Well, I've finally made it to the last week before my mission. Its kind of crazy to think about! Last Wednesday while nannying, I threw it out there that I would be happy to go to Disneyland with them the next day (Thursday) to help with the kids if they wanted. Turns out they did want me too, they just didn't want to ask, seeing as it was only 2 weeks before I leave for my mission and they didn't want to take me away from my family. So, at 8 PM on Wednesday, I started packing for Disneyland! We left about 7:30 AM on Thursday and drove all day. We didn't tell the kids we were going, just that we were going on a road trip. We spent Friday in Disneyland, Saturday at the beach in the morning (because there was a bomb scare at Disneyland, so they closed both parks) and then the afternoon and evening at California Adventures, and then Sunday at Disneyland again, with driving home on Monday. It was such a wonderful trip, and I'm so grateful for the time I got to spend with them before I leave.
As far as mission prep is going, I have mostly everything. I just need to buy a few more random things, such as socks, a blanket, some other things that I should think up and write down so I stop forgetting them =] I will be meeting with my stake president on Sunday for the 1st and last time (its my home ward stake president, so he wasn't the one I did my mission papers with). I don't know what else. I'm excited and nervous, and I keep forgetting its coming so fast. I am ready to go and serve the Lord and take the gospel to the Taiwanese people. I'm ready to get back into learning Chinese (I really do love learning it, but only when I get to use it, which I will!) I'm excited to see a few of my friends who are in the MTC, and excited to meet new people who I will be serving with! Its an exciting time, and I'm ready for it to be here!