Friday, June 26, 2009
It's our 40th wedding anniversary today! It difficult to believe that 40 years have passed by already! I remember many years ago of looking forward to the time when we would retire and serve a mission together. Now we are looking back and wondering where it has all gone!
The Lord has been very good to us, blessing us with wonderful children and their spouses (there isn't one we would trade away!) and fantastic grandchildren, a wonderful opportunity to serve in a place we had not even imagined and Eternity to look forward to!
I (obviously) had some flowers delivered yesterday. Forty red roses, one for each year, really well arranged. One thing they are here is very artistic. And I knew Melba would not be expecting them a day early -- and it would be more fun to have them delivered at the office. She was surprised!
It is Saturday here and we plan to do several things today -- shopping, out to dinner, a movie (we'll come back to the apartment and watch one of our favorites -- Hello Dolly!). That is, of course, unless we need to adjust should a missionary need arise. We are flexible!
It is cloudy and rainy today. Feels and smells really good! The high is supposed to be 61 degrees -- at the end of June! It has been an unusually wet June in Ulaanbaatar, just like in Utah!
To our children especially, if you look close in this picture, you'll see some of the things we have done to our living room.
Well, I've got breakfast to fix while Sister Caldwell is relaxing in the tub. It took us most of an hour to heat enough water, using every pan we could find. You see, every summer the hot water is turned off for two or three weeks. Wouldn't you know it would happen at anniversary time!