Kait can tell you what Ferragosto means in the missionary world... (I love that I don't have to explain all my references now because Kaitlin can just tell you.)
but usually it sucks.
This year. We had an all-day ward activity at a member's house up in the cutest little city filled with vineyards and rolling hills.
It was so much fun.
We got there at 10am all 6 missionaries rode in the member's car up to their house and helped them set up. (P.S. I saw the craziest music video and I can't get it out of my head... What does the fox say? weird.)
where we chit chatted about everything I like.
Our elders are so much fun. One has been in Pavia 5 transfers now and he's training this tiny elder who is American but lived in Wales for 5 years so he teaches us proper mint British slang. The other is really dry in the funniest way and his companion just compliments all the others so well.
We showed the members how to play baseball, which just turned into the missionaries playing baseball.
They built a crazy swing which I fell off of twice.
We ate sooooo many figs.
and they bbq'd so much meat.
We had a water ballon fight>=) where somehow it turned into a war between me and this old member and I won and now he's making us food Saturday (arancini and pizza and some other Sicilian food that I've never heard of but everyone says he's the best cook in the ward and for members to ADMIT that is saying alot).
I got sunburnt! It's raining today (Pavia is moody)
and then all 6 of the missionaries left early because we had an appointment at 8 (yeah, thats early) with Valentina and we get to wear hospital masks and it's always so much fun.
They only speak Spanish. NO ITALIAN! So I'm getting mucho bueno.
I'm not sad about leaving Italy, but I'm not excited to come home and counting the days. I think I'm in denial. It hasn't hit me that I'll come home sometime, you know?
Me and Condie are just living the life: being happy and having fun and doing missionary work.
We started teaching a Chinese girl who sings opera. I think we'll baptize her before we "die."
Best thing of the week: Anziano Salmon only wants to do the invitations for his wedding. Everything else he doesn't care about. But he's reallllyy picky about invitations, so for district meeting we made EVERYONE bring all the wedding invites they've received on their mission and then we rated them.
I took so many good pictures this week; I just have no time to send them all.
Just wait a couple of weeks, va bene?
I love you too much.
I want to go to New York sooooooo bad when I get back! Little Italy!!!!!!!!
(Email Sent - August 20, 2014)