Monday, November 23, 2009

Welcome Home

Greeting Mom

Jace & Jonathan celebrate Cousin Ryan's arrival

Loads of cousins and other family were on-hand to greet Elder Carreon

Ryan returns home

Dear Friends and Family:

I returned home on Wednesday November 19th 2009. My mission was great! I was sad when I was released that night, but it was nice to be able to see my family again and to sleep in my own bed. When I arrived in the airport, my family was waiting at the wrong gate so I completely missed them. Luckily I found them when I was at the baggage claim. We drove home and I was released by my Uncle Matt, and we had some birthday cake. I can't believe how fast these past two years have gone by. I am excited to be home and to go back to school next year. Thanks to everyone who followed the Blog and supported me on my mission.

Brother Carreon

Monday, November 9, 2009

Another Baptism, Only One Blog Left

Hello to all. I can’t believe this is my last full week. Honestly, it doesn’t feel like I’m about to end my mission I don’t really know why. I guess it’s a good thing, though. This week has been pretty good. We have a family of three that we are teaching that have committed to be baptized in on the 25th. We were also able to find some cool new people to teach. It’s weird that I only have one more Sunday and one more email home. Well, I don’t really know what else to write except that I am excited to see you all next week, and I will be sending a few more things home this week.


Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Halloween

Dear Family & Friends:
It sounds like you all had a fun Halloween. That night, we just went to the other Elders’ apartment and watched some DVDs. One was about DNA evidence supporting the Book of Mormon, and the other one was about Dr. Hugh Nibley and Egyptology. They were both pretty cool. I got a letter from the Lands the other day (did I tell you that they moved to Houston?) James and Amber want me to take part in their wedding. They don’t know when they are going to get married, and I told them I would love to attend and to tell me asap.
We also had our interviews with President Miller this past week. I got my temple recommend renewed for 3 months. I can’t believe how fast time is going. I also bought a pair of black cowboy boots as a Texas souvenir! They look pretty cool. Everything else around here is pretty much the same. It has been cooling down a whole lot lately. We have had to wear our sweaters and stuff like that. It’s sad because it’s in the low 60s and I’m cold, and I have heard that it’s already snowing in Washington and other parts of the country.
Well, I only have two more emails left to send. It’s weird to say that and I know in my head that I only have 2 1/2 weeks left, but it still doesn’t feel all that real to me. I guess that’s a good thing! Anyways tell everybody hi and tell me when and if I am going to give a talk!