I assume crazy things are happening, and you`re all moving and shtuff, and I told you I wasn`t emailing until , which was apparently a lie. Sorry. The open house is wreaking havoc on our schedule once again. I AM emailing though, so let me know what`s up! I understand much birthday celebrating has occurred since my last email and I would like to take this opportunity to wish both Mom AND Dad a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Welcome to year ·54 (right?)! We`re working very hard, I`m learning Spanish even faster because I have to talk to SO many people at the Open house (usually by myself, but I can actually sometimes understand what they`re saying and asking me). Most frequently asked question (post-temple-tour): what do the cows under the baptismal font mean? Psshhh. So hard to explain in Spanish. But it`s awesome to see what awesome spiritual experiences people have in the temple, even before it`s dedicated. I encourage you all to go online and check out the photos that I have been telling people exist on LDS.org. Other fun news: Mexican food is crazy! Comida (the big meal of the day) is HUGE. Today we were fed (in one meal) a largish bowl of soup, a heap of mashed potatoes, 3 large pieces of fried-ish chicken, "salad"--couldn`t tell what was in it, but there was a lot of cream and wet lettuce, and jello/pink flan stuff for dessert. Oh, and a large pitcher of lemonaide-ish stuff, an avacado, and all-you-can-eat tortillas (hot). And an apple for the road. And you`re not allowed to say no. That would be rude. Fortunately, I`m also standing up, talking, and walking all day, so it all works out for the best! I love you all, the people here are crazier and more wonderful than you could believe!!
Lots of love,
P.S. Hurray for Paul who`s on his way, and Tess who`s off to college, and Camilla who has her mission call, and all other people worth celebrating: your knee is in my prayers too Momma!