Saturday, April 22, 2017

Traces of Time . . . April 17-23, 2017

Traces of Time . . . 
Happy Months of Spring
This week 
April 17, 2017
April 23, 2017

March April May

Monday - April 17, 2017 - Walt's Birthday   "83"

Walt enjoyed his birthday today, but is not enjoying "old age."  We drove over to see the Shoshone Falls.  It is always a glorious sight, but even more so this year with 20,000 cubic feet of water per second cascading the 212 feet down.  There were people from all over this afternoon--Poland, Colorado, Washington, Utah, and a lot from Idaho.

Tuesday - April 18, 2017

Wednesday - April 19, 2017

We did the three o'clock endowment session with Dale. Dave and Marilyn Gibbons were also in that session.  Dale picked up Connie after and we six had dinner at The Sizzler.  Connie had surgery a week ago on her right thumb so is in a sling. We are all quite helpless with the use of only one hand.

Thursday - April 20, 2017

Serendipity Book Club


Thursday, April 20, 2017
at the home of Karma Lambert
540 Spencer Circle (878-4664)
 at 7:00 p.m.

Program: June Tilley
The Book of Virtues
by William J. Bennett
Whet your Appetite:  Bonnie Fronk
Refreshments: Karma Lambert

Friday - April 21, 2017

Two hours of family history with Kathleen Hedberg. She has helped Walt get back to the 1700's on the line of his Grandmother Nellie Katie Olson Petersen.

Saturday - April 22, 2017

Sunday - April 23, 2017

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Traces of Time . . . April 10-16, 2017

Traces of Time . . . 
Happy Month of Spring
This week 
April 10, 2017
April 16, 2017

End of Winter
Beginning of Spring
March April May

Easter Week

Monday - April 10, 2017

Tuesday - April 11, 2017

Wednesday - April 12, 2017

Thursday - April 13, 2017

Today we went to the CSI "Over 60 and Fit" walking class.  Then we had our last Institute for this Spring Semester. 

The lesson was on "The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles."  I won a mini-Snickers for being able to name the full name of the current Apostles in their order of Seniority from memory.

Here's another photo.

Friday - April 14, 2017

Today we did our two-hour family history session with Kathleen Hedberg, our ward family history consultant.  Walt found another family in his Grandmother Nellie Katie Olson's line.

Saturday - April 15, 2017

This morning was our Burley Third Ward Easter Breakfast...
Thank you to Alice Hansen and the Relief Society Presidency for the beautiful table decorations.
Before the breakfast was finished, most all the tables were filled.
 A lot of food was donated for the Helping Hands Mission.
Thanks, Ward members.
 The Elders served a delicious breakfast.
 Young and old came to enjoy this food.
It's hard to believe that Sister Ruth Melling will turn 80 in May.
I think it's May 13th.
 Here's some of the delicious food that was served...
Pancakes, ham, link sausage, hash browns, and most got scrambled eggs.
 Sister Ashley Ludlow took a photo of us.
 Here are two of the darling young women who helped load
the pickup with the donated food--Clara Gerratt and Annalee Fluckiger.
 Stacking everything neatly.
 Brother Dan Murri slowed down long enough to tie his shoe,
so I was able to take a photo of him.
 Thanks to Ryan and Dallin Gerratt.

Sunday - April 16, 2017 -  Happy Easter He is risen as he said...

Today Brother Mark Fillmore and Sister Leann Fillmore gave a wonderful mission report of their Guatemala Mission.  I will add more details tomorrow.

At the end of this Easter Sabbath Day, we share our testimony that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been restored to the earth.

Heavenly Father lives and loves each one of us.  He knows each one of us by name.

Jesus Christ is His Only Begotten Son and came to the earth to become our Redeemer and Savior.  Because of His Atonement everyone who has lived on the earth will be resurrected.  The Savior also knows each one of us by name and loves us.

We strive to show our gratitude and love for Them by keeping His commandments and honoring our covenants.

Joseph Smith is the Prophet of the Restoration.

President Thomas S. Monson is the living Prophet today for the entire world.

The Bible is the word of God as far as it is translated correctly.  It testifies of Jesus Christ.
The Book of Mormon is true and is Another Testament of Jesus Christ.

Christ is risen as He said, and we, too, will rise.

Of these truths we testify in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

Walter R. Petersen and Eileen A. Petersen - I D A H O
April 16, 2017

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Traces of Time . . . April 3-9, 2017

Traces of Time . . . 
Happy Month of Spring
This week 
April 3, 2017
April 9, 2017

End of Winter
Beginning of Spring
March April May

Monday - April 3, 2017

Today we hung out at home.

Tuesday - April 4, 2017

Today we

Wednesday - April 5, 2017

Today we hung out at home.

Thursday - April 6, 2017

Today after our walking class, we went to Institute at noon.
The lesson today was on the First Presidency.
President Thomas S. Monson, center.
President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor

Friday - April 7, 2017
Janie called to invite us to Rexburg this weekend because they are having an early Easter for this Sunday.  She and Shawn leave for Europe Monday and they will be gone on the real Easter next Sunday.
Saturday - April 8, 2017

This morning we ran to Deseret Industries to pick out a tie for Walt's Easter basket, and Walt picked out some little figurines for my Easter basket.  After lunch we headed to Rexburg.  It started snowing on us just past the dividing exit of Pocatello and Salt Lake City.

It snowed all the way until about 4 miles before Rexburg, then it let up to just a very light snow.  We thought they would cancel Michael's five o'clock soccer game, but no.  Shawn said in Rexburg they always played their soccer or football games--rain, snow, sleet, or hail.  So Michael played for an hour and a half in very cold, windy conditions.  Their Rexburg league team lost to an Idaho Falls team.

Michael was so cold when he got in the Yukon with us at the end of the game.  I forgot to get a photo of him in his soccer uniform.  When we got to their house, Shawn went to the New Fong Chinese place and brought in upper.

We had Orange Chicken, Sesame Chicken, and Mandarin Chicken, along with the fried rice and fried noodles, oh, and egg rolls.
It was really good.
We loved being with Shawn, Janie, Aimee, Sam,
and Michael.  Ashley was helping a friend at
her sister's wedding reception.
 Here's a closer view.
Parker and Katie came over.
Grampa got to play ball with his great-granddaughter, Taitum.
Then it was time to dye Easter eggs.
 Sam designed an egg to be like a soccer ball.
Everyone was very artistic. 
 Everyone had a great time.
 Then it was time to get Easter baskets ready.
We loved being with the Fishers today.

Sunday - April 9, 2017 - "Early Easter Sunday"

Today Fishers had Easter early because they fly out to Europe tomorrow and won't be here on the actual Easter Sunday next week.
   The hunt for Easter baskets was on...'
Fisher's rule for hunting for the colored real eggs and the Easter candy eggs is that you have to find your own Easter basket first.  When Michael found his basket,
he dumped his stuff in a chair and then began filling his basket with the
other hidden eggs and candy.  Clever...
 Wonder whose pink Easter basket is under that
little table at the end of the hallway?
 The  Taitum loved being with her Aunt Aimee.
 When Taitum shook this pink Bunny, it glowed.
She would get a big, big smile every time.
 Sam to a Super Man shirt.
Michael found the most colored eggs and Easter candy.
 Ashley painted Katie's fingernails.
 Ut-o, who did that?
 The Easter Bunny didn't forget the older generation.
 Here's the breakfast chefs...Sam's cooking the French toast,
Katie-hash browns, Aimee, scrambled eggs, and
Janie's frying the bacon.
Delicious brunch with most everyone.
 Here's Janie with Aimee at the other end 
of the table. 
 Walt, Michael, and Parker were the only guys here for the brunch
because Shawn and Sam were already at meetings.
For the yummy French toast there was a choice or buttermilk syrup,
buttermilk maple syrup, or regular maple syrup
 Then it was time for Parker, Katie, and Taitum 
to go to their ward block -- 11:00-2:00.
 The snow that had covered everything in the early morning
was about all melted before I got a photo taken.
 From 1:00-4:00 we went to their Rexburg 14th Ward
across the street from their home.
We will actually fast next Sunday since General Conference
changes it from the first Sunday.
It is a blessing each Sunday to partake of the Sacrament
in remembrance of the sacrifice and Atonement of
our Redeemer and Savior, Jesus Christ.
 The Sabbath afternoon is a time to relax and be with family.
  Then everyone pitched in to help get dinner ready.
Shawn had put the ham in the roaster just before Church.
  Michael had the assignment to set the table.
  Grampa 'n Grama peeled eggs for deviled eggs.
   What a pretty pastel they had been colored.
  And this is how they looked when finished.
  There is no better flavored ham than a bone-in ham.
  Cheesy potatoes, aka funeral potatoes, are a favorite.
  Fresh strawberries and fresh pineapple
make an excellent fruit dish.
Orange fluff  is a family holiday tradition.

 This pineapple-Sprite punch added sparkle to 
the Easter dinner.
 "Dinner is served..."
  Counter -clockwise: Michael, Sam, Ashley,
Aimee, Parker, Katie...
  The Jordan, Heidi, (Grama's place--taking the photo),
Grampa Janie, and Shawn.
 Sisters: Ashley and Aimee
  Parker,Katie, and Taitum...

  Shawn and Janie...
  Walt and Eileen -- photo-bombed by Janie.
  The Aimee said: "Now Parker will take one of Grampa 'n Grama,
with the photo-bomber."
  The after-dinner activities included 
the Easter egg roll tourney...
Grampa watched the first round, but was never a good spectator...
he is a participator.
 He squared off with Michael...

 Then with Sam--the reigning champion.

 It took a second roll of the eggs...
Grampa and I learned today that when two boiled eggs
collide, one will crack and one will not.
Sam remained the champion.

  Parker and Jordan helped Grampa get back up,
as they promised him they would.

 This is when the egg games got a little crazy...
 The  eggs were tossed randomly to each other...
  faster and faster...
till most of the eggs were demolished.
 till most of the eggs were demolished...
Then we took group photos.
Here we are with Parker and Katie, and Taitum.
Then they went over to Parker's parents home.

  Then it was time for dessert...
delicious strawberry shortcake. Yum! 
 The After planning their coming week, it was time to
check the electronic devices...
  The To end this "early" Easter Sabbath,
Grampa is reading the Book of Mormon.
He has found it easier to read on his cell phone
because he can make the print bigger.
I was working on our blog.
Now I will read in the Book of Mormon
and call it a day. 

It's like "when you come to the end of a perfect day...
After the fourteen testimonies shared this afternoon
at Janie and Shawn's Fast and Testimony meeting,
we share our testimony...

We believe with all our hearts that...
Heavenly Father is the Father of our spirits who loves each one of us.
He knows us personally and loves us.  He wants us to return to Him.

Jesus Christ is the Beloved Son of God.  He also knows each one of us by name and loves us.  He offered to come to this earth to become our Redeemer and Savior. Because of His Atonement for each one of us, we will all be resurrected and we have the hope of being together as families forever when we do our part.

Joseph Smith is the Prophet of the Restoration of all things and he was visited by Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, plus those Prophets who held keys, to receive the Keys of all the ordinances needed on the earth for this Last Dispensation.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true Church which Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith.

The Book of Mormon is true and is Another Testament of Jesus Christ.

The Bible is the word of God as far as it is translated correctly and testifies of the divinity of Jesus Christ.

President Thomas S. Monson is the Living Prophet for the entire earth.

Of these truths we testify, in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

Walter R. Petersen and Eileen Albertson Petersen - April 9, 2017
Burley, I D A H O