Sunday, February 16, 2014

Valentines Week

We had a fun Valentine's week.  We had missionaries coming into the office for district meeting on Wed and Zone meeting on Thursday so I made cookies for them. 
Wednesday evening we attended the marriage of a young couple in our branch. The branch President married them in his office. I made red velvet cupcakes for a little celebration afterwards. 
Thursday, the Hiatt's came into the office for Zone meeting and we saw that the women were all wearing red, so we decided to take a picture. We let the men pose in the picture with us.
Friday we also had treats in the office for Valentine's day. President and Sister Woodbury came into the office and the new assistant joined the other 2 to plan the Transfer for next week.  We have all been busy getting ready for transfers.

Friday night, we left work and stopped at Panera bread for dinner. Then at 7:00 we met the Sister Missionaries at a young couple's home to teach them a lesson. It was a nice visit. They have a 3 year old son. The lesson was on the Proclamation for the Family and the sister seemed surprised about why our church teaches the importance of people being married before having children. This is not something that is taught in our society today. We also had another rain and snow storm tonight.

Saturday Elder Moulton and I attended the National farm machinery show that was held at the Kentucky Exhibition Center in Louisville.  It was on for 4 days and they said 300,000 people attended. Saturday was definitely crowded but Elder Moulton did get to see some tractors that he liked. Some of the machinery was huge! There were lots of families and little kids climbing around and sitting on the tractors. We wish we would have had the grandchildren with us. They would have loved it.
After the tractor show we went over to the church to an Eagle Court of Honor. This was only the 2nd person to receive the Eagle rank in our branch. He is an amazing young man. His mom had a buffet of refreshments for us afterward. The Stake Young Men's President, Brother Bednar, was there with his young son. 
That evening we went with the Elders to visit a sister in the hospital who had had pneumonia plus an infection and had been in a medically induced coma for a few weeks. She was finally able to sit up and talk, so although we have taken the missionaries there often, it was the first time we met her and visited with her.

Sunday was our branch pot luck, so we were busy on Saturday night and Sunday morning making food for it. We had a good attendance at church. We helped that out by bringing two car loads of people. The stake Patriarch talked about Patriarchal blessings and we see the need to try to help find a way for people in the branch to receive theirs . It can help us know who we are and make a plan and set goals for our life. He also talked about the importance of family. The thing that is the hardest for us to comprehend here is that a lot of people have no family to support and help them in their lives.

We hope you all had a Happy Valentine's Day and know how much you are loved and missed.

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