Sunday, March 29, 2015
So....this is what we have to contend with at District meetings with the Elders. Believe me, you can tell they are between the ages of 18 and 21! I fall for their "joke" every time. They come up to me and say "Guess what?" So I say "what?" Then they said "Chicken Butt." They think that is very funny for some reason. And of course, I fall for it every single time!
Elder Runolfson in his vintage '60's rust suit, with his pineapple tie. Thank you Goodwill!
Elder Tanner balancing a bird on his nose at a member's home before dinner. The Elders are big on service, that's why the t-shirt instead of a suit!
Friday, March 27, 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Once in a while on our preparation day (Monday), we enjoy exploring other little cities. Last Monday we went northwest to Shawnee to find a cute city that even has a mall! But best of all, we shopped at a brand new Hobby Lobby and found a Chick-fil-A, so of course, we just had to eat there! That restaurant has some serious customers. While we were eating, cars were constantly going through their 2-lane drive thru in a steady stream! The restaurant is new also and gave us a Mesa reminder.
Eat your heart out folks! Yes, that's correct! One pound of butter for $1.89 at Aldi's, the new market in Ada. We shop there for value, but if we want any of our favorite name brands, it's the Apple Market or Walmart.
Our niece, Annie, was on Wheel of Fortune last Thursday evening, so we asked our TV friends if we could watch the show at their house. It was great fun to see Annie on TV, she won some respectable money on the show!
The blossoms are beginning to bloom out, the grasses are turning green, and the skies are blue, except for the thunder and lightning storms we saw last night! The weather is mild and beautiful!
Hyacinths that are blooming by our back porch.
Brittney was baptized Saturday. She is excited to be a member of the Church and loves to learn. Her mother is taking the missionary lessons and has a baptism date set also.
Monday, March 23, 2015
We're becoming pals with many of the member's dogs, like Rudy. As long as there are only one or two dogs in the home, we are good. But when we get to meet more than two in a home, then it gets a little crowded and we don't feel quite so friendly toward them. People in Oklahoma love their animals! As long as the cats keep to themselves, then Elder Lemmert is happy.
|Angel joined the Church in the summer of 2014.|
We invited her and her adorable daughter over
to dinner last week. Wish we had some of our
kiddie toys from home, but Play Doh, coloring,
and I-Pads seemed to keep the little one busy.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Every Thursday, Hugh, the owner of the Boot and Saddle Store, serves a community lunch. We sometimes attend and hang out with the locals. Last Thursday we ate a feast of fried catfish, cornbread, potatoes, beans, salad, cake and brownies. It's always fun and we are fed well! But we enjoy getting know people in the community. You can believe that on catfish day, the back room where we eat lunch, is packed!
|Caroline, Hugh's sister, is always there to help, serve, greet, and smile.|
|Hugh is in the blue shirt, very friendly and loves to cook for the people.|
|These are the Seminole missionaries who found these shirts at Wal-Mart earlier in the day and wore them to the activity (STM). We have had a few occasions to inter mingle with them and they are fun!|
|Beautiful snow that we experienced four days during the month. It was fine and not the best snowman material. Everything closes down here when it snows.|
|A selfie in the snow! We began walking but it was so slippery that we got in the car and drove around. There is usually ice under the snow here.|
|Our Valentines Day selfie! We were so busy that we finally bought ice cream at 9 pm and that was our Valentines Day!|
Sister Lemmert, Elders Swenson, Tanner, Garner and Owen
Sisters Drinkall and Moore
|Zavior and Elder Tanner on baptism day!|