Friday, September 30, 2011

Road Trip

Norm: We are destined to travel. We would not miss Eliza Petty's (our granddaughter) baptism. All we had to do was drive out to Maryland. With our side trips, we covered just under 6,000 miles. First stop was Swiss Days in Midway Utah.

Next stop was Wisconsin Dells. As luck would have we arrived in the middle of Wah Zah Wah Festival. Saw many old friends at church which happened to be Ward Conference. Our old friends Ann and Mike Craig from Michigan joined us for the weekend and Mike cooked us up a wonderful meal of freshly caught walleye.

Can't visit Wisconsin without a visit to "House on the Rock" We've been here at least a dozen times and I still can't describe it, but it's well worth it, even with the brain overload.

Here we are about to feast on more sea food on banks of the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the Susquehanna River.

On the return trip we stopped off in Kirtland Ohio and toured the church historic sites there.

I was particularly intrigued  by the reconstruction of the old saw mill and potash factory which is is an actual working mill. All in all they did a quite an acceptable job on the reconstruction.

The big highlight of the visit was the interior tour of the Kirtland Temple. The Community of Christ Church who own this historic site are doing a great job of restoration and maintenance. Our guide gave a great heartfelt testimonial presentation of the sacred events that took place within.

Here we are on the doorstep of the Johnson farmhouse in Hiram Ohio, where the prophet Joseph Smith lived for a time with many great revelations received. It was here that a mob attacked Joseph Smith in the night. He was dragged down these steps and tarred and feathered.Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Grandchildren Update ll

Heather: We have been on he road for the past 10 days visiting family. Our first stop was in Castle Rock, Colorado where we left Great Grandpa Rollingson's five foot sturgon to grace Derek's home office. Derek and his boys love to fish and they were the only ones interested in finding a home for Great Grandpa's trophy fish caught in 1929 in the Old man river in Alberta! We are not sure Tawnya was excited about this unique decorator piece, but she was a good sport about having it invade her house. The kids on the other hand were quite facsinated by the ugly thing!

Our next family visit was with the Petty family in Maryland so we could celebrate Eliza's baptism on September 24th. Eliza  was very happy to take this important step in her young life. Her father Elliott baptized and confirmed her a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The service was lovely and we had a great visit  with about 70 friends and family who were there to support her.

Here we are with Eliza in her pretty white dress in Lori and Elliott's back yard. We are very proud of her!Posted by Picasa

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Grandchildren Update

Rachel Lyons: Stopped by on way for her first year at BYU Idaho
Trevor Ricks: Just days away from returning from his two year mission to the Peruvian Amazon Jungle.
Eliza Petty: Gets baptized on Saturday.

Karli Lyons: In her senior year in High School, all gussied up and awaits her date for Homecoming.
Nelson Rollingson: Soon to take his first lesson on the cello.
Owen Rollingson: Is learning to play the guitar

Hailey Ricks (right): is having a promising season at cross country, preparing for state.
Andee Lyons (center): Is in kindergarten.
Alanna Deyholos: is in first year of High School.
Taylor Deyholos (center): Has graduated from High School and has a job as a computer technician.
Brad Deyholos (right): Is now 19 and is contemplating the big decision. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Best Picture Ever

Norm: You have no idea how much happiness this picture brings to our lives. Marci is baptized. I feel like singing it from the highest mountain and am so glad to see that Bouck Elder was able to perform the ordinance. Marci's smile says it alll.
Heather: We are so happy to see Beatrix, Marci, Veronika, and Hunor together on this wonderful occasion! This is the first step in a 'forever family!" And we are so very proud of Marci and the faith and courage that he had to make this commitment! Congratulations to Marci and all his family! Bouck Elder looks very happy too!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New Friends in Hurricane

Payne Elder .... This post is just for you. Love from home although dog across the street has puppie's undevided attentionPosted by Picasa

Monday, September 12, 2011

Hungary Budapest Mission Alumni

Norm: It was Mullen Elder's homecoming. We hoped to see a few of the return missionaries from Hungary. Did we get a surprise as there were about 20 of them there. It was good to here Ryan Mullens stories of his experience and it was fun to talk with the return missionaries and meet their families and to learn who was soon to be married and who were already married. Also, who was dating sisters of the other Elders! Hmmm, One big happy family.
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