Actually, it is not for 1000 days. It is just that 3 years times 365 days plus June 27 through June 30, 2008 equals 1098 days, and that is way too cumbersome to convert into a blog headline. Futhermore, our release date will not be determined until May or June of 2011. Therefore, 1000 Days sounded just about right, more or less. Having noted all that, we are humbled and thrilled (Pres. Uchtdorf would refer to the feeling as "joyfully overwhelmed") about having this marvelous opportunity to serve in La Mision Mexico Veracruz.

Con amor,
Pdte. y Hna. Pete and JoElla Hansen

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Here come a unique few days of our mission. Jane, Spence, Mason, and Pequeño Andy came to visit from Concord, CA. The next several posts will focus on that. We haven't really taken a day off in our first one and one-half years. But, we did that while they were here, all except for the cell phone ringing incessantly. The cell phone does not take time off. We received permission from the Area Presidency to leave to mission to pick them up at the airport and to visit El Tajín, a famous archaelogical site in the Tampico Mission. So, we did that and a few other things as well. It all started on November 16th when they arrived at the Mexico City Airport. We had never met Andy, who was now 5 months old and 22 pounds big. President and Sister Bulloch from the Mexico City East Mission were kind enought to go with us to the airport and took pictures. He was the stake president in Cedar City who interviewed them for their marriage in the Salt Lake Temple a few years ago.

They are coming through the gate!

Grandma greets Mason while Andy, always hungry, eats his hand.

We found Mason a nerf football in San Andrés. We were both happy.

Pequeño Andy he ain't! He is one big boy!


McCallisters said...

That was a great moment! But, ew, I look so fat! Couldn't you photoshop me out?

The Jeffs Family said...

Congrats Grandma and Grandpa! Please tell Jane hi for me and let her know how thrilled I am for them about Andy's arrival! Hope you are all doing well!