Sunday, October 16, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
Let me begin with a reflection on the elastic nature of time. I know scientists have some things to say about this, and there’s that space-time continuum, which I don’t really understand. What I’m talking about is the amazing way that time flows very slowly in some situations, (like when you’re doing something you don’t like, and the clock seems to stop), and in other situations it makes you dizzy, speeding by so fast. I can’t figure out what happened. I know I was planning to post something to the blog on September 16--how did it get to be October 3? Maybe I was abducted by aliens, and lost 2 weeks. I could go out and look for crop circles, but it’s been raining a lot in New England, and the leaves have started to fall, so there probably won’t be any signs left.
Here is a picture that Mark drew (it may be taken from space). He thinks about Germany a lot, first with Sara serving her mission there, and now Jared as well. Jared is serving in the city of Frankfurt now, as an assistant to the mission president. He seems very busy. I know parents love to go pick their missionaries up at the end of the mission. That seems to be discouraged these days, but it may not be an issue for us, as I’m assuming that Jared will either get called to be an area authority seventy and have to stay on, or else get translated, and they’ll just divide his missionary clothes up between the new arriving elders. We feel a bit intimidated by him sometimes.
Lori and family in Westford, MA
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Friends and family gathered to find out where Elder Costley will be spending the next two years...
Everyone wrote their guesses on the chalkboard...
There were lots of good guesses but Josslyn & Blakeley got it right!! Both guessed California~ Kade has been called to the San Diego, California misson Yea! (By the way, we are pretty sure these two pretty gals are the girls he will miss the most...but chances are good they will be waiting for him when he gets back) :):)
Kade will speak December 18th and enters the MTC Jan 11th, we all could not be more excited!