Tuesday, September 16, 2008

My sister is AWESOME...

I know, I know. I have heard from all of you. You are mad that I haven't finished blogging my trip to Italy. I am sorry, I don't know what else to say. I promise I will finish up by Christmas, how is that? Life has been insane and crazy ever since I have been home. I have over 3,000 pictures and I think we visited nearly 35 cities. It's a bit daunting. And, so many other things have happened since I've been home that I need to blog about. Please, be patient. Don't give up on me! :)

In the meantime, I have some exciting news about my sister, Karen...

I really love my sister Karen. She is not only the most AWESOME Mission President's wife there ever was, but she still does everything else. She always invites people over for dinner, lets all kinds of people in who don't have a place to stay, and does homework with her kids, sometimes until the early morning hours.

She has given this talk in the mission, I believe she has called it, "Just say YES." She talks about people who always tell her to "just say no" when it comes to taking on too much. I don't think she has ever said "no" to anyone who has asked her to do something. It is actually a family curse that started with my mother. My mom has so much on her plate, you can not even imagine. However, while we were growing up, she never said "no" to anyone in need. Karen's talk addressed the fact that every time she has said "yes" when everyone had told her not to take on so much, she has been richly blessed. Even during the mission, when things are already so busy and crazy, she is still saying "yes" and being blessed.

Anyway, enough rambling and onto my point about my great sister. She has started a BLOG!! How great is that? She called me Sunday afternoon. I panicked when I looked at the clock and realized that it was 3:30 a.m. her time! She was blogging! And, she even posted something yesterday as well. Her daughter, Lisa, was over for dinner and I told her that I was excited that she would be writing in the middle of the night...it will be lots more entertaining. However, when I told Karen that, she said she edits in the morning. Darn. It is still entertaining though.

So, check out her amazing blog, and her great writing and stories about mission life in Rome, Italy. I am so proud of my sister and miss her so much every day.

3 comments:

Kenny, Jill and Aiden said...

On the contrary, I am LOVING the posts about Italy. I may never get to go until I'm 85 years old, so for now I enjoy seeing your beautiful photos of an amazing place. Next time we are up north we are definitely coming over for yummy italian food.

Deon said...

Oh my goodness! Your blog is beautiful! I feel like I am walking the streets of Italy with you as I scroll through your posts. What an amazing trip-of-a-lifetime you took! Your photography is absolutely stunning and looks way professional. You should go into the postcard business! :-) Ellen, I enjoy you so much--thanks for being my friend!

Jennifer said...

Hey Ellen! I finally found your blog! It's beautiful! Great pictures from Italy, it's like being there.