Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Letter to the Costanza's dated 12/30/09

Dear Diane, Randy, & Kids,

Hello! How did everybody's Christmas go? Ours was great. Poor Elder Pickett thought he was going to have his first ever white Christmas (he's from California), but it started raining Christmas Even night and washed away all the snow. It snowed hard on the 27th and 28th, though, so now we have a couple inches again.

Thanks you all very much for the Christmas package you sent. Yes, I did receive it in time for Christmas. On Christmas; we slept over at the house of the other elders in our ward. We had breakfast with a member family, lunch at the mission home, and dinner with a senior missionary couple. And, of course, we got to call home, which was definitely the highlight of the day.

I sounds like you guys had quite the adventure in Logan. Hardware Ranch, Christmas Festivals, Live Nativities, bullet holes in the hotel window...what more could you ask for?

So what did everybody make and receive for Christmas Eve? Where was the party? What was the coolest thing anybody made?

I'm glad everybody was able to dance at their recitals - being sick is no fun at all. I've been staying healthy so far, but Elder Pickett seems like he might be getting sick.

What are your plans for New Years' Eve? Is somebody in the family hosting a party? I don't know who that would all work with Lori not taking care of everything. Crazy.

Per your question, neither me nor Elder Pickett got transferred. We are here for six more weeks. We have a 3rd companion, Elder Wayment, who will be with us until Sunday; he goes home on Monday.

Well, I hope everyone is having a wonderful, Christ-centered Christmas and holiday season!

Elder Smith