Thursday, October 22, 2015

Sister Bonnie L Oscarson

Had a day with Sister Bonnie Oscarson.  Wonderful to meet with her and spend a day in counsel with her.

Sister Nemeth (Canada), Sister McNamee (Tennessee), Sister Oscarson,
Sisters Quinn (Arizona), Perera (Canary Islands) & Matuzska (Hungary)

Fun day in London with Scott & Terrie

So fun to have my 'little' brother and sister-in-law here for a few days.  Fun day in London

Kensington Palace was the first stop. This is the official residence of William, Kate, George and Charlotte.  This is also where Queen Victoria grew up and lived much of her life.

Magnificent staircase - photo doesn't do it justice

View from the side of the palace

Scott & Terrie on the stairs

Game the royals played long ago (maybe even now)

Queen Elizabeth's gown

Princess Diana's gowns

Queen Victoria's gown

Prince Albert's suit he was married in
(Queen Victoria's husband)

Canada House in London!

Trafalgar Square
Love the huge black lions

Tower of London 

Tower of London Bridge

The Shard

St Paul's cathedral
Charles & Diana were married here

The London Eye

All of us at the Abbey in St Albans

M&M World

Abbey Road in M&M World

Amazing smells in this huge 3 story M&M World
Chocolate fills the air everywhere

Bins of every colour imaginable filled with M&M's

Visitors from Canada!!! Lots of touring and fun September & October

Had the privilege of having Scott & Terrie with us for a few days, having a Thanksgiving dinner,  and going to see some things here in England with them in October.  So good to have them here.

Terrie & Scott in St Albans Abbey Cathedral

3 Crystal Angels
A special place we were let into not usually accessed by visitors

Stained glass window depicting the beheading of St Alban

St Albans Tomb

No Thanksgiving here but they are decorating for the Harvest Festival

Colin & Scott resting after the long walk through the abbey

Side view of the cathedral from the park

A very Thanksgiving/autumn looking tree 

Gateway into Canterbury

Canterbury Cathedral

Lots of beautiful stained glass windows, chapels and tombs

Statues of Queen Elizabeth & Prince Phillip just unveiled this year by them!
"Oh, look there's us!"

Front of Canterbury Cathedral

Inside cloister at Canterbury cathedral

End of September we had friends form Canada come and spend day in London with us.  Went to Westminster Abbey and Big Ben/Parliament buildings

Westminster Abbey where William and Kate were married
Also where Princess Diana's funeral was held

Cathy, Brian & Karen

Colin & Karen in the Abbey Cloister

The British "Bobbies" guarding the Parliament building
They don't look too fierce although they don't smile

Big Ben and the Parliament building

Here's trouble 2 Esso boys reunited in London
Brian & Colin  

Lavender Fields and other fun events in August

Incredible fields full of lavender.  The buzz of bees and the sweet small of lavender fills the air

Samantha, Boon & Silvia

Sam, Silvia and Sister Nemeth

Sister Nemeth 

Row after row of lavender

Sam, Boon & Silvia

Cameron and Matt at FHE game
Shave cream and cheese puffs

George (German Alpine), David (German Alpine), Joshua  , Cameron (Australia), Callum (Ghana)& Matt (France)
All recently returned missionaries 

Paul Cardell concert
we were in the front row

Nadz, Sister Nemeth & Silvia outside the Hyde Park chapel

The "Lads" at the Birmingham Ball

Matt & Sophie heading off to university in Manchester & Leeds
We will miss them