It has been another fun, interesting week. On Monday, we went out to dinner with the Smiths and Taylors to celebrate my birthday.
Tuesday was our return visit to the dentist to get the top teeth cleaned. And, we were treated to another performance. This is a story board stage.
As the story progresses, the picture is changed. She even told the story in English for us!
This week has been a holiday called Obon. Everyone goes to visit the graves of their ancestors. The factory at Kakuda was closed Thursday and Friday. We noticed a lot of traffic on the roads. Only two people came to our Eikaiwa on Wednesday (no children).
The Sakamotos invited the missionaries to their house for a BBQ
The Elders were working at the grill
And the Sisters made pizzas as fast as they could
The corn was from her garden
Then Sister Sakamoto showed us how to make sushi
They didn't look as fancy as the ones at the restaurants, but it tasted good!
All of the graves are decorated with beautiful flowers.
Friday we had our Sendai Zone Conference. How did I not take any photos?? It was great though. They all sang to the birthday missionaries from July through September. I shared my Hershey Bar with our sisters because they had never had one!!
On Saturday, we drove out to the farmer's market. It has been a while since we went.
They had lots of good fruits and vegetables.
And some weird-looking ones
We met a new friend, Brandon, from Jamaica who wants to come to church.
And our dear Sister Ishikawa came to visit at church today with her sister and mother. It was great fun to see her again.
Our Abby turned 6 and started First Grade this week!
Little sister Chloe started Pre-School
Daniel turned 8!!
And, our favorite SIL of the day, Lamar had a birthday too!