|Elder and Sister Duke (not new)|
|Elder Lyon (DL) and Elder Kimball|
|Sister Hinckle (Hinckleville, VA) and Sister Meyers|
|Laerte with his member friends Tony, Katie, and Euli|
|Mini-CTM for the youth of the ward|
We'll break up our walks along the Jordan River. We like to pick a different section each day. On Monday we walked along a section just south of our new house. This section has a lot of nice parks next to a business park.
|One of several nice buildings in the business park|
|A fishing pond along the trail|
|The central section of a roundabout|
|Elder and Sister Lawrence|
|Elder and Sister DeHaan|
|A Hex house close to the trailhead|
|Sometimes Sister Wheeler takes things for Granite|
|We always welcome the Canadian Geese|
|Caiu with his uncle Val and cousins Ethan and Melany|
Our Thursday walk was a blustery day, but that brought beautiful clouds and a view of the Draper Temple.
A while back I bought a book about catapults and trebuchets that came with a kit for building your own catapult. I read the book, but haven't had time to put the kit together. One day we were talking to Sister Dishman (we live in their basement) while 11-year-old Jacob was watching. I decided to ask him for a favor - put the catapult together for me. He was so excited that he hurried and did all his chores so he could start on it. It didn't take very long, but it didn't throw the clay balls very far so I asked him to work to improve it and I would show him some physics on projectile motion to maximize the distance. Before I knew it he had figured out the secret of releasing the clay ball at a 45 degree angle. Before long he returned after solving the problem of increasing the tension in the ropes and modifying the firing lever. I was impressed. I told him he could keep the catapult for himself.
|What do you see in the clouds?|
|Draper Temple framed by mountains|
|Jacob showing his sister Grace and brother Beck how to fire the catapult|
|Female bonding time|
|RMs from Bahia, Brazil and Porto, Portugal|
|Val and Joel - ward missionaries|
|Brother and Sister Celestino, the bishop' parents|
It has been a busy, but good week, after all - That's what we do!