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“An anniversary is a time to celebrate the joys of today, the memories of yesterday, and the hopes of tomorrow.” -Unknown

My topic for today is MY 5TH ANNIVERSARY of having this blog. I am grateful for everyone who has stuck with me. I may not be the most consistent blogger or the most interesting but you have been here for me though it all. From my first post, “A smile happens in a flash, but its memory can last a lifetime” to my wedding plans and trips around the US. So much has happened in my life and I am glad I get to share it with you. I am grateful for those who have been with me the whole five years and for those who are just joining me in my adventures.

I just can’t believe that it really has been 5 years since I opened this account and began sharing my stories with the world. Literally, people from all over the world have viewed my blog, something I thought would never happen. I may not have millions of followers or be any sort of popular in the blogosphere but I am here and I am happy.

I hope you all keep coming back and enjoying my content. And for now, enjoy this amazing song that came to my mind.

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“So much of life, it seems to me, is determined by pure randomness.” -Sidney Poitier

Hello everyone! This is probably be the MOST random post I make. I just feel like writing stuff but don’t have a specific subject I want to write about. If you ever have anything you think I should address, let me know.

As you all know, I have been home from my mission in South Carolina for 4 months now. I know, I can’t believe it’s been that long already, either. BUT….I haven’t been writing on my blog, which I feel terrible about. Today is a new day, though. I really want to get back into writing and today is my first blog post.

First of all, y’all are probably wondering what life is like for me now that I am no longer a missionary. Well, I am still the same person I was before. I still listen to the same type of music, read the same type of books, hang out with the same people. I am still me. But, I am also closer to my Heavenly Father, I am more knowledgeable, and I am more able to concentrate on what really matters in life.

I have a job, I nanny 2 little boys; Christian is 4 and JP is 6. I love my job and I love that it revolves around children! I al so started back to school. After 2 years of not going to school, the first 3 weeks have been a little rough but I am learning to manage my time and how to work and go to school at the same time. I am only doing 2 online classes but at least it’s something. I don’t think I could have managed to tae any more classes.

In other news, I am engaged. We are getting married in May and we are very excited about it. There is a lot of money and planning that goes into a wedding but I am thankful that there are ways around the money issue. With my new job, I am able to contribute to the money situation. Plus, we are buying so much of what we need online. Even my flowers, which will be fake, are from Amazon. I love that I can use Amazon and Ebay for the things that are very expensive in stores. Who said thrift stores never have anything good? I say they have beautiful gems inside waiting for the right person to find them.

Anyway, I just wanted to make an update. I have been meaning to post stuff since I’ve been home. I even started one for Christmas, but then things got really busy.

I hope everyone has a wonderful end to this beautiful January. Is it snowing where you are? I live in a place that hasn’t gotten snow for over 10 years….lame, I know. Don’t forget to enjoy the Superbowl and , more importantly, the Puppy Bowl! I love the cute little guys running around.

Goodbye for now!

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Sister Carra Miller’s Mission Adventures 9/15/14

Yes, this is my very last missionary email. How scary/sad/weird is that? Time has escaped me way too fast. I wish it could’ve been a little slower.

Well, this week was a good week. We were thrown a curveball, though. They are white washing our area. Due to there being more sisters leaving than coming in, they have to close some areas, our area being one of the first. Georgetown will now have 2 sets of elders.

So… my week:

Monday: P-day is always great! We had dinner with the Halls.

Tuesday: busy day in Pawley’s and Murrles Inlet. We saw the Dews. We also had our very last DDM 😦

Wednesday: Much like Tuesday…yes, a lot of miles were used this week.

Thursday: Busy day in Georgetown. We did see Ashley, though 🙂

Friday: Weekly planning, went to Dunbar. Busy. We saw William!

Saturday: Stake Conference, cleaned Albertha’s house again, got transfer calls.

Sunday: More stake conference, busy busy!

Today: AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH There is way too much to do. Our dryer quit working, we have to pack up our whole trailer, we both have to pack our bags, and I have to get ready to go home. Yikes. Give us some time 😦

Anyway, that was my week. I will see y’all soon. Remember I will be in Fresno for only a few days and if you want to see me, talk to me on facebook or email me.

I love y’all. Have a good week!

Love,

Sister Carra Skye Miller

Sister Carra Miller’s Mission Adventures 9/8/14

Hello Everyone, how’s September starting out for y’all? It’s till slightly shocking to think that September already started last week. When my trainer said time would fly by, how right she was. In case anyone is wondering, I will be flying out of South Carolina on September 18 at 7:00 am and arriving in Lewiston, Idaho at about 3:25 pm.

So this week was a good week, we definitely stayed busy.

Monday: P-Day 😀 We went to Front St. and walked on the harbor, which was beautiful, then some really nice guy bought us ice cream! That was really awesome! We had a good lesson with the Hall family and with a guy named Jared, he’s a returning member. We were FINALLY able to play my game that I made.

Tuesday: Working hard! We went up to Pawley’s Island and stayed busy. Man there’s so much to do up there and never enough time to do it.

Wednesday we went up to Murrles Inlet and saw Jared and his sibblings, they are so awesome. We see them at least once a week. Obviously, we used a lot of miles . We also had a really good lesson with our new investigator Chuck. We met him a few weeks ago and were finally able to meet him at his house to sit down and have a lesson. He is so golden!

Thursday we had another zone meeting. That was a really good meeting. President Turner’s changes will be good for our mission. I am so excited to hear about what this next year brings for the mission.

Friday was weekly planning. It was a really good day, we got so much done. We don’t have the map figured out yet but we’ll get it looking good soon.

Saturday we had a member come out with us all day, her name is Cassie. It was great. We almost got the cops called on us AND threatened. How great. Some people freak out about cars so easily.

Sunday! It was a great fast and testimony meeting. I bore my testimony for the last time on my mission and met in the Hibbati Grill for the last time, as well, because next week is our stake conference.

Anyway, that was my week. Today we are on a members computer because the storm knocked out the power at the library. Fun stuff 🙂

I hope y’all enjoy my pictures! Have a great week. Love ya.

Love,

Sister Carra Skye Miller

Here are some pictures of randomness in the Georgetown area.

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Sister Carra Miller’s Mission Adventures 9/1/14

Aloha! 🙂 So, how is everyone doing? I hope y’all are all doing well. Here’s a recap of this week:

Monday: We had dinner with the Lees and the Halls because Sister Hall’s stove broke…which is no good. But we did have a good visit 🙂

Tuesday we went up to North Chaleston for Zone Conference, which was wonderful. Things are starting to change in our mission now, but they are good changes.

Wednesday: We went to Pawley’s and Murles Inlet, so many miles! It was a great day, though. We saw the Dew family and had an awesome lesson with them.

Thursday we ran around trying to get our map worked out, which we are still working on. We need a new map because ours isn’t very good. We are still needing to draw streets and things but it’s so much better than it was.

Friday….No miles to drive anywhere! We did our weekly planning and did the best we could on our feet.

Saturday….still no miles. We walked a ton that day. We both have blisters to prove it. It was great!

Sunday….oh wonderful 5th Sunday. We, all 4 of us missionaries and our branch mission leader, taught 3rd hour. It was a great, spirit-filled class. There were a lot of tears and people told us how much they appreciated our lesson.

Well, things are going well, as y’all can see. I love being a missionary and I am sad that the time is quickly running out. If y’all will be sending me mail, send it this week or send it to my house in Idaho…if you have the address. You can send it next week but it could get lost. Thank you for all of your support through these past almost 18 months. It has meant a lot to me. I love all of you.

Love,

Sister Carra Skye Miller

This is me with my arm stuck in the car hahaha.
This is me with my arm stuck in the car hahaha.

Sister Carra Miller’s Mission Adventures 8/25/14

This week was a little emotional for both Sister Allen and I. So weird.

Monday was a great P-day, we did what we do every Monday…except we didn’t have FHE with Ashley….again. The emotions started that night. As Sister Allen were laying in our beds just talking, we were talking about death of loved ones because a few months ago her brother-in-law died leaving her almost 23 year old sister widowed after I think 2 or so years of marriage. I told her the whole story about my grandparents and I started crying. I thought I would be able yo talk about it with my companion since I share parts of it during lessons my entire mission without crying but I just bawled. I’ve been really missing them a lot and I guess it finally came out. It did feel really good to just cry, though. I wish I could cry more, hahaha. I’ll continue to pray for that gift 🙂

Tuesday we had DDM in Monks Corner. A member was able to drive us so we saved miles! We have been using a lot of miles and will continue to use a lot because we now have 3 returning members that we are teaching up in Pawley’s Island.

Wednesday we went up to Pawley’s…hahaha. Yeah, we had a busy day that day.

Thursday we went to Dunbar, which is another part of our huge area. We met some new people.

Friday was a Plantersville day. We did service for our investigator Albertha. She’s so funny. Her and her son both were surprised that we were doing it all for free. She’s almost 90.

Saturday was another Pawley’s day. Talk about a lot of miles this week.

Sunday was our first day in out little Hibachi Grill building. YAY! It’s actually happening finally.

Today has been great.

Well, not too much else to report on. The picture is the game board that Sister Allen and I have been working on 🙂

Have a great day! Love ya!

Love,

Sister Carra Skye Miller

Sister Carra Miller’s Mission Adventures 8/18/14

Hello everybody!!!

So this week was a little slow. We had a lot of things that were a little off but we made it through!

Monday was a great P-Day but we didn’t have FHE with Ashley because things were a little crazy. We did go to the Halls’ though 🙂 I love them.

Tuesday was DDM. Our district meetings are always great. I am always spiritually fed 🙂

Wednesday we had a day exchange with our STLs, I was with Sister Smith here in Georgetown and Sister Allen went with Sister Willis (who came out with me) to Summerville. We met a few great people that day and we worked hard.

Thursday we had a good day but everything kept falling through. We had fun with what we did do, though!

Friday…everything continued to fall through but it was a fun day.

Saturday Sister Allen wasn’t feeling well so she took a nap. I told her I would wake her up in 30 minutes….well, with me always falling asleep, I fell asleep and she ended up sleeping for 2 hours :/ But we made the most of the rest of our day and worked hard. It was great!

Sunday was a great day at church. We had our branch coordination meeting and I called the new elder in the branch out on his obsession with golfing. It’s all he ever talks about. One of the members told us that he wants to play rather than work so that saddened us. He’ll figure it out soon, though, I’m sure. We also prepared for our 5th Sunday lesson. We are excited for that.

Well, I hope everyone has a great week and continues to do great things. Have fun at school, for those going back now.

Love,

Sister Carra Skye Miller

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We have church in the old Hibachi Grill!
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The church building being worked on.

Sister Carra Miller’s Mission Adventures 8/11/14

Hello everyone! I want to start my email with the good news 🙂 I had my blood tests done on Tuesday last week and Wednesday morning I got the results. I’m fine! I am just low on vitamin D so I have to take 50,000 IU D3 once a week. The mission nurse, Sister Boyack, said that it took a while for it to get so low so it will take a while to get back up. Sister Allen are able to do companionship personal study, since I am just so annoyed with my lack of study the passed like 3 months. We just started that today and it went well, I am looking forward to study now 🙂

Monday was a regular P-day, busy as usual.

Tuesday was the day I got the tests done, that was a little lame but it’s alright. It took up a bit of time but it needed to be done.

Wednesday we went to Pawley’s Island and we met some really awesome people. I love Pawley’s! We also went up to Murles Inlet, which means it was a 80 mile day…yikes. I started bleaching my shoes too, they are so white now 🙂 I’m so excited!

Thursday we taught a woman named Vanassia, who wants to be baptized! How exciting. She is friends with one of the members in the branch, Sister Miller (we might be related). It was a great day.

Friday was weekly planning. I love planning! We also had to go get our car looked at because there was a recall on the axle. That was fun. We were up in Pawley’s again because that’s where the car place is. We then, again, went up to Murles Inlet…another 80 mile day.

Saturday was good, we did some knocking and a lot of working 🙂 I love working! It is the best!

Sunday was again a great Sunday. What better day on a mission is there other than Sunday? We get to partake of the Sacrament!

Other than that, things have been going well. I love being a missionary! I hope y’all have a great week! Love ya!

Love,

Sister Carra Skye Miller

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Sister Carra Miller’s Mission Adventures 8/4/14

Hello August! Strange how fast time flies by. Kind of scary, really. Anyone else feel like it has flown by? It’s terrifying to think that this is my last transfer and that I’ll be in the real world in…..a month and a half. Yuck!

Well, enough about that….hello my wonderfuyl friends and family. How was everyone’s’ week?

So, This week was pretty good for me, here’s a short summary of my week:

Monday we had FHE with Ashley and then FHE with the Hall family. I love Monday nights!

Tuesday we were kind of lost. We did stay busy but not the usual busy. I was

Wednesday was a bit interesting. We ran all over the place! We were in Pawley’s Islad to get our car looked at, nothing wrong with it. Then we were in Plantersville to visit some people then we were in Dunbar to visit our investigator William. He was supposed to get baptized this coming Saturday but he wasn’t able to make it to church.

Thursday we went to Murels Inlet, which is pretty far. We spent a good chunk of the dat there. It was nice. We got a dinner out of it 🙂 We hardly get fed here by members, kind of sad but my companion is an excellent cook. Oh, we also had our weekly plannig because Friday was our zone meeting.

Friday we went to Charelston for our zone meeting. It was a good meeting. ZTM is always wonderful, we get spiritually fed 🙂 We also went to a missionary’s home coming party, that was fun. He went to the Pacific Islands….I think.

Saturday our branch picnic was cancelled…again. Hahaha. But, we were able to spend some times with a few of our investigators. We finished teaching William all of the lessons, he has a testimony and we know he’s ready.

Sunday…hmm, we had a great day at church, as far as I can remember. I’m still falling asleep but it’ll be alright. We at lunch at the Lee’s, which is a family who lives right next to the church. We eat over there every week. They are awesome!

Ok, so just so everyone knows, I will be getting my blood tested tomorrow to see what is wrong with me. YAY! We will finally have some answers 🙂 Nothing better than knowing how to fix your problems, right? I’ll be getting a blessing tonight, as well. I know all will be well.

I hope y’all have a great week! Love ya!

Love,

Sister Carra Skye Miller

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I’m pointing at the tree frog on the mirror and she’s pointing at the peroxide she just used after cutting her finger. We’re odd, I know lol

Sister Carra Miller’s Mission Adventures 7/28/14

Hello my wonderful friends and family! How was everyone’s week? Did anyone have a good Pioneer Day Celebration? Our branch’s activity was cancelled due to a lot of rain, no fun. But it is going to be this Saturday 🙂 Our Investigator William, who will be getting baptized on August 9th, was really bummed out that we got rained out. He came to church yesterday, though 🙂

Anyway, So here is my week:

Monday: Same usual P-Day stuff then Family Home Evening with Ashley, one of our wonderful investigators then FHE with a part member family that we see every Monday.

Tuesday was DDM. Sister Allen and I gave a training that went well. Not too many people wanted to talk to us that day, haha. It’s alright. Every time someone slams the door is our faces, they’re really slamming it in their face.

Wednesday: Work as usual 🙂 I love teaching people. We were helping Ashley with home remodeling…kind of.

Thursday: More work!!! I love working 🙂

Friday: Weekly planning, splits with 2 members of the branch and more work.

Saturday we taught William then taught Ashley and had a great day. Plus I got a great letter in the mail 🙂

Sunday: William came to church, had a great day!

Today I baught an alligator head 😀

I hope y’all have a great week. Pray that we will be able to figure out what is making me sleep, please 🙂

Love ya!

Love,

Sister Carra Skye Miller

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I love playing with frogs lol