Thursday, November 17, 2011

Patti Arrived!!!

We drove to Manila on the night of November 3rd to pick Patti up. It was pouring!!! But she arrived with all of her bags safely! It was so fun to have her visit . . . maybe it was because she brought two suitcases with all kinds of treats and things that I didn't think we could bring with us (things to make cards). She brought me some of my dried black beans ( can't get those here) and the different nuts I had at home (they would have been rancid when we got home). She also brought me some cranberries. I had asked her to bring fresh cranberries since we were having a special dinner with the couples. She froze them thinking they would travel better. They started to thaw and some of the juice got on her new jeans . . . luckily, it came out with the help of a Spray & Wash stick that she also brought! Here are some of the pictures we took while she was here . . .

Patti standing by the world globe at the mall . . . See the Philippines??
At church with all of the umbrellasSome of the kids on our trip over the river to visit
the people Wade & I met a few months ago
This is one of the carts the Filipinos use to carry the dried rice back to town. They dry the rice on the road. (I will never cook rice without washing it again!) Notice the yoke on the cart - in the scriptures it talks about a double yoke . . .
Patti feeding grass to the caribou - it was missing a horn . . .
One of Patti's favorite pictures . . .
McDonald's delivers in the Philippines
We passed this cute little old lady and had
Wade stop so we could take her picture.
Patti with two guys we passed leading their caribous
with their carts full of rice straw.
Patti's picture of the caribou swimming . . . she had to
walk through the tall grass to get this shot, but it is a great one!
Patti in one of the small towns we passed through
when we took her on a tour of part of our mission.
The night she left the security guard, Jose,
turned the Christmas lights on for Patti
Me and Patti in front of the mission home
At the Manila Airport . . . And she is off to fly the friendly skies again . . .
with much lighter luggage!

(Sorry for the blurry picture and no I was not crying!!)
We had such a good time with Patti and hope that she can
come back and visit again before we go home . . . . . .


  1. So many great pictures! What a blessing she was able to come and visit with you and bring you some great things!

  2. Loved the pics! Patti is such a cute girl. I hope you guys have a great time!