Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Things are moving right along

Last Wednesday, Nov. 19th, our daugther, Tammy, returned from her mission in California. It is sooooo GOOD to have her back home! Two days after she arrived the company began arriving. Jon and Anna and family. Cyndi and her 3 girls. Charles arrived late Friday night. Saturday Tina arrived with her son Trenton. Ellen and her three were here too. Today, Wed the 26th, Steven and James arrived. Lisa was home for two days. The only one that won't make it home during this 10 day period is Julie. We will visit her at Christmastime.
We have worked hard and emptied out much of the house. Pictures are gone, furniture and beds are disappearing. The kids are taking the things they want, and we are putting the things we want to keep into storage. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Then Friday and Saturday we will work hard to pack up Tina's truck and Jon's truck. They leave Sat. or Sunday and then Tammy, Chuck and I will leave Monday morning for California.
In Calif we will tour Tammy's mission, visit my mother and my brother and his family, and then visit Chuck's sister and her family in Corona. Then we will go to Disneyland and then head back to Worland.
We will then have about a week to finish all our mission preparation and head down to Tooele Utah to spend Christmas with Julie and her family. Then, Dec 29 we enter the MTC in Provo for training. Time is just flying by so fast.

Friday, November 14, 2008

We got our passports!

The passports arrived, and so did the request for all the information needed to get visas. WOW! They really need to know a lot about you to get you a visa! But we finally put it all together and sent it off last Saturday. We're glad that is done!
We talked to Brother Kinjo, the CES director in Tokyo, a few days ago and he said we will definitely be preparing inservice lessons for seminary teachers. We might also be teaching seminary or institute classes. He spoke very good English. He called at 8:30 pm Wed. our time, but it was 11:30 Thursday morning in Tokyo.
We are still cleaning and dejunking. We are preparing the house for the company that is coming. Tammy flies home from her mission on Wed, Nov 19th at 8:30 pm. Two days later the company starts arriving. We will have a great time together.