Monday, October 29, 2012

            Well, we were having some technical difficulties (us) but here we are again thanks to our technical support (Jared).

             We have been enjoying some wonderful fall weather!  The leaves were turning red.  People were placing beautiful yellow, orange and purple mum plants with pumpkins and other Halloween decorations along their walkways, and on porches. 

     Looking so ready for Halloween! 


            We loved the pumpkin lots on the corners.  We guess there were over 100 pumpkins at this patch which was there for several weeks.  We watched families come and pick out their pumpkins to carve as we drove by in our car.  So fun!!
           We even took a little hike at Green Springs Park along the Tar River with the Sisters on Preparation Day.  Had fun skipping rocks and visiting with other hikers.  We call it hike but it's more like a walk.  There are no mountains here - but it is out in nature and it's the closest we want to get to the woods. (mosquitoes, ticks, and spiders Oh my!)
          Then along came our first tropical storm / "Hurricane Sandy" and changed things around pretty quickly.  It has been cloudy, rainy, windy and colder.  Even though it is a weak Hurricane in our area, it affected our meetings on Sunday.  Greenville was the only place that Church was held in our stake and the attendance was down as the youth were advised not to drive here if there was flooding or danger in their areas.  (Our stake reaches the outer banks of North Carolina.) 
         Life is good though.  Tonight we have a Halloween Party - Family Home Evening in Ayden at the Starne's home.  We, like the other missionaries will swap name tags for our costumes.

            Congratulations to David (our grandson) who got his mission call to Brisbane, Australia - leaving Feb. 27th - one year to the day we left on our mission.  Congratulations to the new babies born to our family.  We loved seeing their cute pictures on Facebook.  To those of you who are ill, in the hospital, or home recovering, we hope that you are doing better.  We pray for you.  We love you all.  Thanks for watching our home, writing, praying and supporting us on this mission.  

          The gospel is true!  We who are members of this, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are SO BLESSED!    Take care!


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