Flying with the Dove
& Her Loves

November 27, 2012

Debbie's Birthday!

My in-laws are in Scarsdale, NY serving as Mission Presidents. They weren't too badly affected by Hurricane Sandy... if being without power for 12 days isn't bad! Debbie had to spend her favorite holiday, Halloween, in the dark with no trick or treaters.  Her birthday was soon and we felt so bad that they were so bored (no lights, internet or cable) and sad that we decided to pop in for a visit.

Tom told Debbie that they needed to pick up a missionary that would stay with them for the night so he could make his international flight the next day. Debbie was so worn out from having 16 or so missionaries stay with them at their house that week and she was so tired of not having power so when Tom told her this she wasn't thrilled. He asked her to go find him in the terminal and so her and Ryan came in to find the missionary. We walked down the escalator and we took her so off guard that she just kind of looked at us funny and said "what are you guys doing here?"
Nate said, "We are your missionary!"
She broke down into tears (as did I) and hugged us for the longest time. This was a much needed trip for all of us! Cute little Ryan was super sick but still came in his PJs to greet us.

We had to go upstate to a stake conference and got to stay in a hotel with them. They were so excited to watch the news! Our hotel was next to the Orange County Choppers headquarters and we got to have lunch there and see all of the "choppers." It was way cool!! Except I asked for the Margarita Pizza and the waiter came back and said "Would you like that straight up or on the rocks?" Ha. He wasn't the sharpest tool in the tool shed... That was just one of the many things he got wrong with our lunch. When the bill came we didn't quite have enough for the full 20% tip (don't worry it was still 18%) I looked at Nate and said "He knows what he did."

The stake conference was really great, especially the talks by Debbie and Tom. They are such wonderful mission presidents and those missionaries are so dang lucky to have them. I miss them and wish we could have them at home but New York must need them more than we do and I am just happy I can share such great people with the people of New York. See you at Christmas guys! love ya!

ALSO: I got to see Pete off to Chile! He was definately the cutest missionary I have ever seen!


  1. So so so happy to have found your adorable blog! Love it! What a fun mission for your in laws to be serving- but 12 days without power...? Crazy! Happy weekend! xo

  2. I love this! I can't even imagine how happy Deb was to see you guys! So fun!!