|Sister Shrek and Sister Russell|
|Our Ukraine Shirts|
I can't believe I only have 2 weeks left!!!! We're leaving two weeks from today, on the 28th. Yesterday we said goodbye to the district just older than us so now we're officially the oldest Russian speakers in the MTC...weird. Well the most exciting news of this week is that Adam is the best brother ever and we got tshirts with brother okoren's face on them!!!! we're wearing them to class tomorrow to surprise him so i'll send you pictures next week. it's a combination of two inside jokes that I'll have to tell you another time but suffice it to say, he's gonna love it. this week we also got our Ukrainian shirts (at the bookstore you can order shirts with your mission country on it) which much to our dismay are in ukrainian! even the bookstore cannot comprehend the fact that we're going to ukraine but speaking russian....it's really complicated i know. so we're considering crossing out the Privit and writing Privet under it with a sharpie. This coming week we should be getting our travel plans and our russian name tags!! Mine's gonna look so awesome. I've been told in the field that i can get one that just says sister shrek so that would probably be the greatest thing ever. I'll keep you updated.You know how I said last week that so much happened? Well i feel like this week literally nothing happened. I know that's probably not true and I probably learned some russian but i seriously feel like p day was yesterday. i guess i'll just tell you a couple of funny stories. so awhile back we asked brother okoren what kind of shoes he wears in normal life (we only see him in dress clothes) and sister willerth predicted that he would say pumas. he told us that he would love to wear pumas if he had some, but he does not. so last week doing laundry i found a puma sock in my bag when i was done, so what was the natural thing to do? obviously give it to brother okoren as a present. now i was not sure how this was gonna play out because it's kind of a really weird gift and he loves to throw things away so i was worried he would just throw it away and that would be a waste of a good joke. i also know that he's not a huge harry potter fan so i couldn't go the dobby route and stick it in his journal. anyways, things worked out in my favor and he loved it for some reason! he uses it as our eraser for the whiteboard and seriously loves it. our old eraser was so so bad and just made our whiteboard dirtier so this was a win win win situation. also this week i was starting to get a sore throat so i was gargling some salt water (what are the chances that that day someone in our district found a salt shaker and decided to bring it to class?) anyways it wasn't very salty at all so i was just gargling it in class and going to swallow it when sister rohrbaugh said something hilarious and i spit the water all of the class room! i caught a good amount of it in my hands and ran out as fast as i could but brother okoren totally saw the whole thing and officially thinks i'm the weirdest person ever. oh well i probably am. and now my books all have water damage so whatever. we shreks are used to water damage. also this week we were practicing direction words with sister vasilevskaya (right, left, around, over, under, etc) so we went outside and played following the leader. the person in charge would shout out a direction word and we'd all shout it back and then do it. so just imagine 11 kids marching around yelling in russian disturbing everyone in the MTC who is trying to study, it was pretty great. especially because our favorite word is tuda suda which means back and forth so we'd just do that over and over. yeah, there's a reason why Russians are notorious in the MTC for being the loudest and most annoying. everyday i realize more and more how my mission call is perfect for me. we've decided that kids going to Russia are goofy and kids going to ukraine are legitimately crazy. i'm fine with that.