Thursday, May 27, 2010

Letter 2!!!!!

Well family, the moment you have all been waiting for. This last week was crazy. On thursday like seriously ten min after emailing you guys I went and got the mail cuz thats one of the four things a district leader does and we totally got our flight plans for our departure which is on Tuesday! I am soo excited to be out in the field. I'm not sure how ready I am but its like I always say there is no time like the present. I leave the MTC at like 8 on tuesday and from Salt lake to sacramento. I'll get there at 12 sacramento time. I am sooo excited. Well some crazy stuff has happened this week but before I start I have a bone to pick with my Mom. Why did you have to be such an amazing cook?! Everyone keeps saying how well they like the food here and while yes it is good, it is still uncomparable to my mothers home cooked meals. And dads spaghetti. Also what are ya'll trying to do to me?! You send me a box full of candy one day and then a box of doughnuts the next?! Do you want me to get fat? Ha just kidding but seriously. I'm very greatful for the packages though. Its nice to hear about everything going on at home. It makes me feel a tiny bit normal. Its exciting to hear that dad can finally get that hump off his shoulder and look normal again! I'm jealous i didn't get to go to the temple dedication but we did have an awesome fireside on sunday. It was by brother allen of the managment department at the MTC. He was funny and it was a good talk. Then on monday we woke up to a cloudy day and looked out our window to what we thought was rain but when we looked on the ground we noticed it was definitely snow! We thought it would melt and stop by eight or so but no it kept going all day long! I was freaking out. Everyone laughs at me cuz I always wear my suit coat even when we don't have to because its cold here. So the snow was fun. Then on tuesday we had an awesome devotional. We don't know who gives them until they come in and sit on the stand but fifteen min before it started a guy got up and said he wanted to remind us to stand whenever an apostle walks into the room so we all got way excited and then a few minutes later Elder D. Todd Christofferson walked it! He gave a great talk and we learned so much from it. Classes here are awesome because we learn soo much. Its hard sometimes to stay on task because some of us have become such good friends but we do our best. My favorite thing about this gospel is that if your testimony on one thing our church beleives in grows then your testimony about everything else we believe in grows as well. Its awesome. I am so happy to have a family. It is one of the greatest blessings we have on this earth. Oh and btw i like ties. We learned a lot about the atonement this week and it was awesome! This gospel is great! Well I don't have much time so I'll start closing. I hope you all are doing well at home. Oh and no i couldn't see you guys on top of the parking garage. That would have been cool though. Everything here is going good. I might need a new inhalor soon so maybe send me one to have when i get to sac town? The altitude gets me sometimes so i've used mine more than I wanted to. Well I know this church is true. I know Heavenly Father loves each of his children. I know that if we all strive to live up to the covenants we make here on earth we will be able to live with heavenly father once again after this life. I love you all and hope your doing well. Take advantage of dearelder cuz when I'm out of here it won't be very convenient. I like to get mail so even if its just to say hi it would be great. I love you all.
Elder Tyler Pete Arnett


All right I'm sorry I was slacking... we got this last week I just didn't post it...
Hope you enjoy :)

Hey Familiy! I only have a half hour on these computers and it times me so
english rules are out the window. So this week has been crazy. Like you
heard Elder Skousen was my host missionary! It was awesome to see as
familiar face and be greeted by family first thing walking into the MTC.
This week has been pretty crazy... It seriously feels like its been forever
since I've left. I'll get this out first. Since my time is limited i would
request that until I get out to the mission field write me through I get the letter the day after you send it and can read it
anytime! Mailed letters are good as well but take a little bit longer to get
here but whatever best for you is fine. Yeah Elder Holland came the day
BEFORE I got here and the missionaries who heard it don't let us forget it.
The MTC is a great place. Everybody is friendly for the most part and the
spirit Is SOOO strong here. I love it. We sing like a hundred hymns a day
and pray even more. No one thinks your weird when you walk down the hall
singing a random hymn cuz its accepted here. It was nice to receive a letter
from Jackie. The pictures were great. I've taken a couple of pictures but
i'll wait a little bit until i send a card home. you don't know how much
joy it brings me to hear about my new debit card! I was starting to freak
out. You see i've been checking it every day! I hope I can remember the
code...well things are just great here. The second day I was here I was made
district leader over my district. My district consists of me my companion,
elder buttars and elder kapp, and sister betancourt all going to sacramento
and then Elder fenlon and summers along with sister hansen and sister
mccready going to peroria Illinois. Our district is fun and everyone gets a
long pretty good for the most part. Elder Fenlon is a cool guy. He's from
sandy utah. Hes not my companion but on the first day here we discovered
that we both dated hudson and Jacksons cousin Kylie ha. He says i remind him
a lot of his brother in law so he didn't have to get used to me. It is a lot
of fun here. One of the phrases that has brought new meaning to my life is
"always tired but never weary". Its not a physical tired. Its a mental and
emotional. We learn soooo much stuff in on day that it is totally fills your
brain up completely full. But I am learning so much. The other night we had
a devotional and Elder Christiansen from the seventy spoke at it. It was
awesome. He spoke on using the book of mormon as much as possible in
missionary work. We sand Called to Serve and it was an amazing feeling. All
the hymns about missionary work have brought on a new meaning to me now. The
second and third day I was here I kept thinking to myself wow! this is it. I
am a missionary! Its crazy. Everything I've been working for these past 19
years is here now. I try not to think too much about the future because
thinking about being gone for two years is a little overwhelming but i get
over it. I'm glad to here everything is going good at home. Congrats porter
for the win in the election. That makes me proud! I hope everything else is
going good. I'm proud of you mom for taking everyone to church. Way too go!
can you say new lifestyle? Yes! I hope dad gets better. I have a little bit
of a cold myself hopefully it doesn't get too bad. I would love for you to
send me my machine to my mission. That would be great to arrive to. Oh and
the veteran elders here say that if you don't receive any packages from home
with treats and stuff it means your family doesn't love you so ya'll better
get on that one... ha seriously though... our zone leaders are pretty
awesome. We have elder touli from hawaii. He is amazing at singing and
playing the uke and he has sung at both the sunday fireside and the tuesday
devotional. Our other zone leader elder sell is cool. He is really
spiritual. Oh! and Sterling or Elder Jones is in my Zone! What are the odds
that a singapore and a sac town from mesa get in the same zone. its awesome.
Well I'm almost out of time. I love you guys so much. Even though I've been
away from home longer this experience really has showed me how much i really
do love and care for my family. I'm so glad our church has the knowledge of
eternal families. Its awesome to know i will be with you guys forever. I
know this church is true and I love all of you. Hope to be receiving some
mail soon! See ya.

Elder Tyler Pete Arnett

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I Hope They Call Me On a Mission-Week 1

Hello friends,
This is Tyler's sister Jackie, I'll be updating Ty's blog with recent news while he's away.
We haven't gotten any emails yet so I'm sorry I don't have anything, he has sent a letter, but it only said that he was missing a couple shots that needed to be taken care of and that his debit card still didn't work. So nothing exciting...
Anyways, that's all I got for now, but I thought I'd post some pics of his last days here :)

I stole this from Chloe's facebook, but I thought it was too cute :)

Of course we had to have a last QT run before his left. We let the little rats come with us this time.

Here are couple of pictures with friends at the airport :)

Here's the Mom & Dad...

All the fam, minus Jeff and Candice, don't mind the crying eyes :)
Peace OUT!!!!
Of course we would go to the top of the parking structure to watch his plane leave...
He's been out only one week... It's going to be a long two years :)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Two out of Three Ain't Bad.

Well my friends its here. Almost. In twenty four hours from this moment I will be set apart as an Elder for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints riding in an airplane headed for Provo, Utah to the Missionary Training Center. Am I excited? Yes I am very excited! Am I nervous? Yes a little but I'll get over it. Its crazy how fast time flies. It seems just yesterday I saying good bye to my best friends before I left for Texas. I was only gone for a little over a month... Now I have to say good bye to my best friends before I leave to Sacramento for two years! Its going to be crazy but I know its the right thing to do. The Lord's work is one of the most important things on things on this earth. To keep in contact while I'm in the MTC my mailing address will be

Elder Tyler Pete Arnett
MTC Mailbox # 151
CA-SAC 0601
2005 N 900 E
Provo, UT 84604-1793

You can write me and I'll read it AND write back! It will be great! I will also have an Email address which I'm not totally sure if I'm allowed to Email friends so don't rely on that being the only source of communication. My email address while on the Mish will be

When my three weeks are up in the MTC I will be in Sacramento so... when i find out what that address is I'll let ya'll know. This is crazy. I am so excited!

I think someone from my family will be updating my blog with whatevs I want them to write on it. But IDK. So keep a look out for future blogs of cool stories and stuff. BYE! for two years