Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas in Florida

Here we are on December 21 in sunny Florida at 86 degrees. The sun is shinning, the grass is green, the beautiful palm trees sway, there's never been such a day, in Florida USA! But I'm longing to be up North and dreaming of a White Christmas, of course!

The Senior Couples progressive dinner party! The couple sitting by Elder Dalling is the oldest couple in the mission. He is almost 80 years old which tells you it is never too late!

Sister Dalling, Sister Smith and Sister Hale making little bags with candy and Subway gifts cards in them! Thanks to Tom and Pam every missionary got one!

Elder Barber, an AP, helping to hang snowflakes from the lights in the gym. We were decorating for the Christmas Zone Conference! Elder Barber does shotput at BYU!

Sister Dalling putting the finishing touches on the tables the night before!

There were about 20 tables ready for the missionaries. With the lights down, it looked beautiful!

The tables - Looked prettier in person!

President Acevedo from the Mission Presidency and Elders Young and Barber

This is Elder Bychinski from Canada. He is 7'2" tall and is being recruited by every basketball team in the US. The President is always telling some recruiter that he can't be recruited yet and no they cannot visit him! The sister standing by him is about my height! And yes! He is holding up an Idaho Potato! Everyone loved those Idaho Potatoes!

Missionaries holding up their little gift bags!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Our Christmas Tree!

Our Christmas Tree with our grand children's pictures on the stars. It look so very pretty!

Brad by the tree. He is really excited about Christmas and buying a tree!

Susan by the tree. She is happy Brad would let her buy the tree!

Susan by the beautiful Poinsettia President and Sister Hale gave the Dallings!

The lights we put up outside our patio and two windows!

We went on a 3 hour cruise!!!! We went the day after Thanksgiving and a new senior couple, the Blacks went with us.

Just before we got on the cruise. The cruise was off the coast of Ft. Lauderdale!

This is one of the many little channels that go from the ocean through the cities in southern Florida. The millionaires build homes on these channels and have very expensive boats sitting out front. The homes sell for up to 20 million. That was mostly because of the property not the homes, although the homes were very nice!

A Home!

Another home!

Coming into dock.

A Big boat sitting in front of a beautiful home!