|Fuego was up to it's old tricks this last week.|
|Stopped for construction on the way home. There are always vendors to make sure you don't starve.|
|Elder Fisher wrote where we had been and then took my picture as we cleaned out the car. There was a little mud on the road.|
We wanted to get back in order to make sure we were ready to open the temple for a session for President Cluff and his missionaries that were going home. They were having a problem finding flights before Christmas, so they needed a session on Monday in order to leave the next day.
|President and Sister Cluff and the missionaries that were going home.|
This last week we worked the afternoon shift every day, except Saturday. We worked the early morning shift because President Rosales’ son from Germany was getting in Friday night and they were going to be up really late and he had asked us to trade with him. President Funes had the week off. We are doing a rotation where each member of the presidency will have a week off. Ours of course will be next week and on Tuesday we will fly to California to be with all our children and grand-children (except James and his family) for a week. Next Sunday we will attend the baptism of Jake and Xela, two of our grand-children. Then we will fly to Salt Lake to see James and his family. We are so excited.
|We had to have one picture of the nativity in front of the temple.|
|Dinner after the Wednesday night shift with the Utatlan stake.|
Thursday we took some of the missionaries to Megapaca to shop for clothes. I found two shirts for $3.50 each.
|One of the colorful neighborhoods we passed on the way to Megapaca.|
Friday we took the Jenson’s and the Ellington’s grocery shopping. Saturday after our shift, we snuck off and went to see the new Star Wars movie. Sunday we had a nice sacrament meeting. It was nice to be able to take the sacrament. It has been a month since we have been to sacrament meeting what with all the conferences we have had this last month.
|President and Sister Rosales with their two sons, Nils and Pedro.|
|After church on our way home with the Rosales and the Holmans.|
|All of the flower beds at the temple have been changed to poinsettias. They are just beautiful.|
We had all the English speaking missionaries over for soup and the Christmas story and to sing some Christmas song.
|Our Christmas Eve dinner. The sister missionaries also joined us.|
|The other end of the table.|
|We then went to the front room and enjoyed singing some Christmas songs and reading the Christmas story.|
Click below to hear us sing.
Our Christmas Carol singing.
|The sister missionaries.|
We stayed up late getting ready to leave early Tuesday morning and by the time we were ready for bed it sounded like world war III. We decided to go up on the roof and I took a couple of videos. The fireworks lasted for at least a half an hour.
Click below to see the fireworks.
We got some good news this last week. John B.’s bone marrow biopsy was negative. This means that he doesn’t have bone cancer or leukemia. We think that the doctors now have all the information they need and are deciding what stage John’s cancer is and hopefully they will have a treatment plan soon. We are anxious to know more and understand what comes next. Thanks for your prayers and emails. Your support and love have been felt by John and his family and of course, by us. We move forward with faith that everything will be ok and we express our love and gratitude for all your good thoughts and prayers you have been sending our way.
|This last week we hit a milestone going over 100,000 page views on our blog. Thanks for reading and looking at our blog.|