you have read in my previous e-mail. I am again using the sticking keyboard sorry for that.

First off today I have a new district I am in the same zone but I am the only one left in my district so I went with a new one. I am sad that The Elders have gone they have become some of my closest friends. It is strange how being with someone everyday all day for 9 weeks does to you.

Okay so my new mailbox number is 213... Send any more mail that way. If you have already sent it don't worry I will still get it!

So the New sisters in the district are sweethearts. Hermana Buchanan is funny and loves to joke around and do 'impressions' she is allot of laughs. Hermana Eyestone is an absolute sweety. Shorter than me but full of spunk. Hermana Petersen is amazing and is just all around sweet.

I know I am not talking about much. But the days here seem to bleed into the next. A strange sensation but true none the less.

So what does Thomas look like I am yet to receive a picture. I got your card the yesterday Mum and Daddy. I loved it! And Nichole thank you again for the package.

How is work going for you Mamma? And How is Ziggie's?

Nauvoo seems like a distant memories now. I know that I am not the same person I was when I left. I am not shy anymore. and love teaching others about the gospel. there are few times that I am not wanting to talk. Surprisingly I have actually lost weight while here. I love the exerciser program they have here. I plan on continuing it through my mission and life. I feel so much healthier now.

I have gained so many friendships here, some are harder to see leave than others but it is so much fun.

Okay I am not talking about much. Oh by the way my hiccups are still an issue big surprise there. But I am going to make notice of when I have issues because of my medication and do as much as I can on my own. I HATE MEDICATION!!! Okay hate is a strong word but I greatly dislike it.

Well I am going to go love you much and wish you well!
Hna. Ziegler

Sunday, 25 December 2011

25 December 2011

So today has been amazing. We have had an amazing morning. We got to watch the Mormon tabernacle choir on their Christmas morning music and the spoken word. It was so pretty. Then we had an MTC wide sacrament meeting. Wow! I will just say Wow! The spirit was so strong during that meeting. I am sorry to admit but due to my medication I slept through the first talk. What I did hear of it It sounded amazing. Guess who the main speaker was? David A. Bednar came and spoke to us. What an amazing talk. He talked to us of being converted to God and Jesus Christ ans the importance of doing so; not just having a testimony of it. He expounded on that by telling us we needed to strive to have the character of Christ. Of putting off the natural man and looking outward always and not inward as the cookie monster and Say constantly I want cookie and I want cookie now! THAT IS NOT THE POINT! We are to strive to serve our fellow man and by doing so we find ourselves quite by accident.
It was an amazing talk I don't have my 'small plates' with me otherwise I would share more.

I loved last night,the Christmas eve program went like this-
We had a nativity play with the scriptures in Luke being read by elders and it being acted out. Was funny to see how some of the Elders were dressed up for it!

After we got to watch a Christmas Carol. Okay so My hiccups were perfectly timed during that. Right before Jacob Marley shows up in Ebenezer bed-room it was very intense feeling right. Well I hiccuped very loudly and several of the people sitting next to me including Elder Pimentel! He jumped so high it was funny! Told not to do that I scared him. Then it happened a few more times in the intense parts of the movie. And No I can not do these on purpose! But it was funny.

After wards in the residence hall. I went around and gave almost all of the sisters a hug ! IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!

Nichole I loved receiving your package! did the girls pick out some of it? I loved the Princess nails. and Cranky is hilarious!!! If Mum and Daddy sent me a package I have not received it yet. And Mariah sent me an early one! I also got a package from Alyssa I loved it!

I needed another Journal mine is about half way full and I am not yet out of the MTC! Wow allot is happening in my life. I have changed so much. I am much more open now! As a Solo sister in the MTC it is interesting! We got new sisters in the Zone on wed. Their names are Hna. Eyestone, Hna. Peterson, Hna. Buchanan. They are absolute sweet hearts! I love them! So I am sad. Elders Sanchez, Pimentel, and Miller leave on Tuesday but I plan on writing them during their missions. I now have three adopted brothers! So when they leave I am going into the next oldest district. It will be interesting to get used to at first but all will be well!

I have received many Christmas cards this last week. I thank all who have sent them and apologize for not sending anything back I have not had the time these last few weeks with Doctor appointments. I don't have one till the 4th then i hopefully hear for sure that i am leaving for the field the next week.
Con Amor,
Hna. Ziegler

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

21 December, 2011

Merry Christmas my family!

So I had quite the adventure this morning. I had clicked on the new look for my e-mail and then i kept getting a popup that said unauthorized page. Then I could not get into my e-mails. It was not fun. Then I went to the help desk live chat on the computer told them what happened and they fixed it but they needed me to go up to their office to restart my e-mail. Pero (but) I was in the middle of drying my slips and most of my skirts so i waited till that was done got everything to my room and changed then went and restarted my e-mail so I can do this! Oh what an adventure on P-day morning at the MTC!

So My week has been interesting. So I start taking my meds. twice a day today. I also go to the neurologist for a check-up. I have an appointment tomorrow with the MTC doctor.It is going to be interesting. My Meds have been making me very sleepy. I fell asleep in the middle of sacrament meeting on Sunday,The branch presidencies wives are worried about me and hope that it is just my body needing to get used to the medication. I sincerely hope so. I was falling asleep in class the other day. The Elders thought it was funny because they know that it is the medication and not me!

Oh I think I forgot to tell you Elder Pimentel can imitate my Hiccups. In his own words I haves sporadic Hiccups and he has Sporadic mocking! Very funny!!! Funny thing is that they sound almost perfect that I get blamed for them once in awhile unless I hiccup right before.

So I am looking forward to today, The zone gets more Hermanas today!!!! So I get to sleep in my room again! Since I am now a "Solo" sister I have to be escorted everywhere by either the Elders or sister depending on what the activity is! So I am excited!

Oh so Hermana Probst and Collins left Monday morning I was sad but I still don't cry easily. But if I could I would have!

So I want to say that I love you all and I need Nichole's e-mail and pictures of the new little one! I will be sending Christmas letters to everyone! Eric's may be late I want to make sure my Spanish is correct! ;) So I am going way over my time today because of this mornings adventure! But I hope that all is well with you.
So if you could send me address of family members to write this next year during my mission! I would love to write but I don't have very many people to write! So this is all that I can say for today I will write more later and let you know how everything is going and maybe some stories that you can put in the blog.

Love you- Tu Amo
Hermana Ziegler
p.s. Have a very blessed and joyful Christmas!

Thursday, 15 December 2011

15 Dec. 2011

A note to everyone!!!!!

Due to some medical testing Diana will be remaining in the MTC until January 9th.

Any Christmas packages you wish to send her must be received at the MTC by Dec. 23rd.

She is very down about having to stay longer so it would be nice if everyone would send her cards and gifts to lift her spirits.

Thank you.
Jo Ellen

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

14 Dec. 2011

So Today I will hopefully hear either way if I am staying or going! Praying for the going!

So Daddy I have no Idea where my order confirmation number is. I looked last night and did not find it. I will look again but am not sure. I will pray about it. I know that it was a target within Spokane. Mariah may be able to help with that!

So Have you written your conversion story yet? I would really like to read it. Same with Mom's!

I was so Happy to hear about the baby! Thomas Micheal is such a cute name! Nichole thank you for writing. It is so good to hear from you! I am hoping to send Miriam a birthday card soon. So what day specifically was it that he was born? how are there little ones? They excited for Christmas?

Hey Mariah, How is life? Would you be able to help Daddy with the issues with my bike? They need the store info. And I don't remember what I did with the confirmation number. It seems months ago.

I am excited yet extremely nervous to be leaving the MTC. And Thank you bunches for the package. You get a great huge hug from me!

Mama I am so happy to hear that you are half way done with school, so exciting!

So the MTC is quite the place you more about yourself and the gospel hear then I could of imagined. I feel that I am getting so much closer to the person I want to be at this time in my life. I also feel so much closer to the Lord. Even though I have been in this spirit filled place, Satan still tries his hardest to tempt and sway me. So I do my best to stay close to Heavenly Father and pray what seems some days constantly but I now have a closer relationship with my heavenly Father.

The language is becoming more understandable. My goal this last week was to hold a 10 minute conversation in Spanish only. And I did it with barely any help. (The help was in conjugating the words right). But I feel that I have grown so much in my Spanish because of it! My writing needs work but I have found some people to write plus Eric while on my mission to get better with that.

So my time is about up. But I will write what I find out in a letter later today! pray for me will you!

I have plenty of letters to write and I wish you my family love and luck through out your week.
Hermana Ziegler

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

So Mariah-
Thank you so much for the package. It brightened my day! I love everything! How did you know what to send.
Anyway to the family! I am feeling down this week. It seems that all my appointments are annoying my companions and get irradiated with me. I am trying to figure out what is going on but it does hurt a little to be treated like that.

So this is how I have been feeling this week. Like I am the invisible person in the trio. But all will be well. Going to the temple as soon as I am done here. So I am hoping that I will feel better after.

So I had an MRI the other day. Normal brain. Talked to a psychologist yesterday. I had an EMG today felt really weird. I have an EEG tomorrow. So I will write and keep you updated. By the way Daddy they have eliminated stress as the problem. I have been doing this since I was sixteen. And when I am nervous I play with my fingers. Same with stress. So I am hoping to be done with this soon.

So I really would like the address's I asked for on the letter. I want and feel like I should write them during this time in my life.

Daddy I really want to have a written copy of your conversion story. It is important to me!

I am being hurried.

I had an appointment this morning.

Oh you will get a kick out of this. One of our investigators told us that she believed the Catholic church, and our church was true. We had to explain the apostasy all over again and the proper authority and how it works. Kind of overwhelming.

I have to go now!

I LOVE YOU ALL! Please write a little more often this week, I need the comfort!

I will write a letter later,
Hermana Ziegler