Thursday, May 29, 2014


HOLA! Como esta mi familia?!

So this week we went to the temple!! It was beautiful and gorgeous and this time I could actually understand what everyone was saying!! (because when I went in the MTC en Mexico I still didn't know any Spanish) So I love the temple and it is gorgeous and everyone`s goal really should be to get to the temple and be married and sealed there as an eternal family!!

So this week has been pretty great! Though now that I`m trying to remember, I have no idea what happened... All the days and weeks just kinda blurr together and fly by really fast now... but I`ll try to remember..

So Monday I randomly got sick. No idea why or how, but i just got sick. So I spent my whole P'day sleeping. Tuesday morning we were able to go to the temple, but on the way home from there, standing up for a long time in the collectivo, I started feeling sick again. So when we got home I slept for a few hours and then we went out and worked for the last couple hours of the night.

Wednesday we had Noche deRama (Ward/Branch Night). I don't remember if I ever told you guys about Noche de Barrio/Rama. But here in Paraguay, they have Ward Night. There aren't usually enough active members to have young women's, young men's, the primary activities, etc, every week. So they just have Noche de Barrio every week, where the whole ward gets together. Usually, it ends up being the guys playing futbol (soccer) super intensely and the women just watching (that's how its been in all my areas so far). But in my first area there were also pretty good at doing an activity for the people who didn't want to die playing soccer. In my second area, not as much, but we were starting to get more organized activities there before I left as well. And here, they also dont really do any other activities, but we are starting it up here as well. So this week we played games and had cake. Not sure yet what we`re gonna do for this week.. we`ll have to think of something... If anyone has super fun, easy to put together activities for people of all ages, please let me know!!!

And this week has been FREEZING! It rains. So its wet, its humid, and it is cold. But hey, we`ve still got a month until the real cold starts, so that will be fun. I will say I have learned the wonderful concept of layers. I never believed that before, but I`ve tried it here and it is the only thing that will save you. I just miss having heating systems in the houses....... haha sorry, started daydreaming for a second there.. I`m back.

Anyway, my fingers and freezing and my time is up. I love you all to death!! Sounds like you are all having fun swimming and mission and DC adventures!! I wish you all well!!

Love you
Hermana Urie

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Paraguayan Independence Day!

Alright, so I sent lots of pics so I don't have a lot of time, but I love you and have a good week!!!

Love, Hermana Urie

.... haha just kidding :)

But really this actually will be pretty short.
So this week was MOTHERS DAY!!!! Loved talking to you all! And here mothers day is always the 15th of May. So we made some brownies and took them to all of our favorite moms here in Ità. So mothers day here is kinda big. No one goes to school or work, every travels to wherever their mom is, and everyone is inside their houses with the fam- as in practically every store and market thing is closed that day. The town felt so deserted it was like Semana Santa all over again!

Also, the 14th of May is Independence Day, where everyone is out in the streets and celebrating- so big contrast there. We saw the drum lines and dancers and fun stuff in the park. It kinda reminded me of Oak City days :) Oh and apparently the crocodiles I saw before were the babies, I found the bigger ones this week!

Anyway, sorry no more time! But I hope you all enjoy the pics and your crazy lives and know that I love you!!

Hermana Urie

Beautiful Paraguayan sky (way better in person than on a camera, but hey, what can ya do)

Me and my comp in our area!!
Paraguay Independence Day!! (May 14th)
 Dancers for Paraguay Independence day!!

Drums for Independence day!

Procession thingy for Independence day!

Lucy got baptized!!

This picture is just great.
My area!!! Okay, so only half my area is like this. the other half is regular town and houses and stuff.

My CCM (MTC) trio, together once again (during changes we all found each other)

So remember how I said this crocodiles were super small... I may have lied just a bit..