Saturday, March 31, 2007

Easter Egg Hunt

Today we had an Easter Egg Hunt at Village Manor. Village Manor was orginally 'Seminary Village' and was made up of seminary families but now it is very mixed and quite a mission field. It is good to take advantage of this especially at Easter and Christmas. There were over 2000 easter eggs which were actually plastic eggs with candy inside (the squirrels would quickly steal real ones) which we helped to fill. It was fun to be a part of it and there is another Easter Party planned for the children on Monday.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Joel's Birthday and Russell's Visit

Sorry that it has been so long since we have updated the blog. February held more studies for Mark and the school routine for the rest of the family. Joel turned 9 on the 22nd and spent the evening at Lazer Tag with a friend and a young couple that we have met who are heaps of fun, Ben and Chelsea. He had a great day and is certainly growing up, growing out of most of his clothes that he brought with him. Russell came a few days later and even though he arrived at about 11pm we woke the kids up and all went to the airport to pick him up. We were very excited about having a visitor from New Zealand. He got home well after midnight but still broke out the gifts from home. It was like Christmas all over again. Mum had sent many requested items and there were lots of surprises. We enjoyed our New Zealand lollies while they lasted and hopefully I have enough golden syrup until the next visitor! Russell spent some time with Mark at seminary during the week and thanks to the 'Parents Night Out' at seminary where they babysit seminary students children for $5, we had a lovely meal out. He also accompanied Mark and Joel into town on Saturday morning for a fun run and was even "lucky" enough to experience some snow that morning. It was so nice to have him stay and bring the support and prayers from those of you at Riverbend.