Tonight we went to a Christmas party for the senior missionaries in our mission. The party didn't include the visitor center missionaries just the field missionaries. We met a couple that arrived in the field last Thursday. It is strange to look around and see so many missionaries that have come since we have been here. There are several that will be going home in the next few months. We are becoming the senior mission couple. In the next four months I think we will be senior couple. I was surprised that the couple that just came out are only going to serve for only 6 months. They want to get their feet wet and go home for a year or so and then go to a visitor center. Some have signed up for only a year because they didn't want to be sent outside of the country. There are so many good people giving their all to serve in various assignments. None of us look too spry. It was a fun party and people enjoyed being together for a wonderful dinner and a couple of games.
We also went to the Barlow to take an inventory of pans. We drove over to IKEA to get a few things that needed updating. We have plans coming together for the foyer redecorating. The two daughters of the Milton Barlow that gave to make this building happen are interior decorators and they are involved in the redesign. The one daughter wanted to come today to make some measurements. We were able to let her in and visit with her for a few minutes as well as run into Lydia our support specialist and meet her mother. That was fun because her mother always makes the best fruit bread and shares some with us as well as fresh tomatoes.