Letter Seventy-Three from the Lovely Lady Lena

Purple tight day!

One of Mama Helzer’s favorite sayings is ‘it’s not a meal without a spill’. This simple phrase became a slogan for any fancy dinner at the Helzer Home. No matter how much we attempt to prevent, at some point during … Continue reading

Letter Seventy-Two from the Lovely Lady Lena

This is actually a mental penguin zoo, fitting right?

Has anyone ever watched Monk? I know Hannah has because that’s all we watched during finals. (okay that and a lot of Saved By The Bell.) The theme song for Monk goes a little something like ‘it’s a jungle out … Continue reading

Letter Seventy-One from the Lovely Lady Lena

I am proud to say I ate this entire ice cream sunday without shame #21yearsofeatingenormousservingsoficecream

What time is it? Birthday time! Let’s celebrate it! (I hope as you read this, the tune of a High School Musical song came to your head. This is party in honor of one of the elders here who attended … Continue reading

Letter Seventy from the Lovely Lady Lena

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Some weeks I feel so inspired to write the coolest, sickest, radest emails on the face of the planet. Today all of my creative juices are drained….mostly because Mama Helzer just spoiled my birthday surprise and I can’t quite concentrate … Continue reading

Letter Sixty-Nine from the Lovely Lady Lena

Hello my little angels!

There’s a word in the German language that every missionary ought to be acquainted with. The word is Kummerspeck: literally meaning ‘grief-bacon’, this word refers to the extra weight we gain from emotional overeating. This week my Kummerspeck was not … Continue reading

Letter Sixty-Eight from the Lovely Lady Lena

We had stake conference in Dresden and I got to see my favorite human beings!!

Have you ever bought a jar of sweet creamy nutella? A.K.A. Vitamen N. One that is so packed that it is hard to twist and turn the lid of the jar to reach inside for a taste of heaven. That … Continue reading

Letter Sixty-Seven from the Lovely Lady Lena

My 'Birth' Place!

We went to Dresden this week for Zone Conference, in preperation for....ELDER DAVID A BEDNAR!

  Once upon a time, in the city of Chemnitz, miracles began to pour down upon the heads of a now healthy Sister Miller and her trusty sidekick, Sister Helzer. Just when we felt everyone in our teaching pool had … Continue reading

Letter Sixty-Six from the Lovely Lady Lena

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You might be asking yourself ‘why is Sister Helzer emailing on Tuesday?’ or you might not have even noticed or even cared about the whole ordeal, but I am going to endeavor to tell the most dramatic turn of events … Continue reading

Letter Sixty-Five from the Lovely Lady Lena

a 'hair'iffic tale! #punny #can'tpunwithusyoucan'trunwithus #shoutouttohannah

Things I lost this week in Germany: 1. My Letter. I received a letter from Mama Helzer, but didn’t want to rudely read it while I was on exchange, so I just stuck it in my folder and we went out … Continue reading

Letter Sixty-Four from the Lovely Lady Lena

moments before we saw Miss Plether Pants.

More often that not, my life feels like a movie. Today I came to the realization that I have 10 more weeks left on the mission. 10 more weeks. How in the world am I suppose to loose all the … Continue reading