Friday, November 22, 2013

Austria!!

 A Country side scene out the window on the train.
 The Love Bridge across the river in Graz.  Couples put a lock on to lock up their love.
 Chestnuts roasting on an open fire!  (As the song goes)  My first and last bag. They were fun to try but not that good to eat.  Interesting though.
 Red roofs and the huge clock tower on hill that you can hike to.
Rainy day to go apply for our visas. It worked out just fine.  We will pick them up in a couple weeks.

Our New Home!

 Our great Welcoming Committee from the Graz ward with Elder and Sister Dent at the train station.  They all helped get us there to our apartment.
 Our new home at Faunastrasse 24/4
8052 Graz, Austria
There are 7 apartments in this building and our # 4 is on the front 2nd floor. The middle window is the kitchen and the far left is the living room.

 Elder and Sister Dent in the stairwell going up to the apartment. They were great trainers and we were so happy to be with them as much as we did.
 This is our front door to the left of us.
 The apartment is smaller than it looks but very nice.  Small entry way, bathroom, bedroom, and this is the living room.
The kitchen and the window looking out the front.

Our Welcome to Europe!!


 Elder Tew with all our luggage at the Munich Airport on Friday November 15, 2013. Whew, we made it this far.  Yeah!!
 Elder and Sister Hunsaker from the Mission office and two of the office Elders came to pick us up. They were great!

 They took us to the Alpine German Speaking Mission Office to process in. This is the main door.
 What a great authentic German dinner in a wonderfully quaint little German restaurant.  Notice the guy in the back because all the people were quite entertained by us especially when my drink tipped over.
 The next morning they loaded our luggage for us and got us on the train to Graz, Austria. They were so fun to be with. So glad we got to have this day in Munich.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Our Thanksmas farewell party!

The Saturday before we flew out to Austria.  Our family had a wonderful party to celebrate us and the holidays.  It was hosted by Bryan and Jenna.  Everyone made a lovely Thankgiving dinner and we exchanged our Christmas tradition of White Elephants and games. It was fabulous.

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Our wonderful family.  Brady flew in the day before.  We missed his cute wife Becky and the kids.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Our last 3 days at the MTC

                              Another map picture.  You just can't have too many,
 We met up with Elder and Sister Pincock from Kaysville. They are going back to Japan for a second           mission.  The first was as Mission President.  Great Couple!
            The Hiats from North Carolina going to Kentucky. Some of the friends we met.
         Our time is up and we are going home for a week until we fly out on Nov. 14th.
                                                         Our keys to the MTC.
We loved our 8 days of classes.  Our experience was a wonderful memory and great learning.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Our 1st week at the MTC

We loved every minute of our week one of our MTC experience.  We learned so much of "Preach My Gospel" and how to teach it.  We met  many couples that will serve all over the world just like us that were  excited to begin their missions.  What a thrill to be part of this great missionary effort! 
 We are going to Austria 
 We get our German name tags later
 Hurrah for Israel!!



 Our District.  But somehow there is a spot of my lens. oh well.
October 31. Our Halloween cupcake treat in our class.

Set Apart Missionaries

We spoke in our Fruit Heights 7th Ward Sacrament Meeting on Sunday October 27th at 11:00. Many of our wonderful family and friends were in attendance.  Later at our home, we had a great buffet lunch and lots of visiting.  At 4:30 our Stake President David Frischknecht and Bishop Brent Thomas came and set us apart as full time missionaries.  What wonderful blessings that were given to us.  I know this is the right thing for us at this particular time in our lives.