Thursday, February 27, 2014


The master bedroom...
Thumper's right at home in the new place!

The spare bedroom...
Plenty of room for family and friends to stay.

The living room...
complete with a fold-out couch bed.  Ron thinks the corner chair is pretty comfy!!!  He's exhausted from all the flying and I found him collapsed there, haha!

Our cozy kitchen. 
Washing machines are considered a kitchen appliance here.  No dryers... we have a clothesline outside the window to hang our laundry on.  Hopefully it doesn't fall off... five stories down!  Underwear on the ground could be embarrassing, LOL!

The bathroom!
The shower has round doors and it feels like an intergalactic sleep chamber!
Our elevator...
Elevator is supposed to hold two people...Hhmm!!!  Where's Ronda going to stand?

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

PORTUGAL !!! We made it :).

Mission home in Lisbon, Portugal
President and Sister Fluckiger's home.

Wow!!!  Lemons growing on trees.... we made delicious lemonade!

Crossman's and Fluckiger's, our mission president.

Arriving in Lisboa

Our plane that we arrived in.  Whew! All of our luggage made it, too!
Met by President and Sister  Fluckiger

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Finding Portugal and Making New Friends

We found where Portugal is... right here!  Also made new friends, the Perrons, going to New Zealand!!!  Their son served in Portugal in 2006.   

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

MTC District Pals

Our district at MTC with teachers.

The Shurtleff's (going to Oklahoma/Kansas) on the left and Mendenhall's (live at home mission in Provo Mission) on the right.

Ron sharing a thought with the Elton's, who are off to Africa.

Elder Zundell helping us with our lesson plans.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Elder Barton in MTC

We met Elder Barton at MTC. He just returned from Portugal last month. In fact, he was serving in the exact city where we are going!

Mission Training Center (MTC)

MTC here we come.  The day has finally arrived ... February 17, 2014!!!  Nice selfy :).