It was so great to talk to you all yesterday. I can't believe so much is happening! With Cassie graduating soon and Aleksi getting married in eleven days - wowow!
It was a great mother's day here in San Jose. Satuday night, Elder Munns and I made 12 Mother's day cards for all the mom's in the branch. We didn't have any materials - so we had to be really creative. We cut a ton of cardboard squares and then glued photos of temples and the Savior and wrote a nice little personalized letter for each of them, with the quote "The love of a righteous mother is as close to the love of God than any other type of love". They all loved it! Success. It was even better that we had four of our investigators in church - so we gave one to each of them.
With Mamita's daughter, Nataly - we've been practicing "Oh mi Padre" with the tone of "Come thou fount" to sing in sacrament meeting on Mother's day. We were practicing during the week as part of a family home evening - and the power went out - so we ended up taking long exposure photos with the camera - it was a ton of fun. Mamita's family is so much fun. The hymn turned out really pretty. Arturo, a recently returned missionary, played the piano. The wife of the branch President told us we need to have a special musical number every week. We'll see.
The ring sizes - we're not exactly sure but we estimated that Mamita and Nataly are 10 and Papito is a 10.5 - but we could be wrong. Mamita and Papito want normal silver ring bands with "HLJ" Haz Lo Justo - and Nataly wants hers in english - "CTR" Choose The Right. Also silver. They're not picky. They'll like something unique.
Mom - Happy Mother's Day! Thank you for being such a strong example in my life and teaching me the gospel. I love you.
Dad - Have fun fishing with Nick and his family.
Aleksi - your new house is in Provo or Salt Lake? You'll be home this week! Have fun with your bridal shower - send me photos. I hope you feel as special as you should.
Mitchell - It's true. But they're are other branches that need help - even in Florida. I will think of every possibility before I think about UF.
Cassie - that Bentley video was so funny! I'm in tears laughing. D'aww, such a cute dog.
Kate - Deep sea fishing! I would've loved to see Kelly laying out on a box of life savers and saftey jackets.
Love you family,
So happy I got to be with you yesterday,