[letter dated 12.11.12]
Hey, so this is my first day in Peru. This letter might not make it to you by Christmas. Weird. You’d think that being 2 weeks in advance would be prepared enough. So, seeing as you’ll probably get 2 emails, maybe 3 by the time this gets there, I won’t bother writing too much. This MTC seems like it will be much different from Provo. Like not even close.
I was able to pack the presents you sent and will be opening them Christmas morning. I’m excited! [He shouldn’t be too excited… I sent things I thought he’d be ditching in Provo…] Also, I may have found one of the ugliest ties ever. It’s in the running for sure. I got it out of the “free” box just before I left Provo. Why would someone throw THAT out? I can’t even describe it though. I’m gonna need Coleman’s [Tyler’s next oldest cousin on a mission in Alabama] tie though. Tell him I’m waiting! Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! I love you guys!
Note: it only took 6 days for this to reach us!!