We took all of those missionaries to the airport Wednesday morning and it took us so long to get them all on their way that we just stayed and waited for the new ones to come in! Usually we have time to go home for awhile and then come back, but not this time. So, it was great to meet our 9 new ones- only 1 sister and 8 elders! The number of sisters we have is shrinking!
We had our usual training meeting with them that afternoon and a delicious home-cooked meal by Natasha (which they always love because they are so tired of MTC food!), and then a little more training before getting them to bed early at the hotel! Then on Thursday morning we started at 8:00 a.m. with a little more training and by 9:30 they had met their companions and were on their way! It's always fun to see them meet their trainers and head to their areas! Then transfer day went on as usual as missionaries were being transferred in Calgary and some from the north to the south and vice versa! But it always works out and everyone gets where they need to be!
This week was a special week because we also welcomed our very first granddaughter! Little Nina Dee Stobbe arrived on Friday weighing in at 8 lbs. 15 ozs. We are thrilled she is here healthy and strong, and her mom is doing so well. After 8 little grandsons that we absolutely adore, it is fun to have a little girl! And then our youngest son, Mike and his wife Jillian, had the blessing of their little baby, Remington Stephen Miles, on Sunday. We are so grateful for the blessing of eternal families!
We have such an incredible family who have supported us throughout our mission and we love them so much!
|Our departing missionaries at the temple!|
|All of the departing sisters!|
|Our newly arrived missionaries at the airport!|
|The Stobbe's at the hospital with their new little Nina!|
|Nina Dee Stobbe-first granddaughter!|
|Jillian and Mike on Remi's blessing day!|