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Hippo Crossing

I just got off the phone with my mom. And now I want to cry. I guess I just realized how far away she is. I’m excited for them and I miss them. It was a short conversation, but she wanted to give us a quick update on how they are doing. They are getting a new mission president and so there is a lot of change going on. They are going to be working in the mission office. Dad is in charge of the computers and a couple other things (which I can’t remember right now) and Mom is in charge of the housing for the mission. She sounded slightly distressed that she will have to use a computer.

The couple they are replacing has been showing them the ropes. They went out on a drive this weekend and saw baboons and a hippopotamus! We have deer crossing signs here, they have watch for hippo signs there. It’s cold and their little flat doesn’t have heat or insulation. I can imagine my mom constantly wrapped in a blanket whenever they are home. She’s always cold. A trait I share with her.

It may be winter in South Africa but we’re having a Kodiak summer here. Mostly cloudy and cold with a few gorgeous sunshiny days mixed in. They boys found this Little Tykes play gym by the dumpster. They love it… another’s trash and all that.

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36 days to Hawaii. You would not even believe the excitement I feel. Vacation, just me and my sweetie.

Courtney K. - I share that cold trait, too. I'm constantly in socks and a blanket. Glad you were able to squeeze in a quick chat with your family. Still jealous of you guys' Hawaii trip. ;)

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