Your trip to New York sounds like a good time. My goodness, if I randomly become incredibly wealthy, you and I will be spending our days watching Broadway. Also, I'll buy you a mini ;)
We haven't quite gotten to the Temple with the Moores yet. We're waiting on a ride that can get us all there and back. Hopefully it will happen soon, likely at the end of this month. I might not even be here for it! Sad day.
Speaking of temples, the family history program that I've been using is new family search, which does allow you to link into living ancestors. It's quite the little program, I'm really impressed with it so far. It's pretty fun as well :) And allows us to break up some of our longer days out on the streets.
Writing yourself in the MTC is a common practice (at least in the Preston MTC). I just carried my letter around with me, but other teachers take the letters and send them. It was an interesting experience; really makes you feel accountable for some of the ways you saw your mission going, and the goals that you had set.
So, our Ward Mission Leader is officially moving, and our newly called Bishop is currently on vacation; basically, we're having a rough time coordinating with the ward. Hopefully a WML will be called soon, though, and then we can get this area into the groove again :) We went and dropped off an apple pie for our last WML before they rode into the sunset (literally, they're going to Texas). What a wonderful family, though, we'll miss them.
As for the rest of the week, we had quite a few appointments fall through, so we decided to make the ward list useful and visit everyone. And so, it began. We filled that ward list with information. Sooooo many people had moved, and we even found a new investigator in one of the homes where a member used to live. We met a whole range of members, from people who just didn't know where the chapel was when they moved in, to people who shooed us away before we even got to the door :) It was a trying experience, punctuated with many miracles. We were blessed to find a husband and wife that are both returned missionaries, and just having a hard time getting to church. I've met so many people in a similar circumstance on the mission. I know that the Lord loves them so much, and will always send help, no matter where in your spiritual or temporal progression you happen to be.
In many ways, this week has been very eventful, and in others, it's been exhausting. Our investigators are kind of at a stand still right now, and we're working hard to change that. Suling will be meeting with us and a Chinese speaking missionary this week, whom we've finally been able to get here from Oxford. Hooray for connections with your last areas! :) Brother Moore has been away moving his daughter, so we haven't had the chance to meet with him. He also wasn't at church this last Sunday, so our next meeting will be a day of reckoning!...ahem, I mean a day of love and encouragement.
I love you, it's good to hear you're getting out and having fun. I don't really have much else to write. We'll be praying for a progressive upcoming week.