Friday, May 29, 2009

MTC Mania

Well it's been quite a week. We have been on a dead run from 6:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. every day! Yes, I have been up and awake (sort of) and running. There are between 12 and 14 thousand stairs here that we climb every day (several times). My $100 shoes are already showing wear. Actually, they are doing great and I can run fast with them on.

We're having tons of fun interacting with all the young missionaries. We all greet each other in our new languages and then act like we know what the other is saying. Dad is in his glory and I am struggling to hang on. I haven't had to study so much in eons.

When we arrived we were informed that the luggage size and weight requirements had changed. Whoopee! Now we will have to redo everything and unload a bunch of stuff at Elaine's. I figure my scriptures are the heaviest thing I'm taking, so...

These pictures are of Elder and Sister Smith and Stacia Svedi (our tutor in Tagalog). It was great fun to finally meet her in person after all of our phone conversations.Dad says, "Akuna, Matata" and don't worry about anything.
We love and miss you already.
We're so excited about our new grandson.
Love, Mom and Dad

6 comments:

Stori said...

Rock on! I'm so excited to read about your adventures. I hope you don't mind if I peek in every once in a while. You'll be awesome.

Best to you!
Stori

Rebecca and Co. said...

You are a wonderful example to our ward! You are definitely missed here but it's wonderful to read about your experiences as missionaries.

Keep the faith,
Rebecca Jones

Natalie said...

Too fun. Glad you got to match a face to the voice from your tutoring. Love ya both and safe travels.

Ginger said...

Wow...don't you look official with your name tags and everything!

Merrivonne said...
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Merrivonne said...

By the time you read this, you should be suffering from jet lag in Manila. Enjoy each day to the fullest! You are loved!