Monday, May 28, 2012

Kickball in Lyndhurst

 This spring, we burned off the field behind our house and have been mowing it ever since.  It's quite a lot more to mow, but the tall grass and endless Locust trees are now gone.  It's also a great ball field.  Tonight was our first official use of the field.
 Bishop and Christian are our home teachers and the plan was for us to get together for a game as their home teaching visit.  They invited the Roes, Jensens and Templeton/Haffners over.  I actually didn't play but held Brock so Clare could play.  Here's Andrew sliding into second and he wasn't safe!
 Amy makes the greatest faces.  She was a lot of fun to watch.  The game was the adults against the kids.  The little ones got to have a "free pass" and couldn't make outs.
 I believe the adults were the winners tonight.  Here they are waiting their turn to kick.
Another Amy face.  It was a lot of fun to watch.  I would have liked to play, but this gave me the chance to take some pictures. 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

A New Bishopric

A good day at church today as we sustained a new bishopric.  Bishop Rekow was a wonderful leader for our ward.  He is good and kind and most caring.  His heart is bigger than most people I know.  He sincerely loves the people of our Gresham ward.  I know because I've felt his love for me.

Today he was released and his son-in-law, Newell Haffner was called.  Newell is very different from Bishop Rekow.  That's not a bad thing.  He sees things very black and white but I know he has a great capacity to love.  Just last week I heard him bear his testimony of his great love for the young men of our ward.  I've seen it in action as well.  He one of the good guys.

Will I miss having Bishop Rekow at the helm?  I think I might as he's such a kind, wonderful man.  Do I look forward to seeing the direction Bishop Haffner takes our ward.  Absolutely!  John Rickert and Aaron High will stand by his side as his counselors.  Yes, it was a good day to be at church and raise my hand to sustain these men.