Sunday, December 11, 2016

Traces of Time . . . December 5-11, 2016

Traces of Time . . .
This week 
~ December 5, 2016 
December 11, 2016

W I N T E R 
December - January - February 

Monday - December 5, 2016

We went to Robert "Bob" Hamblen's funeral.
His son, Robb, gave the life sketch and his daughter, Amy, was the speaker.  It was a very nice funeral.

Tuesday - December 6, 2016

I got my haircut by Jenny Ward McGill, then at 6:00 we went to the viewing of Marilyn Whiting.  Seems the deaths of our friends go in threes.

Wednesday - December 7, 2016

We did not rendezvous with Dale and Connie today because we went to the funeral of Marilyn Whiting.  Vance, a son-in-law, asked in the opening prayer that the Spirit of the Holy Ghost would fill the room and everyone would feel it.  I don't know if everyone did, but I could feel the room filled with a deep, peaceful feeling and for me it was the most peaceful funeral I have been to.
Although, as Walt pointed out, it would be pretty hard to surpass the spiritual feeling of Don Melling's funeral on August 13, 2015.

Thursday - December 8, 2016

Friday - December 9, 2016 

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Wedding Day of

Heidi Fisher

and Jordan Weimer

Sealed at Noon in the

Rexburg Idaho Temple

The Church of Jesus Christ

of Latter-day Saints

Here they come: "Mr. & Mrs. Weimer"
 Saturday was a cold windy day, but at least
there was no blizzard.
 We were honored to be with our
fourth grandchild of 35.
Heidi is so precious,
as are the other 34 grandchildren.
 Janie is our oldest daughter of seven.
She and Shawn have seven children.
Four now are married:
Aimee and Michael Mecham,
Daniel and Kelly Fisher,
Katie and Parker Anderson,
Heidi and Jordan Weimer (rhymes with climber).
That leaves Samuel, Ashley, and Michael at home.
 Three of Janie's four brothers were able to be there.
David, Steven, and Gary, who live in Utah.
Brian lives in Tennessee.
Gary drove to Burley Friday night and
drove us over to Rexburg this morning.
We so appreciate his helping us.
All our kids are very mindful of us 
in our elderly years.
 And one of Janie's two sisters was able to
be there, Julie Beth PetersOn.  
Two sisters-in-law were also there:
Natalie and Julie.
Our youngest daughter, Jen Brewer, 
lives in Rochester, Minnesota.
David and Julie live in Utah.
Aimee flew out from Oklahoma on December 3.
Michael Mecham was planning to drive out,
getting to Rexburg December 23rd.
He was able to finish up his exams and
required duties and left Oklahoma at 1pm on
Friday and got to the temple in time for the
noon wedding.
What a fun surprise for Aimee when she walked
into the temple and there was her husband!

Daniel and Kelly were there, too.
They leave December 14 for a few day
get-a-way in Central America before they
rendezvous with Kelly's family in Cancun
for Christmas.
 Steve was allowed to sit at the "young table"
for a while at the luncheon because he doesn't
turn 50 until December 12.
He's running a private marathon on his birthday.
Gary's just walking to the table.

Here are Heidi's sisters in their
beautiful burgundy brides maid gowns.

(Have to put in the photo later, my picture insert
program is not working well.)
                              The bride and groom have just
                                                 cut the cake.
 Happy couple... ♫♪ O, how they danced
on the night they were wed...♪♫
will put their dancing photo in later
                           Heidi's growing up years...
Jordan's growing up years...
Their courtship months...
Mother of the bride, Janie, with
her sister Julie, holding Janie & Shawn's
first grandchild.
Taitum is the daughter of Katie and Parker.
Janie and her Dad...Walter Ray Petersen.
We drove back to Burley that night.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

We had Spanish Omlet for breakfast with Gary this morning before he left at ten o'clock to drive back home to Utah.

We partook of the Sacrament bread and water in remembrance of our Lord and Savior,  Jesus Christ.

In Sunday School the lesson helped us understand the importance of exercising faith, being humble, and heeding the counsel of the prophets -- from the Book of Mormon Ether 7-15.

If we have no hope, we are in despair.  Faith and action go together.

Lesson 23 in Relief Society taught us to be of service always. In the scriptures we see that many people who served in the shadow of other made important contributions.

At the end of this Sabbath Day we testify that...
Heavenly Father knows us and loves us.
We are His spirit children.

Jesus Christ is our Elder Brother who also knows and loves us and knows us each by name.

Joseph Smith is the Prophet of the Restoration.

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

The Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Jesus Christ. The Bible is the Testament of Jesus Christ.

President Thomas S. Monson is the living Prophet of God today for the entire earth.

Of these truths we testify at the end of this Sabbath Day.
Walt and Eileen Petersen - Burley, I D A H O

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