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!