|Why would my sister Judy send me such an oddly-shaped, but lovely|
bamboo cutting board? Do any of my grandchildren know the answer?
Thank you, Judy, it was a nice surprise.
Tuesday was our District Meeting here in Petersburg, Wayne and I did the instruction part. Right after that we had to get up to the nursing home to help with Bingo - they had changed the time from 6 pm to 1:30 pm because of an expected ice storm. Finally by mid-afternoon we were able to get out and make several visits - giving a Christmas booklet, a little Christmas message, a few little treats, and, best of all, Wayne played the guitar and sang "Away in a Manger".
Wednesday we did make the trip to Columbia for missionary transfers. At 6 am we loaded up Elder Bronson and Elder Moore and all their luggage plus bikes. We left Elder Briggs and Elder Lyon here in Petersburg to be companions for the day. Transfer Day happens every six weeks and is always so exciting, to see the new missionaries coming in to the mission, the ones leaving who have honorably completed their 18 months or 2 years, and also the chaos of all the changing companionships. Eventually we made the switch and headed home with two new Elders. Elder Aubrey from Gilbert, Arizona, and Elder Barzee from Payson, Utah. Great young men. But we will miss Elder Bronson and Elder Moore (but not Elder Moore's Donald Duck voices!).
|Elders Briggs, Moore, Lyon, and Bronson|
|Our silly District: Briggs, Bronson, Moore, Lyon, Farr, Mordecai|
Our last District Meeting before Bronson, Moore, and Mordecai were transferred
|Elder Bronson with his new companion, Elder Miller - a great guy|
They will serve in Cumberland and get to drive a 4-wheel-drive pickup!
On our way home from transfers we stopped in Wardensville to visit Deb F., a less-active member of our
|Beautiful Christmas lights at Welton Park|
|Still don't know how Noah's Ark fits in to Christmas - But I love it!|
Thursday we left at noon, driving back to the city, this time to Ellicott City to the mission home for a Senior
|President & Sister Richards|
Today we had a low attendance at church, lots of sickness going around, I guess. We spent the afternoon making more Christmas visits, seeing some wonderful families. What a treat to share our feelings about the real meaning of Christmas and talk about family, traditions, and the joy of the season. Again - Wayne brings such a special feeling into the room when he sings to them and we have prayer with them. So nice. Now we are getting ready to go to the church to watch the First Presidency Christmas Devotional, one of my favorite things to do in early December, to set the tone for the month. We hope you all are enjoying the lights, the music, the stories, and especially the Spirit of Christ this Christmas season. Share. Invite. Love.
Happy Birthday on Thursday to our lovely daughter-in-law Laura and Happy 18th Birthday on Friday to granddaughter Katelyn. We love you both so much and miss you...
|A recent P-Day project. I only have two small flower beds, but lots of leaves...|
|Just barely beat the rain and snow, glad to have that done.|