Trying We slept in, then exercised. Walt starts with 20 minutes on the exercise bike. I walked 20 minutes on the tread mill and got in a half mile. We had breakfast about 11:30.
We ran some errands at 1:45, and I ordered new glasses with the prescription that David gave me June 1st when he examined our eyes.
We got some "Fly Sticks" at CalRanch that Jolene had told us were the best way to catch flies and other flying insects. It's interesting that they are made in Poland.
We got back home just in time for me to mix the rolls, and I took the first batch out of the oven at 6:25, just in time to take them to our 6:30 monthly FHE of our Neighborhood Empty Nesters.
Fronks had this August family home evening in their beautiful back yard. Even though they also did it in July, they did it again this month to fill in for the Roskelleys who are now on their mission in Texas.
At this table were Ken and Bonnie Hansen, Scott Bloxham, Dan Black, Dave and Marilyn Gibbons.
This table included Walt and Eileen (taking photo) Petersen, Ken and Bonnie Fronk, Colleen and Gary McCall.
It doesn't matter who we sit by, it's fun to talk with each one in our FHE neighborhood group.
And the food is always delicious. Tonight the menu was pulled pork, baked potatoes, salads, homemade rolls...
...with desserts of peach cobbler, banana cream pie, and strawberry pie.
Every nook and cranny of Ken and Bonnie's yard is beautiful...
...the three of them--Ken, Bonnie, and Christopher--do all the work to keep it in such wonderful condition.
And it's a big lawn--as you can see from these photos.
I love this antique door they have put in this south side of their home.
Before we started the meal, Ken read a part out of the Book of Mormon about various people and said Shiblon has become one of his heroes in this book of scripture.
After he finished a summary of the following article by Elder Ringwood, he asked us to share our "hero" from the scriptures or elsewhere and to share that after we finished dinner.
Gary said he has learned much about the personality of Joseph Smith from reading The Joseph Smith Papers, and this history has reconfirmed his testimony that what Joseph Smith said was true.
Joseph Smith lived a life of persecution. Why would anyone do that if he had not truly talked with God and His Son Jesus Christ and had been called to be the Prophet of the Restoration.
She said she also liked Paul for all the missions he did and the many people that he taught. He was very intelligent.
Bonnie added the description of Paul given by Joseph Smith: He was aboout 5' tall, had a Roman nose, dark skin, dark piercing eyes, a whiny voice but spoke with the roar of a lion.
She compared this to us in our day that we need to do what we are asked to do. We, too, have each been born of goodly parents.
All the righteous covenants Abraham made so long ago are blessing us today.
Abraham had a tough life, he had problems with Lot. Then he was willing to sacrifice his only son when the Lord commanded it.
Isaac must have also been a very good person to also be willing to let his aged father sacrifice him.
[Eileen's note: It's been said that the Lord knew that He would save Isaac at the last second, and He knew that Abraham would be obedient. It was Abraham who had to learn something about Abraham.]
(That was the end of the lesson.)
We always learn great things during our family home evening lessons with each other.
Everyone's input adds up to a great "whole." Thank you for sharing your knowledge and feelings with us. We are always better for it.
Here we are before most everyone departed:
David, Marilyn, Bonnie H, Bonnie F, Gary, Colleen, Ken F., Dan, Walt.
McCalls are going to do it for September. Gibbons have it for October, then Walt and I will do it in November.
December is always a "progressive dinner" which will be Bloxham, Hansen, McCall.
September 1, 2015 - Tuesday
September 2, 2015 - Wednesday
September 3, 2015 - Thursday
September 4, 2015 - Friday
Beginning or Labor Day Weekend
Kids and grandkids coming tonight
September 5, 2015 - Saturday
(Begin fast at 6:00 or 7:00 p.m.)
September 6, 2015 - Sunday