We are Now the Lord’s Missionaries

The Happy Map Picture       My dearest family and friends!   Another week has past and I don’t know where the time has gone! It really is so true that time flies by here. But in the most weird and longest way possible haha. I liked how someone put it that each day…

Our First E-mail – She really is a missionary!

Hi Everyone, we just got our first e-mail from Sister Wood today. It was so great to hear from her and see the growth that has already taken place in her in just a few days. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did:       KUMSTA PAMILYA! It is weird that…

MTC Bound

  Hi everyone! This is Kim, Courtnee’s Mom. I will be taking over Courtnee’s blog for the next 18 Months. Be patient with me, I’m not a blogger. So….. yesterday was the big day. I’ve heard for months about how brutal the MTC dropoff is and it pretty much lived up to its expectation. But…

Paalam!

I get set apart as a full-time missionary in a few hours, so I figured I would get on and say my last goodbye! My mom will be taking over this blog and posting all of my letters, adventures, and crazy pictures I send home! Thanks to everyone who even reads this thing haha. You’re…

Farewelling

Holy smokes. Can I just say that I love all of you that supported me and came to my farewell today? I am so stinking blessed! It was such an amazing day. I loved every second of it. Thank you to everyone that made it awesome. Today was another day that just confirmed to me…

Realizations

While I was sitting in the chair at the nail salon today getting my last pedicure with my mom and sister and the little lady was painting Philippine flags on my toes, the realization hit me that my farewell is tomorrow. TOMORROW. If my farewell is tomorrow, that means I leave in 4 days! I…

MY #1 FAMILY

WOOD This is MY FAMILY. The people that have made it possible to be where I am at today! They are the first people I have to thank for all the support I have gotten on my choice to serve a mission.  They are the #1 people in my life in every way! #1 people…

Soccer Family. #makeitcount

As the time is creeping closer and closer to me leaving, I have been reminiscing on the people that have allowed me to get where I am today and have influenced my choice of serving a mission. For all of you that are apart of a sports team, you have to agree that there is…

Decisions Determine Destiny

My family and I went and saw the new movie Ephraim’s Rescue the other day (which was amazing), and it really got me thinking about how truly grateful I am for the pioneers that sacrificed everything they had to come journey across the plains to Zion! I just can’t even comprehend how hard it was,…

The Worth of "Soles"

The first thing I am going to say concerning my missionary shoes is that I have had to swallow my pride. As we were looking for good shoes to take I turned my head at every pair that were supposed to be the best ones for missions. Simply because the way they looked. Like how…

Not So "Typical" Fashion for Sister Missionaries

One of the big issues I had with the mission thing was the whole stereotype that sister missionaries had of being frumpy, plain, and boring. Because that is so not me. If you don’t know me already, I love fashion and clothes and shoes and red lipstick and that is one of the big things…

Living the dream.

I can’t help but say I have legitimately been living my dreams. Way back when I started playing soccer the only place I wanted to play college soccer at was Brigham Young University (BYU). It is safe to say that I probably bled blue from birth.  Through out my whole soccer career I never let…