Sunday, May 31, 2015

Some Events from May

Writing today, May 31st, I realize that we're at the half-way point of our mission, what good experiences we're having!!  I post pictures of the touristy things we do but the real rewards are the relationships we're making with the young people we associate with on a daily basis.  I'm excited for the next 6 months!
One of our students, Jessica, told us about her favorite park, Gardiner's Park, in Bay Shore.  You can walk through the park down to the ocean, it was cloudy and windy but fun to walk there.

Here's the path down to the shore.

Another happy visit occurred on May 9th!  We were so glad to have Adam come to see us after he had finished the semester at Boise State.  Of course we had to have a marathon walking day in the City!!

I think his favorite places were the awesome toy stores in NYC.  We had to get his picture with this Batman made out of Legos.  We went to the beach, looked around Long Island a little, caught a movie, went to our normal classes and just enjoyed being together for a week that went by way too fast!!  We feel blessed that each of our children have been able to visit us on our mission.

I had to sneak this cute picture of Penny in here for her May birthday!

This is the summery view of Bethpage State Park

We enjoy walking a few mornings a week, this is close to the golf course in Bethpage State Park.

We were able to get to Jones Beach to see the rehearsal for the Memorial Day Air show. We were busy on the days of the real show so we were happy to see the practice flights!  If you click on the picture to make it bigger, you can see a plane doing a loop.

We really loved watching the jets do their maneuvers, I didn't take many pictures because I just wanted to watch!! This one looks better if you click on it as well.  This is quite a contrast to the first visit I made to the beach with Art and Gene, we were bundled up to our eyebrows and still freezing that day, it was so nice to be here when it's warm!

The next day, May 23rd, we had a great branch temple trip, we forgot to get a picture before several others in our group left, so this is half of us!  We got bite to eat then went home.  I always enjoy the temple but I have to say that the most memorable thing about this trip was that there was hardly any traffic coming and going.  It was a miracle!!

I love this Clematis vine on our porch and I'm so thankful that we're having wonderful weather!!

On Memorial Day we were invited to the wedding reception of a couple in our branch, Zach and Erin Watson, it was at a Country Club on Lake Ronkonkoma.

It was a beautiful day in a beautiful setting!

Here's the happy couple!

That evening FHE was at our house, we watched "Ephraim's Rescue" and played some games, here's a few of the kids trying to beat Elder Bushman.


  1. Looks like a lot of fun! I like the beach pictures! Dad is looking slim and trim!

  2. Yay!! Another post! Looks like fun times again! I think I'm overdue for an air show!