Saturday, November 5, 2016

Traces of Time . . . Week of October 31 to November 6, 2016

Traces of Time . . .
This week 
~ October 31, 2016 
November 6, 2016

Monday - October 31, 2016
  H A L L O W E E N

We got ready for trick or treaters, but we didn’t have very many come.
Walt treated the first trick or treaters.
 These are our Bishop’s darling children.
These are our Bishopric Counselor's darling daughters...
This little girl really liked our witch trick-or-treat bowl.
  And the rest of the tricker or treaters we didn't really know...
Fun night to have and to have over...

Tuesday – November 1, 2016
Walt and I wanted to go to the temple on the first day that President Paul and Sister Susan Young began their three years as our new Temple President and Temple Matron.
I took a photo of Walt...
Then he took a photo of me. . .
It was very touching to be with them on that highlight day of their lives.  Paul Young has been Bishop of the Seventh Ward, the Stake President who followed Walt, and then Patriarch.  He is the great grandson of Brigham Young.  He is very humble and very spiritual, as is his wife, Susan.  They are both perfect for this calling.

Wednesday – November 2, 2016
We still went to the temple on our regular day to rendezvous with Dale and Connie.

Today the instruction film was my favorite of the four, even though they are all wonderful.  

It was my turn to choose where to have dinner. I felt like just having a steak and baked potato.  I asked Dale and Connie which restaurant in Twin had the best steaks.  They felt like it was Jacker’s.  That’s where we went.  Walt and I had a delicious 6 ounce sirloin steak. 

Thursday – November 3, 2016

This was a stay-at-home day for me.  Walt was able to get a hair cut from Bob Beaver, then he got the oil changed in the car getting it ready for the drive to Utah tomorrow.

We realized that we needed to leave earlier than we thought for driving to Utah, so we called Kathleen to cancel our two-hour family history session tomorrow.

Friday – November 4, 2016

Next We were able to be packed and on our way to Utah by 11:20, but after we got a few blocks we had to turn around and get a couple of things we forgot, so we were actually on the road by about 11:45.

We pulled in to Julie and John’s at 3:30.  The kids were home from school.  We got to talk with Julie and John a while before Jackson went to his karate class.

This evening was their ward Fall Festival.  It was chili and soups, rolls ‘n breads, plus dessert.  All was delicious.  There was a carnival in the side rooms for the kids, run by the Young Men and Young Women.

For entertainment in the cultural hall  ‘50s songs were played, plus a big karaoke was set up.

We drove from there over to Gary’s to stay overnight.
Gary had gone to the opening night of McKell’s Utah Valley University’s theater department play.
His ten-year-old son, Isaac, is also in the play “The Trojan Women.”

Saturday – November 5, 2016

Today was the big day for William Joseph Petersen.  He was baptized by his Dad, David.

I’ll try to scan in the printed program.
Bishop Nathan Savage was very complimentary to David and Julie and their family.

Ten-year-old Sam felt the spirit so strongly when he was giving his talk about baptism that he had a hard time keeping the tears back.   That set the great spiritual tone for the entire time of the baptism.

A delicious luncheon was served at their home following the baptism.

We took Isaac home, changed clothes, then headed over to John and Julie’s to watch the BYU football game.

After this we went to Jackson’s karate demonstration. 

While Julie and John went to dinner to celebrate their 17th anniversary, we went to a new Chuck-a-rama near Gary for supper.

I had a chance to work some on the blog, then while Julie and Jo

Sunday, November 6, 2016

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