Monday, August 17, 2009

Opening the Call...

Last evening I opened my call in front of a bunch of my family and friends. So, here's a video of me actually opening my mission call. [Feel free to laugh at the fact that I couldn't even say the name of my mission. That's what happens when you don't read it before you start trying to say it.]

It meant a whole lot to me that my friends and family came to support me.
My family.
The Gourleys.
Lauren Hoffman.
Sara Oba.
Jodi Taylor.
Jenni Hoffman.
Ram, Ann, and Destinee Hoffman.
The Haffners.
Candi McGregor.
Nicole and Sam Fuller.
Christi Jefferson.
Breanne Davis.
Alex Lindner.
Amy Jensen.
Pat and Diane's family.
Elder Stoker and Elder Valentine.
Rex and Lanell Thorne.
Tracy Thorne.
Jeff and Kristin Maki.
Danielle Redding.
Megan Bradford [via messanger].
Brett Griffiths [via messanger].
The Likes family [via phone].
Stefanie Hoffman [via phone].

I'm so sorry if I forgot anyone. It's hard trying to remember all those people! I still love you!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

It's Here!

I've always thought that I've had bad timing. With everything. School, boys, etc. And this Thursday proved to be no exception. My family and I were going down to Nauvoo because my first roommate was getting married and I wanted to go. Having gotten my endowments taken out in St. Paul on Wednesday, I was actually able to go in. But anyways, we left for Nauvoo at 5 a.m. Thursday morning. Clare and the kids spent the night and in the morning, went to get the mail. And do you know what came? A big, white envelope addressed to Sister Samantha Sue Pleshek. She called me and told me and I absolutely freaked out! I wanted to turn around immediately and go open it. I even made her get on the webcam and show me the envelope that I've been waiting so long to have.

So, I've been carrying the call around with me all day since I've gotten home this evening. And it still remains unopen. I'm opening it tomorrow at 4:30, right before the YSA fireside at our house. I'm beyond exciting and the envelope will probably sleep with me in my bed tonight. Sorry for all of those who have been waiting to're just going to have to wait a little bit longer. And trust me, it can't be killing you as much as it's killing me.

Here it is!

Me in front of the first MTC in Nauvoo

Sunday, August 2, 2009

They're In!

Dad submitted my papers to Salt Lake Headquarters this evening. I should be getting my call sometime in the next few weeks! I'm pumped! I'm hoping that I'll have my call by the time I go to Tamara's wedding. I want to go through the temple in Nauvoo, so I hope I have it by then. But anyways, I couldn't be more excited to take the next step in my life.
All that's left now is to get my call.