This is my disclaimer. Brittany, very emotionally, told me that I should not do seperate posts for our spiritual experiences. Dad had thought the same, so our spiritual experiences will be mixed into the blog just like they are mixed into our lives. So...
We hosted our family home evening that night. The theme was missionary work and testifying of Christ. It was pretty much a continuation of Stake Conference ... It was powerful and the spirit was there to testify. Everyone felt it, it was wonderful.
On Tuesday I worked getting the yard ready for Fleaology with Tyla, another beehive I bought at the Young Women's camp fundraiser. She's quite the little worker. She's the daughter of Emily who comes in to help Cheryl shower.
Dad came home early and mowed the lawns, then we spent a quiet evening reading.
On Wednesday I was off early, junking my way to meet up with Dad in SLC to head up to Tanner's 12 birthday celebration in Layton at my niece Megan's house
Then we headed to the Salt Lake Temple to see Krista and Josh sealed for all eternity. Here are her brothers, Austen is serving his mission in Washington
(Note the cooler behind them? It was holding flowers, Jeff had loaned it for that purpose. It disappeared. Someone reported it as suspicious. Church security cut into it so as not to detonate anything ... Hahaha I wonder if it was my brother Clark. He works on church security at the several blocks they call the temple campus, that's his church mission! Jo works her mission as a hostess, for which she is supremely suited!! )
The receiving line.
Brilliant Barb built a beautiful cake.
Here is Spencer with Brittney's family.
We are so proud of our 7th child/in-law to graduate!! Brttney gets her master's in two weeks!!
Barb and Randy came too as we planned to ...
On Saturday we went to recycle metals ; our ongoing charity, donating to the temple patron fund to help people travel to a temple if they don't have one near. We got $17!!
Then we got the floor sander, etc at Home Depot (Dad's Mother's Day and birthday gift to me).
When we got home we found these Idaho beauties. Britt is hosting a bohemian tea for her bunko group. Guess who has the goodies for such a thing?!Having cancelled Fleaology we had a few visitors on and off all day, including Geraldine of the like named north county antique store. This is their Lehi house, we showed them ours so they will show us theirs, sometime.
We got the parlor cleared and wanted to save pics of the historic floor. The outside was false grains with two or three coats of paint then a hard lacquer.
And the never finished center.
Sanding stated out well. About two seconds later the sanding belt was gummed up with the paint and varnish. We waited for the belts to cool then cracked off as much as we could. It was a mess and 6 hours of hard work, including me using paint stripper and our hand belt sander and did not even come close to finishing it.
Can you guess what I'm doing tomorrow? We fell into our chairs exhausted about 7:00, barely able to move ...
But we were up bright and early to hear Trevor speak on Mothers at church in his ward. He gave a lovely tribute to the mother's and grandmothers in his life.
I got a great picture of men in Bow Ties!!
After church I made biscuits and gravy because Eva told me that's what they'd made for Nell's breakfast in bed, and it sounded yummy! Then naps ... And ...
Thanks everyone for a lovely Mother's Day and especially for that rousing rendition of our family song. I laughed hardily at Davin's joke that it always takes so long to spell his name at the DMV. "Oh P that's the way to begin E everybody can win, R, we are berserk, K it's oK to really work ..." Thanks all, I love you and on this Mother's Day I'd like to say I am so grateful for the responsible, kind, caring, funny and hard working good citizens you have all become!! No matter what you say, you are all a credit to me and your Dad!