Friday, July 6, 2012

How We Are Spending Our 30th Anniversary!!

Five years ago we celebrated our 25th anniversary by taking our five children to Israel for 10 days.
We had such a wonderful time and enjoyed being together in the Holy Land.

But what a difference five years can make!!

Today is our 30th anniversary. Our family of seven has become 16 officially and this year we are celebrating in Mexico!!

Are all of our children with us this time?  . . .  No. Just these two.


Are we celebrating by hanging out at the beach? Well, not exactly.

Visiting the Mayan ruins? Ummmm no.

It is better than that!! We are having zone conferences!! Today we met with two zones, one in the early morning and the other right after that.

And it was pure joy!! After one week in Guadalajara, we have met three zones, and are learning to get around the city. This coming week we will be headed out of town for a mission tour. We are loving our time here and can't wait until we have met all our new "children"--all 147 of them!

Kind of makes you wonder what the next five years will bring . . . :-)

7 comments:

Dave and Camille said...

hmmm... 500 children? Apparently your stewardship is growing exponentially. Love and miss you both!!

Shannon said...

Happy Anniversary! I think it looks like a great way to spend the day!

Terri said...

Oh I am just so thrilled for you! I am sure they are all going to love you and your leadership!

Sue said...

Can't wait to see it all unfold, right here!

Happy anniversary!

=)

Kristin said...

OoOOoo! Love these photos . . . just makes my heart to pitter pat! Such an amazing group :)

Kristin

Momza said...

This is so cool. I love seeing you surrounded by missionaries! And on your anniversary too?! Perfect!!

LeAnn said...

You are going to have so many wonderful experiences. I envy you just a bit. We are presently serving an Inner City Mission; but hope to serve a full time one soon.
Enjoy the moments on this one!