Sunday, August 14, 2016

Weeks #76 and #77

Times flies ... it's August? 
The weather here sure reminds us it is August. At noon, it is super hot and dry, but YOU are wet because you are sweating. In the late afternoon, the wind kicks up and the dark clouds set in. Rain. The toughest thing is the roads! A lot of the roads are underdeveloped and turn into a muddy mess. Luckily, I have my boots. 

August here is also the season of "chiles en nagada" ... this specialty food is famous here, and only made in August! Basically what it is, is a big chili pepper that is stuffed with  different types of meats and cheese, then packed with nuts.

Now nuts are a problem for me (I'm allergic) but the family that made us  chiles en nagada was kind enough to make a special no-nuts batch just for me! It's pretty good and I'm hoping to eat some more while it's in season.

I mentioned Miguel Angel was baptized a bit ago. We saw him recently and talked to him about getting the priesthood. He's been attempting to share the gospel with his friends. We talked about missionary work and told him he could come and do divisions with us. We ended up teaching his mom as well.

We've been working with another couple too. Issac and Leslie. They are a young couple with two little girls, like many Mexican couples, they are not legally married. They run a shop from 8:00am - 11:00pm. EVERY day. Quite the workload! So teaching ... we are there in the shop, standing the entire time, with people walking in to buy things.

Yesterday we had an interesting experience. We were locked out of our house. We were in a rush to catch the bus to get to church when we closed the door without the keys. Ultimately, we had to go to a neighbor's and crawl through a little connecting space. That was a fun experience!

Changes are coming soon .. and entering the last six months of my mission!

*** Between Brothers ***

07312016 #76
Dear Landon, lqtm lqtm means laugh-quietly-to-myself lqtm. It's just more realistic than "lol" lqtm. Mommy is not supposed to say lol lqtm. She texted me that one time and I said, "mommies do not say lol lol!" She lol'd and told me not to say that because she will wake Daddy up. Mommy told me to write this lqtm. I love Danimals. Mommy told me to write that lqtm. She bought some and they were so good because they're like yogurt that you drink! I got a root canal last week, and I had to go back to our dentist the day after so they can do the stuff you do after a root canal stuff. My mouth was numb 3 times in a week! They had to take my bottom wire off the first time so the specialist can do the root canal. And since my wire was off for a week, it's sore rn! So yeah... lqtm lol haha ne (nose exhale) Wuv, keat

Dear Landon, keaton is the best brother ever. I wish I could be like him. He is soooo goooooood at e'rything u know? Im gonna tell mommy to tell Santa to make all my presents for Christmas into Keaton presents u know? Happy Saint Patty's day bye bye. Sencearelie Colt and coop (But it was actually Keaton)

Dear Landon, I did a lot of Pokemon stuff this week, and not much else. So I did a lot of playing on Platinum until I beat the Pokemon League, and I did. Turns out, there are 5 wandering legendaries in the game, and I just need one more. I have caught Mesprit, Zapdos, Moltres, and Cressilia. I just need Articuno now, but that will still take a while. I have also been on walks on the canal with mom to feed the ducks, and it also helps with my egg-hatching on Pokemon GO. And today my 10km egg finally hatched, and I got a Snorlax! He is one of the rarest and strongest Pokemon in the game right now, so I was really happy about it. Livi came over again, and this time she did mom's hair. She dyed it blonde... super blonde. And after that we all enjoyed some Skookie (I don't know how to spell it). Mom got some of that drinkable yogurt called Danimals. I bet you have never heard of it, but it is really good. Dad, Colton and I went to see the Secret Life of Pets. It is a really funny movie, and the cat in it totally described Oreo.      Love, Cooper

Dear Landon, actually I didn't have a basket ball game last Monday but I'm going to have one this Monday. I had a practice that wasn't fun because in the start I had a bad headache and felt like I was going to throw up. A little late in the practice I started to feel better. Just earlier, Dad, Cooper, and I saw a movie called the secret life of pets, it's hard to explain but it was really funny. On fire red, I beat the pokemon league and the game again, and my party was, Charizard, Gyradose, Rhydon, Raichu, Hitmonlee, and Alakazam. Anyway, almost nothing happened this week soooooooo, love ya man!           ColtBolt

08072016 #77
Dear Landon, I had two pretty tough games this week. In the first one, I got seven points, one of my baskets was a buzzer at the end of the game and I barely got it off. In the second game, I only got two points but I still really did good. My next game is against the hardest team in the league. I have started to play Bloons Tower Defense again, it is really fun and I like it a lot. We just had Westra waffles. We also played remikube while we were there. That is all the stuff that happened this week, well for me, anyway I love ya!          ColtBolt

Dear Landon, I spent a lot of this week on the tramp, because I made a new game. It's a mix between lava ball and basketball. The rules are kind of complicated, but I have convinced almost everybody in the house to play it. We have not been to the church in a while to play basketball, I just don't feel like it anymore. But I still have been playing a bit outside, and it is so much hotter. But I really like to sweat. It seems weird, but when I start to sweat a lot, I just feel better. I think I'm done playing Platinum, but not Pokemon GO. Cal is done because of the new update. Some people who updated the game, all of their data got erased. Unfortunately, he was one of the ones who had all of their data erased. I hatched a lot of eggs, and got a lot of new Pokemon. And whenever mom goes somewhere, I'll go along and hit the Poke Stops and catch some Pokemon. We got Wii Fit U, a few days ago, and it has more stuff than the regular Wii Fit. Like it has a new category of dance. I tried it, but it was no fun and kind of hard. And we can also register pets into it. So of course we registered Oreo and Joy. I don't think it is very accurate because the second day, it said they gained 1.1 lbs. But it was a pretty fun week.     Love, Cooper

Dear Landon, we had the Westra Waffles today and I drove us there. Dad and Cal couldn't come though. I'm getting more comfortable driving and I should be getting my license after the first quarter of school because I'm taking Driver's Ed early morning. If I were to take it during school hours, I'd also have to take an extra worthless class for the next quarter in the semester Driver's Ed is in. School is starting in about 3 weeks though. Summer went by too fast (like it always does lqtm). That means only a few more times of wave running :( Dad is wanting to take me and my friends and same with Cal. So yeah... Wuv, Keat

Dear Landon: Trek was actually really fun. I got to the church at 6:00 that Tuesday morning to leave, and at that time I really didn't wanna go you know? But you come so close with your families so fast that it doesn't matter. I also learned that we had an ancestor who was in the Martin handcart company which is really cool because with her and her family then we could be living somewhere completely different and possibly not in this church. But I was really glad I went and it was a great experience. I surprising even thought it was fun. We even did a little square dancing. To be honest it wasn't very hard it was just long. We even had a camera crew filming our group the whole time which was different. I learned that Andrew McMullin just left to his mission in the Phillipines while we were on trek when I was talking to his brothers. Ammon Maynes also got really sick and is really skinny and is back for a while until he can go back out to his mission. I also have a lot of friends for the basketball team who have their calls and are leaving. It's just crazy how fast time flies and soon enough I'll be leaving. I miss you so much and can't wait for you to be home. Callahan.

  • Dear Colton: Dang, the superleage is quite tough! Good that you still enjoy it. BTD never gets old, right? They haven't made a 6th one yet? Rumicube! I had to think about that when I read it, what is that again? I think my mind went to Rubik'sCube, but that is completely different!
  • Dear Cooper: Isn't it ridiculously hot outside to be jumping on the tramp? I'll have to try out your new game with you when I get home. You like to sweat? I HATE sweating! Oh well, personal preferences. Pokemon Go keeps going on. It has hit here in Mexico as well. We'll be on the buses and see people playing. Is it still just the 151 Pokemon, or are there more now? Wii Fit U ... I remember Wii Fit, and it being quite fun.
  • Dear Keaton: I remember being so nervous the first time driving out to Grandma's house. So if you are taking driver's ed early in the morning, do you have seminary during the day? I do remember many of my friends complaining about that extra "worthless" class. I took driver's ed during the summer. Take advantage of these last few weeks. Love Susie and Roxy all you can.
  • Dear Callahan: I remember the trek feelings. It is very true though, you bond with your "families" so fast. Question: Who was your Ma&Pa? I don't really know any of the youth your age, but as they had the older kids being the "parents" I might know some of the "oldies" like myself. We never ended up with a movie of our experience, never even saw many pictures! Andrew McMullin, Parker Littlewood .. gone on missions! Who else of that "generation" is left? Too bad about Ammon, our ward has had quite a few missionaries who have had to return early. Knock on wood! You are the next generation. Be prepared!

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