No, but sometimes it feels like it. Our life is so busy, busy, BUSY. Who knew that Paradise was hard work?
At the end of our mission call last June (gosh a whole YEAR?), we made the decision to stay in Hawaii. Why NOT?! They are crazy enough to actually want us to stay, not just at the PCC, but at the house that we are taking care of. What blessings! We love it here, so it did not take much thought.
We simply transferred from full-time Missionaries to what they term "Stake Missionaries". Otherwise, its the same job, the same house, the same nametags!
What has fallen by the wayside seems to be my blogs. That is something I lament constantly. I hope to repent immediately. There are so many stories to share of the amazing people who live and work here. Miracles happen here everyday, and I should be sharing them...so you KNOW that there is a great work amongst men. Ron and I have come to truly understand Heavenly Father's love and involvement in all of our lives. We see it everyday here. You just can hardly believe the amazing things that happen here. I know I gush, but really - its more repentence, since I know that our friends and family could really use good news, great inspiration and proof of the eternities.
So, my dear ones, please don't give up on us.
Also, we'd love even more to hear from you - how you are, what you are doing.....and when you are going to VISIT US!!!! I mean, really, don't you think it's about time?
Here then, because I don't have enough either the time or the room to describe it in words, is our last year in 21 pictures:
|Visiting dear friends in Sequim|
|Going on a trip of a lifetime|
|...and making memories we'll never forget|
|Hiking the trails along the islands - on our own....|
|....and with friends|
|Letting Ron be Ron|
|And discovering that there are more adventures to be had!|
|.....even when they're SCARY ones!|
|Visits from people we love|
|....family is the best!|
Oh, there are so many more memories, but this is what happens when you become a slacker - it just becomes all so overwhelming.
Hope to bring you a great story soon!