Monday, May 27, 2013

Food  & Farewell !!

Well, we are down to 10 days until AJ enters the MTC. This past week we had family date night at a local Filipino restaurant to give AJ a little taste of some of the foods she may be eating.
The restaurant's name is Salo-Salo and it was recommended to us by one of my husbands co-workers.  It was soooo good!!! We all loved it.  We will definitely be going back to visit this restaurant again.

Dinner at Salo-Salo
Chicken, Beef, Pork....YUM!!
Fried Pork

Fried Rice

Pancit Noodles....This was my fave!!
Mango Slushy

Overall this was a great dining experience and we had a lot of fun sampling some of the Filipino cuisine.  Did I mention that we were literally the only non-Filipino people in the restaurant?  That's how we knew this was going to be authentic Filipino food.

Sunday  was AJ's farewell talk in church and we hosted an open house at our home in the afternoon. We were surrounded by family and friends all day with everyone giving AJ words of advise, support and love. Everyone told her they were looking forward to hearing or reading about all the fun experiences she will have on her mission.

AJ at the Open House

Filipino Turon
It was a fun and busy week. Now as we head into the last week before she leaves for the MTC there are still a few loose ends to tie up, but AJ is getting more and more excited. We have been very blessed during these past weeks as we've tried to help her prepare physically, mentally and spiritually for her mission. 
As she gave her farewell talk in church I thought I would be a bundle of emotions and crying like a baby (her dad cried), and while there were many emotions running through me the one that stood out was pride and the tears that were shed were tears of happiness.
 I am so incredibly proud of my daughter. I know how hard it is for her to leave her family and all the things that are familiar to her, but she is taking that leap of faith and trusting in the Lord and believing in his plan for her.

Here we go....10 days and counting!!!

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