Thursday, January 12, 2012

My Next Adventure!

 I decided to serve a mission and got my call yesterday! (Whoo whoo!) Any guesses where I'll be serving?? Here are a few facts about the best state in the US:

FACT: I'm going to the 21st most populated state in the US
FACT: State Nickname=The Golfer State, The North Star State
FACT: State beverage=Milk
FACT: State Muffin=blueberry
FACT: The Largest Mall in American is located here (good thing I LOVE to shop...not...but cool fact nonetheless!)
FACT:  It's home to the oldest continuously running theater (Old Log Theater) and the largest dinner theater (Chanhassan Dinner Theater) in the country.
FACT: has more golfers per capita than any other city in the country (shout out to my big brother Nate! He'll love this fact!)
FACT: The first open heart surgery and the first bone marrow transplant in the United States were done at the University of-----------.
FACT: The stapler was invented here.
FACT: The first Intercollegiate Basketball game was played here on February 9,1895
FACT: The first Automatic Pop-up toaster was marketed in June 1926 by McGraw Electric Co. here under the name Toastmaster. The retail price was $13.50 (Thank goodness we have toasters!)
FACT: The coldest temperature recorded in this state is -60 F (I'm gonna DIE! not really but MAYBE!)
FACT: I have been called to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Minnesota Minneapolis Mission! AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! I'M SO EXCITED!!!
It was such a neat experience opening that call and knowing that I will be spending 18 months serving the Lord and serving the people in Minnesota.  I honestly can't wait to go and teach the gospel to those who don't know the truth. It'll be such an amazing experience.  I'll have to brace the cold, but I think I can do it! The first thing I thought of when I read the call was the movie "New in Town." It came out a while ago but it's pretty funny and I sure hope I come home with an accent of sorts. I couldn't find any clips from it but when I do I'll be sure to share! Anyway, a few friends and family came to support me and it was so overwhelming to be surrounded by such good examples and influences in my life.  I am so blessed!!!

k my other video of all the other peeps that were is not working... frustrating, however, I'm so grateful for all the support and love from everyone who has encouraged me to do this.  I feel SO blessed. Thanks to all of you!


  1. I'm so excited for you Chewy! I love you and hope that maybe we'll be in the MTC together!! :) Congrats!

  2. CHEWY! I love this! You are going to be incredible! I AM SO HAPPY WE WILL BE IN THE MTC TOGETHER FOR TWO WEEKS!!!!

  3. this is a darling blog, and it's so exciting to go on a mission!!!