Casey, Lindsey, Carly and Holland came to Pittsburgh to see us. They only had to drive 2 hours because they moved this week to Cleveland, OH. They moved to Utah just before we left on our mission and they moved to Cleveland just weeks before we move back to Utah. Now we have a good excuse to come back and visit. We had fun showing them downtown Pittsburgh and then a day in Wheeling. We loved seeing them. Holland was born while we were on our mission so we had never seen her. Needless to say, she wasn’t as thrilled as Grandpa and GG were.
We got to take another trip last week to Kirtland with the Pittsburgh 2nd Ward. It was fun to see again with new people. Since we had such a large group and were all LDS, we got to sit in the main-floor room where Joseph Smith received the keys from Moses, Elijah, and Elias and sing “The Spirit of God”. It was a very spiritual experience.
We made sure we made it to the John Johnson Farm this time. We have run out of time on our other visits and never made it out there. It’s about a 45 minute drive out of Kirtland. We toured the farm with Sister Rosa, Marissa, Autumn and the Steffenhauers. Elder Green caught a quick power nap before he had to drive us home.
We had another transfer this week. It went pretty smoothly until Elder Penn pulled the truck and trailer into the church parking lot and caught one of the mission cars’ rear fender. He was going home so he had his first car accident of his mission the last 10 seconds of his mission driving experience. He is a former Fleet Coordinator and he was the only fleet coordinator who hadn’t had an accident after he got released. I told Rod it stops with him.
Elder Coleman was taught how to knit by a member and he has gone crazy knitting ties and hats. They actually look pretty good. Elder Glover is modeling his tie with Elder Heinrich admiring it.
Our time is winding down fast and we still have a bucket list of things we want to do. I can tell we are going to have to come back and visit to get it all done.