Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The hallway of our new apartment is really dark at night. We asked our landlord to put in a hall light for us - the wires were already there. He assured us it would be done the next day - that was over 2 weeks ago. So Elder Reese found a light bulb and put it in himself! What a handyman!!!
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The Elders and Relief Society planned a Branch Activity. We gathered at the building and waited for awhile. This was a good time to visit.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
It was decided that the Pratts would live in Tbilisi and we would move to Rustavi. We really like the cute little apartment in Rustavi - so we were very happy to move. It is used as the Church Building, so we have to share. It has been nicely decorated and we especially appreciate the air conditioner!
Further down the hall and to the left is the kitchen - notice the washing machine, water purifier and my microwave!
Down the hall to the right is the bedroom - love the curtains! The window overlooks the main street going through town.
On the other side of the kitchen and living room is a long narrow study/office/dining room. Notice the podium front right corner. The bathroom is really nice and modern all done in greys and blacks. We have settled in happily here - it's a lot smaller than our last apartment. (bigger than the trailer!) Elder Reese is still President of the Branch, so he has to travel the 30 minute marshutka into Tbilisi to handle any Branch business. It seems like we've spent a lot of days in Tbilisi - but hope to cut back as we turn more responsibilities over to the Pratts.
One of my favorite responsibilities here is to help prepare the young men and women who go on missions from our Branch. For the last 8-9 months we have been filling out the paper work, going to doctors and dentists, teaching English, shopping, interviewing and encouraging Keti and George (brother and sister) in preperation for their missions. They are going to the London and Birmingham England missions. On Aug. 29th they were set apart and then they left early the next morning.
Here we are with Keti, George and their Mother - she was having a hard time saying goodbye to both of them at the same time - but she was very proud of them.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
While on our mission, Christy and all her kids skyped us to say they were expecting another baby. They were all so excited and she would be here in September - after we got home. Well, we extended and sadly missed the birth - BUT - through modern technology - we were able to see Mom, Dad and baby just minutes after she was born! On September 16th (just after talking with us on skype!) Anabelle Rose Holt came into this world.
Her big sister Abby was there to hold her - this is a picture of my oldest and youngest grand children!
I am so thankful for all of our children and grand children. We are so very blessed!