|Our last few hours with the Acors, in Hershey, Pennsylvania|
|Angie, these trees burst into bloom a few days after you left.|
We had another sad good-by Wednesday, as one of our favorite missionaries, Elder Aubrey, was
|Elder Aubrey with our neighbor (and Ward Mission Leader) Oscar|
I made some great chili last week. I got the recipe from a ward member after she made it for a Relief Society dinner and I thought it was so good. Now I know why - I just didn't know you put butter and sugar in chili! Fun West Virginia recipe. And I have learned that the best spaghetti sauce has brown sugar in it!
We made lots of visits last week. I worked with Wanda W. one afternoon on her genealogy and was so excited to see her come in to church today - it's been years since she's been to church! And I picked up another returning member for church today, JoAnn, cute lady.
Yesterday (Saturday) was a perfectly awesome day, as we traveled to the Washington DC Temple and were able to do initiatory work, endowments, and sealings for some of the people whose names Dakota, Kadyn, and Cassidy did baptisms for last week! Another couple from our ward, Steve and Linda, were there too. It was very busy at the temple and the freeways were pretty clogged at times on our drive there and back, but it was surely worth the drive and the time. And we saw deer, groundhogs, and lots of flowers along the way. We had a nice dinner at Cracker Barrel on the way home too. Our good friend Sonja who was baptized exactly one year ago said that she had a special dream last week about her deceased father, she felt like he was letting her know that he was pleased and content to have his baptism done last week (thanks, Dakota!). We anticipate getting to go to the temple with Sonja for the first time next month, and what a special experience it will be for her to be sealed to her parents.
Wonderful week, wonderful experiences. It's awesome to serve a mission. And Spring has arrived. Happy Birthday to our wonderful oldest daughter, Karli. We love you and appreciate you so much. Glad you had a fun cruise.