What a time that was… and in the moment it was not fun.
We had to leave our three year mission 10 days early because PB was having symptoms that the Dr said was assuredly COVID.
So in less than 24 hours of that news, we packed up our stuff that would fit in our two cars and headed out. The rest of our stuff the movers would bring weeks later, and we left the ATM in a confused, panicked mode.
No official good-byes to our missionaries, no last thank you’s to give, just– leave ASAP.
Eventually, we made it home, driving all the way with a sick PB.
When we arrived home, our Idaho married children and grandchildren were waiting outside with signs, smiles, and cheers…that was wonderful.
However, there were the NO hugs, NO embraces, only a distant hello and far away waves.
That was heart breaking. Not what we had ever anticipated.
THEN, our long awaited reunion was abruptly ended as they got in their cars and left.
Slowly and tiredly, we went into the house to quarantine.
These photos are the recent images I see every morning when I go for a walk/run.
Here in Tucson, the spring time is absolutely the best, the bomb, the GOAT….perfect heavenly weather and beautiful blossoms everywhere.
Often, I get so distracted by the beauty around me, I can’t stay focused on keeping my heart rate up! I am just preoccupied with taking pictures.
February is a “leapy” one this year. We get an extra day. Let’s go explore!
It’s so green. Wait, it’s only February.
Visits from our ATMers and their families.
Presto has a birthday!
A little theater…
Tucson Stake 2020 Trek!
Date with JuBean
Outside b-ball in February
And one more special thing this month…..NEWS of another grand baby on it’s way!
Thanks JQ and C$ for sending us another grandson!
A lot happened in January—where did the best month of EVER go?
Fun time with sweet granddaughter!
Had a BD party with family….
…and some wonderful ATM missionaries.
Great G&G at the blessing.
Transfer week…new Missionaries!
Special visitors to the ATM
ENTIRE Mission Conference…Special visitors.
Former Sister getting married in Tucson!
Reunited with ATM Sisters- AND handsome PB!
Last pic….HBD JQ!
We had the four married couples come down for a special event this month (JuBean’s baptism). However, we were over the moon excited to have our three granddaughters come down too. We love our children, but boy do we adore our grand babies!!
All week we set off to yummy restaurants, piled into Maxx for a view of the border at Nogales, and drove up Mount Lemmon for some cool air, trees, gorgeous views, and sunset selfies.
Even though the mission home was cramped with 16 people, we enjoyed the family time and making memories in Tucson.
Our three granddaughters all together for the first time!