December 14, 2015
I know you've been DYING to hear all the adventures involving our car this last week, so stay tuned!
We went to the car dealership (which is on the other side of town) 4 TIMES this week. We get a call telling us our car was finished and ready to be picked up. So we go, drop off the rental, get our car and drive home. We smelled something funny, but we figured it was just BO from the workers getting in and out of our car, but it kept getting stronger. Then a bunch of smoke erupts out of the hood of the car as we pull off the freeway. Turns out they had no record of what they fixed after having our car for a week and made it worse. So we waited at a gas station for the tow truck to come to get the car and drop us off at our next appointments house. But, despite all that, we managed to have our lesson with Lara, who got BAPTIZED this Saturday!
So we got this Mom car from the dealership to use, we go back home only to have them call us and tell us we need to switch cars, so we go BACK and get this bright red Cruze. Then that evening they call and tell us our car will be ready the next day, so we go in and wait for 3 hours only to have them tell us it STILL isn't ready, and gave us a FOURTH rental car. Which we still have. We'll see if they get it right this time. We spent 10 hours there this week alone.
|Getting car fixed at dealership|
BUT, back to Lara's baptism! It was such an amazing service, and her family and friends all came from Las Vegas to baptize her and support her, which was so awesome to see and be a part of! She's seriously the sweetest and happiest person alive, she couldn't stop giggling and she said how she felt so much peace afterwards and she KNOWS it was the best decision for her!
Snow Ward, Bakersfield, CA
The rest of the week was pretty slow since we spent our afternoons sitting around in that horrid dealership, but we managed to visit 8 less active families, and one of the girls ran after us once we left and asked us to come back and teach her more since she hasn't been to church in a while. We almost cried. We're usually the ones running after other people asking them to be taught, so the tables turned!!
PLUS we went the Los Angeles to go to the TEMPLE on Tuesday! I haven't been to the temple in over 5 months and the spirit and peace I felt there was indescribable, it was just another reminder that this church is true, that God loves us each perfectly and that there is no better cause than hastening the work of salvation!
|At LA Temple|
Los Angeles, CADecember 2015
ALSO, we passed Abby Lee's LA studio, no lie, it’s just down the street from the temple!
Everyone’s getting their sickies out now! We run every day and I got so sore, but also sick, so I couldn’t tell if I could barely walk because of soreness, or weakness, it was NOT fun, especially since I was walking everywhere that day!
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!