LAST TWO DAYS WITH THE KIDS HERE......
The last FULL day the kids were here (Tuesday) we took advantage of the temple being open again after the 2-week maintenance closure. Wayne and I and J & T and S & E went to the temple in the afternoon. Wayne and I worked in the temple on the Morning Shift. It was so good to be in the temple again.....and with them with us it was even better.
We saw Brat Balashov on our way up. He is from St. Petersburg. We stopped to chat with him for a minute. He is so nice. We see him often here.
Matti, the asuntolda desk 'guy', took our picture for us before going up to the temple. On the count of 1-2-3 everyone put their umbrellas behind us so the temple would show in the background.
After a very short night (on sleep that is) we headed to the airport at 5:00 a.m. to see the kids off on their journey back home.
We know all of the kids are anxiously awaiting for their parents to return home! It was a wonderful 2-week stay here.
Tonight, Wednesday, all things are getting 'back to normal'. We even had a great missionary meeting with President ja Sisar Haikkola (we have these on Wednesday's). And had a beautiful sunset as well........AAAAHHHH.....!!!!