We had heard about him. We had read the book about him. We met the author last year on Damon's birthday when she came to a friend's home to read to the children and give them all a signed copy and a doll she had made. But we had never met "Wilbert" until we recently made a trip out to the infamous beach. He is as big as the rumors claim he is. And not as cute as the book portrays him to be. I guess getting older takes its toll on all of us!
Or the taste buds, whatever the case may be. Today I found strawberries at the grocery store that looked really good. They hardly ever sell strawberries here, and the one other time I found them some were moldy and the rest were a little mushy. And, they're expensive. Right around $9.00 U.S. dollars for a pound. But, I LOVE strawberries. So we've just had to learn to go without. But today, well, it was very exciting to find strawberries that looked good. I threw caution to the wind and bought the expensive strawberries, and came home and had two for breakfast, and lo and behold, they WERE good. Really really really good. I'm not sure if it's because they were THAT good, or because I haven't had a strawberry in almost a year. It may be true what they say, absence makes the heart grow fonder....
A staff writer with the Church News was visiting our island a few weeks ago to write an article about our small branch. Bummer for us, Payton and Damon and I were home sick that week, so we didn't get to be a part of the branch photo. Bummer for Adrian (he has this "thing" about ONLY wearing a white shirt to church), the hotel laundry misplaced his white shirts and for the first time in years he was "forced" to wear a colored shirt to church. He is embarrassed to be right smack in the middle of the picture with a blue shirt on. Ha ha. To read the article, see here.
Here is a picture of most of our Primary during Sharing Time on Sunday. Some Primary children from Arizona made bookmarks and sent them across the ocean to us. Included in the picture is Shav B., Jomiliah, Treviscia, Me, Lina, Isaiah, Tisondra, Jerry, Payton, Jones, Brennan, BJ, and Winnie.