Saturday, June 28, 2008

The toughest week so far!

I have just made it through what they call "Murder Week!" It is so hard on you! I passed my test on Thursday and Friday! I do have to make up a proficiency first thing Monday morning! It is giving me fits! Please pray that I will be able to get it down! I did pass two of my proficiencies on Friday! I just about knocked the instructor right off the plane ( the fake plane, that is set up on a real plane) and all the people laughed their heads off!
I can't wait to graduate and get my wings! Keep me in your prayers and that I will do my best to be all God wants me to be for him here in training. This is a mission field here!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


I made a 100 today on my test! You could have knocked me over with a feather! The one I take tomorrow is a doozie! Please pray! I really think I can do it, but the fear of it is amazing!
Thanks for all the prayers and words of encouragement!

This is what I looked like going down the slide
on the plane, called "POOLIE"
Don't laugh too hard!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Tests, Tests, and more Tests!

I had to retake Friday's test, because I made an 88 and you have to make a 90! But I made a 96, on it today!
I also had to take the regular one right after it this morning, and made a 96 on it as well! I have another one to take in the morning, so if you think about me around 0730 I would covet your
I have a total of 5 left with only 1 retake left, so you can imagine the pressure! I have been praying
that if this is what God can use for his glory than I am all for it! If not that is ok too! It is a lot of
hard work, but will be worth it in the end with all the benefits!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Second Test!

Today was our second test and I passed! I made a 92, and here, anything over 90 is a passing
grade and they consider it a 100! You either pass or fail! They offer you 2 retakes for the 9 tests, on the other 2 tests you can't retake! I don't want to have to use a retake! My goal was a 100 on all of them, but now it is to not retake a test! We just got back to our hotel, and now we have to do homework on what we learn tommorow, then study for the next test we have first thing in the morning! Which if you do the math it does not give you much time to do anything important, like
shop, eat, iron your clothes for the next day, eat, shop, sleep and you know all the important things, did I mention shop?
This really is boot camp!! Just remember to pray for me! It is amazing how many believers I have
met, and I give them the scripture for the day! They look forward for the scripture of the day!
Love ya!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


I made a 100 on my first test!WooHoo! I have another one in the morning at 0730, so all ya'll
that are awake at that time, please pray!!!!!!!!
There is so much to learn in such a little time! I will try to write again later! I have to get back
to learning more stuff!!

Monday, June 16, 2008

I'm a "Markette!"

I did something so crazy tonight at the welcome to swa party! They did a Karaoke machine thingy where you get up and sing, and so a couple of the people that I have met decided we should sing the YMCA song! So Mark is assigned to be the lead singer and there were four of us girls to sing back up, so I came up with Mark and the Markettes! ( I know that sounds pretty lame, huh?)
Oh well we didn't win but we had fun! I was really scared to death! Got to get some sleep!
The first day is done!
Love ya!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

I'M HERE!!!!!

I made it and all I can say is "OH MY GOODNESS, GRACIOUS SAKE'S ALIVE!!!!! I have met
so many wonderful people, and then some so, so people! LOL! I will let you know about that later!!!!!
Let's just say different!!! I am studying like crazy and we haven't even started class!!
My roomate's name is Beth and she is really sweet! She is of the LDS belief but is a believer!
Pray for me that I might be the salt and light that God wants me to be!
Many Blessings!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

"Leaving on a Jet Plane......"

I couldn't resist singing the jet song this morning! I guess that probably dates me, huh? I am
waaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy beyond my limit on poundage, surprise!!LOL!
I think I will just pack another bag and pay the extra check-in fee, just so I can have every thing I want to take! What a huge dilemma!
Oh, something very embarrassing happened to me while I was out getting last minute shopping done. I headed to the register to pay for my things, and the lady smiled really big at me and was so cheerful, and I said "Oh you have braces too" and her reply was "No, just really bad teeth!"
Oh my goodness, gracious sakes alive I wanted to run away from there as fast as I could!
Her bottom teeth from about half way down were really dark and looked like they had braces on them, and so I thought oh, we have something in common I will try to relate to the lady! Well, I tried pulling my foot out of my mouth and said,"Oh, I know a lot of ladies our age are getting braces, and I didn't have very good dental care when I was growing up, and I can't wait to get them off!" Then I went on and on about who knows what and she was just laughing, but
what she was probably thinking was "I wish this machine would go a little faster with this transaction, so this lady can get out of my face!" I was so embarrassed and then Mike started laughing at me, after we left the lady's presence of course, and so I was able to laugh at myself
and then I couldn't stop laughing at myself. I think I will try to find the cure for the Foot in Mouth Disease! On that note I gotta go!
Pray for me!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Thankful Thursday!!!

I am VERY thankful for my hubby! He has helped me with my memory work for training! I kid you not, there is so much memory work to do! That's not a complaint, just pointing out the facts!
I only have one day left, and my brain is in over load! That's why I am so thankful for my hubby. He is making it a lot easier for me! Don't get me wrong, I still need your prayers! I will be testing everyday and when I was in school, a million years ago, I didn't test very well. I knew what I was suppose to know but couldn't prove it by the tests!
I am still trying to get enough clothes around! Do you know how hard it is to shop for clothes, at least ones you like, not to mention ones that you might look ok in! Oh but I forgot I am thankful!
I do have a lot to be thankful for! I am going to try to keep up on the posting once training starts so ya'll will know what's going on!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Down to the Wire!

The time is almost here! I am excited, but also am amazed at all the memory work I have had to do! I'm still not finished with all of it! I really hope I can count on all of you to pray for me while I am in training! It is like a boot camp! I keep thinking about the long hours and prep work I did for Falls Creek, no sleep all week and still was able to put out a lot of food! If I can do that, surely I can get my wings! Candace and Michael helped me pick out clothes to take! We had a great time and found some cute stuff! Here is a picture of a picture, that we took for Father's Day and our 33rd Anniversary!Newly weds, huh? LOL! He's the best thing that has ever happened to me, that's for sure!!
I will try to post more while in training, so all four of you will know what's going on!
Blessings to all!