Thursday, January 21, 2010

The California San Fernando Mission

Don't faint! I have finally posted a picture on our blog!

Here are all our missionaries with us at the Los Angeles Temple in December. We have had a new group of 19 arrive and only one leave since this picture was taken. Thank you President Garns (our former Stake President and a professional photographer) for shooting this picture. Thank you Alyssa for talking me through how to get this picture onto the post.

We are feeling like we have become the Washington Seattle mission this past week. It has rained for almost four days. Adam is glad Mrs. Claus got a raincoat for him for Christmas. He went the first day with no coat. He thought if there was rain, it would be warm. (In Texas, the gulf air which usually accompanies the steady rains like this is does not make it cold like the Pacific air does here.) He now has the sniffles, but is wearing his coat.

Happy Birthday Kindra! She is 29 years young today!!! They are expecting a baby boy in May. That will make 2 girls and 2 boys for the Ronér family. It will also make 11 grandchildren for Jerry and I!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Happy New Year!

Well, it is January 7th already! We are happy to report that Alyssa and her three children accompanied by Jerry (our son), made it safely across seven states to their new temporary home in Utah with Jenae and Brett and their two daughters. Everything is going fine with them. Ryan will be starting school soon. The cousins play together very well. Our little Marin (Alyssa's youngest) will turn 3 on Sunday.

Adam got all four wisdom teeth extracted on the 28th of December. He has done well. He was so funny. He drooled all over his shirt because he couldn't feel the water going over his chin. I have pictures but do not know how to get them from my camera to this post. I need Alyssa or Jenae to come and train me. Adam is back to eating regular food. Tonight he is playing a church basketball game. Go Adam. Camie and Ben are there to watch him. I am tending Joshua.

We are gearing up to welcome 19 new missionaries in less than a week. We are only sending one home so it will be a transfer of great growth for us. This means a lot of apartments with the capacity for four missionaries, will now have four instead of two. We will need to add only two new apartments.

Joshua just woke up. You are therefore saved from the normal novel I usually write.

Happy New Year!