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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Boxes, boxes and more boxes; interesting detours; time out for our reunion...

It has been 3 weeks since I last wrote. I am not exactly sure how so much time passed but pass it did. The days are filled with events that steal our time. We have also experienced a few interesting obstacles. There have been appointments with eye doctors and new glasses ordered, an annoying little tumor that Steve had removed, and a short bout of cellulitis on Liz's arm after a bug bite which was resolved by large quantities of antibiotics. But all is well so on we go.

We have our house full of BOXES!

So grateful for good friends who keep us supplied with so many boxes! Of course our packing is not keeping up with our supply of boxes but we keep at it. The sewing room, the toys, crafts, Christmas decorations are mostly packed. The more we pack the more we see that we still need to pack. Some days are overwhelming but we are getting reacquainted with a lot of items we had not seen in years. A great opportunity to downsize!
But the work goes on with the hope that most of our things will be packed  by the end of August.

We had a great opportunity to Skype with the Pacific Area Education Coordinators a couple of weeks ago. It was wonderful learn more about the way things work so we can prepare to actually be of some help when we arrive in Australia. We were excited to learn more about the Educational Initiative which has been put in place by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as it relates to the Self -Reliance program. The lives of so many people can be be blessed as these programs teach them to value themselves and improve their circumstances  as they develop a relationship with Jesus Christ.

We also took a time out for a family reunion. Seven of our 10 children and 27 of our 38 grandchildren were able to be with us. It is always a happy time for us when we can be around our family!

Now it is time to get back to work!

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