Saturday, January 25, 2014

A Big Surprise!

A Lighthouse near the Korean Friendship Bell.
A lady drove up to our parking lot and handed a book that she saw on the ground, being thrown away.  She thought we might like to have it.  Elder McOmber happened to be the one she handed it to.  It is a 18l67 Holy scriptures Translated and Corrected by the Spirit  of Revelation by Joseph Smith JR , the seer published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  He is so excited. He called about donating it to the Church.  It is not in the best condition, but is impressive.

My family means everything to me--all of them!!!

The Importance of the Family

L. Tom Perry   April 2003 General Conference
In a world of turmoil and uncertainty, it is more important than ever to make our families the center of our lives and the top of our priorities. Families lie at the center of our Heavenly Father’s plan.

I knew that my brother was coming to visit me on Thursday, but he ended up coming on Wednesday. When he got to the office, I saw him at the door and gave him a hug, but then Elder McOmber said someone had been hurt out in the lobby.  I walked out there and........screamed, crying and hugging my sister from Upstate New York---A TOTAL SURPRISE!!!  It was wonderful, I am rarely surprised like that. 

We did some sightseeing on Thursday.  We went to Signal Hill.

And the Korean Friendship Bell.  This totem is by the Bell

Cindy, Kathy and Bill--the "Bailey Kids"
Cindy and Bill both cut their hair short to make me feel better.  I am starting to get "peach fuzz". 
We went to Cabrillo Aquarium.
Friday Lonnie and Bill went to a Hot Rod car show while Cindy and I went to a quilt show.  This is Lonnie with a race car driver.
We were able to go out to eat with some gift certificates that we got for Christmas.  It was so special to spend time with my brother and sister that we don't see very often.  We talked a lot of about our growing up and family life.
Today we went to the Nethercutt Collections Tour.  We saw 250 restored cars, orchestraels, music boxes, and the many collections they had.  It was fun.

.  "You can make a huge difference by being a defender of the family and letting those around you know that “the family is ordained of God. It is the most important unit in time and in... ...the importance of the family to the eternal plan of happiness....  "    
Brittany Beattie
March 2012 New Era

1 comment:

  1. I am so happy that you had such a wonderful visit from your brother and sister and that you saw so many great sites together! You look great!!! Families are the BEST!