Thursday, March 30, 2017

Sunday, 26 March 2017

This is the last of 2 weeks for Meghan, Rob & the kids.   Rob leaves on Friday and the rest of the family leaves on Sunday, 26 March.
The kids stayed at Rhonda Crosbie's this week - moving from Katie's to Rhonda's on Monday.  Margaret & Mike moved out to Rhonda's on Wednesday.  We worked at the meetinghouse on Tuesday and cancelled all our appointments & IELTS for Thursday.

Annika & Toby in hot tub on roof of the building with Opera House in the back ground (2 small white dots)

Toby with cloths pin on his nose

On the train headed to catch the ferry to Manly

Manly wharf

Tobs on the ferry with gpa's hat

Rhonda's car which we used to get to Seven Hills train station this week.

The Kiama blow hole without water

The Kiama blow hole with water

Toby with clip on koalas on ears & nose

Saturday was a clean up Rhonda's house day. This afternoon we will catch a bus into Sydney and spend the night at the flat.
Tomorrow is a sad day as the kids will be heading back to Vancouver.  Have a Safe trip you all.  Love you very much.

Tobs & gpa resting after cleaning up Rhonda's home

Miss Annika getting ready to head home

Oh Katie.  Oh Meghan - we are going to miss you.  Best buddies

On the train to gpa & gma's flat.  Tomorrow they head home.  Big Koala is Annika's

Friday, March 24, 2017

Sunday, 19 March 2017

The week is/was a blur with most of the time spent with Meghan & family.  We did work at the Hyde Park meeting house on Tuesday & Thursday and Sunday.
We went to Featherdale Wild Animal farm where the kids were able to see and touch many of the animals unique to Australia.
We had transfer call on Saturday night and farewell pictures on Sunday.  Lots of good kids are serving here in the Harbour YSA ward.


Toby with Wallaby

Crocodile eating a rabbit leg.  The croc did not jump up to take the leg off of the stick - lazy guy

Annika with wallaby

Toby with small kangaroo

Blue winged Kookaburra


Annika & Friends

Tobs & Friends

10 minutes after we got to Katie's from the bus

Having fun on the train

Happy Birthday Tobs.  R2D2 from Luke Phillips

Luke Phillips with his Great Dane

Tobs with Great Dane

Toby, Katie & Meghan - lighting Toby's 7th Bday candles

Annika, Meghan, Charlotte, Kaite Phillips

Gpa, Rob & Toby

Paper Lunar New Year Chicken from Sister Wang

Toby, Meghan, Margaret & Rhonda Crosbie

Watermelon carving by Mino Chanthachack at Jarem Edward's & Amisha's engagement party

Sister Wang, Margaret, Sister Harper

Jia & Gabby
Sister Money, Elder Jo, Sister Coronel

Elder Taufa

Gabby, Zizi, Elder Wu, Ashley, Adam

Sister & Elder Haley & Elder Wu

Elder Jo & Elder Haley

Sunday,  12 March 2017

Monday, 6 Mar -  We stayed home and worked on catching up with family & personal things. Around 3:30 we went to the office to meet some of the YSA and move their belongings from our apartment to theirs.  Mike had an appointment at 4 pm to do some bishopric work.  Margaret went with the Lems to Carlingford for the senior missionary FHE, but they had a flat tire and were not able to make it. Abraham received his Patriarchal blessing and opened it in our office.  He asked Mike to be with him as he read in case he needed some explanation.

Tuesday - 7 Mar     We went to Greenwich in the morning to help feed some of the young missionaries at their zone conference.  Then back to Hyde Park in the afternoon for teaching appointments.

Getting ready for Meghan, Rob, Annika & Toby to arrive on Friday morning.  Trying to cram as much teaching & other things as we can into the week before they arrive.

Fattaneh left for the USA after spending a number of months in Sydney and working on her English with Sister Haley
Toby & Annika running down the ramp from customs at the Sydney airport

Toby heading straight for gma & gpa

Annika & Meghan on the train into our place

Toby & Rob on the train.  Tobs has a British flag that he found at the airport
Toby at the fountain in Hyde Park

Megh & Toby in Hyde Park

Toby with treasures found on the walk from Hyde Park to Opera House

Rob at Circular Quay

Rob, Megh, Annika at Circular Quay

Annika, not excited at all to be in Sydney

Bondi beach

Toby and his sand castle at Bondi Beach

Queen Victoria cruise liner.  Sister ship to Queen Mary 2, at Circular Quay
Sunday evening dinner with some of the YSA and missionaries.  Dinner compliments of Mino, Luigi, DeShao, Giulia & others