I have been having problems with my computer for a while, but it totally crashed last night. All my pictures are on my computer, so this time we will be picture less, sorry. I would much rather tell our story with pictures, but that's the way the cookie crumbles. A lesson I learned a long time ago was that "you have to roll with the punches".
This week I felt pretty good and made our Christmas plates to give out. Yummy treats like mint chocolate chip cookies, caramels, mints, divinity and Rolo/pretzels were on them. Elder McOmber is delivering the last of them today. All senior couples are checking apartments for cleanliness. We have 22 apartments in the Whittier and Whittier West zones. Elder McOmber was too busy to do it when I was feeling good, so he has to do it on his own today. He loves giving the Elders and Sisters a hard time about keep their areas clean and neat. It is easier to have the spirit with you when you are organized and clean. He gives them a plate of goodies after talking with them. I had him all organized, but he lost the papers I had for him and he had to start from scratch. Huh, we need to practice what we preach! (Smile)
Our Christmas was very quiet, in fact the most quiet I can ever remember. We had a nice meal with our miniature turkeys (Cornish hens). That's what would fit in our oven. Elder McOmber talked about going in to work after lunch to work on his bicycle shed, the man is obsessed with it. Instead we went for a drive by the ocean. I took some nice pics, will post if my computer can be fixed for next week. We went down by the Queen Mary and the lighthouse. It is by downtown Long Beach. It was very nice to spend time together!
Said President David O. McKay: “True happiness comes only by making others happy—the practical application of the Savior’s doctrine of losing one’s life to gain it. In short, the Christmas spirit is the Christ spirit, that makes our hearts glow in brotherly love and friendship and prompts us to kind deeds of service.