Wednesday, September 23, 2009

News from Colombia

William wrote last night to tell us that he is being transferred to Barranquilla. He has been in Cartagena for the past 5 1/2 months and this is his first transfer. He'll be the senior companion and he'll be living close to the mission office. Because of the location of their apartment, I guess the mission president stops by to study with the missionaries. William feels a bit of pressure...I think it will be great for him. So, as I type he is most likely on a bus headed for Barranquilla. I think it is about a 2+ hour ride. Fun adventures await, no doubt. He was a little bummed because they have an upcoming baptism that he'll miss. Such is mission life.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Best Friend's Weekend

For the past 5 years my best friend from college, Jennie Jenkins, and I have taken a "girl's weekend" to escape life. It's one of the best ideas we've ever had. Nothing but rest and relaxation for 4 whole days! This year was no exception. The forecast called for a 40-60% chance of rain for the entire time, but we were pleasantly surprised...a sprinkle here and there but Saturday (our pool day) there wasn't a cloud in the sky! We talked, laughed, ate, saw some sights, watched lots of movies, caught some rays, and ate some more. It is a time we look forward to all year. Thanks Jennie for putting up with me and sharing your time. Your friendship blesses my life.
Marriott Hilton Head Resort South Carolina

Paula Deen's "Lady and Sons" Restaurant. Yummy! Savannah, GA

The Citadel...Very cool place. Charleston, SC

Fort Sumter...first shots of the Civil War were fired here...Charleston, SC

Kicking back in the hotel's hammock! So relaxing.