Friday, January 29, 2016
Sunday, January 24, 2016
|Linda stands in a vine tunnel at Hampton Court on a mild winter day.|
|Solon in a crocheted blanket Grandma Linda made|
12 Preparation Day: Sky Garden, talk to Suzy recovering from knee replacement, Hangout Dan and crew, FT Mia and Hazel.
13 Skype Mother and Daddy and Louise
14 Piano Students Anna and Luigi
15 Cardalls depart! Pat put together book with letters from all the sisters and seniors and pictures of their two years.
The Lorax Musical at Old Vic Theatre, Southbank
|Linda stands in the Old Vic Theater waiting for the Lorax to begin|
|The Old Vic Theater|
|Do It Yourself shop with a great motto on the way to JPaul and Alessandra's|
18 Talk to Matthew and Stacie and Solon! His eyes were open the whole 30 minutes!
19 Hulets arrive! make Welcome bunting (banner), buy lots of groceries and walk home in the rain, FT Jess and Cedar.
20 Worldwide missionary training broadcast 75,000 missionaries, awesome! Watched on shift with Pat’s ipad. Elder Hulet and Pres Anatsui give Pat blessing
|Missionaries near the Hyde Park Chapel watch the broadcast downstairs|
|Senior couples were thrilled to watch the missionary broadcast|
22 Natural History Museum “Other World’s Exhibit”, 3 to 9 p.m. shift, met Rae from Taiwan doing RCA Illustration, help on way home.
|Otherworlds at the Natural History Museum|
|Breakfast after Saturday morning training|
|with Hayley Zilles|
|with April Chen|
Today in Relief Society we discussed the talk by President Uchtdorf, “It Works Wonderfully.” It is such a great talk! He suggests two things to help the church work wonderfully in our lives, one was to simplify and the other to start where we are. We had a great example of “simplify" by our Relief Society teacher. She was tall and wanted to use a stand to keep her notes up where she could read them and keep her hands free. There was not a podium in the room or a music stand to be found. She gathered some hymnbooks and lesson manuals from a nearby cabinet and made a stack about two feet high to rest her papers on. She was able to see them and gave a beautiful, inspiring lesson:)!
|Original sized Mini. The new ones are much larger.|
|Linda is dwarfed by the roof beams at the Sky Garden|
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
|Our last picture as a Visitors' Center staff before the Cardalls complete their service.|
|Spike to be baptized by Wei Wei who was baptized 4 weeks ago by Patrick who was baptized 3 weeks before that.|
|A "real" Mini is parked on Elvaston|
|After 6 months, Elvaston is really feeling like home|
|View from the Sky Garden|
|Elder Neeley attended a counter terrorism education seminar at the Natural History Museum for the community security zone.|
Friday, January 1, 2016
We appreciate the thoughtful gifts from our family, we love your cards and notes and emails and everything! We have a new Richardson calendar thanks to Louise and homemade canned beets and salsa from Jess and lots of other lovely things. We are so grateful for each of you! We love you more than words can say! Families are forever!