Sunday, January 11, 2015

Happy New Year!

Here it is ..... Times Square on New Year's Eve!!  We weren't there but it was really fun for us old fogies to realize that we were only 40 or so miles from where it was taking place.  We had fun helping with the Stake activity that was happening that evening then went home where it was cozy and warm!!
We made a trip to Flushing (part of Queens) to check out a new route to one of the places we teach.  They have a large Asian population there and it was fun to see all the stores.

We had a fun "Minute-to-Win-it" activity for FHE.  The 2 people in this event have panty hose on their heads, there is a tennis ball in the toe and they try to knock over the water bottles swinging their heads around.  Pretty fun to watch!

This one is balancing M&M's on 2 pencils glued together, placing the attached yarn over your ears and pulling the balanced candy up to your chin.  There were several other games, all fun and creative!

We'd been having unseasonably "less cold" temperatures until that all changed.
We've had a couple of snowstorms that drop an inch or two each time, but we've had some really cold temperatures with pretty stiff winds that make me glad I brought some warm clothes!!
We started working in the Temple a couple of times a month and decided we wanted to try and take the train in.  It's convenient but pricey so we won't do it often, but it was fun to try.  The train station is right by our house and while we were waiting here for our train the temperature was about 16 degrees with 25-30 mph winds.  It was not fun!  Thankfully there was this little enclosure and we didn't have to wait long.

This is looking through the back of the enclosure at our apartment building.

This is in Penn Station, after our Temple shift we took the subway here to catch the train.  This picture doesn't capture the vast numbers of people there.  They're all watching an electronic board and when the train they are waiting for is assigned a track they take off toward that track.  Elder Bushman was in his "let's get there fast" mode and when our track number was assigned he wanted to RUN, but we restrained ourselves and just walked fast!!


  1. I can't believe dad didn't really make you run! Those games look like fun. I'll have to remember them for mutual.

  2. Ha! I agree with Susannah! I can still hear dad yell "Run!" After the hill cumorah pageant! I love the panty hose game. Sounds fun!