Tuesday, September 24, 2013

September 23, 2013


Father, 

No hard feelings. I was informed by a few individuals that the ol cougs were once again defeated by the mighty indians this last Saturday. That's fun that you and Goose got to attend though. I don't think I've ever been to a college football game. Only been to an NFL game. Which was pretty fun. It's a lot easier to watch on tv though where they zoom in instead of watching from the nosebleeds. That's cool you saw one of my little buddies. Did he have dark hair or lighter hair? That'll indicate which one it was ha. I heard about the loss of the Aggies as well. That was pretty disheartening sounds like they were just right there once again... Gall darn they just can't win a big one. But ya deal with what you got. That's too bad the wasps lost... I miss playin foozball for the mighty wasps.. Gosh I can't believe it's been 3 years since I was on that little squad. Gosh it's weird. Hopefully they win this weekend. The reception's gonna have a chocolate fountain huh? That'll be delightful. It's official when you got a chocolate fountain. That's impressive that Nic has lost that much weight on the ol medifast diet. How did she find out about the magicfast deal? Their products aren't exactly delightful, and they're rather expensive, but hey if it works it works. Sounds like I'm not missing anything as far as the NFL goes though so that's always a delight. How's the Eagles doing? I heard they've lost a couple if I'm not mistaken. 

Sounds like things have been pretty slow around the happy valley. People are finally starting to forget about the ol boy in Bakersfield. Haven't heard much from anyone except for Larissa pretty much. I need to write her back. But other then that all my buddy's have done their own thing. Kelso and I correspond weekly through e-mail, but that's about it. Out of sight out of mind haha it's all good though I don't have time to write people anyways. I still need to write Brycer back too. When does he head to the MTC I would imagine it's probably going to be soon. Tell Goose good luck in the big game tomorrow. I'm sure they'll have a blast as well. It's kinda weird the kids are getting old. Says a lot about the age of their parents haha. I've actually had a couple people who have told me you are young when they ask how old your parents are. We ate dinner with a family the other night, and we asked if they were born and raised Bakersfielders and they said no. So we asked where they were from and Sister Hawley said, "Oh a little place called Richfield Utah if you know where that is" I was like you bet I know Richfield that's where my dad grew up, she asked what your name was and I told her and she goes "oh I know Bryan, and Matt and Trish" She actually dated Matt a couple times haha her name is Shellie Mackelby. I don't know if that's how you spell it. But sounds like her and Aunt Trish were pretty close in age and her husband grew up close to Richfield and went to South Severe. His name is John Hawley. He knows uncle Matt and dated Trish a couple times as well. They graduated like ten years before you. So they told me to tell you hello. We made a couple jokes that we were almost family so it was fun haha.

That's probably the most exciting thing that's happened to us. Transfers went smoothly. Just a couple slip ups and some misinformation. But other than that it was a good transfer. We spent a long time last week in the office updating and getting things finalized from the transfer so that was good. Elder Henderson and I get to put on a training for all the District Leaders and Zone Leaders. So that'll be a good time. We'll see how receptive everyone is. It should be pretty good for the most part but we have a couple individuals who like to be smart alics and think they're funny know it alls... Patience is something I need to work on a little bit more haha. So that'll be good. We have a couple families in the ward that have a lot of potential for inviting their friends which we are really leaning on happening cause we haven't had a lot of time to work in the area. But this transfer should be a little better. Elder Cook is coming to the Palmdale Stake Conference in a couple weeks. Elder Christofferson is coming to the South Bakersfield Stake Conference in about a month, and Elder Golden is coming to tour the mission the same time that Elder Christofferson is coming. So maybe if we're lucky we'll meet a couple apostles and spend a decent amount of time with a member of the seventy. 

But that's about all I got for ya. Hope the week goes well. I got the pictures that Nic sent. Gotta tell Kara to stop hashtagging. It's so lame... Haha but I love you very much and hope that the reception goes well! Tell everyone I love and miss them!!! 

Sincerely,

Elder Scott

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

September 9, 2013

Dad,

Well I certainly appreciate your diligence on the e-mail side of things. I always appreciate being informed of the happenings in the familia. I'm sure DLand was quite the adventure and a blast as always. I'll be excited when I get my DLand T-shirt. Had to set a missionary straight last night cause he was calling Ham from Toy Story mr. Porky or something so we gave him the what for haha. Of all things to correct a missionary on and it's what he's calling Disney characters. The Regan library is super sweet. It's too bad you didn't make it for the Disney exhibit at the beginning of the year. I'm sure you saw a lot of the stuff at Disneyland though. I love Simi Valley. If I had to live in California it'd probably be Simi Valley. Just got the e-mail about the slacks. That's fine no worries. I tell Elder Henderson that every day is the day for new slacks and then come into the office to find nothing haha now we know why.

That's an interesting thought to have about the pioneers while going 85 mph down the freeway with the a/c and delightful music ringing through your ears... Must've been hard to make that 9 hour trek haha. I always think back to the trek as a missionary. I believe if I'm not mistaken that the next trek is coming up the summer I get home. Maybe I'll volunteer to help out with that little shindig when it happens. We'll see.

Heard about the big Cougars taking the W over Texas. I was pretty pleased with that. I'm sure President Wilson is as well. He's a die hard Cougs fan. Also good to hear the rest of the teams worth watching in Utah also did well. It's always a delight to hear that Wasatch is winning games. I don't know anything about Ogden's team but they've never really been a big name in sports as far as I'm concerned. So we'll see what happens against some of the other programs they'll be playing against. Goose will be fine. Just tell him not to run into anyone with his head down and mess up his neck as a linebacker haha. I did that too a pretty heavy set kid when I was a freshman and threw off my back a little bit. So those are no bueno.

We had a lot of garbage this week in the mission. I'll pretty much leave it at that as far as comments go though haha. You think people grow up and get a little more mature as they get older, especially as they represent Jesus Christ in all that they do. But alas, not the case in many instances. I've been very disappointed in a lot of missionaries lately. Not like my opinion really matters for much but it's awfully frustrating some of the stuff that goes on these days. Always makes you wonder why they do the things they do. Probably just a lack of understanding I guess, that seems to be the issue in most cases... So I could write a little more but it wouldn't really be edifying or uplifting in many instances haha. But thank you so much for meeting my every wish and desire. It means a lot. I love and miss you all very much and am so grateful that I have you all as my family. Even though Kara already forgot my name. But it's all good!! I'll talk to you soon! If anything comes up let me know. I'll talk to you soon!
 
Love,

Elder Scott

September 15, 2013

What is up with it?

Well it's just been a blow out weekend in the sports world. That's too bad the U hasn't been any good since the Fiesta Bowl... But what do you do? Glad Goose is having a fun time tossing the pig skin around. Just tell him to work harder then everybody else and it'll pay off. We watched the Mormon Message about Tyler Haws yesterday in Gospel Essentials and it was pretty cool. He wasn't a natural at the game of basketball and he and his dad did drill after drill in the summer trying to get him ready and now he's a star. Pretty motivational stuff. Tyler's cousin was in the Ventura mission while I was there. His name is Gavin. He's a pretty good baller too. We played a bit when I was in Pismo Beach cause he was one of my zone leaders at the time. So that's kind of a cool little connection. I love hearing that Wasatch is winning. Is Joe Kelson on the squad again this year? I might have already asked you that question. We've thought about making jokes at President hinting towards us coming to watch the BYU game with him at his house... We'll see if that pans out haha. He'll be watching that one for sure. He's an avid Y fan. He reminds me a lot of you to be honest. So you better watch it. Next thing you know you'll be mission president somewhere haha. 

As far as golf gear goes, I think just a couple shirts for Christmas would be much obliged. That way I'll have some nice attire to go in when I get home. Outside of that I don't really need anything though. Maybe some balls. I don't know how many I was able to leave in my bag. Got a bad habit of losing those when I go out haha. I did get the e-mail about the pants. I'll eagerly await there arrival. I'm excited to be looking fresh as ever. I'll let ya know how they fit and etc. 

I'm not going to lie, I'm extremely exhausted. This last week was interesting. Tuesday morning we got up at about 4:30 am to run some refrigerators down to Lancaster in order to help the housing coordinator over there. Then we came home did our daily activities and we find out some stuff we thought we had ordered to come over here ended up down there. So that night at about 10:00 pm we ended up having to drive back down to Lancaster to go pick up those beds. So we get there about midnight. We get up at about 5:15 the next day to get everything squared away that morning and drop it off at our house so the office staff can have the truck and trailer back to take care of putting together apartments for the day. Then we ended up helping them put together apartments all day and we had to put together all our bunk beds and stuff. Then the days following involved getting everything ready for transfer meeting and trying to figure all that stuff out. We picked up the new missionaries today and we currently have about 16 of them sitting at our house right now waiting for tomorrow... So it's been a long couple weeks. Good though, always good to be busy. Elder Henderson and I will be staying together this transfer. He is my first two transfer companion I've had since my trainer. So that'll be fun to work with him again for another transfer. I'm pretty excited about it. Hopefully we'll see more miracles and try to help people come into the church by way of baptism... That'd be nice. You can always pray! But I'm going to run. I love and miss you all very much. Hope everything goes well this week and that the dreaded turkey case continues to provide the family with clothes to wear and food to eat! Talk to you soon!!

Love,

Elder Brady Scott