Monday, December 30, 2013

It was a Merry Christmas!

I couldn't post Elder Robinson's email last week as there was a tiny surprise in it for the rest of the family, so it had to wait! Let's start with the letter dated 12/16:

Dear Family,
    Last week was alright. The numbers were about the same as the week before but it felt like a way more progressive week. It sounds like y'all had a fun week! I do love the Christmas Season! Everyone just seems so happy doing it! Speaking of happy, a dog named Happy got a little too happy with me tonight. It made me kinda mad! The rest of that lesson went alright though! I am glad to hear Aub is excited for those presents. I thought they were way cool! Those pictures that you sent of your "Night in Bethlehem" Sam looks huge in those. How big is that little punk? There really isn't a place to get a head dress here. I'm not really sure if Navajo actually wear head dresses. I'm not so sure. I'll let y'all know if/when I serve closer to the Native people.
   How is Grandma Carli doing? She went into a-fib right? That stinks! Didn't Grandma Darlene do the same thing a couple years ago?
   You might want to sanitize your hands after reading this. I have a stinking bad head cold right now. It really sucks!!! I really wish I had some Nyquil last night but I survived!
   Well, it's Tuesday morning now and I have to go get ready for a funeral. One of our investigator's mother-in-law passed away last Tuesday and the funeral is today.
   Love y'all!!
Elder Cade Joseph Robinson

Email from 12/23:
I am soo excited too but we still need to set up a time with the smiths! We get a 5 minute phone call to set up a time tomorrow but dont tell anyone else! i am going to call sam. It will probably be around 9 tomorrow night. I did get my Christmas package like a month ago. That is crazy all of tyler sam and jeff came home? it seems like they left like a few months before i did! That is also way weird how they flopped Paul and Brian around. Wasnt paul my 11 y/o scout leader? Idk if i will facetime or skype yet but i will let yall know tomorrow! I have a request though Could you check my balance on my card again and let me know how much is on it? I need to go buy some b-ball shoes soon. I keep rolling my ankles. I can pick up a pair for like 80 -90 bucks down here.
anyways all is well down here!
Love y'all
 Elder Cade Joseph Robinson

Skyping on Christmas was the best!! Mama cried and we all laughed and joked a lot! Here is a picture of him on Skype:
Mother's Day is coming!

 Email from today:
I am not getting transferred! And i will tell you like i have told everyone else that means i will spend at least 1/4 of my mission in cortez! I couldnt call you because of a new rule change that if a member could call for us thats what we should do. I was really disappointed as well! There was a homecoming in our ward as well he served in cali somewhere spanish. he is way cool though he was a zoneleader on his mission so he is way into it the night he came home he went out with us it was pretty funny. That is awesome that grandpa is flipping cars! i would love to do that! So whats up with garland? How was sister Buckhoff? does she know she is my future wife? What did Prez. Hansen have to say?
Love ya
Elder Cade Joseph Robinson

I texted Sister Cook tonight to let her know that Elders Robinson and Kay were staying in Cortez and they just happened to be at her house! Here is the picture she sent tonight:

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Cold Weather Tracting

Letter from 12/13
   Did you get my letter from last week? Did it come after the box? Sorry that it was late and sorry it was short! So as for Skyping, I explained this to Ris already that we aren't really supposed to ask. We can if a member offers it to us. You are more than welcome to ask Sister Cook, but I don't know if they will be in town or not. But, no one has signed up for dinner for Christmas or Christmas Eve. That's OK, though. I am excited to talk to you guys!
   It sounds like y'all have been tugging along just great! Which has been a big comfort to me. I don't know if Bishop has told you but right before I left for the second time, I went and met with him and told him I didn't know if I or anyone else was ready for me to leave. So we prayed together and fasted to know. Well, the very next day I had my answer as we can all tell. Sorry for the water stain, I was writing this on the pot and had a little accident. So I am going to put this in the box with Aub's presents so I hope you know to open it. I hope she likes what I got her. I thought they were pretty cool. Who had me for this year? Oh and I was kidding about the water stain by the way!
   The tree is working great! We have a little Christmas corner in our room. It is pretty fun!
   So as for teaching last week, it was about the same as the week before. But, we have decided to find 20 new investigators by the end of the month. That is a pretty big goal, but I am 99.9999999999999999995% sure we can do it, except tracting is starting to suck! We woke up this morning and there is an inch of ice bordering all our windows in the apartment. Yesterday when I was emailing is was 12 degrees outside. That'll chill ya to the bone pretty quick tracting. So we will see what other ways we can use to find people. Well, I'm flat out of things to write about.
Love y'all!!!
Elder Cade Joseph Robinson

Eating Sunday dinner at the Cook's.
Email from 12/16:
Sister cook let us know about the smiths we will try to get ahold of them soon! We had like the exact same ward party on friday down to even the same chicken salad pitas! It was a perty good party! I am excited to get your  letter! I will write back as soon as possible!
I love Ya!
Elder Cade Joseph Robinson

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Letter from 12/2/13:
    I am excited to have that Christmas tree. Elder Kay and I were seriously considering buying one just for kicks and giggles. Today we went to the Canyon of the Ancients. It was pretty cool, but I can't wait to see Mesa Verde! I guess I really don't have too much to write about. While we were hiking today, Elder Kay and I roped the other Elders in our district. They all thought it was pretty funny. Elder Kay is really good at heeling and then I would head them. Anyways I hope y'all had a good Thanksgiving. We did for sure! Keep me up to date on what is going on!
Love y'all
Elder Cade Joseph Robinson
P.S. Thank you Sam and Aub for the pictures!
PPS The ring is awesome!! But it is too small! I really think I need a size 14. Sorry! I will try to send it back Tuesday.
Sorry again my letter is so short!

On Friday, we went to Temple Square to see the lights. We thought that it would be fun to swing down Pocatello way to meet Elder Kay's family and take a picture with them to send to the boys. Instead, they happened to be going to Temple Square with their youth on the same day! We met up with them and had a great time! They are wonderful people! If Elder Kay is half as great as they are, Elder Robinson is in good hands!

Email from Monday 12/9/13:
That is way cool that you met Elder Kay's family! It sounds like they are a hoot! Elder Kay and I are still getting along great! And i feel like we are really good at complimenting each other in teaching. this week was another slow one I really wish we could be busier but we are trying pretty dang hard! we have set a goal of trying to get 20 new investigators by the end of the month. It will be a stretch but I know we can make it! I did get to go to City creek twice before i left actually. Once with Tyler and once with Colty. As for Aubs Christmas gift you can either pick something up from there or you could send me a little extra money and i can get her something here.(Blank this part out as Aub reads this too!). Any ways All is good down here!
Love you!
Elder Cade Joseph Robinson

Monday, December 2, 2013

Thanksgiving in Cortez

It sounds like everything there is going well! The same is going on here! Last week has been a little slow but I have High hopes that this week everything is going to pick back up! Thanksgiving was great we went to the Balfours house instead of the Mexicans but it felt just like home except jump forward like 10 years everyone was married and the young kids were all the Balfours great grandchildren! It gets me excited to get to that point because everyone seemed so happy! Other than that nothing too exciting happened this week! Elder kay and I are getting along great! We bought ropes the other day and are going to go roping today! Anyways all is good here I will write letters today!
Love ya
Elder Cade Joseph Robinson