Saturday, December 31, 2016

December 29th - New Years Eve - Fireworks - Los Hartman

We had another short week at the temple.  It was closed on the 31st for the New Year!
We spend every day together, so it seems funny to talk about how nice it was to share the last week with Wayne, but it was a wonderful week with Christmas and being able to talk and see all the kids, Grand kids and my Mom and Dad.

These are pictures of the White Christmas in Hooper! 

On Thursday night, the 29th,  we decided to go out to sit in our spot in front of the temple.  As we were leaving our apartment, we saw the Bentley's arriving in a Taxi.  They've been in a matrimonial suite, They got transferred to work in the mission office.  We went to meet them and were able to visit with them as they ate their dinner in the comedor.

Wayne - Elder Bentley - Sister Bentley - Me

Elder and Sister Bentley talking to the cooks in the comedor

They told us about their new assignments and their transfer.  They received a call on Monday Dec 26th, that they would be getting transferred from Pacasmayo to be office missionaries, taking Sister Sue and Sandy Millers places.  The Miller sisters were getting transferred to work in the area church area office in Lima. 

After we left the Bentley's, we walked around the temple and visited with the people around the temple grounds.  These were the fun pictures we took.

I love this one of us!

The Nativity

Friday after we worked at the temple, we walked to the mall and had the Friday special for our dinner.  As we walked past these animals that the kids ride around the mall, I had to take a picture because they aren't usually all together not being ridden.   

  Saturday was New Years Eve!  The temple was closed, so we had the day to do whatever we wanted.  We didn't have any planned for the day, so we decided to go for a walk.   We didn't really have anyplace we wanted to walk to, so we just walked.  We ended up walking 4 1/2 miles.
We took these pictures along the way. 

This is a Nativity in one of the little squares.  I think it's funny all the different animals they've added.   
This is a laundry.  Clothes are hanging to dry on the roof.

Tile wall around the University

These beautiful flowers were in the island down the street.  They were really pretty.

The crane helping with construction

Looking back you can see that same crane.

They use cranes sometimes, but most of the time this is what we see as part of the construction. 

This is how they hold up a floor  during construction until the cement has hardened.  Every time I see this, I can't quite figure out how it really works.  All I know is the wood log poles are pretty antique looking and it works.

A big nice house along the way.

We made our way to Wong, the grocery store we shop at and decided to go to Carmel Cafe which is on the street behind for lunch.  We each had a great sandwich and were able to relax.

We left Carmen Cafe and got a few groceries from Wong the we walked a few blocks to the Botanical Gardens.

Old fire hydrant
It was in the middle of a driveway.

Beautiful flowering bush

We've been to the Botanical Gardens almost a year ago,  It was nice to relax and enjoy the sites there.  

I had turtles when I was a young girl, so I always like seeing turtles.

Wayne watching the swams

We had a great time at the Gardens and we got a taxi to take us home.  

We spent the evening watching TV and working on our computers and we finished playing the Monopoly Peru game we started on Christmas Day. Wayne was the winner. 

We welcomed in the new year with our New Years Eve group in Utah, they were at White Cloud celebrating, eating and having fun. 

The people here in Trujillo do fireworks, we saw them everywhere and they lasted a long time. We called Bill and Sandy to wish them a Happy New Year, and ended up talking for a long time catch up.  We still miss them.




Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Happy Birthday Molly

Today is Molly's 7th Birthday!
We Love You Molly!

We haven't really done anything this week.  We've kind of just been hanging out!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas

Oh the magic of Christmas and Christmas morning!

It Was a White Christmas In Utah!

 I wish I could be there to see the Christmas lights glowing and glittering in the fresh fallen snow!

I love Christmas!  It has been an enjoyable day.  Wayne and I went to the California Ward for Sacrament Meeting which we thought started at 10:00 am.  We arrived at about 9:30 am and the ward before was meeting so we went in and sat in the back.  We didn't know that the wards met 1 hour earlier than usual for Christmas Sunday.  This made it possible for us to attend two sacrament meetings.  

Sister Ramache and Sister Hardcastle, she's from Draper

Elders Leon and Mead

  We always feel at home when we visit the California ward.  We know a lot of people here and we feel at home.  

These four Sister missionaries sang Silent Night and it was beautiful!

Sisters Wright, Sellan, Gallardo, and Farar

These are just some pictures of the ward members after the meeting.

Pedro and his family.


We bought ourselves Monopoly Peru.  We played it for most of the afternoon, reading it all in Spanish and using soles was fun.  It will be a great keepsake.   

We had fun talking to all of the kids and sharing the day with them.  I'm so grateful for modern electronic technology that makes it so easy to be close to our kids.

I'm thankful for this Christmas!  This year will be one we will remember and cherish as we shared it together serving our mission in the Trujillo Temple.  Wayne and I have been very blessed and are so grateful for a Heavenly Father who loves us.

I have always liked Charlie Brown and I like the rendition of the true meaning of Christmas by Linus.  I am thankful for the birth of our Savior, and for the Easter morn he arose and completed His purpose for being born that Christmas night in Bethlehem.  His love is never ending and He is always there for us, we just need have room for Him in our lives.