Saturday, May 10, 2014

40 Days but who is counting?

May 10, 2014

We are at 40 days…but who is counting? 
The past week has been so very busy.  Each day closes long before we have accomplished what we had hoped!  Excitement is growing and we kind of feel like Joshua when he said: “Give me this mountain.”  Funny how it is….you look at something that is going to take you far from your comfort zone, your family, and your home, but your heart races with anticipation as you approach.  I must say that excitement is still outweighing fear!

On Monday of the past week, our mover who will take all of our things to Mexico backed out.  That’s okay – that’s a church problem!  On Tuesday, we received a call from the missionary department and we needed to make a quick trip to Las Vegas for our Visa’s to Mexico.  We did that on Wednesday.  I have never boarded a plane without taking luggage.  And in fact, I’ve never boarded a plane wearing nylons and high heels either!  Both were firsts for me.  Las Vegas consisted of sitting at the LDS institute at UNLV, filling out papers, and going to the Mexican consulate.  Oh yes, we did stop at Del Taco!  Great memories of Las Vegas! 

Thursday and Friday involved doctors and an MRI for Keith.  He had a fall at home a few weeks ago and tore his rotator cuff.  Too bad he wasn’t skiing or doing something with a better story!  Surgery is scheduled for him on the 20th.  He gets to add a sling to his mission attire.

And then the week had the “routine” stuff also: 3 language coaches, meetings with the missionary department, packing up the house, and “sort of” refinishing kitchen cabinets.

And to top off an awesome week:  Keith and I will be set apart by Elder Russell Nelson on June 7th.  We could not have asked for more!  We are so blessed!