YES! IT IS SPRING
Yes! It IS Spring because:
- I did NOT wear tights twice this week
- It only snowed a skiff on 3/31/14
- We have had April showers several times this week
- We turned off the heat in our apartment before leaving on Friday
- I saw daffodils on the side of the freeway in Maryland
- We went to a little league basketball game
- It was General Conference Weekend
- It was the Final Four
- Dad dug in Jen's garden and prepared it for planting some veggies, added manure and soil nutrients
- We put lighter blankets on our bed
- I wore short sleeves twice this week
- Dad did not wear a jacket in the photo below
- Pansies were planted at the DC Temple
- The grass turned green over the weekend
- The snow has finally melted in the local store parking lots
- Buds are on some of the trees
- The temp on the way home from Virginia today read 65 degrees! Whoopie!
The view from the inside of the Francis Scott Key Bridge. We got to see much of Baltimore Harbor as we traveled along.
Now about our week: We got to teach some, although one of our regular teaching assignments was ill so had to be cancelled. Elder Jones gave a short presentation at the Valley Forge West Zone Conf. on "designated drivers" and I got to attend the whole conference and participate in 3 role plays. I have finally become comfortable doing role plays as a missionary and got to do exactly that.
We were excited to go to the temple on Friday and especially pleased to stay a couple of days at Jen's afterwards. We got to watch the ball game, go to a fun burger place for dinner after, play some Canasta with Dana, Hannah, and Jen, be outside almost all day Saturday (dad got so sunburned on his face and head), help get all of the outdoor furniture placed in Jen's back yard, work in the garden for Dad, and Dad got to play basketball with the kids. Oh, and Dad got to watch the final 4 games...
This week we are preparing for Transfers. They seem to come around way too often. For us it involves just knowing the variables such as which apartments are closing down, any emergency transfers which affect the correct addresses, etc., and of course, which cars are moving and to where. We seem to have reached a peak in this mission and are now sending home more missionaries than we are receiving, except for this upcoming one where we send 3 home and receive 7. We may still, however, receive some VISA waiters.
We are also looking forward to our ward International Dinner on Saturday as we have heard that the Korean members cook some really awesome items. We purchased some Korean Spicy Pork from a ward fund-raiser with our mission president and will finally get to eat it tomorrow. The mission president is very hard to pin down as he seems to always be super busy.