A week of keeping busy with the missionaries while the kids are still enjoying time in Utah. Sunday, Aaron and I attended a ward that was recently created from three other wards. You could feel the excitement of the members very young families and empty-nesters coming together to create a ward family. I loved that I was able to witness this fun positive vibe that they have. Later that evening we went to a Spanish speaking recent convert fireside. I tried to catch as much as I could with my limited Spanish. It was very appreciative when Aaron got up to speak because I could actually understand his Spanish. He told me it was because it was gringo Spanish and it doesn’t speak nearly as fast as the native speakers. ;)
Bode and Jessie have been enjoying their time up at Bear Lake boating, swimming and playing with cousins. Bode has been taking every opportunity to surf and wakeboard as he can. Zac joined the family on Sunday night to join in on the fun for a couple of days. I’m hoping while he is up there he can get Jessie back up on skis or something. I am grateful that the kids are making great memories with family. Makes a mom’s heart happy.
I joined Aaron at the mission office to meet with the AP’s and senior missionaries to discuss upcoming transfers and updates made or needed in each of the areas on Monday. These meetings are always good to have everyone on the same page, get feedback and make necessary changes if needed. Our office missionaries are amazing and we are so grateful for their willingness to serve with us.
Tuesday, we got videos of Zac, Bode and Jessie wakeboarding! So fun to see them having fun and improve their skills behind the boat. Super excited to have Jessie wakeboarding. She has never attempted before. She tells me she will make “S’s” tomorrow, like she’s a pro. Allie hasn’t been able to join them at Bear Lake with work and looking for a new apartment in Provo for the new school year. They think they have found one but the price tag is shocking to me. Her and Saige plan to pay half the rent so they can make this apartment work for them. I will be holding Allie to that. Now to find that job that will help her do that.
I headed to Victoria (1 hour 45 minutes away) bright and early so I could join the missionaries for their district council. Afterwards, I met with the sisters for a companionship study. The sisters loved that I came all the way down to meet with them. It was a great experience for me to go. This is the second time I have gone down to Victoria. On my way home, I was able to talk to Allie about a job lead. She called on it and got an interview for on Thursday. Yeah!
I also met with sisters for companionship study on Thursday and Friday. One in the memorial area and the other in Shadow Creek. I know I mention this almost every time but as I prepare for these companionship studies in my own personal study I am amazed and grateful for the revelation that I receive to help the sisters’ investigators to make changes to prepare themselves for baptism. These experiences strengthen my personal testimony. It is just incredible how the Holy Ghost works in our lives!!
The kids finished up their time in Bear Lake Friday morning. They had such a great time with my family. I am so grateful for my dad, sisters, brother, niece and nephew and their families. Besides Jessie learning to wakeboard, I think the highlight of the trip was my dad at the age of 83 was waterskiing! He is such an amazing man. His example of enjoying to the end inspires me. Don’t be surprised if you see me wakeboarding and surfing at 83. ;)
Aaron and I took the longboards out for our date night. I will be the first to admit going down a hill makes me anxious as all get out...even a flat Texas hill. As we went around the greenbelt Aaron took a video of me going down the incline. To watch it and then hear my explanation of how nervous I was makes me laugh every time. If you need a good laugh check out Aaron's Instagram.
Saturday was a good p-day. Aaron and I did our workouts in the morning then enjoyed a relaxing day by the pool. Later that night we celebrated Gerry Morton’s birthday at an Italian restaurant. It was a fun evening of conversation, laughter and great food!! So grateful for days like today.