Thursday, October 31, 2013


We got to talk to Brian and Tawni today. Our grandson Bowman was wearing a shirt that said "Big Brother" on it. #13, we are so excite for another grandchild. Saige got excited to show us her batgirl costume. Thank goodness for Vonage video where we can video chat for free.


Andrea gets so excited when we come to visit her in the hospital. She has been here for five days and ready to go home. She ended up having a c-section. I was glad I could help her with advice. All my babies were born by c-sections and I lived to tell about it.
 Her baby was over 9 lbs 4 oz.
 Sister came with me to visit. They are getting transfered and wanted to say good bye.
Family photo

Monday, October 28, 2013


We met with the other zone for a combined Halloween Zone P-day activity. It started with watching an approved movie of course. It was good to have some good clean relaxing fun. Sister's dressed up as future mothers, cowgirls, and other costumes. This foursome of Elders dressed up in honor of the Union Jack.

Next was the carving of pumpkins. Some missionaries had never carved pumpkins before so it was a great experience for them.
Marking out where to cut the pumpkin
Then you have to scope out all the seeds. Elder Vickery then put the seed in the microwave and roasted them. They were really good with salt on them.
Elder Juran's first pumpkin carving. He really had fun.

Elder Kiss 

Saturday, October 26, 2013


A little-known gem, Gainsborough Old Hall is one of the biggest and best-preserved medieval manor houses in England. It is part timber-framed but mostly brick-built. It was built in the latter part of the 15th century with Elizabethan additions, and has an impressive kitchen with an enormous fireplace, a noble great hall, and an imposing lodgings tower. It was a rewarding addition to your day out in Lincolnshire. It was our fourth and final stop for the day.
Elder Allen feels like a king. In fact famous visitors to the Old Hall include Richard III, Henry VIII, John Wesley, the Pilgrim Fathers and Elder Allen.

You can just image the history of this place and the many people who have had their meals here.

Elder Allen found a wild pig. The hunter always finds his game.
Yes, they are all died and stuffed.
Sister Wilson is cooking up something good.
Yummy pies and cakes.
How may I serve you?
This is the toilets they had back in the day. They would clean them out every 50 years. I would not want that job. They would also hang their clothes over the toilets to kill the bugs. Can you image the smell?
A view from the top of the Hall just outside the bedroom of Henry the VIII. When he got too heavy he could not fit in the narrow stairways and look over the city.

The White Rose of York (also called the Rose alba or rose argent), a white heraldic rose, is the symbol of the House of York and has since been adopted as a symbol of Yorkshire as a whole.You see the rose all over Yorkshire like in the ceiling.


The Lincoln Cathedral Centre is a cathedral located in Lincoln not far from the Bishops Medieval Place. Building commenced in 1088 and continued in several phases throughout the medieval period. We came to see Lincoln Medieval Bishops Palace and it was a bonus for us to get to go see this cathedral as well.
Gone medieval by browsing this historic market stalls selling a variety of goods and gifts for Christmas amid the grand surroundings of Lincoln Medieval Bishops' Palace! With all the people going to the medieval market the parking was terrible. We somehow lost the Gibb's and they enjoyed a lunch alone downtown. They said it was lovely.
Elder Allen found a new kind of trailer of some sort, to take hunting.
Masses of people selling their goods inside the cathedral
 Inside the catherdral is the organ.
 There was a children's choir singing folk songs. The echo of voices was amazing.
 This is where they preach every Sunday.
 Sister Wilson from a friend. He was just vegging.
 I found the artwork interesting on the sides of the cathedral. Not really sure what it is.
 We found a street for Elder Allen's dad.


The next place we traveled to was Lincoln Medieval Bishops' Palace. Standing almost in the shadow of Lincoln cathedral, with sweeping views over the ancient city and the countryside beyond, the medieval bishops’ palace was once among the most important buildings in the country.

Standing almost in the shadow of Lincoln cathedral, with sweeping views over the ancient city and the countryside beyond, the medieval bishops’ palace was once among the most important buildings in the country. Begun in the late 12th century it was designed to flaunt the importance and wealth of the all-powerful bishops.

Underground was this large room. Many of the sites have recording you can listen to that tell about the sites. Sister Wilson and Elder Allen are holding the recorder up to their ears.
Records show that in 1329 Bishop Burghesh acquired land alongside the Palace to build a garden. These new gardens as plans for the gardens have been lost. The give a good idea what it might have been like.