Friday, August 29, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
We went to IKEA and bought (for the mission)a new rug, a cover for the sofa, and a red throw for accent. You know me--gotta have red somewhere. Then we added a Monet print and some plants, and voila! A pretty, fresh, uncluttered, new-feeling little living room that smells clean!
We are very content.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Well, we knew it had to happen sometime! Sister Harwood (right) and Elder Pine (center rear) have been transferred. So of course we had to have a district photo before they left. Aren't they all just so cute!! Elder Pine treated us all to a proper English breakfast consisting of eggs, bacon, bread, tomatoes, mushrooms
Caught before the staging was complete!
Day trip to Aarberg. Click on the photo and you can see a closeup of the covered bridge.
Sister Grassli relaxing by our little Toyota Yaris, and overlooking the countryside. On a sunny day, we just have to squeeze it in. Life is short!
A look at the interior of the castle.
Together at the podium for our fireside. They had us and our translator in headsets. Great system. First time for us. We got a little frisky in our presentation, which was about marriage. Leonard, basically shy, was enjoying himself and we were feeling all warm and lovey, when, near the end of the talk, he did something totally unexpected and out of character for him. He turned to me and said, "Do you want to kiss me?" I leaned in and gave him a little kiss, and the kids applauded and hooted. Since then, Lenski keeps saying "I really don't know where that came from!" He is convinced that my mother on the other side of the veil, in all her sponteneity, pushed him! There are so many YSAs here who have never seen a happy marriage, that we were asked to talk about our ups and downs and how we work things out. It wasn't intellectual, but I think they got the idea. They seemed to like it and many told us so for the next three days.
Some of our great Swiss YSAs at the dinner before the ball. You guys clean up real pretty!
One of the herd of adorable little deer in the paddock just under our castle window. This is one of the larger adults, probably about three feet tall at the shoulder. The does were smaller and there were about ten babies. So darling.
Teaching leadership in the "Literatur Cafe." Lenski had a class, too, but we forgot to record it, darn!
I love this guy!
Friday, August 8, 2008
One of our quick trips to the countryside. Yummm!