Tuesday, April 28, 2015

ccsm: chapel hill(s)

Transfer three sent me away from the mountains and into northern Colorado Springs. At this point, although I wasn't super "old" in the mission, I finally felt I had my footing. I wanted to make it a good transfer, and boy was it a GREAT one!

Sister Kaylisha Dawn Harmon and I had a lot more in common than just our initials. We both enjoyed running (although she was way better), had luscious beautiful hair, wanted to work hard, and most of all, LOVED TO LAUGH!

The things that make Kaylisha great are our differences though. She's an artist. Like a legit "I'm humble enough to never say it but I'm way better than everyone else" artist. Seriously.

International LDS Church History Art Competition. No big deal.

Kaylisha is great at listening to the spirit. We had the opportunity to work with a few people in our ward who really needed the push to link themselves to the gospel again. Sister Harmon would pray and study to find out what she needed to do to help them progress.

She was also a fantastic cook. She's the youngest of 8, so she's had a lot of practice! I had to take a few hypoglycemia tests during this transfer, which made me feel really icky. She took care of me so well!! One of the great things she initiated was weekly district lunches! We would assign different foods to each companionship, and then we'd make lunch there! Toward the end of the transfer, a few extra people were added to our district. Easy peasy! Taco salad, breakfast for lunch. We had lots of fun! 

 Our adventures were far from few. Once, we decided to go for a break at Summersweet Frozen Yogurt. "Kyle the Cashier" covered our last $.50. It was the best froyo we ever had. At a later date (because obviously we went more than once!) we tipped him $.50. Whenever we had a bad day, that was where we headed!

Weekly planning. Never was better than the day we she ate half a watermelon, we slathered strawberries in nutella, and I finished us off with half a jar of peanut butter. 

Being our healthy selves, we decided one day we were going to walk to the other side of our area. WE WALKED ROUGHLY 10 MILES THAT DAY! We might have been healthy, but we were also VERY sore the next day. Despite being rained on, we still made it fun. We bought ourselves dried fruit from Sprouts. We made dandelion wishes. It was a great day.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SISTER HARMON!! To celebrate her 21st year of life (I'm pretty sure she turned 21, but don't quote me on it!) we headed out to Garden of the Gods for a sunrise jog. It was a beautiful morning. God's creations are truly beautiful. I went to Garden of the Gods many times, and it never ceased to be breathtaking. We even bought matching bright shirts just for the occasion!

This transfer wouldn't be complete though if I didn't share some of the hilarious quotes we shared.

"If Andrew Garfield and I got married, our children would have sick hair." Harmon
  ^^this is TRUE. Look at that head of gorgeousness.

"I forgot how to spell my own last name, President!" Hendricks

"They must have great legs, even though we can't see them because they're covered by frumpy skirts!" Harmon

"I know I should go to sleep but I just really like talking to you!"

"If you two got married, you would spend half of your life putting sunblock on your children." Harmon

"I'll be totally great at seducing my husband!" (after falling off the bed)

"Is that my voice? Is that MY voice?" Harmon (on helium)

"My biggest fear is going to the single's ward." Hendricks

"You are seductively eating that strawberry. I'm pretty sure that's against mission rules." Harmon

I love you Sister Harmon!

1 comment:

  1. So Sis Harmon lives with me right now. She is such a wonderful artist. For conference she drew multiple picture, amazing to watch it go from blank paper to beautiful picture. Thanks for posting.