This week was pretty crazy!! We had a baptism for Skylar! She is 13 and she had a lot of family come for her baptism! Her grandparents came from their mission in Missouri! They were told before they left that if they would leave and take care of other people's children that someone would take care of their children! Well their prayers were certainly answered! It was very humbling to be part of an answer to their prayers!
We were going to be crowd control this last Saturday at the annual UFO parade in McMinnville. We got permission from our zone leaders and then when we called them the night before asking when and where to meet, they told us that they did not need our help anymore. We were obviously pretty upset about that because we had been looking forward to it all week! I don't think those Elders knew how much it upset us...
Saturday morning, we saw 6 hot air balloons in the sky and they said villa balloons in Newberg, Oregon. They were starting to land after our exercises so we decided to follow one of them. We got to the landing area (it looked like it was going to land in trees) and we stopped and just sat in our car looking at it and a lady approached us and could tell that we were obviously impressed and she asked us if we wanted to help take it down. We said yes and we got to help deflate it (they are huge) and then we got to help them stuff it in the bag!! It was a blast! They told us that if we volunteer 7 times we would get a certificate for a free ride!! Which of course, as missionaries we can't, but we want to give our certificates to Jada and her grandma!!! This week, they bought us both hula-hoops that we use to exercise with! We are hoping that we will stay together for this next transfer so we can volunteer enough times to get the certificates! The air balloons go up every Friday-Saturday-Sunday-Monday! So it will only take us 3 weeks to get the certificates! I think it was fun to help take it down! We are just awaiting an email telling us when and where!
We might have misplaced or lost our dinner calendar and the month is almost half over. So we thought that a family was going to feed us this last Friday and we called them and they said it was next Thursday, they gave us some of their leftovers for dinner since they realized that we didn't have a dinner for that night and they gave us potatoes and spaghetti sauce and noodles and mac and cheese and some more groceries including toilet paper! it was perfect! What a huge blessing we have received this week!
We went to McMinnville on Thursday to try on baptism clothes with Skylar and we got ice cream at a place called Alf's! it was homemade ice cream (i think Dairy Queen and of course Iceberg's are way better though) but the cool thing about this place is they have a pet monkey like the pet monkey, Jack, in Pirates of the Caribbean! But the poor monkey didn't look like he liked being in his room. I actually felt really bad for him! We also got to look at the world's largest wooden plane.
This week was awesome! Transfer calls are this next Saturday!! Can't wait to see what's gonna happen. We're also getting 50 new missionaries between now and September! I love you all!!!