Thursday, December 24, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas Zone Conference and Family 2009

What more beautiful expression of what Christmas is than a new little baby. This is Jory and Ana's little William Bradley! Is he cute or what!!!!!!!!!!!

Not only does Jory have a cute little baby but beautiful wife too!

Jory, Ana and William in their home!

President and Sister Hale with Sister Dalling with Brother Brad Wilcox who spoke at our Christmas Zone Conference!

Senior Couples at the Christmas Zone Conference!
More Senior couple pictures!

Just before the Missionaries came into the dinner!

With the lights gym lights on!

Elder Dalling, Elder Cronin and Sister Dalling at the "Finishers Fireside." Elder Cronin was a special missionary to Elder Dalling!
Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We love you all!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Party at Elder and Sister Dalling's

Florida Ft. Lauderdale Mission 2009
Merry Christmas! It was a beautiful 77 degrees that day. We will truly miss this weather - at least this time of year!
Elder Dalling waiting at the swimming pool!

Table set and ready for the last Senior party that Elder Dalling and I will have in our apartment. Claudia made us a beautiful table cloth and the table looked lovely!

Elder Dalling and Elder Hogge!
All around the table after dinner with the water jug included. We buy our drinking water and forgot and left it on the table - Oh well!

Just before we sat down to eat!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

December in Florida 2009

Well, Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas! We went to the beach one day and took some fun pictures, but many of them were too bright with the sun coming off the ocean. It was 85 degrees and rather warm, but we had a fun time!
These are some pictures of a house by our church. It is a corner lot and dispels any rumors that they do not decorate in Florida! You don't seem many, but this one was truly a masterpiece!


Two Missionaries on Preparation Day!

President and Sister Hale with Brother and Sister Shawn Bradley. Sister Bradley was a Missionary in Ft. Lauderdale a few years back and she talked to the Sisters at Sister's Conference in November and then they both talked at a special 4 Stake Fireside. If you didn't know, Shawn is 7'6" tall and his wife is about my height. He played for Dallas and Philadelphia. He was also in the movie "Singles Ward" and "Space Jam." He is retired now and they have 5 children.

Elder and Sister Black went with us to the ocean and we stopped at Jaxson's Ice Cream! It is a famous ice cream store on the beach. Sister Black went to Olympus High School when I did a few years ago!

Elder Dalling talking to some people about the Church at our Thanksgiving Dinner at the Broquetts. They are investigators and from Columbia. There were 15 people there and they all speak Spanish expect us and a Jewish lady so everyone spoke mostly English for us. Elder Dalling answered all kinds of questions about the Church. We had decided not to bring it up unless they ask and they did!

Two Spanish Amigos at Thanksgiving Dinner!

Our Host, Julio, and Elder Dalling!
These are pictures at our Church. It is right on the ocean inlet in Miami Beach. The Church just paid a lot of money to have this new retaining wall and fence put on the water front. It looks really nice.

Elder Dalling in front of the Church. It is built of Coral.

This was taken from another direction from the front of the Church.

This one is right along side the Church.
Once last picture. It takes us about an hour to get there and we cross 7 bridges. Two of the bridges are draw bridges. It is really very beautiful. We go through a very poor area, Little Hattie, and then a very wealthy area by South Beach. The ocean is about 2 or 3 blocks away.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

November 2009

Happy Halloween and Happy November! This is my kitchen window by the sink! I love to decorate and am going to have a hard time leaving the decorations behind - maybe I won't!?!

We went to the ocean last Monday to take some pictures for Christmas cards! It was a beautiful but, as usual, hot day! We had a great time!

Here is some Fridge Art from Emma and Teagen! Great work! Also, a picture of handsome Kyler by the Rexburg Temple!

More Fridge Art by Jarod and Eric! What talented children and grandchildren we have! We love getting the art and the letters from our family!
Speaking of Halloween - a spider we saw as we walked along the path to the beach. These spiders were all over and they say were poisonous but not aggressive! That made me feel better as I walked by them and under them!
We had a Halloween Party with the Senior Missionaries. As you can see, we were one of the only ones not dressed up. Elder Dalling said we went as Senior Missionaries! We had a lot of fun as shown below with the other couples!
Elder and Sister Holdstock!

Elder and Sister Welch!

Elder and Sister Black !
Elder and Sister Hogge!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

October 11, 2009 - HAPPY 46TH ANNIVERSARY

Has it really been that long? It seems like only yesterday!

Elder Dalling by his favorite Palm!

I know I have taken this picture before but it is so different every time I take it.
It is just outside of our patio.

Sister Dalling by Elder Dalling's favorite Palm.

Another reflective picture outside our patio.

Elder Dalling studying!

Elder Dalling by his second favorite palm.

Beautiful foliage by our apartment.

A tree right outside of our apartment. It produces these yellow like blossoms and they fall to the ground and make a mess and then it produces these beautiful seed pods. They are very pretty while they are in bloom but then they fall and make a mess again. It is the sidewalk that gets the messiest - hard to walk on or around when they are falling all around.

This is what the seed pods look like when they fall. They are clustered together on the tree so they look like individual bouquets of flowers.

This was taken after the Women's Conference with all the Sister Missionaries in our Zone.