Saturday, 15 October 2016

Baby Shower and Baby Blessing

Jaclyn's friend, Chelsea, was so thoughtful to host the baby shower for Jaclyn and Zoë on a weekend when we could attend

Everyone needs friends who love to throw parties

We drove in to Provo about 10 minutes late and pulled right up to the shower

We contributed by bringing a couple of games including the guess the chocolate bar (melted in the diaper)

The Olson girls went head to head playing multi-tasking diapering

Jaclyn's former piano teacher sent a piano toy

Saturday morning we went to the wedding for Jaclyn's old friend, Connor Jensen, but we didn't take any pictures! Not at the temple or at the reception that night.

Saturday afternoon Carmen and Chloe visited the Provo City Centre Temple for baptisms

Sunday was the main event where Zoë was given a name and a blessing by these wonderful men

She was blessed in Jaclyn's own blessing dress


and Sisters

P-Day in Banff

Once a year while serving in the city of Calgary missionaries are permitted to visit Banff National Park with a church member

When I found out about this I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the missionaries! First, I took the Spanish Sisters (who have helped me in ESL) to Lake Louise. The water colour is so beautiful!

The sisters took loads of photos

Then we hiked to Larch Valley and had lunch

Followed by window shopping and dinner in the town of Banff. We had a super fun, and the Sisters told me, relaxing day. I'll be looking for an opportunity to do this again!