Tuesday, December 4, 2012

December 4, 2012

Today was a beautiful day here.  Reached a record high of 70 degrees here in Palmyra.  We certainly did enjoy it while it lasted; we know it will change tomorrow.  We took a walk in the Sacred Grove this morning and spent 1 1/2 hours trying to find some of the Witness Trees  and the Apostle Tree.  Look at the picture of Lee at the highest point in the Sacred Grove; over his right shoulder is one of the Witness Trees.  Many believe it was here at the highest point where Joseph knelt so many years ago.  The Witness Tree in that picture is 200 years old.  The Apostle Tree is so named because at one time it had 12 main branches.  It is an Ironwood tree that is dead.  It is the oldest tree in the Grove and is 400 - 450 years old.

Apostle Tree
Highest Point in the Grove
Witness Tree

Monday, December 3, 2012

December 1, 2012

Happy Birthday to by Dad!!  He is 91 years young today.  He is my rock and I sure miss him.  Today is also my daughter, Kerri and her husband, Aaron's anniversary.  Happy 17th anniversary to them! 

Me & My Dad
Kerri & Aaron
And to make this an even more memorable day, we woke up to our first "light" snowfall of the season.   Just the way I like it....here and gone by 10 AM.

November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!  It has been a really good Thanksgiving for us.  The sites had a shorten shift today - 10 AM -3 PM.  We were at the Book of Mormon Publication Site (fondly called the BOMPS) this morning until 12:30 PM and then we came home and Lee cooked two pork tenderloins for our dinner this evening with other senior couples.  Since he is the chairman for the Activity Committee, he has been responsible for this dinner.  We have worked with the Howells and Yearsleys to plan this dinner and get it ready.  Wednesday evening before site meeting we set up all the tables and got the decorations out for our dinner, so everything was ready for today.

At 5 PM 15 senior couples along with our mission president and his wife joined us for dinner.  We had so much food.  In addition to the loin, we had turkey, ham, stuffing, veggies, all kinds of salads, bread, and lots of desserts.  We had enough food to served 30 more people.

Pres. & Sis. Christianson
I guess if we cannot be home for Thanksgiving, these are some of the best people in the world we could spend this time with.  Today I am so thankful to be serving here and have the opportunity to walk these sacred grounds and feel the Spirit each and every day.