Portraits in traditional clothes. With our vacation from English teaching, we were able to put the finishing touches on our deel outfits.
|We will have a different background photo-shopped behind us|
Darlene sewed a dark blue band on my black hat to match my deel. We have a great photographer who gave us our proofs after our portrait sitting.
She now is attending free English classes at the church.
Three more senior couples are going to get their portraits done by
her in the near future.
reunion. Pres. Benson arranged for a reunion for all returned missionaries
that left the mission since he started last July.
The American missionaries
gathered in two locations in the United States and two in Mongolia. All that multiple Skyping worked!
|We are wearing king and queen hats. I was taught how to hold my hand.|
|Returned missionaries Gillen and Naef on the screen from BYU-Idaho|
|Some of the Mongolian returned missionaries attending pictured with the Bensons|
The Mongolian returned missionaries were invited to a Saturday morning breakfast prior to the formal Skyping.
|Sisters Linford, Farmer, and Nay serving breakfast burritos|
|Sister Benson is in the foreground|
|Sister England with Sis. Benson, Mary Ann, Isabel, and Tommy|
Another temple trip. Munkh-Od (a returned missionary from the Salt Lake South Mission) and his fiancé are part of a January temple trip to the Hong Kong temple.
|Munkh-Od and his fiancé are on the far right, the Englands are on the far left (almost). The tour manager is nicknamed "Teddy Bear". Guess which one he is.|
|Going over last minute details prior to the trip|
|Ulziika with an older couple going to the temple to be sealed|
|Smokey view looking across the street at the Chinggis Khan Hotel|
|...And looking one block south toward the church|
Ice sculptures at the Sky. The Sky is an upscale shopping center in back of the Chinggis Khan Hotel.
Every winter they put up an Ice Town for kids to come and enjoy.