Monday, January 25, 2016

January 25, 2016 “I'm ALIVE!!!!! Ha-ha….now that Celine Dion song is stuck in my brain!”‏

Area: Bloomington Minnesota
Cottage Grosve Sisters Kirkman, Young & Turner
Companion 1: Sister Sorrel Dumas
Hometown: Mission Viejo California
Companion 2: Sister Abriel Steadman 
Hometown: Boise, Idaho
Snail Mail:                                         
Minnesota Minneapolis Mission
5931 West 96th Street
Bloomington, MN  55438-1715

Email: ashlee.young@myldsmail.net


Wow…..  so crazy week!! I am going to do bullet points because there are no words for this week...
  
I said goodbye to Anoka on Wednesday. It was sad and so hard to leave Sister Richardson and my Elders. I will especially miss my “little brother” Elder Johnston.  Not to mention all my peeps; Sister B; Pat and Muriel........the list of people in Anoka I love, goes on and on.

"All 3 of us play LAX!!"
On Wednesday I was able to go to Cottage Grove for a couple of days with Sister Kirkman and my awesome MTC companion Sister Turner. I was lucky to be able to see some people that I knew when I served in Stillwater. I spent around 3 full weeks here then while Sis. K was ill.  I love it here and I am officially claiming it as one of the areas I have served in! (FYI, we went to a yummy restaurant in Hastings called Red Rock Café) It was really good.

Friday, I got transferred over to Bloomington. I was alone in the car with the AP’s for quite a while which was interesting and fun. Later, I took a really nice long nap at the mission home while cute Sister Fife, half of our new Mission Health Senior couple “baby sat” me…. Lol! Later it was off to Bloomington to join my companions. They have been together since summer!  They are really nice. I sleep on the top of a bunkbed which makes me feel like a mix between a baby in a crib and a princess high up in her castle!

Sister Turner, Korean, and I at the Missipi in Hastings MN.
Saturday: Sister Steadman had the stomach flu. We stayed home so she could throw up. Roger brought her some Sprite and crackers. He made my day too, by bringing me a Diet Coke! It was totally heaven sent! (I started drinking DC again ....oops) We made a few calls and found a babysitter for Sister Steadman. Sweet Sister McKay came over and stayed with her while Sister Dumas and I went and saw the Rojas family. After, we saw the Roja’s; we went to see Sister Binns. Her house is adorbs #goals.  She took us to Panera. Then we stopped at Walmart to buy Sister Steadman some Gatorade for her stomach.


Sunday we had meetings all morning. Guess what!!! I saw Sarah Edgington and Annika at the church! The lake Noko Ward was split this summer right after I left, so they go to a different building now! It was so good to see them! We took the sacrament in the hall so Sister S. wouldn't get anyone sick. After that we took her across the parking lot to the mission home. It was our way of having her quarantined.  We walked back and forth during church to check on her. Can I just tell you the Bloomington Ward has SO MANY BABIES AND PREGNANT ladies!!!! (It feels like a Utah ward……lol!) Honestly, everywhere you turn there is a baby! Relief Society was from the talk by Elder Bednar from October conference. He testified of the wisdom of Heavenly Father having the church being run by older “seasoned” men. I loved it! President Monson and President Hinckley are so cute! I know that Pres. Hinckley was and President Monson is our Heavenly Father’s living prophet upon the earth! As I was leaving church I saw Lucianne! It was so cool to say hi! We had a nice nap after church then went to President’s Fireside. When we got there, I saw PAT! PAT CAME GUYS! Sister Richardson and I had the longest hug, and then Pat and I hugged. Next, Sister Jolley and I hugged followed by Mazie! So much love was shared!  It was so special. Pat is great. I love her and miss her so much! She is doing well though. Lol!  She tried to kidnap me there. It was super funny!   That's all she wrote for this week folks!  I had an awesome quote for you but ran out of time! Stay

tuned in until next week for it! Until then…..

"We love Tiki!!  at Hockey game"
3 Nephi 5:13 “Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of him to declare His word among his people, that they might have eternal life.”

Love ya to the “Moonisota” and back

Sister Young
"Hugs bye to mama Muriel"


Pat at the Presidents fireside! (nice photo bomb Elder Smith, lol!!)

Bloomington Sisters, Me, Steadman & Dumas. Pat in chair in the back ground!!
I'm "zonked out" in the back in Prescott Wisconsin"

"Curls on curls on curls!!"

AP's loading up stuff, we are helpful, lol!!

1D poster in Cottage Grove closet, lol!!


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