I could take up pages with all the stories, all the sights we saw, all the beauty of Barcelona. But the best part, of course, was being a part of all that Mom and Dad are doing. We saw the whole transfer process - Mom and Dad spending hours in the mission office praying and looking at the transfer board and putting each missionary in the right place. We met the three new missionaries coming in, and spent time with the three missionaries leaving. We went to a baptism the day after we arrived, and church the day after that. Ellie couldn't get enough of the missionaries; she wanted to spend all her time in the office talking to them. They were so sweet to her.
Despite being so busy, Mom and Dad actually spent a lot of time with us. After dropping the departing missionaries off at the airport, we all hopped in the big Transporter van and headed to the coast. Mom and Dad love a little place on the Costa Brava called Tossa de Mar. The medieval castle walls still stand, complete with medieval apartments build inside the walls. Ellie was thrilled to walk on an actual castle wall and I, of course, was just soaking in all that medieval history. The weather was sunny with a breeze, and it was so relaxing.