Sunday, June 29, 2014

"Our Story Goes On"

Sunday- June 29-2014
We went to the Pageants program called, "Our Story Goes On."  This was on the outside stage that the Pageants program is on.  WOW!! What a great program.  The main characters that put this program on are professional and are paid. Here are some pictures.
                                            This man is welcoming us to "Our Story Goes On"

 These two are telling the story from the books they are holding.  It is about two people and the wife is going to have a baby.  The couple's picture is below.
They are so proud to have this special child that the women is carrying.

 They are singing a beautiful song together but I can't remember what it was about but they are excited to start a family.
                                         The couple are singing and she starts in Labor!!
                               Pains are getting worse, we better be getting to the Hospital!!
Driving to the Hospital and nervous how things are changing in their lives.  They will  be having a special child that has left Heavenly Father and he expects us to care for this child and raise her to return to him someday, what a responsibility of a parent.
 There are about three different stories that are going on in this program.  Everyone is reading stories from books.
                                    They are singing about this life of the child that was just born.
                                                    And how special this little girl is!!
 This child is lent to us and we as parents  must teach her about Heavenly Father and we need to be good parents so this child will grow up and love our Father in Heavenly as she loves her parents.  They are so happy to have this little baby girl in their home.

Here is the mother with her daughter as they sing together of the granddaughter and how special the child is and how much love a child brings into a home.

Here are some other stories in books that life is a complete circle.
 To the left is Heber C. Kimball is being a Rooster, cock-a-doodle do. I can't remember what the story was about the rooster, I just have the picture.

A father and his son right is another story.

To the right the son goes on in life and then he meets a girl and falls in love.

                                    Here is another parent and their daughter below singing a song.
This is the story of a young women and she grows up in life and she is going to meet the boy who she should marry.
 This girl and boy are singing how they fell in love with each other which is the story of the first man and lady that had a baby girl.
                                      Here is the baby girl and the boy she falls in love with.
Here they are going to get married and life goes on! They are so Happy !!!

                              Here is the mother, daughter, and grandmother singing.
Below are some more daughters and mothers singing as life changes.

 Here is another story that goes on from this young girl left and a boy to the right.  Learning to love each other.

This is how life goes the children fall in love and then they have children and grandparents dye and then the mother and father become grandparents and children have their own children and life goes on.

                                         FAMILIES CAN BE TOGETHER FOREVER!!!!
                This was so awesome with the Nauvoo Temple in the back ground all lit up.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Wind & Rainy Day-June 22-14

Sunday- June 22,2014
It has been a wonderful Sabbath day but this morning we had the wind and the rain so hard it looked like you just dumped a bucket of water out and it puddles everywhere.  It is the fastest rain I have ever seen.
While we were in our meetings it blew down the tree across the street at the Seventies Hall.  Last year the lightening hit it and the first half fell and now the rest of the tree fell down.  Their is only the stump left.  It fell across the road and no one could drive down Parley Street but the missionaries cleaned it off the road at least.

 On Monday they'll clean up all the trees that were blown over.  Their must of been at least 3 or 4 trees and a lot of branches everywhere.  Here are the pictures of the trees.  These trees are hollow and rotten in the middle so they fall down very easy.


Here are some branches that need to be cleaned
up.  Across the road from this spot was in the back yard of Brigham Young's Home was a large branch that came down. The picture below is facing the shed that is behind Brigham Young's Home. It is amazing how the branches just snap and they are on the ground. Below is the same branch but looking the opposite way.  It is on the road and we have to drive around the tree.                                          
The tree below is just around the corner of the one above.

                                                                                                                                                                                          You can see that the middle of the tree is hollow and rotten.

The picture left is the bottom part and the right is the top of the tree.                                                                                                                 We did have another tree that fell over and landed on the back of an old home but I didn't get a picture of it.  The FM people were really busy cleaning up the trees, what a mess!!!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

On the road again!!

Thursday- June 12,2014
 Today is our prep day again, it seems they come around often.  We went with the Scott's again on a trip but this time we traveled to Bishop Hill, Illinois.
We went first to this really neat Museum, called Bishop Hill Museum. Here is Elder Harris by the sign.

Sister Harris standing by the flowers at the entrance into the Bishop Hill Museum.
This is a Swedish tourist town remembering some Swedish immigrants who lived in a commune for about ten years.

Swedish people cutting and bundling wheat.   Picture to the right, the women are pulling a heavy weight to the top and then they let go and it falls and hits the post down which is under the bridge.

 The farmers are hauling hay.    Picture to the right is a picture of their homes lined up.

 Sister Scott and Sister Harris showing Bishop Hill Colony Dairying: Old Ways in the New Land.

The Colony Dairy Maids carried on the Swedish tradition of making butter, cheese, and whey cheese.

Here are the cows names on the sign at the right. I thought the cows names were pretty funny!!

Left picture is plowing and planting wheat.  Right picture is planting corn, everyone works together.
These next people are Swedish man and women.

This is a very large picture of Bishop Hill
 These two pictures are zoomed up close of the picture above.

What a picture!!!