March 30, 2010


this is SISTER ESTHER KLAASKE PLUIM. she is my 4th daughter [i trained her !] in the WMM.
she is AMAZING.

today is her day of birth. she turned a big 22 !
she is so young yet. she makes me smile in so many ways.

this is one of the many ways.
 her crazy smiles. her laugh when something is funny.
also her dance skills are fabulous !

i helped her over come the fear to cut her hair !
it WAS good lookin long. now ITS good lookin short.

we had many ADVENTURES in the snow. she taught me the NORTHERN UTAH way of shoveling and having fun in the snow. we got to spend thanksgiving, christmas and new years together. JOY.

then we got seperated for my last 6 weeks in the WMM.
we cried as we hugged each other goodbye.
i learned so much about love, family, scripures stories, service and really KNOWING the Lord was THERE and He was watching over us and was with us.

oh how i love sister pluim. she has a year yet in the WMM and she gots it on lock !

March 29, 2010

magical !

i LOVE wind chimes.

they sound MAGICAL.

my mom has about 5 of them on our front porch.

mother like daughter ?

i think so.


i was sitting on our front porch yesterday talking to some of my wisco folks and from where i was sitting the sun was shinning through this particular wind chime.

it was so beautiful. breathtaking almost.

one thing i am obsessed with when it comes to photography is LIGHT.

i love the sunlight and the glow/feel it gives.

March 28, 2010

the sabbath day !

"Come Unto Jesus"

Come unto Jesus, ye heavy laden,
Careworn and fainting, by sin oppressed.
He’ll safely guide you unto that haven
Where all who trust him may rest.

Come unto Jesus; He’ll ever heed you,
Though in the darkness you’ve gone astray.
His love will find you and gently lead you
From darkest night into day.

Come unto Jesus; He’ll surely hear you,
If you in meekness plead for his love.
Oh, know you not that angels are near you
From brightest mansions above?

Come unto Jesus from ev’ry nation,
From ev’ry land and isle of the sea.
Unto the high and lowly in station,
Ever he calls, “Come to me.”

as i sat in church today this song really touched my heart. it helped me to remember that the Savior REALLY is there for me. for everyone. for ALL. i love the healing, restored gospel of Jesus Christ.


i love taking walks along the streets.

since i dont have much else to do.

this fun sun was on Lemon as well.

i saw it the other night while i was on the phone walking around.

i had to wait till morning till i could photograph mr. sun.

that happened yesterday.

he enjoyed his photo shoot.

what a good day yesterday was too.

it was the first time i went to the beach in 1.5years.

it felt awkward to wear a swim suit and be on sand with bare feet BUT the california girl game back to me pretty fast and i adjusted really well.

plus doesn't mr. sun just really make you smile ?

i know he makes me. smiling = happiness. try it.

March 26, 2010


in Monrovia there are certain days where you cant park on a certain street during certain times.
this is so the street sweepers can clean the streets. 
nice for the community but bad when you forget to move your car.
i've gotten lots of tickets due to these signs.

i think this person was angry with it too.
as i walked along the street of Lemon today i found this sign down on the ground.
interesting. what ever the story is behind it.

interesting that today was also friday. 
well as i am blogging this it is now saturday. but same thing right ?
i like it. i like Monrovia. i like the street sweeping.

the warner home.

this is our tree. marmie just told me its a PINK TRUMPET. i love it. she doesnt love having to clean up after it. the beautiful pink flowers fall on the cars everywhere. but it is pretty amazing to look at though.

our house is on a pretty main street in the little town on Monrovia. i love our little cozy home. its small but its perfect. the little white fence and amazing pink tree is how i tell people to find it. also Monrovians know it as the duck house. my sister owns them. they shall have a photo shoot later.

March 25, 2010

what i currently do ..

i make things.

like these buttton magnets.

my dearest friend from Green Bay, WI taught me how. she is the master of all crafts. an excellent potter too i might add. her name is Molly Summers. i love her with all my heart. she is also an amazing missionary.

she taught me LOTS of cool things.

i started them while i was at the very beginning of my time in wisconsin. in true fashion of being a full time missionary you dont get time to do crafts or FINISH them.

my marmie REALLY loves magnets. so the other night i decided to dig them out of all my wisco stuff and FINISH them. now they are stuck very prettly to her fridge. did i mention i made ALOT of them.

March 24, 2010

the work of God will go forth !

for the last 6weeks of my time in the Wisconsin Milwaukee Mission i had the wonderful opprotunity to go to Madison to work along side the newest Sister B. Jonhson.

i was STOKED b.c. i had always wanted to serve in Madison but my time was coming close to going home to the warmth of LA. BUT our Heavenly Father knows the desires of our hearts and if they be good and His will He makes them happen.

3weeks into my time in Madison, a wonderful member, Ethan Rooney, of the Madison Universtiy Ward invited his friend SHYLINA CROSBY to church. she accepted. we, sister b.johnson and i met her. we set up a time where we could have lunch and teach her a little more about why ethan invited her to church. she accepted. we had lunch a couple days later. she loved hearing about the restoration. we then started meeting with her 2times a week.

we knew Shy needed the healing power of the Aonement and that she could partake of that sweet fruit through baptism by the proper authority. we invtied her to be baptized MARCH 20, 2010.

Shylina ACCEPTED. i knew i would be gone from my mission but i am ever so thankful to know that the work/truth of God will go forth because it is REAL.

Shylina WAS baptized by her sweet friend Ethan on March 20, 2010 !

Sister Little Johnson took my place in Madison. no one could of been better for my sweet Shy.

i am SO grateful i had the opprotunity to meet Shylina. she blessed my life in so many ways, especially to understand the Atonement more. she helped me to finish my mission strong and to know EVERYONE needs the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and that is blesses our lives no matter what state they are in.

i am SO grateful for the Sisters Johnson & Jonhson [ the Lord does have a humor !] b.c. they are amazing representatives of Jesus Christ and they are both my girls !

thank you Ethan for inviting Shy to church. you were right, she looked like she needed it and she did need it !

the full truth of the Jesus Christ Gospel has been restored. its here for all and everyone !
check it out here.

March 20, 2010

i am ..

"i am a part of the fellowship unashamed; the dye has been cast.
i have stepped over the line, the decision has been made.
i wont look back, let up, slow down, or make be still.
my past is redeemed, my presence makes sense, my future is secure.
i am done with low living, small talking, colorless dreams, tamed visions, cheap giving, & dwarfed goals.
i no longer need preeminence, positions, promotions, or popularity.
i dont have to be right, first, recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded.
i now live by faith, lean on His presence, walk with patience, am uplifted by prayer & labor with power.
my face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is heaven.
my road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions are few.
my guide is reliable. my mission is clear.
i cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, divided, or delayed.
i will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of the adversary, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity or meander in the maze of mediocrity.
i wont give up, shut up, or let up until i have stayed up, stored up and paid up for the cause of Christ.
i must go till He comes, give till i drop, preach till all i know & work till He stops me, & when He returns for His own, He will have no problem recognizing me.
my banner will be clear."

March 17, 2010


i love my birthday being on 03.16 because i HATE being pinched.

i wear green so no one even tries it. kthxbai.

March 10, 2010



its good to be home in the great state of CALIFORNIA. i repped LA the whole time i was in WISCONSIN. now i gots to live up to it !

for real. i LOVE california. i LOVE wisconsin. i LOVE my family.

i am so grateful to be back home with them. its kinda strange at the same time though ! i get to call/see/talk to them wheneve i want to. thats fun.

they threw me the best homecoming.

i feel so loved from all who supported me over the 18 months i was serving my Heavenly Father. THANK YOU. it means the world to me.

now for real life. cali nation is where its at. for now anyways. we will see what the Lord has in store for me. STAY TUNED. you never know what will happen in the life of ..

March 01, 2010

devote all thy service in Zion .. ALWAYS ! [03.01.10]

3 John 1:13-14
"I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee:"
"But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face."

THE END. see you Friday, March 5, 2010 @ 2pm !

sweet reunion 2010 here i am !

joking. but what if that is all i wrote ! isn't that a GREAT scripture ! i love it. thank you e. wood !

so on to the REALNESS of the FINAL DAYS as SISTER WARNER !

life has been GREAT. full of joy and working hard. i swear we barely get time to sleep. we lie our heads down and the next minute the alarm is going off. where does the time go ? TO THE WORK OF THE LORD !

when i left i chose a scripture that related to me [with the help of a friend named aaron ! thank you.]

Doctrine & Covenants 24:7-8
"For thou shalt devote all thy service in Zion; and in this thou shalt have strength.
"Be patient in afflictions, for thou shalt have many; but endure them, for, lo, I am with thee, even unto the end of thy days."

it helped me to know i was never going to be alone in this great task that lay before me. i knew there would be rough times but i also knew b.c. the Lord promised that He would be with me and i would have strength to keep going. it doenst stop here in the WISCONSIN. i will devoted all my service in Zion .. ALWAYS !

we are on to a NEW week and a NEW TRANSFER .. this time i know it will be A LOT warmer where i go !

this last week was amazing and i just LOVE love LOVE being in the service of the Lord. it truly doesnt get any better.

* we WALKED on Lake Mendota. SO FUN ! good pday fun !

* we also had a wonderful dinner with the evansons. he is a christian scientist and its really cool to learn from him. there is one of his centers in arcadia ! cool !

* district meeting in MONROE this week ! we had a fun time making a spaghetti lunch ! the elders made desert and it was great ! it was nice to just eat lunch at the church and talk more about our areas !

* JENNY CAME BACK & CALLED US ! she left town and then her phone was disconnected but she is back so we got to see and teach her !

* r.w. williams. i got to say goodbye and take a picture. he calls me SHORTY all the time. he is 6'3" though ! i wish i could report he is doing better .. we have been trying to rescue him, he was just baptized in october and then stopped coming in november sometime and told us he promised Jesus he wouldnt step foot back into the church. we reminded him of the promises he made at baptism but he just doesnt get it. we love him and only the Lord knows !

* the MEYERS = so cool. her and her husband both served missions and they will do anything for us. they have this cool fedex discount so they helped me mail a box of my junk home .. FYI marmie .. a box will be coming and its just my stuff ! THANKS !

the sad part was that we were allowed to go out to milwaukee. e.perry didnt want anyone traveling over an hour b.c. of weather so only milwaukee peeps got to go BUT we did get to be there thanks to our mission president genius and his computer skills. he got a camera and EVERYONE around the mission watched it through the internet projected on a wall. it was a stream line video and it was good. my lil' pluim gave the opening prayer and it was amazing.

it truly was inspiring and uplifting. it grounded me more firm in the foundation of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

* that night my PANG KOU took us out for sushi ! it was sister b.johnsons first time and it was oh so yummy ! i LOVE sushi. i got to say goodbye to her. she has come such a long way in the past year in being baptized and continuing to build her faith.

* the BEST lesson with our SHYLINA. we taught her the PLAN OF SALVATION as she was in it. it was so cool. the spirit was so strong. tears were shed. the need for the atonement in each of our lives was confirmed again and it was beautiful. we set a tentative baptismal date with her for the end of march but it was her spring break so we had to leave it at that and get back to the drawing board of when her baptism should be ! but she wants it !

* i found out that night that I AM A GRANDMA AGAIN ! MY BABY GIRL SISTER BLACK IS TRAINING ! she is gonna have a girl ! she is going to train in the northwoods of wisconsin in RHINELANDER. its was close to the UP ! she is gonna be AMAZING. i love you my sister black.

* what a good day of when you make plans to see people and sometimes things get cancelled but then the Lord puts the right people in your path at the right time. it was great. we also had beth with us half the day and it was perfect ! i love following the spirit and being guided !

* we had lunch with papa and mama nolte ! i love living with them. we are lucky !

* watching THE TESTAMENTS with shylina ! she loved it. got a better understanding and visual of the book of mormon and the bible and how they work hand in hand !

* BETH WITH US ALL DAY ! that girl is stellar and is such a good little missionary !her testimony is solid.

* teaching SHYLINA with beth and setting a SOLID baptismal date with her of MARCH 20, 2010 ! she has the faith and so do we ! she is amazing. thank you ethan for inviting her to church with you !

* we had a great SPORTS NIGHT with mad 3 & mad 4 and there were so many youth there. solid opprotunity for them and their friends to have something fun to do on a saturday night and they DO bring there friends. we got a potential and that was cool ! and plus dodgeball is way fun !

* my last sunday on the mission. it was good and filled with love and service !

* we had a great time at the bishops talking about e. perry and a good dinner !

* then we had a 2nd dinner with ericka and that was amazing but so filling ! i love her and just hope she continues with breakthroughs !

AND NOW TODAY ! we are going to tour the CAPITOL ! i am excited. i like buildings. we are also playing dodgeball with the elders and making dinner for the NOLTES ! and then YSA FHE of course !

good & busy. that is how we stay in mad town !

this is what president said to me today and i just LOVE it !

What a finisher! Photo finish by a Photo Expert.
Knew you could. Knew you would.
And set a date at the finish line.
You are my Warner Warrior! Flame-thrower!
Well done. (In fact, VERY WELL DONE when you use a flame thrower :o)
-President Barrett

I LOVE THE WMM ! life has never been better then this.

see you in just days now. WOW.

sister warner

2 Timothy 4:7
"...the time of my departure is at hand.
"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:"