Kind of look like a fat Barbara Walters - what do you think?
We had the grandchildren ('Israel, Prinsesa, Ali'i and Robbie) over yesterday all day and had a fun time with them. We played computer games, Playstation 2 games, drew, colored, stamped, played on the monkey bars and swings at the playground nearby, rode my bicycle, watched TV and ate. They are sure fun to be with (except when they are on each others nerves). Rob helped Grandpa with a few chores around the house - thanks!
I'm enjoying my new job more. I work for the International Teachers Education Program. My job is to be a liaison between the students in Tonga, Samoa, Fiji and Kiribati who are in the program and BYU Hawaii and CES. It is currently coordinated by a missionary couple, the Salvesens, but they will be relocating to New Zealand, and I will be running the program from BYU Hawaii. The more I learn about the program, the more inspired I think it is. These students from the islands can get most of their education in their own island, taught by missionary couples who have had much experience as teachers themselves before they retired. The missionaries selflessly share their knowledge and experience with the students. The last year the students come to BYU Hawaii to complete their Education degree. All of them return home to be teachers and share their knowledge. I feel privileged to work in this program, although I was very upset to be moving from the Fine Arts Department at first. Actually I have had a few chances to use my graphic artist skills to make posters for the School of Education, and stay in touch with the Fine Arts people.
I sure miss my Utah grandchildren and hope I can visit them this spring or summer.