Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Traces of Time . . . September 10-16, 2018

Traces of Time . . .



Today we went for a walk just before sunset.

 Resting at the end of the block
before we head back home.
Almost back home...
There is home in the silhouette
of the sunset.
This is a closer view of the entire 
front of the home.
Our part is three rooms to
the left of the front door.
Max is guarding the home
from the front lawn.
We sat out front for about 45 minutes
and saw 13 planes headed
to land at the Salt Lake Airport,
which is about 45 minutes from
Saratoga Springs.
This is all we could see of the
neighborhood as we went inside.


Always remember 9/11

Everyone is gathering for supper.
Walt is looking  through some photographs.
wednesDAY, SEPTEMBER 122018

 Riggy was watching something

on his device while Grampa

was looking through some papers.

 Max was resting at Grampa's feet.

 Eileen was working on the blog.

Kelly e-mailed from Washington, D.C.
 the book for September
for the Sibling Book Club:

Thanks, Kelly. 

thurSDAY, SEPTEMBER 132018

Today this is in the news...

Missionaries Evacuated as Hurricane Nears the US Southeast Coast

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released this statement on Hurricane Florence:
“Missionaries in the path of Hurricane Florence are taking necessary precautions to remain safe as the storm prepares to make landfall. Missionaries serving in coastal areas are being moved to safe locations with adequate supplies. Mission presidents are instructing missionaries on safety protocols as well as how to offer service in appropriate ways in the aftermath of the storm. The Church continues to monitor conditions on the ground and will make any necessary adjustments as the storm progresses. We pray for the safety and well-being of all those in the path of the hurricane.”
The hurricane is expected to hit the Southeast Coast of the United States later this week. A hurricane warning has been issued for parts of North and South Carolina.

At age 84 you can sleep
any time, any where.

And have treats anytime;
It's beginning to look like Autumn...

We love autumn !
Rigdon likes to watch
the garbage truck come...
A late lunch...

 Today we are praying for all who are affected
by Hurricane Florence touching down
in North and South Carolina.
And specifically for our friends 
Aaron and Heidi Taylor who
live between Wilmington and Jackson, 
North Carolina.
Aaron is the son of Ross and Karen Taylor
who lived in Burley from either 1967 or '69
until they moved to Salt Lake Valley in 
February 2005.
Aaron is a radiologist in the Navy.
His ranking is Captain.

Here in Saratoga Springs we just hung out 
and got caught up on some things.
But we didn't take any photos.

SaturDAY, SEPTEMBER 152018

happy birthday, julie black

We love our awesome daughter-in-law,
Julie, married to our son David.

We hope you have a wonderful birthday.




Today Gary drove Walt, Eileen, Isaac,
Maddie, and Jackson to the
State Arboretum.
Lego squirrels, bird feeder,
and birds.

Above...we took the 25-minute tour
with a tour guide driving the 8-passenger
"golf" cart.
This is the last weekend the Lego Display 
will be here.
September 17th it will be set to its
next area. These Lego animals and the
non-animal rototiller have been seen
throughout different areas of the world since 2002 or 2012.

The praying mantis...

The Lego displays have been here
at the State Arboretum since June.

The Roto-tiller
Then we went to the Lego Store
at Fashion Place Mall

A favorite was the Harry Potter set.

I didn't get a good photo of the Hogwart's School...
Maddie and Isaac told us this set was $400.00.
Grampa and I had fun watching the kids
drool over so many Lego sets.
Maddie, Isaac, and Jackson pose by the 
Harry Potter display.

Then we watched the BYU Cougars
upset the #6 ranked 
Wisconsin Badgers
Way to go Cougars!

BYU Quarterback - Tanner Mangum


Saratoga Springs 3rd Ward...11:00-2:00

Julie taught the Relief Society Lesson on
"Am I a Child of God? 
by Elder Brian K. Taylor from
April 2018 General Conference.

She facilitated much discussion
from many of the sisters.

We were reinforced that YES, EACH ONE OF US IS


"I am a child of royal birth,
My Father is King of Heaven and Earth.,,"

We had small helpings at dinner
with Julie and John and kids...

...because that evening Gary was 
having us come
to dinner with him and two of his kids.
We had spaghetti with meat sauce, 
tossed salad, corn, orange fluff salad,
and French bread.
For dessert was chocolate cream pie,
and Oreo cream pie.
For an after-dinner treat,
Isaac had made fudge.
It was all delicious!

Gary, Isaac, Eileen, Walt, McKell
Gary helped Isaac on the computer.

 McKell told us about her heavy load starting her senior year at UVU.
She's taking 20 hours.  Her major is and Performing Arts.
She has an acting class, a vocal class, a dance class,
an American History class (from Columbus to the 1700's),
a meterology class, and a psychology class which right
now they are studying the anatomy of the brain).
Walt said it made our brains tired just to 
think about all the homework for
all these classes
At the end of this September 16th...

We pray you have had a restful and peaceful Sabbath Day.

We testify that...

Heavenly Father loves us and we are each His spirit children.
He knows us by name and wants us to return to Him and our Heavenly Mother.

Jesus Christ is the first-born Spirit Son of Heavenly Father and came to Earth as The Only Begotten Son of the Father.  He lived a perfect life and then fulfilled the Atonement for each one of us--His spirit siblings.
We look forward to His Second Coming in GLORY!

The Savior is The Redeemer of All!
Joseph Smith is the Prophet who Restored the true Church--from the Instruction of Jesus Christ who was introduced to Joseph by Heavenly Father.  
"Joseph, This is My Beloved Son.
Hear ye Him."
The Bible is the Word of God as far as it is translated correctly.

It is a Testament of the Divinity of Jesus Christ.

The Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Christ.

Other Standard Works are the Doctrine and Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only true Church on the Earth today.

Through restored Priesthood Ordinances familes can be sealed in the Temple for time and for all eternity.
Russell M. Nelson is the Living Prophet today

for the whole world.

Of these truths we testify,
in the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Walter and Eileen Petersen
1063 S Topaz Road
Saratoga Springs, Utah 84045

United States of America
Sunday, September 16, 2018