Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


We have a family home evening and invite the young missionaries the night before transfers. Sister Beckstrand and Hills are getting a third companion, Sister Finley, and Elder Bishop is getting a new companion, Elder Hickman. Elder Nebeker is being transferred to Mississippi.
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Elder Nebeker



Elder Nebeker is a cheery smiling Elder.  We are going to miss him because he is being transferred. What a character.  We will always have fond memories of him. He is leaving his great trainer, Elder Bishop.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Caroling

Caroling was so much fun on Christmas Eve. for all of us Senior Missionaries.   It is a rarity here as near as we can tell by the response.  One lady said that she had never had carolers in her life and her five year old daughter was so excited that she couldn't stop talking about it.  Several sang with us.  One fellow shook all our hands. One little boy clapped his hands with the singing and was total smiles from head to toe. One came out and took videos of us singing, Two came out and hugged us all. One invited us to come and visit her and offered us cookies. One (our neighbor, Scott) left a note on our door and thanked us and told us that all of his family are 1000 miles away and it made his day and  because of the bread we gave him, he didn't have to make a trip to the store on Christmas Eve or day.  They all loved getting a loaf of homemade bread.  We only went to one family we  know (Ann) and the rest are our neighbors in the apartment complex but we did not know their names. They know who we are from our tags. I think we have brought some joy and made some friends by doing this.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Zone Conference in Gulfport. Here is a game that is fun for a group. Guests sit in a circle. The plastic tub was filled with gifts the guests brought which were wrapped in newspaper. You had to roll two dice and if you got doubles you went to the center, put on big work gloves and tried to open a present before the next person tapped you. There were two sets of die so you tap the person who has been the longest and they have to leave and give you the gloves. Fast and fun and so messy and funny. All kinds of gifts from a toilet seat to candy and hand sanitizer. All $5.00 or under.
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Hmmm. Did it snow in Waveland Mississippi? Here they have really big snowflakes on the huge oak trees. That will be really awesome at night.
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After Zone Conference, we drove home by way of the Gulf of Mexico so Elder Nebeker and Bishop could see it. It was Elder Nebeker's first time to see it.
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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

If you want a lift

If you want a lift, click on the U tube on the right called "They gave up their Christmas."  It is so touching. what a great reminder of what Christmas is about.

Sunday, December 12, 2010



Everyone had a great time at this party, good friends, good food, beautiful decorations, special program and Santa himself!
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Christmas Party

Saturday, December 4, 2010

A gorgeous Saturday in Slidell Louisiana. We had to take advantage of it. It won't be so warm tomorrow. We feel like we are having a winter vacation in Hawaii.
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Friday, December 3, 2010