Not much to say since I got to speak to the family on Christmas.
So this week was basically spent all at members' houses. Dinners and dinners and dinners. Me and somewhat Daly did the Christmas fast where you don't eat unless you're fed. It worked out great and I was still full every time. It's amäzing how much food a missionary can eat. Truly a marvel in and of itself. The other marvel is how I was able to understand the stuff that was going on. It was like they were speaking a language I was familiar with and it didn't take much effort for me to understand. Wow, guess that's what happens when you actually study and get to work on the language.
We ate the typical Norwegian Christmas food which is Christmas ribs, Christmas hot dogs and Christmas meat. It was so good. They have this stuff called tyttebær which is like better cranberry sauce, it's crazy good. We did get some presents from the ward which we were so grateful for and opened them in true Norwegian fashion on the 24th night with the family we were with. It's kind of weird but also kind of cool. The whole city shuts down for essentially two weeks until the new year. It's awesome but also frustrating at the same time because we can't teach anybody.
We went to a hill the other day and slid down like 10 meters (yes, the metric system) at a time just in our shoes. Wow these shoes are getting some work and I intend to keep the same ones all 24 months. It's a Norwegian missionary tradition.
Eldste Daly and I matched for Christmas and it was truly a beautiful sight. Wow, are you sick of the power duo yet? Because I'm not.
We will probably dance around the Christmas tree next week. Real old fashion around here, but it's beautiful.
Love you all and spread my love to anyone else you think deserves it (and also to those you think may not deserve it too).
|Skyping with the fam|