Monday, February 28, 2011

Four Weeks

I kind of think his companion looks like my cousin, Mike Hancock. (Especially in the picture of the 2 of them walking down the street.)
Not much to say....the title says it all. We are all getting mighty excited around here, and I think someone is in Mexico too. When asked what he wanted for our family's 'Christmas in March' his number one wish was

about a week in his bedroom with a DO NOT DISTURB sign on the door. Done.

Lots of pictures this week. Enjoy. I know I did.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Five Weeks......

Time is S-L-O-W-L-Y but surely ticking by: Only 5 more weeks before Elder Guthrie gets his last mission transfer....and this one is to Harkers Island!
He spent today playing a tourist, returning to the city of San Miguel de Allende. It must be a pretty nice place, because according to Jordy it is "what Mexico should be like". He deserves a little R&R, so maybe he got a few hours of pure fun today. I can't wait for the stories he'll tell!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Six weeks, and COUNTING!!!!

Here are some pics from the week, I've got a new companion, still in the same area here in Celaya, Pinos. My new companion is from PERU, cool eh? He has about 6 months in the mission (poor little thing), and by the way, IT'S MY LAST CHANGE IN THE MISSION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

FINALLY We Can Say It.......

Elder Guthrie will be home NEXT MONTH!! Yes, it is just the 2nd of February,and he will likely not be leaving Mexico until around the 28th, so a full two months, but still it is NEXT MONTH!
Not a lot of exciting things going on in Celaya lately. There were a couple of slow weeks but this Monday he reported a baptism last week and one coming up this week. He seems to really like the ward he is in now and the bishop seems really nice to the missionaries. Mondays are the only days they don't eat with members and the bishop has given them money to go out to eat several times.
We are really getting excited about Jordan's return. Most of you know we have decided NOT to travel to Mexico and fly back with Elder Guthrie. It's kind of a long story, but it was going to cost a boat-load of money and when we really talked to Jordy about it he was more than fine with us just meeting him at the airport. (of course, by "talk" I mean "chat") Our wonderful bishop, Bishop Nelson, upon hearing the news shared with us that he was actually happy with our decision. Being an RM (Returned Missionary) he said being able to actually travel HOME with your generation was a very special time in a missionary's life. Another definition here, in missionary lingo "generation" refers to all the missionaries in one's group, from DAY ONE they have been together. Jordy's generation consists of about 16 missionaries total. I think I am right with that number, but I will verify with Elder Guthrie.
So, enough of me rambling on. Now on to the good part....PICTURES!!!!!!