Monday, September 23, 2013

It's That Time Of Year Again! (9/23/13)

It's that time of year again...When Violette starts singing Christmas songs ALL the time! I'm putting up a paper Christmas tree this week! Super exciting! I'm already putting Christmas outfits on; they just scream I WANT IT TO BE CHRISTMAS ALREADY! I'm not sure if my companions like it or if its growing on them or if they just put up with it! I borrowed a Christmas CD from other companionship in our apartment but it just doesn't hit the spot, you know! I have started looking for Christmas music but no one seems to be selling it, ahhhhh!

This is my companion Sister Oswald! I LOVE HER!! It was a long day :)

Life's a party! Man, I LOVE being on a mission! I love my companions so stinking much! Some times we have slumber parties down stairs (only twice now)..but we are always in bed by 10:30. No rule breakers here!!!

So awkweird moment for Sister Carlson: I have no idea what got into me! We were at a members house and I started eating before the prayer! Ahahahaha, Good thing this member said "be yourself" when we first got there.

This week we have been teaching about the butterfly effect. What is that? It is that when a buffer fly flaps its wings it can set molecules off in the air that set others off in a motion to create a Hurricane on the other side of the planet...just as people can do this with their actions and the things that they do and say. So as I applied this to myself I thought of two sister missionaries that knocked on my mother's door in Southern California (near our mission) when she was younger and they sang to her. My mom was "Golden" they told her after she was baptized. That right there is the effect of the butterfly! Because those girls knocked on her door I am able to be in the Gospel and serve a mission 24 years later. But if you go back just a little further you would have to thank those sisters' parents, leaders, and examples that helped them go on there missions.. the little things count...thank goodness they do! LOVE MY Mission!!!!

Well it's a party!! With Sister Violette Carlson!!!

LOVE YOU ALL!! remember to do missionary work!

Monday, September 16, 2013

I've seen the light...and its getting closer! AH, that's a bus!! (9/16/13)

So I have been out on a mission for 8 weeks in the field and I have had 4 companions!! Does anyone else see that as Hilarious? I sound like a hot mess when someone says it like that :)

Good news for the Mission! We have started a mission choir and I'm in it.....say what? That's right, Sister Violette Carlson is singing in a choir!! As of yet they have not kicked me out, but there is still time for that! It's fun: you get to see your friends! Party and doing missionary work at the same time! Yea Yea baBeeey!

So two full weeks of training!! ahahahahah, the only way I have been able to do that and not be a hot mess is through the Lord!! He so nice!!!! Helping me out like that... When I ask of course, and it's also like a calling (in church): you just know what to do and say some times! The Lord wants you to do your best!! So many times I have known what to do these past two weeks, not just training, but in the area as well! Talk about a Spiritual bus hitting you!! It's such a nice feeling to know that the Lord is watching over me and wants me to understand so much! What love he has for me!

Stay Humble and listen to what your mom says! No really, I mean it!

LOVE, Sister "Violetteireallylikechristmasmusicanditsnotevennovember!!" Carlson!!


Sister Oswald and I are trying to decide what we want to do for 12 week training.

Line of the week:
Sister Oswald-I think we should pray!
Sister Carlson- No I'm not even mad at you!

We cant even try to get mad at each other, such a blessing!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

"Many are called but few are chosen" (9/9/13)

Well "many are called but few are chosen" was the scripture that was read in the meeting for new trainers on August 30th (Wait, what!? Why would Sister Carlson know that? She has only been out 6 weeks at that point!) I was called up to train! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH say what!!! "You're kidding, right?" was what I asked the assistant that called me! He was not. It was not a joke!

Pray for me!!!!

I was moved from my first area and moved to Dana Point to co-train (why couldn't they tell me in the first place? rude!) I'm training with Sister Oswald. She was with me in the MTC, same zone in fact. We are training Sister Haws, such a sweet girl! We love the area so much! We share the ward with Elders!! It's new trying to make sure we are not going to the same places at the same times, it happens more that one would think!

All missionaries are put in a companion ship for a reason, we just have to figure out why. There can be more than one reason, but our reason that we have found is Faith! We have the Greenie faith! No one has that in the companionship like we do, because we are all so new! We are going to do great things! So watch out Dana Point!!

I might be training at six weeks and it is kinda scary but I took that leap of FAITH!! (I swear that's the theme for the next six weeks!!!) I jumped out of that nest (where my trainers taught me) and now I'm trying to FLY!!! ahhhh

Thought of the week:

Greed gets you nothing but loneliness! So don't be a dirty greet bad (only some family members will get that) (The Lorax ending song:))

Well I love all of you!! No, I really do!! I just might love others more because they show there love with letters!

As seen in pictures I cut and colored my hair about 3 weeks into the field :) Sorry mom! LOVE YOU!!

Now Stay Humble, eat you veggies, don't eat yellow snow and all will be good!!!

Love Sister "Violettekeepingitrealbykeepingmynameinthemissionary"Carlson

Violette and her trainers (9/3/13)