Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving and Mission Call

Noble reading his mission call to the Philippines Cauayan Mission. He reports to the Missionary Training Center (MTC) on March 2nd. We found out you say it Cauayan like Hawaiian with a "Ka" sound.
Making good food at the Browns in Burley. Devree and Aunt Jan. Lots of games were played.

On Thanksgiving we did a 5k "Turkey Trot" We are posing with the "turkey". Shay is in the red coat, Todd, Turkey and Myself (Shana).

Shay, Tricia, Dane, Myself, Noble and Todd all did it in -7 degree weather.

We finished except Dane. I was helping Dane to the 1/2 way mark and he tells me that he forgot to wear socks and was wearing too big of snow boots that were making blisters. The firemen that were helping with the race took Dane back at the 1/2 way mark.

Tricia after the race with Cindy. We got Turkey Trot t-shirts for everyone.
Thanksgiving feast.
Finally got a picture of Chris. Dane is in the background... happy about pie.

It was a wonderful Thanksgiving with the Browns. Thank you Aunt Jan, Uncle Brownie, Chris, Cindy and Tricia for the wonderful few days. We love all of you and look forward to the next time we meet.
Noble was excited about his mission call. We had to google earth it and realize it really is 1/2 around the world! He is in the Northern part of the Philippines and will speak Tagalog. It is amazing to see that he will be farther away than Korea and Japan. It is right below Taiwan and very close to China. He only needs to bring short sleeve white shirts and SANDALS! Our whole family never would have guessed that he would go so far away. Out of Hamblin's and Rice's he will have gone the farthest. Todd went to England, but the Philippines is still farther. Todd's paternal grandparents lived there for a few years. We feel very blessed that Noble will have this experience.