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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Fun with the Bradley Family

A little summer fun with the Bradley family. It was the best--we loved taking pictures of the kids. Oh man, they all were such a mess after the ice cream cones, but it was definately fun. We went to Virginia Beach and then to colonial Williamsburg http://www.history.org/ for information about this place), where people dress up in Colonial dress and talk to you about the history of Williamsburg...for like 40 bucks a person. So, we just did the fun free things, walking together, trying free samples in the Peanut Shoppe, looking at old-style English looking gardens and carriages and stocks. I love ya guys! It's so fun to have family here.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Summer Fun

Everything grows so incredibly fast here...Cai, the grass, the weeds, a few flowers (our Morning Glory's finally opened up!)
With everything warming up here, Cai decided to go and get a black eye, o boy, o boy. We're loving this crazy weather, warm then not so warm, then really hot and humid and then not so hot and humid. The adventures of our first Franklin summer await us...

Monday, June 1, 2009

Baby Chicks

Last Saturday, Cai and I had so so fun! (He's just super tired and sicky with summer cold in this picture)...We hung out with our friends, rode bikes, at breakfast and lunch, played games like Hide 'n Seek, and watched Bolt. Also, we took our baby Guinea's ...the boys loved them!

and the chicks?

(are still alive!)

Gyoza Bash

A lot of time,

was enjoyed,

with Cai as I taught him how

to prepare Gyoza. (He couldn't resist the green onion... and I didn't try to stop him:-)

I love you Buddy! Thanks for helping me! On the 28th, we did an awesome Enrichment Activity with my Relief Society, with a fabulous lesson given by my friend, about Balancing our Lives, 1984 Elder Ballard.

What is Relief Society?

The main organization for women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, founded in 1842. Today it is among the largest and oldest women’s organizations in the world with a membership of nearly 4 million.
I love being a member of the largest and oldest women's organization in the world. We are a powerful source for good, we are here to bless, strengthen families and homes.
Visitors--friends and neighbors are always invited to join in with us!

Memoriable Weekend

The High Altar in the National Cathedral

The stained glass in the center is 6 feet tall. There were three of these windows, symbolizing The Creation, The Judgement and I can't remember the other.

The architecture was amazing, the Bishop's Garden was even more enjoyable because the roses were in full bloom.

We had just come from the Washington D.C. Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, where a husband and a wife are bound in marriage for Eternity, not just this life. I'm so grateful to God for the light, love and joy that comes in serving Him there. No other place like it on Earth. Well, okay, there are there are 129 Temples in operation, 9 temples under construction, and an additional 8 temples announced for construction in the near future. These figures give a grand total of 146 Temples that will be or are in operation in the near future. Feel free to visit a Visitor's Center or an Open House~you'll feel the Spirit of God.

The Hauley's Visit

We had fun-- talked, ate good food, went strawberry picking, ate some more good food and Strawberry Short-Cake made by Jarad.

and then watched "Bedtime Stories." It's always great to have good friends come visit!