Portland Oregon to see Benjamin and Jack
I headed to Portland Oregon to see my new little grandson Benjamin and his four year old brother Jack.
Jack’s Favorite Store Rocket Fizz
Sunset in Portland
Almost every week I head to Overland Park Farmer’s Market. It was declared “Best Farmers’ Market in Kansas” by CookingLight Magazine in 2015 and Tripping in 2016.
Becca, Jennifer’s oldest child, turned eight August 1st! She was baptized while we were in Utah for BYU Education Week on August 8th!
Becca was baptized and confirmed August 20th, 2016. Family and Friends helped celebrate her baptism after at Jennifer’s house.
THE CANDY BUFFET
Bob and I attended BYU Education week again this year…one of our favorite things to do.
on the BYU Campus
Crowds were large
One of my favorite classes this year was a class that presented the top ten items in the Church History Museum. An article appeared in the Deseret News about it.
The Church History Library, located at Church headquarters in downtown Salt Lake City, is a special place, said the library’s director Keith A. Erekson. The library houses a quarter of a million books and magazines as well as manuscripts, thousands of audio visual materials, two million photographs and many other artifacts that document the history of the Church in the latter days.
The Church goes to great lengths to preserve these treasures. The library retains secure storage vaults and is built to the highest seismic standards. It is climate controlled to reduce fluctuations in temperature for items that are temperature sensitive. It is also secured with cameras and sensors and lasers and “everything we need to keep the records safe,” Brother Erekson explained.
But amid the library’s trove of historical objects and documents are some extra special items. During a session of BYU Campus Education Week, Brother Erekson shared what he considers to be the “Top 10 Treasures of the Church History Library.”
#10 President Hinckley’s sketch of small temples
#9 Emmeline B. Wells’ editorial in The Women’s Exponent
#8 The letter from Liberty Jail
#7 Joseph Smith’s first journal
#6 Wilford Woodruff’s copy of the Book of Commandments
#5 Fragments of the papyrus scrolls
#4 Hyrum’s copy of the Book of Mormon
#3 1830 edition of the Book of Mormon
#2 Original manuscript of the Book of Mormon
#1 Patriarchal blessing records
Also to celebrate Bob’s Birthday it was decided by grandkids that grandpa would like to go fishing. He never gets a chance any more not living in Montana! They picked Cold Springs Trout Farm in Ogden where the fishing is “easy” to say the least…we limited each of them to 3 fish. And it didn’t seem to matter grandpa did not get to fish, since he was too busy putting worms on hooks and taking fish off the hook. But all in all it was a fun birthday activity!
Our Catch of the Day (They clean the fish for you and even will filet them!)
The chosen activity for celebrating grandpa’s birthday…it did keep him busy and definitely not his usual day’s activity!