Sunday, June 25, 2017

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!! (Erin)


So. Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!! I´m so excited to see you guys in a few months. Is it horrible that I count down the days in my journal? I´ve done it practically my whole mission. Not like I´m super ready to leave or anything, but it´s just something we´ve always done as a family and I decided to do it here, haha. I love my mission with all my heart and have learned so much. I still have a few months to work some miracles, but I´m excited to see you guys. It´s getting harder to wake up in the mornings, haha, especially with waking up a half hour earlier to make it to the gym. We live with another companionship and they have a recent convert who owns a gym and he´s let us go for free, and he trains us. And it´s kind of killing me. But we go, because it´s helping keep up my energy and working out my body which has been really sore recently, especially my back. And plus if we don´t go, the other girls can´t go because they can´t be alone in the gym with their convert. So yeah, but it´s fun. I´m excited to cook you guys mexican food because it is so darn good! And if we really all end up in Costa Rica for Christmas,I hope they have some pretty original food there, but from what I´ve heard Puebla is well known for it´s unique cuisine. I do miss drinking tap water and not having to buy huge jugs of purified water or having gas that like comes with the house and I don´t have to buy tanks of it for $300 pesos every 3 months. Oh but funny story, the last time we paid for gas the boiler stopped working after like a week and a half and we thought something was broken but when the owner came to look at it, it just turned out that we had run out of they probably didn´t give us a full tank to begin with, argh. Love Mexico.

So yeah, I love you so very much. Time has gone by so fast, but it has been so much fun and a heck of a lot of work.

Happy birthday again and I´ll send you a super cute picture of my face because I forgot to take a picture with my little poster, but I do love you lots! 
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TRUTH: God Answers Prayers (Aislin)

 Hey everyone!!! This week was probably the craziest week of my life. Let's start off with the normal things. . .

We went to see our investigators, Rose and Joseph on Monday.They agreed to get baptized July 8! I'm so excited for them! Prayers are answered! They're doing so awesome. When we taught the Plan of Salvation, we were talking about Earth life and we asked Joseph what he thought we had to do while we're on earth and he just straight up taught us the Doctrine of Christ! It was so awesome! And then Rose asked about Satan and his demons so we briefly mentioned Outer Darkness and Joseph looked down at our little Plan of Salvation flashcards (which of course, don't include Outer Darkness) and says, "Well, I'll go get a piece of paper right now and write "Outer Darkness" on it and we can just throw it in there." Then he gets up to go get it and Rose grabs his arm and says, "No, no, we don't need it. We don't want to focus on that place." Haha! They're so great. Joseph is basically the funniest kid ever and I can't wait for him and Rose to get baptized!!!

We spent most of Wednesday in the ER, which was the thrill of a lifetime! --- Just kidding, it was really boring. Sister Kilmer got cellulitus from a really bad bug bite. But don't worry! She's fine now. So that's what I did for Mom's birthday! Sit in a hospital waiting room :)

On Saturday we picked up a new investigator named Anita (at least we think that's her name because when we asked her what her name was to write down in our planners she said, "Do you want my real name?" and before we could say anything other than, "Uhh. . . " she said, "Just call me Anita."). It was a really sweet experience actually. We were looking for a potential in this little apartment building and when we knocked on Anita's door and introduced ourselves, she started to cry because she told us that she had been praying for someone to come talk to her. She's been going through a really hard time and feeling really lonely. We told her that God loves her and that we loved her and that it wasn't a coincidence that we had knocked on her door that day. She couldn't meet with us then but she begged us to come back. She begged us, with tears running down her face and in a pleading voice that just about made my heart break for her. I'm so glad we found her! I love being the answer to someone's prayer.

Anyways. Sunday was rough, emotionally speaking. Sometimes I don't feel qualified to help all the people who come to me - to us, the missionaries - for help and guidance. Sometimes all I can do is sit there and cry with them and pray that Heavenly Father will take care of them and give them the strength they need to make it through the day. It's a little rough. But I know that every prayer, whether it's simple or not, is answered. Usually not in the way we would expect or at the time we think it will be, but it all works out in the end.
 Also, as of Sunday night, I have brown hair! In an attempt to help strengthen our companionship, I let my companions dye my hair because 1) one companion went to hair school before coming on her mission and she's truly happy when one of us lets her do our hair for us, and 2) the food pantry gives us random free things and this week it was hair dye. So yeah. Weird as it sounds, we've all bonded a little more over the dying of my hair. So now I'm a brunette, at least for a couple months, before it washes out.

So yeah. That was my week. P.S. We're doing our emailing in the St. John Mall/Library which seriously looks like I'm in the Ministry of Magic. It's soooo cool! There's even a little red telephone booth!

I love you all lots! Keep your chins up and keep praying! "Heaven is cheering you on today, tomorrow, and forever," and so am I :) love ya!!!

- Sister Enright

Baseball with the Webers (Amik)

This next Friday there is a baseball game that we get to go to I guess. We needed to bring an investigator/less active member or investigator.  And we are going Friday. It is Mormon night like the one time we went to the Skysox game.

Anyway this week went pretty darn well.  We picked up another part member family to start teaching.  It is a family where the grandmother is active and is the primary pianist. The mom is less active and she has four children that are non members, two or which are baptismal age. This was actually a referral from our bishop that he gave us my first Sunday here. We were at dinner over at his house, which is huge he built it about twenty years ago and since then he has just been adding to it, and he said that he had someone we could start teaching and gave us the info after dinner, which was caf├ę rio. So we were able to contact the person that week and set up a time. We had the lesson Tuesday and it went awesome, we gave the kids a Book of Mormon stories Book and showed a few videos, 3 to be exact, to keep the kids attention. The videos were the one minute cartoon videos about Mormon beliefs.  However, during the lesson I accidentally did the incorrect video at one point.  I meant to show the Christ's church video when I instead did the church community video.  I saw the word 'church' and then just started it. It was afterwards, Elder Schmid did not even notice. Also, Elder Schmid showed them the Book of Mormon of stories and later that night when he was reading it on his own, he suddenly exclaimed about how he realized now why it was so confusing. He had been reading the panels In the wrong order. He had never seen it before and so thought that the way you are supposed to read it was like the scriptures by reading the from the left page first, going down the left column and then read the right column before going to the right page and than repeating.  So that was was the way he showed the kids to read it instead of reading it like a comic book.

Anyway, we were able to get in contact with a few formers this week set up appointments with them. One of which, called us today to confirm the appointment so she means business.  Also, Bishop gave us another person to start teaching, a member, and we already confirmed that too.  So this area is getting pretty busy.  And hot too,it is has been above 100 for the last few days and it is going to continue stay like that.  I am super glad I got out of the desert just in time.  

Also, today we went to the mall.  I spent the least amount of money of the four elders, including what was bought and eaten, a total of $0.48 which is what all the free samples and the pair of pop tarts cost.  By golly malls are expensive, a single tie was $62.00!

Also, The Webers are the main investigator family that we have in this area and are the ones making it to the baseball game.

Have a great day.
-Elder Enright-

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Don't Forget To Pay Your Tithing! (Aislin)

Hey everyone! This has been a loooong week. But tomorrow, the transfer is already halfway over! CRAZY.

  Anyways. I don't have a lot of time. We went hiking with our district today and it was so much fun but SO hot. It's been in the 30s nearly every day this week!

  This weekend we went on exchanges. It was a little crazy because right now we only have one STL and there are three of us. The first appointment I went to was with Sister Johnson and Sister Kilmer while Sister Ward and our STL, Sister Melanson, were together. We went to visit this lady who has 12 cats. Sister Kilmer asked if I'd be OK in her house and I was like, "Yeah! Pfft, I'll be fine!" NOT. I almost DIED. She wanted a priesthood blessing so we went over there with a couple priesthood holders and after the blessing was over, Sister Johnson suggested that we maybe stay and teach a quick lesson but when Sister Kilmer saw my face we decided it would be a better idea to go. It was so bad, my whole neck and face were on fire. We got up to leave but the lady kept talking to us and I just wanted to cry! Finally she said goodbye and I booked it to the car and we drove back to the apartment so I could shower and change. And that's the story of how I almost died.

  The next day I went street contacting with Sister Melanson and we walked up to this guy about to cross the street and said, "Hi, excuse us--!" and he said, "You girls are all cute as hell, but I gotta get back to work!" and then he booked it across the road! It was so funny, Sister Melanson couldn't stop laughing!

  Another cool experience I had on exchanges was with Sister Johnson and Sister Ward. We had planned to go contacting at this park for a half hour but our previous appointment went a little over, so we only had roughly 15 minutes. So we parked and I prayed real fast and said, "Heavenly Father, we only have fifteen minutes but we know that we are supposed to be here at this time, so please help us to find the person we need to talk to." Then we got out of the car and walked right up to this guy and introduced ourselves and talked for a full 15 minutes! Turns out he had met missionaries about 5 years ago and loved it but wasn't sure if it was right for him. I bore testimony of the Doctrine of Christ and stated out purpose as missionaries. The Spirit was so strong and everything I said just flowed so perfectly. We invited him to church and to meet with missionaries again and he declined, but agreed to take a pamphlet and even asked for a number he could contact us by if he ever were interested again. The we said bye and let him walk away a little bit and then turned around to hop right back into the car! As we pulled out, I felt so confident that our prayer was answered and I knew the Spirit had been there because I have never felt as confident as I did in that contact. It was an amazing experience!

On Sunday, we had two of our investigators come to church! AND we had three big visiting families! The St. Stephen chapel had never looked so full before, I love it! Anyways, I was so pumped for our investigators that I couldn't stop smiling.

 Yesterday was pretty crazy and when I think back to it, I'm reminded of Alma 28:8. We had multiple lessons fall through, and investigator dropped us, we found out that the Book of Mormons we've been giving away are missing half of 3 Nephi and all of 4 Nephi, we had a lesson with this lady whose dog kept peeing on us, we ended up waiting on a member's porch in the rain for 15 minutes to pick something up from them, etc. etc. In short, it should've been a pretty miserable day, but I think what helped us was that we know our purpose as missionaries. We know sometimes that work is going to be hard, but that doesn't mean we can't rejoice! Just like Ammon said, there never were a people who had so great a reason to rejoice as we, since the world began! We are called of God and our authority is above that of kings of the earth! We are literal representatives of Jesus Christ and He found us worthy to represent him! So why shouldn't we be happy missionaries? Literally, there is no reason.

OK, well I have to go! I wish I had some more time because I had some funny stories to tell, but I'll just have to write them down and remember to tell them later. Whether it's next week or in 15 months, at some point you'll get to hear them :)

Love you! Life is rough sometimes but that doesn't mean there isn't a reason to rejoice!

- Sister Enright

Pictures from lat week:

 National doughnut day at Tim Hortons!

Beautiful lake out in Alexander, Maine. That's my vote for where you guys move next. It's GORGEOUS

Jun 12 2017 (Erin)

Okay. Can i just send fotos today? I can´t remember if I did the same thing last time or not...oops.

But i´m doing super great. Some days I feel super overwhelmed and tired or frustrated. Basically as hna lideres we don´t have every minute free to work in the way we want. Here in San Martin our area is really quite huge and covers a lot of little pueblos. We have 5 compa├▒ionships we help out and 3 of them are in Puebla AND we just started a new cambio so we have a good amount of meetings in Puebla with the president, not to mention that one of the area seventy is coming to visit this week, so we get to go to Puebla for that too. 

We found a family of 3 this week. Parents and one of their daughters who is still living with them. they have a son that, when he was 18, left for Utah. He found the church, got baptized, and served a mission. That happened like 5 years ago, but they have his plaque in their house and when we asked them if they wanted to get baptized, they all told us yes. YAY FOR MIRACLES! It was actually an amazing experience, because they like work to progress. They all gather to listen to us and give us all of their attention (and food, jaja). It´s so nice when you find people who really have a desire to change and get baptized, it´s so much easier and the work is so much faster. 

Okay, so I kind of sent more than just photos, but I will send you some now because I have a lot. We went to a little castle like thing today called Chautla. It´s basically a house right out of a Jane Austen novel and I really don´t know what it´s doing here in Mexico, but it was so pretty and I could live one of my dreams and pretend for a few seconds that I was living in the era of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy. 

Seriously, how beautiful is this? 

Still so pretty


From the top with Hna Ferniza

So many stairs

For some reason in the Gazebo there was a wooden throne. 

A wooden cabin that was also there that I kind of want to live in.

We took a heck of a lot of photos. I´m sure everyone thought we were tourists, but hey, there was also a family speaking portuquese that looked even more like tourists. 

Tlaxcala. I LOVE TLAXCALA! It´s so stinkin gorgeous

We found this in an apartment building, I don´t know if you all can read it, but it basically says that they know who is peeing in the staircase and if they come back and do it again they are going to notify the police. Haha. 

This guy cracks me up

This is Devani, she´s the daughter of a less active. She´s so stinkin cute!

She was copying my faces. 

Okay I´m like 75% sure that in this picture we are standing in Mexico, not in Puebla. We took a bus from the center of Puebla to Mexico to get off before in a little town taht´s in our area, but the guy driving forgot to tell us when we got there, so we past it and had to get off at the next town, go to the other side of the road and take another bus back. So yeah, that was fun.

Hike (Amik)

This email is going to be written in parts because right now we are on our way to a hike on the mountains.  So hopefully I will have pictures of the hike when I actually send this email. The drive to the hike is about 45 minutes one way. So I hope that I get a lot of emailing done on the drive there. Anyway, I was up at 4:30 this morning, we were going to have to wake up at 5 to go to the laundromat to get things done before we left for
the hike.  The odd thing is that the alarm was set for 5 and I just woke up that early without the alarm.  So I must be turning into Dad. That would be really good for school if that is the case.  Cause that would help a lot.  

Also, this is the second part, is after the hike at 4:30 pm.  However, the pictures that I do have do not even have me in them.  So I will send the one from the conference last week.  Nothing else really happened this week.  Besides the hike we did today where I got a nice sun burn.   But, have a great week!

-Elder Enright-

Friday, June 9, 2017

Missionary Life > Sleep Deprivation (Aislin)

 Hello, all my favorite people. Have I told you recently just how much I love and appreciate all of you? If not, here it is. I love you! Thank you for being awesome and for putting up with me for most of your lives (or for how ever long you've known me, I suppose).

  First off, I can't tell you how many times I've been woken up in the middle of the night by the snores of my companion. I didn't even realize it was possible for snores to reach such a volume. And unfortunately, she falls asleep much sooner than I do. So Sister Kilmer and I lie in our beds, trying to have a conversation with one another over the roar. Also, my current sleeping situation isn't the most ideal. I sleep on a thin foam "mattress" on the ground. But that's OK. I just think, "Well, I'm sure Kegan and Rhys had it much worse." and then I'm fine.

  Anyways. This week was definitely one of the more difficult ones, but sometimes that happens. Hopefully next week will be better.

  I can't believe I've already been out for four months! I remember when Bayley told me just how fast time goes when you're in the field and I didn't really believe her. But holy cow! She was right! Next transfer I'll hit my six month mark! AH!

  Tomorrow we have District Meeting and Elder Phillips - our District Leader - asked me to do a training on finding happiness in our missionary work. I'm a little anxious about it but I think I'll be OK. Luckily it's only supposed to be 10 minutes long and missionaries are always good at participating in discussions, so thank goodness for that. Anyways. I'm going to focus my training on a talk by Dieter F. Uchtdorf entitled, "Living the Gospel Joyful," and on a few scriptures; Alma 26; 28:8, and 2 Nephi 4:17-35 (but mostly verse 19). Alma 26 is one of my absolute favorite chapters in the entire Book of Mormon. I just love how Ammon and his bretheren are always finding reasons to rejoice in their missionary work! Alma 28:8 says, "And this is the account of Ammon and his brethren, their journeyings in the land of Nephi, their sufferings in the land, their sorrows, and their afflictions, and their incomprehensible joy," and then verse 14 says, "joy because of the light of Christ unto life." It just goes along with 2 Nephi 4 when Nephi is kind of beating himself up over his mistakes but then says, "Nevertheless, I know in whom I have trusted." Just like the sons of Mosiah, we're going to go through lots of trials and afflictions but that doesn't mean we can't also have incomprehensible joy! I also love how it says (in Alma 28:8) "AND their incomprehensible joy." We don't have to wait for everything to be perfect before we can be happy! Just like Nephi, we can acknowledge that there will be hard times, but nevertheless, when we know in whom we have trusted - our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ - we can find joy amongst our trials! 

  Anyways. This was a short and fairly boring email. I hope you learned something from it though. ALSO, read President Uchtdorf's talk, "Living the Gospel Joyful"! It's one of my favorites! He talks about how the way to find true happiness is by obeying God's commandments. After all, God's purpose is our eternal happiness. His plan for us is literally called The Great Plan of HAPPINESS. He gave us commandments that He knew would help us fulfill that purpose. So trust in the Lord, trust in His light and His Gospel and God's commandments and we'll find a way to be happy in all our circumstances, because He IS the way!

   Love you all! Keep smiling, keep laughing! 

- Sister Enright

New area! (Amik)

I am now in San Bernardino.  It is a car area, and we cover three main areas.  The really interesting one is called Muscoy.  It is the poorer part of town, and then we have a two other parts.  One  is the outskirts of San Bernardino and it is kind of lower end middle class, California State University of San Bernardino is in this part of town along with our church building  which is pretty much  directly across the street from it. So we have a lot of college kids. Also, My new companion is Elder Schmid and he looks like my old coworker Marc.  The life guard.  He even acts like him, so it has been a pretty good last few days.  

We have a few people we are teaching at the moment,  I haven't really met them yet besides briefly at church, because one is sick.  And the other family, had to cancel two appointments, one of which was going to be tonight. We also have three recent converts that we are working with. They were all baptized this year and they all live under the same roof. It is a house that rents out rooms, like an apartment building. Except it is a house.  Also, the reason you did not get an email from me yesterday is because today is P-day. And instead of doing it yesterday we had a big meeting instead with a General authority seventy.  Elder Wilson. I think I remember them saying that He is the executive director of the temples. So that was pretty  enlightening. The whole thing was pretty much about the importance of the Book of Mormon. He showed us a statistic that 1 in 20 of the people, particularly investigators, do not understand it. This means that to help more people be baptized, it is most important to have a reading mentor for each investigator/inactive-member.  We need to really help them understand the Book of Mormon.  

One of the things he did was have us each act out a trailer, like a movie trailer, for the 2-4 chapters of first Nephi.  Just like a movie trailer gets people excited to watch the movie it is for, we should give a movie trailer for the Book of Mormon.  It was really funny. My group tried to make it dramatic. My favorite were the first two that made it into a comedy basically. So that was great,  also,  forgot to mention that this Elder Schmid's last transfer.   Also, today we got the game Risk, lord of the Rings version, from a member and played it. We were going to have four elders play, but then we had the other two cancel.  So we played two player Risk.  It was mainly just a practice game so that Elder Schmid knows how to play. Since he never played before.  He got really good really fast.  

-Elder Enright-

 Just a picture  from Muscoy.  I guess they had a mouse instead of a pit bull.

Guillermo's baptism last week.  The reason for name tag on the tie is my pockets had holes and it fell out. The suit coat was on the other side of the church and so I put it there for safe keeping and forgot I had it on.

Jun 5 (Erin)

So we had cambios today. That was super exciting. You guys will never believe it, or at least I didn´t, but my new companion is Hna Ferniza, my companion from like almost a year ago! Yep we´re back together! Which almost never happens in this mission, so I feel super special. We waited for a good couple hours in the bus station to make sure  all the sisters who were meeting there for cambios had their companions and got sent safely off to their areas. I got to see Hna Bere, from Nana, so that was the nice part of sitting for hours waiting for everyone to show up. 

So, yep. That´s about the most exciting thing of the week. 
I´m just gonna send pictures now because I really don´t know what to tell you all, expect that I love you bunches and I miss you lots and hope you are all doing swell.

Hna ferniza and I eating Tortas about 2 hours ago. We were super hungry and milaneza with pineapple and Quesillo is about the best thing ever. (Milenza is meat and Quesillo is cheese, but not just any cheese, It´s one of the best and you all know I have an obsession with cheese. Look it up, it´s super delish.)

My volcano. Still has yet to even explode a little, but that´s probably for the best despite my desire to see a volcano explode at some point in my life. hehe.

Hna Stewart and I.  I have truly come to love the Hnas I work with as an Hna Lider. Everyone one of them is so amazing. 
Hna Stewart, me, Hna Snachez, and Hna Valenzuela. 

Yesterday with my companion at a members home. They have pear trees and what I think is a cherry tree. (Even though my companion is so sure that it is not a cherry, but whatever). 

The member´s backyard where we ate yesterday. I want a home like this. So pretty. 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Mountains to Climb (Aislin)

So you know when you're out running (or just exercising or working hard at something I guess. I'm just better at running analogies), and you get to this hill that you don't want to run up because it's hard and sometimes it hurts but you know the only way back home is up that hill? So you do it, and maybe you're miserable for a bit, maybe you have to stop and take breaks, maybe your legs feel like they're on fire but you do it anyways because you know there's something better waiting for you at the end. You'll get to the top of the hill and it'll be over with. You'll be closer to home and you'll feel stronger and more prepared to face the next hill when it comes. Well, anyways. Some days are like that. Some days are like running up a hill and you feel miserable and weak but you know that there are better days ahead and in the long run, you'll make it back home to Heavenly Father and your family and the run will be over with and you'll be stronger because of it. That's why I love tomorrows. They're so full of hope and promises of happier times. 

  Anyways. Random analogy for you there. In conclusion, some days are hard, sometimes you get yelled at, you get doors slammed in your face, you make a mistake, your companion isn't nice, nobody answers their phones, your family is far away, you get stuck at the border for a "random inspection", and everything seems to be going wrong but there is always a tomorrow. Alma 7:11-13, Christ is there for us through every up and every down, and everything we're going through He went through first, and everything He had to deal with in His mission here one earth was 20x worse than anything I go through. It was never easy for Him so why on earth would it ever be easy for me (John 15:18-19)? How can I walk around as someone who has been set apart as a literal representative of the Lord Jesus Christ and not expect any opposition? And hey, even if there are hard days, the birds are still singing and the lilacs are still blossoming, so it's all still good in the end.

OK I'm done now. I'll have to be quick finishing this up now. I have two new companions; Sister Kilmer and Sister Ward. Sister Ward has had a difficult start to her mission and so President Pratt thought that it would help her a lot to serve with someone she was familiar with - me - and someone who is basically a missionary superhero - Sister Kilmer (seriously, she's my missionary goals).

This week we did another booth with the elders in St. John. This time it was a Family History booth! I'm always surprised at the different kind of people we get at booths. It just goes to show that the gospel really is for everyone!

Yesterday was Zone Conference (which is why I'm emailing on a Wednesday again). Zone Conference is always such an amazing spiritual experience for me and I'm always struck  by the inspired words from President Pratt. These last couple weeks, I've been studying Moroni's Promise in Moroni 10:3-5 and the biggest question I had from it was, why would God want us to ask if the Book of Mormon was not true? Why wouldn't He want us to ask if it is true instead? Then during President Pratt's training yesterday, he answered my question exactly and I was so shocked that I let out a very audible, "Oh!" right in the middle of Zone Conference. Whoops. Basically, if we ask if something is not true than that's already showing faith that we assume it is true and if we are asking if something is true than we are showing that we have doubts that it may not be. I hope that makes sense. . . But if not, you can just study Moroni 10:3-5 yourself. The Spirit will do a better job of explaining it to you than I ever could.

I LOVE mission life! I was talking to Sister Kilmer the other day and I realized that a mission is basically like a micro Plan of Salvation; We leave home, where we were happy and with people who loved us, to go to a new place that we know very little about. While we are there, we go through challenges and trials we've never had to deal with before and never would have had to if we hadn't chosen to serve. And then when our missions end, we make it back home to our parents and we've changed and we've grown and become spiritually stronger than we ever could have become without the things we'd experienced on our missions. THE GOSPEL IS SO COOL.

OK, time to go. I was just thinking about the LDS video, Mountains to Climb. It's one of my favorite videos and if you haven't seen it, I would definitely recommend you go watch it right now! And if you have already seen it, then it won't hurt to watch it again!

I love you all! Thank you for emailing me and keeping me up to date on your lives! I get so much joy from reading your letters, you don't even know. Keep up the good work!

Sister Enright


New Beginnings was the night of transfers so I was exhausted from driving nearly 6 hours to drop off Sister Andersen and pick up Sisters Kilmer and Ward - But we still managed to pull it off!

 Our awesome Family History booth!

 A little bear who Sister Andersen and I dubbed Elder Roosevelt. 

 We saw a Bald Eagle on Memorial Day!

One time I accidentally parked Sister Kilmer in a ditch. . . Whoops!