Happy New Year! I can't remember if I told you this last year, but to welcome the New Year, everyone watches the t.v. (kind of like what we do to see the ball drop in New York City) but the scene is the Plaza de La Puerta del Sol in Madrid. When the clock strikes 12, the tradition is to eat 12 grapes, one with each ring of the bell. Someone once explained to me how the tradition came about, but I don't remember. Either way, that's the Spanish new year.
Elder Seely had a nasty bout with the flu this past week. He stayed in bed for about 3 days. I was able to study a lot and do some extra cleaning around the piso. We also listened to Truman G. Madsen's lectures about the prophet Joseph Smith. Those are wonderful! We enjoyed that a lot. It hasn't gotten me yet, and I hope it doesn't.
Elder Seely is a fantastic missionary. I love him so much and we get along really well. We continue to grow and improve in all aspects of life. I'm really grateful for each of you and I hope that you always remember how much the Lord loves you. Set some new goals for the new year. The future holds many, many opportunities. We can be what we want to be.