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11 days of fun and missing friends back home

18 Sep 16
Ivy Jones

I am having much fun here! My best friends are: Small Princess, Felicia, Big Princess, Decontee, and that’s it. My least favorite thing is taking a bath. You have to pump a bucket with teh water pump. Then you take it to the bathroom and you have a little cup that you take and scoop up some water. Then you wash and dump it on you. Then you are done. Other than that, I’m having a fine time. I miss all of my friends. for some reason, I have this thing called heat-rash. It is where I get all these tiny bumps all over my arms, and neck, and chest, and face. And it really itches! I have to put on this heat rash powder every night after my bucket bath. They call it a bucket bath.
School starts tomorrow, which is Monday. Today is Sunday. I stayed home from church today because we have so many people that we have to switch off every Sunday, and I went last week. There is no piano in any of the rooms, so when we sing songs, it is so plain – even in the sacrament meeting room! I miss everyone so much! I hope you are having a good school year. Wish me luck on my school year! I am going to go to the fifth grade. Simon, Ruby, and Charlie are also jumping up a grade.
Whenever I walk around in Zuannah Town or go into town, everybody stares at us because we are white. I miss you all so much! Goodbye! win_20160911_10_25_25_pro


  1. Gramma Jones September 19, 2016 at 3:14 am

    I understand about the bath thing, but after 9 months, think of the muscles you will have…hauling all that water. And it sure does feel good to be clean from sweat when you go to bed, doesn’t it!

    Skipped a grade!! YEA! That is pretty exciting. I will like to know how school goes. If you are challenged or if it is all very easy for you.

    Too bad about the heat rash. Hopefully it will be gone by the time you read this.

    How do you like swimming in the lagoon and the ocean?

    I love to read your blog Ivy. Keep sending information. It is all very interesting to me.

    I love you!

  2. Wynn September 19, 2016 at 3:22 am

    I love your message ivy! I remember on my mission that there were never pianos at the churches so every hymn we sang sounded just a little bit different, but it was lots of fun.

  3. Vibecke September 19, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Good luck on your school year!! You are going to rock it.
    Bucket baths sound interesting…I think I remember bath time was not your favorite in Salt Lake either 🙂

    I’m glad you’re making friends. Sorry about your heat rash, hope it’s gone by the time you read this.

    Love you, hugs

  4. Torey September 21, 2016 at 12:43 am

    Hi Ivy this is Torey! I hope you have a great school year! How is school going and what’s new? This week I’m having my first field trip! I can’t wait! Im going to Natural history museum! Tonight I’m eating the pasta you gave me. Anyway bye! 🙂

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