Monday, December 29, 2014

December 17 2014

And she successfully made it home.
What a beautiful day this was.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Sister Kellee Walker's Tuscon, Arizona Mission - December 8, 2014

I'll Be Home For Christmas (:


Guys, I am literally freakin out. Like it's not even funny how much my insides want to explode. 

I think God knew i needed to chill out so He blessed me with some kind of cold. I had a pretty good fever of 100.6 all day and most of the night, I had an achy body and a sore throat and a stuffy nose. So Sister Passey said to sleep it off.   I feel a lot better now but my insides really want to explode. That was yesterday that I stayed home all day so i missed all seven hours of church..But oooohhh was it needed. 

Aside from being sick, here is what happened this week:

We had our Trainer/Trainee meeting at the North Stake Center which was awesome because i got to reminisce from when i served in the north (:  That took up most of our day because its forever away from where we live so we did a lot of driving that day. (Mom, you'd be impressed with my driving skills, lots of practice) 

Funny that you should mention Oreo Truffles.. I made a huge batch of them for the Ward Christmas Party and they were a hit!!  Everyone loved them and it was just great fun (: 

The leaves here are finally starting to change color a little bit. We were driving to Connie's house (a less active lady) and there was this random patch of yellow trees!! So we stopped and took pictures of them by the bridge (: 

Then we had District Meeting, which is always really enjoyable and needed (:  I love all the missionaries in the whoooooooooole world. What a sacrifice!!!

Then we went and saw the Knoll's and they had baby kitties!!!! I hope you know i'm most likely going to beg you for one when i get home. A wittle kitty wiff its wittle eyes and wittle paws! awhhhhhhhhh someone needs a home for Christmas!!! (: hehehe

Then we got a referral from a member to go visit their neighbor, Rose.   So we went over there and she was soooo sick. I don't know what she had but she literally seemed soooo miserable. So we gave her our number and told her we'd come back after she got some rest. Poor lady! I hope she is feeling better!

So yeaaaahhh that's whats been goin on ovah here!  Besides me packin my all the stuff i've collected, and getting a hair cut (: 
and visiting with members to tell them thank you And i found out Hailey is engaged? like whaaaat?!??  Awesome!!!!

Things are crazy. And i expect they will continue to be crazy, even after i get home. But i have a lot of comfort knowing that you will be there with me every step of the way. 

That's about it (:   I love you all soooo very much. And i'll be seeing you soon. Literally..

Okay bye. <3

The calendar says it's Christmas time...

But in Arizona it's more like fall.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Sister Kellee Walker's Tuscon, Arizona Mission - December 1, 2014

They Call Me Oreo Lover

Oh hey guys (: 

Whew, talk about a fattening week!! I ATE SO MUCH FLIPPIN FOOD. it was awesome. y'all would be proud. haha

So here is a rundown of our thanksgiving. 

At 10:00am the Epperson's took us to Golden Corral.. oh my gosh, hilarious right?! It was so funny and surprisingly PACKED. there was a line out the door and weaving through the cars. all you can eat thanksgiving right? HAHAH 

so then we went over to Bishop Merrill's house (in Cienega ward) and we played this game called Corn Toss, which i will for sure teach y'all when i get home! in the summer time though.. haha can't really play it in the winter. and then i ate lots of ice cream, no pie though because well, i don't really like pie. and then we went to the Tanner's and they had made me a whole pie for myself.. but it wasn't a regular pie, it was The Pie of All Pies: OREO CREAM PIE. I've eaten the whole pie already. hahaha whoops. then we went to the Bingham's and had a turkey sanwhich with cranberry sauce (: YUM!!
Needless to say, I ate a crap load of food and i am so satisfied. 

There's really not a lot to tell about this week because everyone and their dog was out of town.. we tried a lot of people and knocked on a lot of doors but there wasn't a lot of success. 

I did get your letter though mom (: i got it on saturday!! AND I LOVED IT!

Tell Eliza i say HELLO!!!!! 

I am so anxious and excited to see everyone! 
But i still have 17 days to find someone who needs christ in their life. 

I love being a missionary, i love this gospel and i love my savior. 

have a great week y'all. 
love always, Sister Walker

Sister Charles caught her first lizard.  She is now official

This is the face missionaries pull when an investigator cancels on them (ha ha just kidding)

Christmas Saguaro instead of a Christmas Tree - This is how they do it in the AZ

December 1st and it's just barely fall in AZ.  

Our cute Sister Walker - Doing the Tucson Mission proud!

Not sure about the monument - but it's a cute picture of Kellee!

Cute Sisters

But first --- Let me take a Selfie.  What cute girls!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Sister Kellee Walker's Tuscon, Arizona Mission - November 24, 2014

23 Days and I'm Not Counting

Literally though, i'm not counting. 
I think everyone and their dog is counting except for me. 
Without fail i get a text every day from Elder Mora who so kindly reminds me how many days i have left.. punk. hahaha
I seriously cannot wait for you to meet all the people i have become so close with. Friendships that will last forever. SO COOL MAN!

Remember those adorable little pumpkins you sent me last autumn? Well on Saturday we drove down to Tucson and visited some sisters down there.. low and behold, THEY HAD THE PUMPKINS!! I had left them in Campbell ward like over a year ago and they were still there!! So you should know, that all the cute little decorations you have sent me, are being used by missionaries all over the mission!! HAHAHA

Let me tell you a little bit about my sweet companion Sister Charles!
I have to make fun of her because it's just tooooo funny..
She says the darnedest things.. for example:
"This moisturizer does Piddley- Squat!"
"Awhhh look at the little buckaroo"
"WHAT? How rude! I should have kicked him in the gizzard"
HAHAHAHA oh my gosh, she is a hoot.
She seems to be adjusting really well to mission life!
I have loved training her and getting to be her best friend! (:

So funny story, we get a phone call Saturday evening around 5:00 and it's the 1st councilor in the bishopric from Cienega ward. These are his words, "Sister Walker, You are going to hate me.. but we need you and Sister Charles to speak in sacrament meeting tomorrow morning about gratitude." I was like, "Brother Bingham.. you're going to have to do better than that!! I've somehow managed to go 17 months without talking in sacrament meeting, what else have ya got?" He scrambled for words and replied, "Anything, I am desperate! I will buy you ice cream! I know how much you love it. How does that sound?" I casually accepted and that next morning as I stood in front of the congregation I started off by saying, "I guess I should be grateful for this opportunity because Brother Bingham had to bribe me by promising me ice cream afterwards!!" Everyone chuckled and nodded in agreement, because they all know that i just can't deny ice cream. (Daddy taught me good) It actually turned out really well and I was able to bare my testimony on families and the sacredness of the temple. It was a cool experience and i wasn't even nervous!! Prep for my homecoming i guess!

This week has been kinda slow. We managed to teach 15 lessons though, which is great for this area. The Lord is preparing this area for success which is so incredible to see. Slowly but surely the Lord is blessing us with opportunities to plant seeds and invite others to learn about our beloved Savior. This week we have like 5 Thanksgiving Dinners planned. I'm rather excited!! It will help me not miss y'all so much! I hope you have a fantastic Thanksgiving (: And that you don't freeze too much! It's been in the 50s all week and i have been bundled up, FROZEN. I'm pretty nervous to come home to Utah.. where i will probably die. hahaha

I am so glad that you were able to meet Sister Barnes. She is a sweetheart isn't she? I LOVE HER SO MUCH! Please keep in contact with her :) And the Killpack's? That's awesome!! I can't wait to see them again! (: SO MANY PEOPLE I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE. And holy crap, Brendan is already home? That means only one thing.... TIME IS FLYING. Lots of exciting things ahead, and i am anxious to start this new adventure. I love you so much family. Please have a great holiday season and i'll be seeing you soon.

Keaton, WAY TO GO on your ballroom! That's incredible!
As for what i want to do when i get home, you were supposed to be keeping a list of things to do remember?
I'll be so overwhelmed that i won't even know where to begin, so you get to choose! HA

Well folks.
Be safe.
Keep warm.
Get excited.
And be ready for a hug of all hugs.

Love always, Sister Kellee Walker 

Sister Charles and Sister Walker 

I spy with my little eye...Oops make that big eye :)

Sister Walker and Elder Taylor - cheesing it up

Never any lines for these potties :)

Monday, November 17, 2014

Sister Kellee Walker's Tuscon, Arizona Mission - November 17, 2014

Hey there family!! 
Here is a run down of my week!!

Monday: I spent all day with the Passey's. 

Tuesday: Transfer meeting. I met my new companion, Sister Charles. I got to see all my friends!!! :) :) and we got Sister Charles all settled and introduced her to both bishop's and stuff like that. 

Wednesday: My 17 month mark. I stuffed my gob with oreos to celebrate. Had an awesome lesson with a less active lady we are teaching in Cienega, Connie. Then we invited Dayton and Cindy to be baptized and Cindy flipped a brick about it. She said she is too set in her catholic ways and would never in a million years become mormon.. so we dropped her. SAD DAY

Thursday: We had District Meeting and met all the new missionaries in our zone, did a fun little role play and then had a picnic with our zone afterwards. Then we stopped by Dayton and Cindys on their request and cleared up some contention and reestablished our purpose and their expectations. Things are a little better now. 

Friday: We set a baptism date with Gayle!! YAY! Then we got a weird phone call from president Passey about Sister McQuire and her daughter passing. That was a little rough.. okay a lot rough but that's kinda been my whole mission so i'm used to it mostly. 

Saturday: We went to the stake bbq and i saw a ton of my friends from saguaro park ward and i ate a lot of great food and got so many left overs (everyone knows we are poor) hahaha then we went to a pie party that night and got a new investigator!! God is so good to us. 

Sunday: We got to go to the temple dedication for the Phoenix temple!! 2 temple dedications since i've been here!! HOW EXCITING!! 

Things are looking up guys, it's still hard as i assumed it would be..But my Savior is helping me every step of the way. 

I love you all. And i'm sorry this is so blaaah. 

Keep on keepin on (: 

Tell Sister Barnes i love her. 
And Sister Dredge (: 

Love always,
Sister Kellee Walker

Another Beautiful Arizona Sunset - 

Winter is coming to Arizona - Poor Sister Walker is going to freeze when she gets home next month.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Sister Kellee Walker's Tuscon, Arizona Mission - November 12, 2014


Hello family. 

i have been a flippin emotional mess. 
let me tell you all about it because in all honesty, i could use a hug from my fam bam right about now. 
so here we go. 

Transfers came and I no longer have Sister Huffman as my companion - Such a sad day.  She is like a sister to me and I will miss her very much. I have learned so much from her and  I'm so grateful that Heavenly Father brought her into my life.  I know that we will always be very close friends and will stay in touch, but oh how I miss her.

Transfer calls came on Saturday evening and I've been asked to train again. I am super overwhelmed, but excited to end my mission strong.  Hopefully I can find peace through my Savior Jesus Christ and push forward. There are exciting things to look forward to, i know. My heart is just a wee bit heavy this week. 

My new companions name is Sister Charles and she is from Kentucky!  I really have enjoyed getting to know her and i hope we can have a great 5 weeks together!!

Time is flying. 
I am anxious for those hugs!!


Have a great week. 
Love always, Sister Kellee Jo Walker

Transfer Day - Already Missing Sister Huffman (Sisters and Friends forever!)

Sister Walker and her new companion - Sister Charles

Monday, November 3, 2014

Sister Kellee Walker's Tuscon, Arizona Mission - November 3, 2014

Happy Birthday to my Baby and Happy Halloween

Wassss up my homies?
hahaha this week has been, interesting to say the least. i left my note book at home, so i'll probably forget some stuff, but that's what journals are for right?  okay so first of all.. 

Mom.. you need to know that i am NOT trunky AT ALL. I know why i'm here and i'll be here until they force me on that stinky plane. Even then, i'll probably still be all missionary weird. HA but really, i am focused. And the only reason i was doing all this college stuff was because you wanted me to.. but if you want me to wait.. then i'll wait. 

I had a cool experience though when i went on the UVU website! I couldn't remember my password so i went to the UVhelp chat thing and talked to this guy. I started off by telling him i was a missionary for the church of jesus christ of latter day saints and that i would be coming home from my mission in December blah blah blah and towards the end of the chat after he gave me my password, he asked some SWEEEET questions about the church! I asked him if he would be interested in having the missionaries visit him and teach him more, he declined but i told him to check out and he said he would! WOOT WOOT missionary experiences everywhere you go!!

Also, that is insane crazy that so many people from our ward is coming home!! I AM SO EXCITED TO SEE EVERYONE AGAIN! But yeah, that's really exciting. Tell eliza lou i say hello, when she gets home and give her a hugggggg.

As for this week, since i'm short on time, as usual.. i'll make a list.

I got my temporary temple card to go to the Phoenix temple dedication!  We had stake conference this weekend and on Saturday, all the missionaries in Rincon stake sang in front of EVERYONE and it was awesome. 

We also had a special broadcast from the first presidency for Arizona only and it was perfect. there were a lot of talks on families and temples. and don't even get me started on all the babies in the chapel. I WAS DYING. i can't wait to hold a baby. hahaha

Sister Huffman and I had a great great great lesson with our investigators Daton and Cindy. They are the greatest. Daton is super analitical and old. It's great, he's a hoot. Cindy is just crazy!! We found them in our former section in our area book ( I LOVE FORMERS) pretty sure that's where i've found half the people i've taught on my mission.   But anyways, so we have been teaching them about joseph smith and basically Daton thinks its a bunch of hokus pokus and cindy believes it so daton's like, "If my wife believes it, it needs to be true!!" So he's been reading the book of mormon with us and LOVES IT! It's so great. They don't have a baptism date yet, but holy cow, they are so prepared!!

For Halloween, we had a curfew of 6:00 so we went home, drank some dr pepper, ate some pringles, i played the piano for a good 2 hours, and had some good girl talk. Sister huffman is amazing. I love her so muuuuuuch!

Also, we find out Saturday about transfers.. DUUUUDE i am flippin. MY LAST TRANSFER? WHAT THE HECK YO?   But i'm managing. As long as you let me sleep in a little bit. 6:30 every morning for a year and a half.. woah. my bags can't get much baggier. you might have to start calling them suitcases.. hahaha oh i'm funny. 

Anywho.. this week was great. Lots of less actives lessons and tracting in the desert. It's the only way to do it!!  We also went mining today with our District! SO FLIPPIN SWEET!  This whole adventuring thing is addicting.

OKAY my time is up. But i love you.
Love always,
Sister Kellee Jo Walker

Companions and BFF's

Mining - Fun Times!

The mining crew :)

More Companion Pictures - Beautiful Ladies!

Happy Halloween from Sister Walker!