Mary is recovering slowly but surely from her car accident.
Joseph and I went down to Utah this past week. I went down for the Healer's Blueprint Workshop, which was really great. I'm so glad I went! I have a whole new set of tools to work with and I am so excited to get to work. We stayed at Josh and Rachel's and had a great time talking with them. Harper thought Joseph was snuggle material.
I am now almost as cool as Rachel!
Joseph got to visit his old mission hangouts in Ogden.
Joseph and I thoroughly enjoyed a session at the Salt Lake Temple!
I gave a Gospel Doctrine lesson today on Acts 1-5, and we talked about the early saints and how they were blessed with the Holy Ghost, and having all things in common and worshiping together in fellowship. I had a wonderful witness of the fact that more than just history, these chapters are prophecy for us - a vision about what is ahead for us. It was so powerful when I was studying the lesson. We will go through tribulations, and yet the Spirit of the Lord will be poured out upon us, and we will worship together and be happy!
Bruce did all sorts of productive things while I was gone. He found a recipe for beef jerkey, and he made some! It tastes great, and we vacuum sealed it and stored it away for future use. That will be a true blessing in time of need. He also built a stanchion for Lilly, our goat, so Libby could milk her. They milked her once, and got about 1/3 of a cup! We will work on that and build up production.
Peter made the JV Boys Soccer team! It was a grueling try out, and he was limping around with sore muscles (even with OrthoSport!), but he pushed through and made it! He starts practices this week.
And school! Peter and Libby start school this week too! Goodness gracious where has the summer gone? I am quite surprised by that fact. But it's all good. They are excited to get going!
On Tuesday night, Joseph came in and said, "Have you seen Mordor over there?" Earlier in the day, we had seen smoke filling the western sky, and I assumed it was a fire over in the mountains west of us, but I had no idea it was so huge. We went up on the roof and you could SEE it, miles and miles away, a huge wall of fire and smoke on the ridge of the mountains. It was really something to see.
I posted today on FB to pray for Idaho Firefighters. When Joseph and I drove home, from the border all the way home, there was haze and smoke in the sky like I've never seen it before.