Saturday, January 29, 2011

Ballons, buffalo and deer all in one day

We took a Senior Missionary field trip to Chateaux -d'oex international festival de ballons. It was a clear beautiful day. It took 2 hours to get their but we visited along the way and saw vinyards and more Chateau de Chillion along the way

Friday, January 28, 2011

teaching dancing in Geneva

So typical all around the world, there are three YSA women waiting for the men to come to learn the cha cha and swing, then three more girls come and one man and just as in L.A. there are many levels of skill and talent, A fun night for all I hope, even if we did start out knitting and chatting and waiting. We had 13 when we left about 9:00 pm, as we had set up instruction from 7-8:30 and had an early morning the next day. Good news is we had 3 nonmembers or soon to be baptized.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

french class at the mission home

On Wednesday's we have French class with all the old Senior missionaries. It is a combination of the teacher Elder Asey who has taught French in jr, sr, and college levels and a Rm from France, and other s who have used French on their mission, others who are spouses who may have taken French in school (that would be me) and others who can hardly speak English and that would include many others. Our poor teacher has to keep it interesting and uplifting and stimulating for 2 hours. Well, that is very hard for those who can not sit for longer that 1 hour (that would be me). Anyways today , he held all of our attention when he acted out, in French of course.. Goldie locks and the 3 bears ( Jim thought it was Little Read Ridinghood and wanted to know what was going on) Anyways, a good way to learn a language is with childrens literature. Jim bought a children.s dictionary with pictures and I bought a high school French histoire book because I love history and want to know more about the people and I am trying to read the Histoire de France adult 3 part book but am only comprehending about one or two parts per page, that is why I had to buy the high school version. So, to learn something new, simple simple, and today Jim said the opening prayer and the teacher said I tip my chapeau (hat) off to you, you are learning!!! It is working > we are getting more language, Au revoir for now

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

qui, the internet is up at home now

we are typing at home for the first time in three months here. We dont even have a pic to show our excitement, but we are very happy to be able to work and study at home now