Saturday, May 20, 2017

A Day at the Office

Week of May 14, 2017:  New arrivals, transfers, departures, finally home!

Elders Chang and Hawkins, the AP's. 
Elder Chang from Taiwan, Elder Hawkins from Arlington, WA!

Elder and Sister Okeson going home.
They served as Military Relations at Annapolis Naval Academy.

Departure dinner for 15 missionaries.
So glad we are invited!

After delayed flights, Elder Sherratt finally made
it home to California minus some of his luggage.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Happy Birthday, Lila!

Happy 7th birthday to our granddaughter!  Lila is smart, funny, and brave. She doesn't just smile with her mouth, she smiles with her whole face!  It is wonderful to witness and she is wonderful to be around. Wish we were together right now. Have a great day, tomorrow, Lila, we will be thinking of you all day long!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

TaiPei Cafe

Elder Chang, one on our AP's, suggested we try this cafĂ©. It serves Taiwanese Chinese food. Menu options included several recipes with pig intestines, livers, and kidneys and oyster recipes, including an oyster omelet. Then there is live fish with pickled vegetable soup, pork belly and pork stomach recipes (what's the difference?), squid and cold sliced seaweed. And don't forget the jelly fish. I ponder how our culture ever got to the point that we eat very little of what the world has to offer in food, sticking with the twelve or so item fast food menu. That being said, we stuck with some great wonton soup, shrimp fried rice, and braised beef w/leeks.

This is the menu. We were given an English one of course. 

This is a Chinese joke. I asked the owner to read it to me, but she said it wouldn't be funny to me, only to Chinese.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Happy Birthday, Brady!

Happy birthday to this young man  on Saturday, May 6th!  Brady is smart, a great joke teller, has a beautiful, quick, smile and infectious laugh, and you just want to hug him when you see him. I wish I could right now!  Happy 11th! We love you, Brady!