Okay so we just got back from the temple and I've decided computers just hate me because I cannot figure out how to attach pictures like I did the first week. I have no idea. SO I will try again right before I log off but I wanted to have enough time to write! This week was really good! The weeks are going by so fast but then the days never end. It's so weird haha but last Thursday I got your package, Dad! Thank you so much! I loved it!!! and so did the other sorelle haha but thank you thank you thank you! I loved it all :) especially the abnormally large pill case haha I'm sure Abbi just loves that. haha have you been getting my letters? I send one every Thursday so check the mail mom!! haha you need me to come back because no one gets the mail anymore now haha oh so funny story. The other night I was in bed before 9 pm and asleep by 9 pm. It was one of the best days ever. haha remember how I used to go to bed at like 3 am? Yeah no. here I'm the one that wakes everyone up in the morning and tells everyone it's time for bed. how weird am I? I know. oh so this week I was called to be one of the two Sister-Training Leaders in our zone. It’s me and then Sora Merkley (the red head haha love her) she is going to Romania and she is awesome. We have a lot of fun together because we are companions for all of our meetings now. But so basically Sister-Trainers are District leaders and then together they are responsible for the sisters in the zone. fun stuff. haha I'm still figuring it all out but so far things are going really well and I like it! Then I bought a mini Inni book this week (Italian hymn book) because we sing all the time and all our teachers told us we would want them in the field so we all got one from the bookstore and it is so nice. Singing in Italian is tough though haha they will just randomly have three words you song on one note and we all just laugh. it's great. One of the Anziani in our district left for Italy on Monday! He was in the group that was at the MTC before we got here and he got delayed but he finally got to leave! He was really excited and it was so weird to think that will be us in three weeks. I see people all the time here. It's great. I see Bonnie a lot which is such a blessing and then this week I got to see Mercedes! And Steven Jensen! And then today when we were walking home from the temple my companion and I were talking to one of the Anziani and I told him that my friend Dakota comes to the MTC today and that maybe we will see him. And then I was like actually, I really really want to see his mom. She is awesome haha And then literally 2 minutes later the Jones drove by, saw me, brought their car to a stop at the curb and got out and hugged me. It was literally the coolest thing ever. When we were in the temple I totally prayed to get a hug and then Sister Jones comes out of nowhere and gives me a huge hug and I almost cried. haha Oh but I totally went psycho sister missionary on Dakota because he got out of the car and came towards me to hug me and I was like "AHHH I am not allowed to hug you!!" and stuck out my hand and my entire zone started laughing hysterically haha It was great. I felt so bad I couldn't hug him. I gave him a lot of handshakes though haha And I actually just saw him! He is on west campus so tell his mom he is on west campus! He was doing an assessment with his district and they all looked super nice! And he looked really happy so tell Sister Jones he is doing okay :) Sister McPeek only had one night terror this week...that we know of haha She just started screaming and I told her she was okay and to go back to sleep haha I've gotten to the point where I barely remember if they happen or not now. I'm so used to it haha she's the best. That is so cool you met her mom, mom!! haha I was reading your letter and was like "Sorella! Our moms are friends!" And she was like "NO WAY!" and I said "YES! Dammi Cinque!" which means "high five" hahahah we are so weird. But I love it. I saw Spencer again the other day! I love that he comes and checks up on me. Well I think that's all for this week! Sound like everything is going well back home! tell Abbi and Anna and will and Charlie I say hi and that I love and miss them! Tell Anna happy birthday for me next week :) The MTC is great, The spirit is so strong here and I am learning so much. I am so glad I have the opportunity to be a missionary for Heavenly Father and I can't wait to get to Italy :)
Love and miss you mom and dad!
Alli with Dakota Jones and his mom Shelley. Dakota is from our home Stake and entered the MTC today - he is also in the West MTC and will serve in Iowa.