The fireside went really well. We had about 50 to 60 people in attendance. It did start late. There is Mormon standard time, Hispanic time and then there is Hispanic Mormon time. We started about 45 minutes late. Four sister missionaries sang a hymn that really brought a sweet spirit. Four recent converts shared their testimony and then I shared a very simple testimony in Spanish. It wasn’t much but I meant it and hopefully they felt the spirit of it.
Just going to give a shout out from my kids to me their mom. I usually don’t cook breakfast. It usually is an on your own meal. However, since moving there they have loved having cooked breakfast 5/7 days of the week. They love it. I have enjoyed it too being able to visit with them a bit more than usual. Not sure on long this will last. ;)
On Monday, Jessie, Avery and I went to the Bearing building for a Zone wide p-day. It involved chair soccer and a circle game called “Bunny, Bunny”. Chair soccer was not my favorite especially after an Elder nailed me in the back with the ball. Unintentionally, of coarse, but it hurt. Also once you are out it was hard to get back into the game. “Bunny, Bunny” was also hard to stay in the game but watching those still in the game was hilarious for those of us watching. I obviously did a lot of watching. Jessie had brought her friend Avery. The missionaries had a piñata for those going home the next transfer. Jessie and Avery were thrilled when they learned that they could have all the candy that fell from the piñata.
Zac and Bode went to a water park called Schlitterbahn down on Galveston Island with Trevor and Hunter for Hunter’s birthday that was in March. He says his birthday kind of gets over looked because they usually are gone for spring break. Bode commented that it sounded oh so familiar. :0 They had a great time and would love to go back again.
Tuesday was very exciting for me because I got to pick Allie up from the airport. I was worried that I was going to miss her coming down to baggage claim because I parked in the wrong parking garage and had to take the shuttle to the next terminal. However my fretting was for naught because her plane was delayed by 30 minutes. Unfortunately for me and another mom that was waiting for her son, the airline didn’t want to give us much information about their whereabouts. Frustrating! Regardless I was so HAPPY to see my Allie girl!!!! So was the rest of the family too.
Wednesday the kids wanted to introduce Allie to the Glazery and Bahama Bucks. Allie painted a fun elephant to go with the décor in her room in Utah. The boys did trivets sporting either BYU or Texas A&M and Jessie did a circle trivet of flowers and swirls. If I let them I think they would go there to paint once a week. Bahama Buck hit the spot for everyone. Zac introduce Allie to the Bahama Strawberry Colada that she thoroughly enjoyed. Not my favorite because I don’t like the colada part. Oh well good stuff.
On Thursday we swam in the morning after a breakfast of crepes and then we went to see a movie! Zac, Bode and Jessie went to see Pixels and Allie and I saw Paper Towns. Good move on my part to have them go see something different then Allie and I. They liked their pixels. Allie and I had time for each other and enjoyed our show. It was great! Bonus, the movies were done within 10 minutes of each other. Sweet! So afterwards we got a sweet from Red Mango and because we are so sweet we brought some home for Aaron too. :)
Went school clothes shopping at the mall on Friday. Had to cool off afterwards with a good swim because school clothes shopping with 4 kids, Oh what fun!
Saturday we went to Galveston once again. We felt like Aaron and Allie needed to experience Dellanerra Beach and the warm water. I packed up a lunch and off we went. It was great to have a day all to ourselves! The water was perfect. We just played in the water, enjoyed our lunch under our umbrella and had FUN! It felt so good. :)