Sorry about not sending an email last week. We had the craziest day trying to get a lot of stuff done, and ended up taking 3 hours out of our P-Day to do missionary work. But anyways....
All is well here in PSG. We've gotten about 8 inches of snow this week and it is BEAUTIFUL! I feel like I live in a snow globe. It's cold, but not too cold, maybe 20 degrees this last week. Not bad. Feels like home. We're starting to get all geared up for Christmas here. We've hung up some lights in our apartment, put up a tiny tree, and stuch a manger scene in the window (you know, those window cling sticker things?). It's been fun.
We've been doing a LOT of singing lately, shocker right? We joined the Oxford Carolers, a group that sings traditional english carols. We had 2 performances this week with them and have 2 or 3 more this month. Sister Ashbrook and I were also asked to put on a set at the museum open house yesterday. We roped in a member of the branch, Doc, to play guitar for us. It went really well and was really fun. We're also working on music for 3 musical firesides, getting ready to record about 6 or 7 songs while we're in Juneau this week for Zone Conference, practicing for some musical numbers for ZC, planning a Primary Christmas program, getting music together to sing in Sacrament for Christmas sunday, working on music for the Oxford Carolers, and getting ready for Yulebahing(sp? It's a Norweigian tradition where all the shops in town stay open and make LOTS of food and everyone just goes around from store to store eating and visiting and singing carols! We're so excited!! )
Tomorrow we leave for ZC in Juneau for 4 days, then we're going to Wrangell for another 4 days. The missionary work is really slow there, so they took missionaries out of the area for a while. However, they have 3 women who are investigating the church and are close to baptism. President is sending us over there to teach them. This first trip is to teach, get to know the town, and to speak in church. THEN, they want us to come back later this month for their branch Christmas Party to throw a musical fireside. We're still working on logistics for that one.
OH, so, listen up grandma Hatfield, you'll be so proud....
Our favorite Cleo has been feeling a bit down in the dumps lately (I don't black her. It's pitch black by about 3 or 3:30pm, it's cold and she can't walk or leave the hospital, sad!) So, we decided to start a project that would help brighten her spirits! She LOVES to quilt and had one started that she was working on before she entered the hospital. We decided to take on the project and finish the quilt for her. We're hand stitching around appliqued butterflies and dutch dolls. We're doing a blanket stitch, which is new for me and is really fun. Sister A has bever sewed, so it's been fun teaching her too! Cleo is SOOOO happy. She loves watching us stitch and has been much happier. We bring our quilt blocks to our visits with her and we just talk and stitch. It's actually helping her testimony too! She listened to church (we can all in in to sacrament on a conference call)yesterday for the first time in about 6 months! How awesome is that???
Anyway.. got to go. Today is only a half P-Day since we get a whole one in Juneau. Oh, and I might not email next monday because we'll be in Wrangell, but promise I will email as soon as I can. ]
Have a great week!
The ever-busy Sister Hatfield