Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Week Six - Part Two

August 8th, 2011

Mi Familia!

Como estan? Estoy muy bien! Me espanol es mejor cada dia. Yo amo mi distrito y mi zona. Enough of that garbage! haha hi peeps. It's all good. I wrote mostly questions (in my email) to show you what to do! And because I'm uninformed! Amber is getting married and NO ONE told me! What the heck! Tell me things!!

So I end week six tomorrow. That's so crazy! I'm really thankful for the MTC. It's not easy, the food's not that great, spanish is so-so but I'm learning a lot! We will be the oldest district in our zone tomorrow! That is loco! I can't believe how fast time is going! I hope the time is going fast for you guys as well!

DAD! I can't believe the Rockie's traded Ubaldo! Did they even get anyone good for him? What place are they in? I need an update of the standings.

How has it been with Jen and Zach there? I haven't hard from them yet! What have you guys done? I'm so glad Rachel called you for a ride! That shows she trusts you!

I wish I could've seen Lukey shoot his first gun! What a stud!

I'm glad that you and Dad are reading together. I will be expecting reports of if you're doing it! What kind of missionary would I be if I didn't follow through on commitments!

Today we did initiatory in the temple. It was fun! I saw Gordon Oborn and told him I was the Wagners grandson. He asked about grandpa.

Yes I got the pickles! I don't really have time to eat all this stuff tho! ha ha but tell Ninny thanks! I'm gonna crack em open soon!

I'm doing well! I'm happy. You have ups and downs but that's life. Testimony meeting was great yesterday. Bearing testimony in Spanish is fun! Our first councelor, Brother Brady, told us he's been reassigned to serve as a branch president, so we'll get someone new next week. I have seen Brother Towsey twice! He's in a branch presidency now. I also talked to Sister Ellis at lunch today. It's good to see familiar faces!

I love you guys so much! Always remember that! I'm sorry that I was such a butt most of the time. I love you. You guys are 90% of the reason I'm where I am. Thanks for being the best parents ever. I love you so much! Tell BJ to write me a letter or something! I'll email you in a minute! Love you!

Love Elder Matthew Daley, your favorite son!
(In case someone else reads this) your favorite ...add relationship here.

PS. oh I forgot! So our branch president said we can call home when we are at the airport!!! so we'll have to figure that out! I don't know how much time we'll have but we should get a couple minutes! And I imagine it will be early in the morning! We'll figure it out. Let me know your thoughts. I loev you! Keep the letters coming!!!!

Week 6 - aaaaaaahhh yeah

August 8th, 2011

What up family?

So week six is almost complete! Can you believe it! i cant. but at the same time i can! so, let's start off with some questions! what has happened with megan. she has gone camping more in the last two months than she has like....ever! i love it! and lucas shot his first gun! following in my footsteps! what a cutie! anybody been up to the property lately??? i better start seeing some deer pictures!! 

ok, so brad, or megan, or rachel. someone. i need you to get on my facebook and print me off some of my

hunting pictures. this week!!!! please!!!! i want the one where i'm holding up the coyote, holding one of the rabbits (christmas/hunting photo album), all of my deer kill pictures please!! one of each, and possibly the ones where we are skinning out jakes elk! please do that for me! no one believes that i am a redneck!
so today i whipped out my belt buckle and started revealing my true self. and i need my pictures!! i met an elder from colorado and we talked hunting for a while! it was great!! so send those :) 

did my mission plaque get made?? how does it look? i want a picture of it! 
this week was a pretty easy week. tomorrow we will be the oldest district! cool huh! wednesday we will get a new district. unfortunately no one that i know! but 3 of them are going to my mission! so that's awesome!! 

OH MY GOSH. ok failure. no one told me that amber was getting married!! so.... thanks! haha i'll
forgive you this time, but i expect to know things like this! that's exciting for her!

how is the roof dad? have you almost got 
it done? have brother cook come and help you! 

did you guys talk to tommie for me? i hope so. i need some letters from him! how is ninny. i need to write her a letter. uncle layne's hunt starts soon right? that's pretty cool. i'm so jealous that i'm not going to be there! i expect some daggum pictures! and i expect him to shoot a monster! 

so an update on my back. my rib is doing a lot better. i learned how to pop it back into place with a chair so that helps. but i hurt my shoulder playing volleyball. did i tell you this? anyway, it was a pretty good game and i was SMASHING the ball, as usual. but i hurt my rotator cuff, same thing as when i hurt it playing baseball. but it's getting better. i'm not supposed to play volleyball anymore... i still do, just left handed. don't tell anyone! :) 

any news about the line of authority? thanks for doing that ma! 

so me and elder stauffer are going to attend george strait in 2013. so i don't know exactly when they release the tour schedule but if someone could research that that'd be great ;).

oh! who loved my envelope??? i hope you did mom. cause i worked hard on it! plenty more where that came from! haha 

i haven't heard anything from aunt jen! when do they leave??? tell her to write me!! 

spanish is coming better every day! there is just so much to remember. but it's good! i love it. it's fun. it's going to be a shocker when we get to new york tho!! being a zone leader is good. it's fun helping the new districts out. 

dad are you and brad going to buy muzzle loaders?? 

oh my gosh! why did the rockies trade ubaldo??? ugh. who did they get for him? i hope someone good. 

i'm running out of things to say. testimony meeting yesterday was great! i love sharing my testimony in spanish. it's fun. the spirit was strong. 

well i love you guys!! i hope everyone is doing well! send me those pictures ok :) thank you! oh i sent some pictures and the memory card to rachel so she could download the pictures on her computer and
then you guys can download them somewhere. is the computer fixed???
anyway, so get with her and she'll give you the pictures.

i said goodbye to alex yesterday. it was fine until he started crying and then of course i had to cry too! it was hard but he'll be a great missionary. i know it!

i love you guys! write me!!   
love, Elder Daley aka "el gringo"

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Week Five - PS

ps what has happened to megan!!!!!!!!!!!!! they are going camping!!! i am so proud!!! haha let's hope it lasts! tell cory to take care of my trailer! i love you guys!

Week Five - Untitled

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Well folks, we have made it pas the half way point!!!! that's crazy huh!!!!! I can't believe it but it still seems like i have an eternity left in here! so first off, ok dear elders don't come on saturdays so send them friday if you want me to get them! and they only print them in the evening so i only recieve them in the evening from our district leader, keep that in mind!

ok, first of all, ashley workman told me she saw some huge bucks! i need pictures and proof! i also need pictures of all megan and cory's camping trips and also dad and brad's scouting trip! dad, did you see any bucks? where did you go?? i hear layne is pumped for his hunt! tell ash i better get some pictures.

i don't know what to talk about so i'm just going down my list of things for a second! Grandma sent me the obituary of tommie's dad last week :( i keep forgetting to say something. well you guys tell him how sorry i am and that he is in my prayers? i love that guy, he's a great example. tell him to write me a letter also!!!!

oh!!! can you guys print me out my priesthood line of authority and send it to me? i think it would be useful to have.

how is aunt jenny and uncle zach? i'm sad that i'm missing them! i better get some daggum letters! my 1st counselor in my branch presidency was the mission president of the carlsbad mission, which includes mission viejo! cool huh?? also, an elder in my zone is from carlsbad, elder larson.

so my first week as zone leader is over. quite uneventful other than meetings...but it's good. it's fun to help the other missionaries. last night i sat with alex at the fireside! he leaves next week! crazy crazy. and afterwards we watched a movie about joseph smith! it was amazing. i could not believe the spirit i felt while watching it. Joseph was the prophet! God the Father and Jesus Christ appeared to him and through him the priesthood was restored. I can't believe how faithful he was to the Lord. he was constantly ridiculed and abused but he remained ever faithful!!!!

i want everyone to do something for me. mom and dad, i want you guys to sit down and read the book of mormon TOGETHER ok? and cory and megan, you guys do the same! (include Jared). The Book of Mormon is the keystone of our religion. it is so important for us to constantly study it. it'll bring a great spirit to you. so do it!

i really don't know what to talk about!! this is so short...i'm sorry! umm....send me a list of questions if you want them answered ok! this week the MTC curriculum changes so class is going to be different. i'll let you know how it is.

oh we went to the temple today! elder heaps and i did sealings. it was fun. our names were native american names. some of them were: blue blanket, brown cow goes first, shot in the eye, kills his enemy, and red bear. yeah it was great. haha very memorable!

mom did you and kristy have fun in vegas??? tell me about it! today the elder who lives next door, his grandpa died :( it was sad. that better not happen to me! so you tell ninny and grandma and grandpa wagner it's not an option!!! i love you guys. write me letters!!!!

love you!!! sorry this email was kind of worthless - i sent a letter too! love you!!!