Wednesday, March 4, 2009

At the Draper Temple

So, Ben, Melanie and Mike went out to see the Draper Temple Open House. As we were getting on the bus, we saw Joan Connolly get off the bus. We said Hello, spoke a bit, Joan asked if we were with Kate and Eric. "Nope, haven't seen 'em." Then, as we were walking through the temple, Eric grabbed Mike's shoulder, and there they were, both Kate and Eric. It is a beautiful temple, very nice, beautifully designed and decorated, and a smaller scale than others. Though the weather was good for us, much of the Open House period was during the cold season, so almost every step from getting off the bus to getting back on, was either in the temple, or the neighboring stake house, or covered temporary walkways, with lights and heat capacity. Here we are after the tour, in front of the neighboring Stake House with a connecting walkway. We celebrated after with a burger at Five Guys Burgers and Fries (As a burger guy, I can say, these are good burgers and fries Ben got back home to finish an assignment in time!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sarah and her roommates

Here are Sarah and her roommates. Her companion is Sister Lau, to her right. She is from Nebraska, and has been a great companion. Sarah says she likes the Marshmallow Mateys and the Minestrone Soup at the MTC cafeteria. After three weeks at the Provo MTC, she is off to the Lima Peru MTC on March 4th. Bon Voyage, Sarah!

Sarah finds a friend at the MTC

At the MTC, Sarah found a friend from the Parleys Third Ward, Sister Marie Livingston, who is headed to Thailand. Sarah said it was fun to see a friend from the old ward!

Mike, Melanie and Ben Say Goodbye to Sarah

Here are Mike and Melanie, saying goodbye to our sweet daughter Sarah at the MTC on February 11. Thanks to Ben for taking the picture! Her enthusiasm for the great opportunity helped soften the sting of her anticipated absence. Mike and I know she is doing a good thing, and is in good hands. Her letters have been delightful!