Monday, August 30, 2010

My hunger has been satisfied

I waited for it.  I read it.  Loved it.  She always surprises me in her books.  The series has ended and I was very satisfied with the ending.  After I finished it, it was a "wow" experience.  Love Suzanne Collins and her "Hunger Games" series.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Our whole life is about Missionaries


This is our missionary with his first companion Elder Schmidt from Japan.  His dad is obviously in the military.  He's doing good.  He says teaching in Spanish is going better and he loves the "fountains of juice" in the MTC.  Devin has a page on missionsite.net   I've posted his emails and pictures there and it has his current address there.  It has a link over to dearelder.com  where you can write him for free.  You need to create a quick account for yourself(email and password) and then you can write him for free while he's in the MTC(til Oct.6th.)  You just need to know his box #(211) and his mission code (1006.)   If you forget, it is on missionsite.net . 

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Kick 'em to the curb MTC style

Yeah, you heard it.  We now as families, because of the extreme behavior and overdoing it in every way farewells at the MTC, can either send our children on a plane to the MTC or do what I refer to as "kick 'em to the curb."  We kicked ours to the curb.  I'm not being cold, but factual.  You now have a few seconds to unload your missionary's luggage and missionary, while a host(a missionary at the MTC) takes said child and luggage.  You are informed to take all pictures and say all farewells before you get there.  I obviously broke the rule of taking pictures as he got out of the van and unloaded...I was going to keep the rule but saw most family doing "posing pictures" and no one stopped them, so I hurried and took unloading pics.  We had all of 30 seconds or less at the drop off.  I understand why they do it...it's an easier separation for the missionary, less drama, less extended family(oh you're only allowed one vehicle) and no big ta do's with banners and pics and long drawn out picture taking sessions.  Still, it feels like a drive by drop off to me.  Hard on us, well me, easier on him.  I guess they knew what they were doing after all.

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