Sunday, November 3, 2013

Halloween and a visit to Lexington

Monday after work we met up with some sister missionaries to go with them on an appointment to visit a family they have been teaching. The couple love reading the Book of Mormon and are fascinated with all there is to learn about the Gospel. We really enjoyed being there.  The sister's were on bikes and headed home about 8:45 p.m. They said it would take them 45 minutes to get home. I worry about them out in the dark and wish we could take them home. We need to get a bike rack on our car. Plus we were going home the other way. Tuesday, about noon, the same sisters came into the office. They had walked here and were very upset. When they went to their apt basement that morning, one of their bikes had been stolen.  It was a nice, expensive bike and the basement was supposed to be locked. We drove them to an appointment and told them to make a police report.  Everyone tried to help find another bike to use. We never expected to see that bike again.  Then on Thursday the police called us and said they thought they had her bike.  We picked them up again and went to the police property warehouse and she picked up her bike, as good as new.  We call these our TENDER MERCIES!

Because it was Halloween week, we wanted to do something special for the missionaries that come into the office.  The missionaries in our area have district meetings at the church next door to the mission office on Wed and Friday. They always come into the office before and after meetings. So we made pumpkin face sugar cookies and got little oranges and apple cider. Sis. H brought chocolate chip cookies.  They were all surprised and happy to have a treat.

Serving the treats at the mission office.
Making more cookies for the missionaries. 
Thursday night there was a big rain and wind storm, so they kind of canceled Halloween. We only had a few kids come to our apt.  We went out for a walk later that night and enjoyed the blustery Washington -type weather.  I think lots of kids went to parties at the school or church or the Mall that night instead. We didn't see anyone out walking.

The leaves are finally changing colors here. On Saturday we decided to drive to Lexington about 1 1/2 hours away.  We found out that they had more wind than we did and most of the big trees were already bare.  Can you see the horses in the distance?
On the way home we drove through Frankfort and Shelbyville. This picture was taken in Shelbyville. They already have all their town's Christmas decorations up and they were playing Christmas music in the stores.  Crazy. Christmas trees and Autumn leaves together.

                                                      The State Capital in Frankfort

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