I am continuing to meet with sisters for companionship study. Monday I met with Sisters in Friendswood. I asked them to tell me what and who they were studying for so I could as well in my personal study. Well 10 minutes before I got in the car to leave, I had a distinct impression of a video I needed to share with them. Turns out they used that video with one of the families they were teaching and it was exactly what they need. The Holy Ghost rocks. Do all you can to keep it with you at all times. The Holy Ghost is an amazing gift!
Aaron woke up Tuesday morning and literally couldn't get out of bed. He had somehow thrown out his back, which was in constant spasms. We decided it was best if he had the missionaries come to the mission home for interviews. This was good so Aaron didn’t have the driving and also a more comfortable interviewing area instead of a folding chair. No amount of Ibuprofen would give him relief. It was so bad I had to help him get dress. :) He went from 45 to 90 in one night, but after going to the doctor and getting a shot, muscle relaxants and a anti-inflammatory he was almost to full capacity on Wednesday. In March we challenged the mission to review and study all the District videos so we could increase their abilities to plan and teach. The reward was to have lunch with Aaron and I so we decided to hold as many of the upcoming interviews here at the mission home after Tuesdays experience with the Friendswood zone. It felt different like the missionaries felt more connected to us….. I could tell that they really enjoyed being in our home as well.
While Aaron is doing interviews I have a few of the companionships teach me the need for a Savior and it's been a great blessing for me to hear how they connect people to God. I have been having some wonderful experiences with some of the companionships. It is really neat. Prior to and in between those teaching moments I prepare breakfast and/or lunch for them and its' the closest feeling to home most of them have had since they've arrived. We have also had them hold their district meetings here at the mission home in between the interviews as well. This has made the mission home buzzing with lots of activity. The meals I made this week were egg and bacon croissants, chicken salad sandwiches, fruit and yogurt parfaits with muffins and donuts, pizza and meatball sandwiches. The kids have been able to interact with the missionaries as they have gotten home from school. It’s been a nice bonus for us as a family I think.
Zac and Bode had major tests all week and they're surviving. One of them is surviving better than the other. All the kids are counting down the days for school to end. Bode’s week is still full with three soccer practices each week. Bode had his last official soccer game today they lost 0-1. Jessie still wants to just be able to play with friends after school. I don’t think it will ever be like it was at home but she is trying real hard.
Aaron and I celebrated my birthday Friday night at one of my favorite restaurant’s here in Sugar Land called Soto’s Kitchen. It’s has great “authentic” Mexican fare that is really good. Aaron gave me a beautiful necklace and we went looking for the new Chuck II Converse for me as well. Jessie and Aaron had made me a ring holder that they had made on their daddy/daughter date last week. It is even my favorite color, purple. I received many birthday wishes via text and Facebook which made my day all the more better.
Allie has been practicing and working hard to get ready for WSU cheer tryouts. She made the first cuts Friday night. She goes back today for another tryout and should find out if she made the team by the end of the day. The real question for me is if she really wants to continue to cheer or not. After tryouts she headed to her Senior Cotillion at Snowbasin. Weber has been having the dance be stag so that all the seniors will attend. I think it has been a great change, less pressure and a lot more fun for the seniors. Aaron and I are off tonight to speak in the Richmond Stake Conference tonight. It has been a full busy week. :)