|Heart attack envelope|
|Hearts taped to our door|
We saw a robin this week. Does that mean spring is coming? Not when people still have their Christmas decorations up. Actually, we really had a big snowstorm on Saturday.
|Does a robin mean spring?|
|Merry Christmas anyway|
We had our regular district meeting on Wednesday. There will be a few changes for next week (Elder King will be going home and Sister Arnold has been here for a long time). District pictures were in order which meant lining cameras up with a delay and running to get into the picture. At one time there were 5-6 cameras taking pictures at the same time. Needless to say, some pictures were skewed.
|Sister Arnold setting up cameras|
|Our district: |
Back row:Sisters Arnold, Sister Jungert; Us; Elder Stubbs
Front row: Elder Anderson, Elder Kwok, and Elder King (almost gone)
Thursday we hit our half-way mark on our mission. It makes us wonder what we will face during the next nine months. We were asked to help in the Family History center since Mary had a doctor's appointment. Fortunately Joan was there and knew what she was doing. We were told about a community choir that would be practicing at 8:15 PM on Thursday. Since we were invited by the Campbellford Holts we decided to try it. We showed up early, but the choir was already practicing and the Holts weren't there. We found out later that the church choir practices until 8:15 when they are joined by members of the community. The Holts didn't get there until after we left - maybe next week.
The weather was looking good on Friday so we decided to take a little walk (that turned out being a hike). We returned to Ferris Provincial Park and took some new trails. We saw two of the main features of the park - Ranney Falls (not much water) and the suspension bridge.
|Sister Wheeler on the bridge|
|Ice falls along the river|
|On the boardwalk|
On Friday evening we went to the church to decorate for the branch Valentines dinner. This is an activity where the men cook for the women in the branch. The party was on Saturday night. The dinner was good with salad, roast beef, baked potatoes, vegetables, rolls (including gluten-free buns), and the typical dessert: vanilla ice cream with jello and fruit cocktail (all in the same bowl, of course).
|Pres Holt and Gordon carving the beef|
|The party decorations |
They needed a high priest to hang the things from the ceiling
|Timma, Debbie, and Tim Holt|
|I didn't know they meant a "tape recorder"|
|No, this is not a harmonica - it's a mouth organ!|
As you can tell (by Elder Wheeler's humor), it's been a slow week in Trent Hills, but we keep on going.