Thursday, January 11, 2018

Goodbye 2017

There has not been much of a winter so far. The snow for skiing has been sketchy. However I went up to Bear Gulch/Mesa Falls to cross country ski.It was a fun little trip. 

 This winter we have had a little herd of deer that frequent the back yard. They come often in the night when everyone is asleep. 
 Driving over the Jackson Pass we followed this group who did not let a minute waste for adventure. 
 The Tetons are always amazing. 

 Our new house is progressing.You have to dress really warm to go out and check on it. 

Monday, January 01, 2018

Back in time for Christmas

The warm temps of South America are long gone. We are back to the reality of winter in Rexburg. 
 There are now windows in the house. 

 The Young Women had a Christmas party. We made fun Nativity sets and then went caroling. We ended up at the Kerr's. It was a fun time singing carols, a solo from Aliana and her Dad and then a hot chocolate bar. 

 Christmas Eve found us in Salt Lake. We shared chocolates with everyone as we made our way to every body's homes. We went to Church at Pat's before visiting his house and eating up all of their snacks. Then on to Beth's house for more snacks and visiting with her family and Mike and Julie. 

 We ended up at Lauren and Rob's for Christmas Eve movies and dinner. We got up in the morning to open gifts and then headed back to Rexburg for Star Wars and pizza. Merry Christmas!!!

Another trip to South America, this time Peru

Next we headed off to Peru to do HBB and HMS training. Again we had a great little group traveling to do training with us. We first went to Huacho which is on the coast.

 The food is very good in Peru. We just avoid raw produce and water. 
 Our team included Elder and Sister Henrie. They did so much to make this a success. 
 We saw a man doing knife sharpening on his little mobile work station. 

 Next we flew to Cajamarca. It is at 9000 feet elevation. Cajamarca is a beautiful city known for its cheese and dairy products. 

 Many of the women in Cajamarca wear these hats. 

 The training again went very well. The participants and the team were so good to work with. 
 Before flying out we had time do some looking around. We climbed the stairs up the mountain and there were great views of the valley. 

 Fluffy on her first Llama ride. 

 Jeff and Flint Porter in Peruvian costumes. 

 We visited the place where the Inca ruler filled a room with gold and silver for the Spaniards. They however killed him anyway. 
 This was taken in an old maternity hospital now a museum. Woman stayed in this cubicle. They hold onto the rope when delivering while standing up. 
 There was a mummified baby in a pot. 

 Cajamarca is a wonderful city with nice people. They are famous also for the long horns that they use. I found a nativity with one in it. 

Thanksgiving at home

Thanksgiving at our house with the Clark's. We have not had anyone here for years so it was fun to cook dinner. 

 Lynne had a bad headache and had to make a trip to the office. 

 Our little walking group wishing Taylor a happy wedding day. 

The new house update with trusses going on.

 The trusses are going on. It is becoming a house. Our house.