Monday, July 26, 2010


Thanks for the pictures Mom. And Dad, for taking them, I assume. So, do you think pictures takes care of writing too? Haha. You probably had a busy week. Mark and Brandon wrote me and Bruce good letters. Not too much happened this week for me. We started playing frisbee golf every morning with our district leader to help motivate us in the mornings. I just bought a cool Gerber knife with Grandma and Grandpa's money. Before I forget, next Tuesday is transfers so this is probably my last week in the Valley. I've been here 6 months. It's been really drizzly lately, but we might go hiking anyway today. We had a fun ward barbecue this week, but none of the less actives that we invited came. The Bethel's were there though, that was good. I'll be sad when I leave this ward because the members are so loving. Even the less active ones we're working with. A guy we helped teach the temple prep lessons to really wants us to go with him, but I don't think it'll happen.
So I didn't even know Valorie is pregnant again. How is she doing? Brandon said she might have to be bed ridden. I'm getting excited for Emily.
Oh, so know what would be cool is to have pictures of my artwork. You could even email them to me if you have them. If not don't worry. A couple people wanted to see my artwork. Another thing is did Brandon and Valorie make a cd of them? Brandon was talking about it and that would be cool to have. Anyway, I'm still enjoying the things you gave me. That'll be way sad if Bruce can't get his package.
I better get going. Thanks for everything that you do for me, and for all the prayers. I'm praying for you and always thinking of you.

Monday, July 19, 2010


Matenuska Glacier
Dear Mom and Dad,
First, thanks so much for the great package and letters. I had a wonderful birthday! For breakfast we made smoothies and waffles and then I opened your package, I also got a little package from Tasia Stubbs with a cd and 2 Book of Mormons with her testimony to give out. I was way surprised to get binoculars, they're way awesome. The cd's are perfect too. I appreciated all the hiking supplies too. If it's not too rainy later today we might go hiking. My birthday dinner was great. It was rainy all day until about an hour before our barbeque and we had hamburgers and marinaded chicken and ice-cream cake with the Jones and their kids the Walkers and Rindlisbachers. Also, Elder Simmons was in Palmer for a leadership meeting so he dropped in to wish me happy birthday. That was way cool to see him again for a little bit.
So with Megan's money I bought a frisbee-golf frisbee (there's a course in our area) and with the money you and Grandma Snow gave me I want to buy a knife. There's a really cool Browning bone handled one at Sportsman's Warehouse I might get.
Anyway, I had a wonderful week and I am so well taken care of by Heavenly Father and by you two and everyone.
A cool thing is we had a guy help us make the "peanut smashing game" that Mark made and we tried it out with the Bethel family. They thought it was awesome. We do a lot of family night activities with some less active families so we wanted to teach them a game they could do easily.
We got to go to the Matenuska Glacier last Monday and that was awesome. You can walk anywhere on the glacier which is way cool, but we had to be careful. Here's some pictures. Oh yeah, I loved all the new pictures! The kids are changing a lot. The fishing pictures were cool too, even the belly one;)

Monday, July 12, 2010


Haha, I think my letter got lost in my head. The library was closed to email for the 4th of July, but I had some time while we were doing laundry so I sent you those pictures. I should still probably write a letter because I know my emails are crappy. Maybe I do have hay fever or something because I just haven't felt well the past month or so and have had to sleep in a couple times. Mostly it's like a soar throat. Our area is really slow right now too, so it's been hard to stay motivated. I'm way excited for my birthday though. An awesome family, the Walkers, signed up to feed us and they're making a cake and having a bbq at a park for me. That's pretty much what we did for the 4th too. The Walkers, Jones, and Rindlisbachers had us at their family get-together on Saturday night at the park and we played soccer with them afterward for a bit. They're so awesome. The Jones are the ones that do our laundry and they often feed us lunch too. It feels like home there. We even broke in once to do our laundry. A 2nd story window was open so Elder Simmons boosted me up so I could let him in. Next time they were gone they just left us a spare key.
Before I forget I'm glad you gave Sara a letter from me too. I miss them all so much. I always talk about my nieces and nephews when someone has little kids that do something that reminds me of them. So who's chicken and dog was Sara feeding?
A blender is a good idea. I have craved smoothies a lot. Luckily, my apartments have been well equipped and I've had a blender, so I've been able to make a couple smoothies. And Elder Stokes was actually going to buy some frozen fruits so we could make one on my birthday. So, I might actually get something else, OK? Maybe a good CD, or a tie, or something. I'll wait until I get your package. Thank you Mom for always being so very thoughtful and loving. I have always felt content and taken care of by you and Dad. (except that we never had a dog after Rascal) Haha, just joking. I'm happy to know that you'll be thinking of me. I'll be thinking of you too! All of you! Have a great week and I will too. I love you.

Elder Bryce Wainwright :)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Thanks for the wonderful letter Mom. I'll hand write you a letter, but it's late so I'll just give you these pictures from today. You can see what Elder Stokes looks like. Love you. Talk to you soon

PS - I'm working too. Not just "bowling", I mean hiking