Thursday, May 28, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
what s up! how are you? thank you for all of the support! everything is good here just a little tough! man i miss you all alot! thank you for all of your letters they make me laugh and happy! well i'll talk to you next week! xoxoxoxoxolove your baby
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Jesse mailed us a disk with a bunch of pictures and videos on it!! Each video takes about 3 hours to download so keep checking back and I will continue to upload them all!! This is him eating a balute which is a duck embryo! BLUH!! He eats it like a champ though!! It is fun to hear him speak the language a little bit too so turn the volume up!!
Monday, April 20, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Whats going on!!! Everything is really well here! I am getting a new companion on Thursday! I am kinda nervous! I hope he is as cool as my como. Right now! We just got back from going to a very pretty waterfall! I actually met a phillipino doctor there who used to live in Scottsdale but now lives here and in California! Yeah I think he was pretty loaded but he was way cool! But a funny story I though my camera was water proof! Ha ha turns out not so much so I have no camera ha ha!so I’m going to send you a link of a new camera I want and i’ll pay you back please!!! Ha ha sorry! So whats new? I miss ya’ll a ton! I cant wait till mothers day! It is going to be soo cool to talk to you all! How is everything? Oh and can you send me like 5 of my wake board shorts? Please!!! I really need them! Cause it is to hot to wear pants here!!! Also I will send ya’ll your package this week sometime! Cause it costs a lot to send stuff! But I need to go to naga and pull out money from my personal card! We don’t have a bank in are area that deals with the U.S.! and were are not supposed to go out off are area! So yeah! Well I love you all and hope all is well! Keep up reading and praying! I know the church is true and the book of mormon too! There is this old man who we started to teach and the first time he saw us he tried to run away! But we got him to listen! Now here loves the book of mormon and wants to share it with everybody! He knows it is true and it is so cool to see how much he has changed!I love this work! Even though it is tough! The language is coming really good, so thank you for all of your prayers! Love you soo soo much!
Your baby boy
Elder Jesse Cale Johnson
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Grandma attached some pictures of me and Grandpa. Tomorrow is Easter and it snowed this morning. I love it when it snows because Grandpa gets the fireplaces so bellowing hot inside, I just know I'm going to melt down one of these days like Frosty the Snowman, that I always run around in the snow to get cooled off. In the pictures you'll see how I love to roll around in the snow and use my nose like a snow plow. Then the other pictures are with me and Grandpa gathering wood for the fireplace. I go out with him and help him find the perfect stick. He never finds the right one though so I search around and find it and end up pulling it out of the wood pile and chewing on it. You know how I love sticks, there are so many at the Cabin to chose from, I think I'm in Heaven! Grandma and Grandpa think I'm crazy most of the time, they say I act like a weird-do! I always stay real close to Grandpa to help him stay out of trouble I need a listening ear, You know when I told you in my other letter of my Colonitis attack, well it happened again. They left out on the porch this great onion dip and I found it the next morning. Boy it was good I almost licked the bowl clean but it was to rich to finish the whole thing. Well dogs memories you know aren't very long, I wish I would of remembered about the last attack when I ate something to rich I would of thought twice before I devoured it. All I was thinking of was that my breath would be bad from the onions but that isn't a problem Grandpa won't let me get around girl dogs anyway, he says I embarrass him! Well I dad one of those instant urges and I couldn't get anyone's attention so the Loft came in handy once more. Grandpa I swear use to be a hound dog in his previous life because instantly he smelled it. He sniffs around like his hound dogs looking for a Mountain Lion track (He really missed his calling in this life). Grandpa instantly accused me and I gave him that look like you use to give him, who me? I tried to tell him it was that guy that Grandma always talks about, the one that steals just one sock while she's doing laundry and tries to make her think she's going crazy! Well if you haven't figured it out by now, just for your FYI when you get back, he's to smart for that. He rubbed my nose in it and called me my nickname SOB and had to go outside for 30 minutes. That's my time-out spot. Dude it was awful I couldn't smell anything but that poop for days!! I wish you were hear, I could of blamed it on you because I remember Grandma telling you that you had so much crap on the floor it looked like a pig pen in your bedroom. Since you had crapped on the floor before they would of totally believed it was you!! HURRY HOME!! I NEED AN ALIBI! They are going to feel really bad in about 20 years when they start having Colonitis attacks. Like the stories of Grandma Johnson when she had to drop her pants no matter if she was in a parking lot or not. I'm just going to sit back when that happens and give them that look like, see sometimes you just can't help it and have to drop and dump anywhere! Boy when that day comes it will be so sweet! Today is the 11th of April and Grandma is acting weird. She's going around giving Grandpa big hugs and all excited like she won the lottery. I over heard them talk about today was their wedding anniversary of 34 years. Dang that's along time! I guess Grandma got married when she was 6 years old because she always trying to convince everyone that she is only 40 years old. Well write to you again soon, did you check out the girl dogs there in Naga? Are they pretty fine, I heard that beach dogs are knock outs like Lady in the movie Lady and the Tramp. Love Ruger, BFF's Forever
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Yeah we are pretty close to an active volcanoe, I guess that you cant hike up to the top of it because the steam is too hott, and it also is huge and would take four days to get to the top says my comp! I miss you all a lot also, i want to talk to you all the time but I know this is going to be good for all of us!! I love being here on the mission!! I was sick for a while but I’m good now!!! Ha ha I got my blood taken the other today to see if I had high blood sugar or low blood sugar, and after I did I went to the palenke aka store across the street to buy some juice cause I was really weak and I totally passed out in line they were so scared ha ha!!! But im good now the results said that I have low blood sugar so I have to eat a lot of fruits and stuff which is totally ok w/ me! They also said candy but you know me, that ain’t going to fly!!!> The baptism was awesome! Im soo happy for here! It was funny cause they said I could do it in English, because everything here they try to do in English if it has to do with church stuff and is sometimes harder to understand than the tagalong and bicol! But I did it in Tagalog and totally said something wrong and had to dunk here twice! Ha ha it was so funny and the water was sobra malamig aka extra cold! It was really good though she was really scared!
I love all ya’ll and thank ya’ll for the support
Monday, March 23, 2009
Hey mom and dad and ruger!!Ha ha
I love the e-mails you sent mom and I also got dads letter! I have abunch of stuff that I’m going to send home nexts pday so I’ll send the reply then to save some cash! But thatnk you so much for writing dad! I loved the letter! I think you’ll like the reply letter back ha ha! I’ll rush it too so it’ll get there fast! Nut I am being safe I promis!!! Its nice to hear that you and been are getting along!! Ha ha that is funny that he got hurt! Man when your friends are around they sure do get hurt a lot!!! I mean between ben and mike the mechanic there is a lot of injuries when you are around! You better quit it or you wont have any friends but that dumb SOB ruger!!! Ha ha! Im feeling a lot better now but I don’t have a lot of energy! Missionary work is hard work!! Dad you would be great at it you and mom should go on a couples mission you would love it!!!> Mom you are crazy! I know you would fly down here in a heart beat!! But I am doing fine! Thank you for sending those packages, I still haven’t received them though. Hopefully on Wednesday I will cause that is when president comes here and he will bring the mail! But you need to relax and be old for once! Your kids are fine you and dad just need to kick back and spend all of your money and when I get home I’ll support you all! Anyways I love you all so much! Everything here is great!!!! I am actually baptizing someone this upcoming Saturday sooo im exited!!! I love ya’ll and be safe thatnk you for ALL of the letters!!!
Jumpin jess johnson
I over heard Grandma reading your letter out loud and she says Elder Jesse Johnson. I'm a little concerned, did you catch a rapid aging disease in the Philippines? You aren't going to come back old and out of energy like Grandma and Grandpa, are you? I was about 3 1/2 years old when you left and you'll be gone for 2 years, which in dog years that's 14 years. So I figure I'll be 17 1/2 years old when you get back, I'm counting on us having a lot of fun. I hope you're feeling better, I know how it feels. About four days after I got to the cabin for the first time, Grandma & Grandpa feed me some Pig Ears. I slept in the Laundry room with the door shut so I wouldn't be tempted to get into things during the night. Well that night my stomach was churning and by the time Grandpa came to let me out I was ready to explode. He opened the door and I bee lined right passed him as he slowly walked to the arcadia door and opened it I was running so fast that I couldn't stop. I ended up in the loft and I thought a bomb went off. It was more like a stink bomb! Now Grandma and Grandpa ask each other if I've gotten my treat for the day so I won't get sick. You should of seen the look on Grandpa's face and that's the first time he called me a dumb S.O.B. It only took once for me to realize I don't want to push Grandpa into that "Red Zone". That was several weeks ago and It wasn't long till I was back on Grandpa's good side. It takes a lot more to get on Grandma's bad side! You said that you thought you were allergic to the rice, you should try fresh cut Cow Horns, I'm sure they have them there. Grandpa's doing Round-up all week and the day they had Mountain Oysters I didn't get to go, rats I heard they are great fresh. The next day Grandma went to the Ranch to help and took me. That's when I found my food weakness, Once you gnaw on one horn you can't stop. Grandpa's friend Ben DeHaan stayed at our Cabin all week helping Grandpa with Round-up. Ben's been really likes me. The day I went to the Ranch to help, Ben didn't have a very good day. He got his nose smashed by a Heifer's head that was in the shoot, his hand got smashed and a horned Heifer tried to gore him. Grandpa asked Ben what in the heck happened and Ben said he couldn't get out of the way enough against the fence because his big belly was in the way. Grandpa's not very sympathetic when Ben gets hurt, he's always laughing at him. You should of seen Ben's shirt it was almost as bloody as by chest when I got in that fight. Ben just says Ha-Ha then later has something smart to say back to Grandpa. They bicker back and forth like to old Hens, then at night laugh about the day. Ooh, I'm back to normal after that dog fight. I've been working on this Macho image around Springerville and I think it's working. I haven't seen any dogs coming into the yard. It didn't take very long, these dogs up here are quite the push over's. I think their more Bark than anything. I'll write next week and let you know what mischief I got in to
Licks and Tail Wags
hey mom and dad
whats up? all is good here in the phillipines, i went to the beach today it was fun!!! so i think i'm allergic to the rice here! its tottally different that in the states! last night i was pretty sick today i have only drunken juice too! i dont know if it is the pesticide or just the rice! it kinda stinks cause it is all they eat ha ha! but everything else is all good! thank you for sending those email they are great! i havent got your package yet, i'm going to send you a cd and a letter some time this week with a bunch of pictures on it! nothing that exited has happened this week ! thats good that ruger is showing up all of the other dogs whats up! well i love you all!!!
love you baby boy
Love your Partner
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
whats going on? here are some cool/ funny stories! so on the way here are first plan was delayed from utah to san fran. so we get to san francisco and have to full out sprint to get to the next plan, so just imagin 13 missionaries in suits just bookin it! the terminal was literally about half a mile away, it was awesome!!! i arrived first too, not to brag or anything!!! then we fly to tiapie and ate some nasty sushi! and then to manilla! at manilla we realize that are bags were not on the same plane! so hear we are 13 missionaries that stink of sweat with no clothes!!! so i got to stay a day in manilla prob the most crazy city on earth!!! everyone just pee's in the middle of the road its awesome and smells really bad! so i got bored and went exploring with a sister missionary! we go to this way ghetto ally and go down it! it is lined with all these stores selling like rotting meat and fish! it smelt terrible! not to mention every one is just staring us down! the a member of the church stopped us and was like these people are squatters! i'm thinking " every one is squatters here the just go to the bathroom in the middle of the road". but i guess squatters are basically bums that steal for a leaving so it prob wasnt a good place to be!!! ha ha next story is my comp elder bagano and i were just walking through the jungle to the bishops house and when we get there the bishops some ask if i want a fresh coconut! so i'm like heck yeah i do!! so he strait up climbs a palm tree that is like 50 ft high and cuts down like 5, and he was barefoot too. very manly! so were sitting there eating the best coconuts of my life and he is like you have to eat the rest ngayon which means now! and i was already full after one! so three coconuts later and i'm pretty much puking! it was great!!! any ways if you cant tell i love this place!!! its is sooo beautiful! its so cool to tract in the middle of the jungle and be super hott one second and soaking wet with rain the next! I dont understand a thing because there first language is bicol and next is tagolog but its all good! they just laugh at me! i hope all is well and i love you all
love elder johnson
Monday, March 2, 2009
"...everything hear is great its so crazy!!! i love it! you would be magaling (talented) at driving here its seriously like bumber cars and chicken combined its one of the greatest adrenaline rushes ever ha ha! the language is tough!!! but its all good!"
love your lil broseph
Friday, February 27, 2009
We found out about a month ago that Jesse's friend Skyler, who he has known almost his whole life, has been serving in the Naga Phillipeans mission for the past 2 years! The exact same place Jesse is going!! Jesse is getting there the day Skyler is leaving, so hopefully they will get to see eachother for a little while before going in opposite directions!! This is a picture of Skyler holding up Jesse's mission file!!
hey ya'll whats going on in the valley of the sun??? today is the last day of my MTC expierence! YAY! I'm so exited to get into the field! My journey starts today the 23 of feb when i leave the MTC at 5:30pm! then to the airport. then my flight leaves there to San Francisco at 9:00pm. then from there to tiwain at 12:00am. next wait in tiwain till around 6:00am which might be long or short depending on the time differences! then to manilla! I stay in manilla for a night and then wake up and leave for Naga at 6:00 am! Finally I'll arrive at the mission home for meetings and interviews and then off to wherever in the mission they send me and that can take up to like 2 days!!! i hope they will snd me to the ghetto aka sticks of the Philippines!!!! love ya'll and thank you for all of the support!
P.s. If anyone has these people email or mailing address please send them to me!!!!
Bryce and Brain Beecroft, Curtis Chaffee, Austin Pruitt and who ever elses that you'll think i need! Love all Ya'll!!!!
Hey ya'll whats going on? im finally leaving the MTC!!! yayayayayay!!!!I will probably call around 6:30 ish or 7:30 ish! all is good here I'm just really exited to leave! i guess i get to see skyler for like a day in manilla too so thats going to be cool! I leave the MTC the 23rd and get to my mission home on the 26 so its going to be a long trip! but its going to be sooo worth it!!! i cant wait till i get to the airport I'm going to get a huge foot long sub at subway! we leave from salt lake to sanfrancisco and then to taipie/ tiwan or gowever you spell it. and then to the phillipines manilla airport. then i get to stay there for a day and then to the airport again and of to naga! wow and then hopefully I'll get sent into the boondocks of the mission and will have to ride a jeep-nee/ bus to my apartment for a couple of hours or if i'm lucky i'll get sent to another island!!!! yay!!!! well i got to go study right now but I'll talk to ya'll in a bit i will send my mission adress in another email in like an hour!!! love ya'll and i'll talk to ya later!p.s. thanks for all of the valentines!!!!!!! you'all or the coolest!!!
Hi mom and dad what is going on? I miss you Guys alot But i'm doing really well! i got your letter but didnt write back cause i get to email you today but i got it fast thank you! the tagalog is going pretty wee its crazy how fast i have picked it up! the gift of tongues is definatley real! so whats new? how is my dog??? i miss him soo soo much! well love you guys and i dont have much more time to write cause i took it all registering my email! i can recieve emails but can only respond to you guys so i have to write everybody else! i cant call you on christmas but i can write!! i love you and merry christmas!
I wasn't going to send the picture with me in it but I thought it really showed what a long week and day it was. Make up at that point of time could only do so much. For you that don't know my favorite Uncle died the same week and we were doing funeral preparations also! But I have to say it was one of the most fulfilling weeks emotionally, spiritually and filling alot of voids that I was able to take care of being with my Uncle when he died and then taking Jesse and handing him back over to Heavenly Father! The best picture is the last one with his missionary name tag, "Elder Johnson". It was so weird Wednesday morning before we took him to the MTC we went to IHOP and someone came us to us and said "Hi Elder where are you going?" That's when it hit me, I was just doing everything that needed to be done on my list and when they called him Elder all of a sudden my little boy wasn't there any more he was a young man. I realized that I could no longer fulfill his needs and make everything all better, that was Heavenly Fathers job now! For a mom that tried so hard to make everything all better it was hard but healthy and at some point needed to be passed on, just as with my girls passing it on to their husbands. Life is wonderful and we just need to realize that our roles in life always change and recogonize what that next fulfilling role is and move on with all the dedication that we had before!!