This week was also very fun because our two girls, Les and Steph and their babies came to visit for a few days. It was so fun to pick them up on Wednesday afternoon and hug them and snuggle those babies. We all shed tears when we hugged at the airport!
We were able to take them into Banff one day and show them around a little bit, and then on Friday they came to our 'retraining meeting' with us and met our missionaries there--it was fun for us to show them to our missionaries, and we were also excited to 'show off' our missionaries to them! We also visited the Spruce Meadows Equestrian Park and were able to see a horse jumping competition which none of us had ever seen in person. It was a beautiful fall day and the weather was gorgeous.
We also took them with us to a convert baptism down in Okotoks of a 17 year old girl named Haleigh Guenther. She was such a darling girl, and so excited to be getting baptized. She was taught by Elders McNeil and Kelly. Her whole family was there, including her grandparents. And even though they aren't members of the LDS church, they were excited for her and for this step she was making.
They are Christian, and believe in Christ and in the scriptures and it was fun to see how proud they were of her.
We had such a great time being together. We ate way too much, laughed a lot, and probably my favorite parts of our time together was just laying on the bed or out in the family room talking. I am so grateful for our wonderful children and for their love and support while we serve. We couldn't do it without them. We feel their prayers for us and are so grateful for their testimonies and faith. They are amazing people and we love each one of them--and when I say children, I am meaning our in-law
children, too. We are sooooo thankful for the spouses of each of our children. We have been so blessed!
|Steve hugging Les and Steph for the first time in 3 1/2 months!|
|Grandpa with Beck-first time seeing each other since he was 6 weeks old!|
|Steve with Wyatt in pack, Steph, Les with Beck in Banff|
|Our little hike by the Bow River in Banff|
|Bow River Falls|
|Les w/ Beck, Lori, Steph w/ Wyatt at Spruce Meadows Equestrian Park|
|Our last snuggle with Beck & Wyatt before we had to leave for a stake conference|