This week has been crazy busy. That's good. We finally got a fixed schedule for the Mormon Battalion. That will help us with so many things. We can plan better now.
We work Sunday night, Monday middle of the day, Tuesday night, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. That gives us all day Friday, Saturday and most of Sunday for ward things, an actual P day etc. Plus the time in between and before and after shifts the other days.
We had to say good bye to two missionary couples this last week. But we received two new ones! We are gearing up for loosing SIX of our wonderful sisters at the Mormon Battalion in November too. Oh it is hard, we have already grown to love them so much. But going home is as much a part of this whole missionary thing as being here. Learning to use what we all have learned here and be better is huge.
|Roger, Sister JoAnn Jensen, Me, Debbie Bullock, Graham Bullock, and Elder Ron Jensen|
|Sunset at the beach after dinner|
We worked at the Mormon Battalion during the Relief Society General Conference. I was excited to hear that they were going to turn on the broadcast in one of the Theatre Rooms but soon realized that if there were sisters not doing much they needed to be the ones in there. I can watch it later online and they can't. So I have had to try to watch it in our "free" time! What a beautiful conference session. We are looking forward to watching conference with no interruptions! We don't have to be anywhere then. We are actually buying a roast, cooking it and having a real dinner Sunday because we will be here to actually cook it! Yeah!
Saturday we went to a Fam tour with the Professional Tour Guides Association. It is a tour that one of the tour guides does for the other guides to show them new things and get them fam-iliar with new things. We were in the downtown area of San Diego, by the Padres stadium, into hotels that over look the stadium, into restaurants and business there and ended up at the opening of the new library in downtown San Diego. We were going to go through the library but the lines were amazingly long so we all decided there were better times to go.
|The new, amazing library in San Diego! Yup that domed roof thing is a library!|
|The coolest little sidewalk garden in downtown San Diego.|
I hadn't been able to shop for anything for Roger's birthday (he is ALWAYS with me!) so I asked the Sister Missionaries to help me make it special. They were so cute. They made him an apple crisp and brought it to the MB that morning. They hid in one of the tour rooms behind all of the rocks in there and then jumped out and sang Happy Birthday! One of the sisters brought him a pumpkin cookie and they kept reminding him that it was his birthday all of the time we were there. I am sure that it made his day! I will post pictures as soon as I get them from the sisters. I didn't have batteries in my camera that day!
We are missing those back at home. That is the biggest challenge of being here. We love you all!