Friday, June 26, 2015

Hatfield House - June 5th

Started June off with a trip to Hatfield House with Boon.  It has been the home for Royalty for hundreds of years and is still the residence of the Cecil family who are from the Royal Family.  This house was built by the 1st minister to King James I - Robert Cecil and has been owned by the Cecil family ever since.

Boon & Sister Nemeth in front of Hatfield House
The Fountain is just being constructed

Elder Nemeth at Hatfield House

Back of Hatfield House

The Great Hall

Queen Elizabeth I

Elder Nemeth on the Staircase.
Part of the movie "The King's Speech" , two of the Batman movies, as well as Tomb Raider,
Charlie & the Chocolate Factory with Johnny Depp and many others were filmed here.

Two views of this room.  Walls filled with pictures of the Royals for many generations
and gifts they received.

Some of the many massive gardens

Chair used for Queen Victoria's coronation.
She was the only person to ever sit in this chair -it is off in a special area.

Great dining Hall

Genealogy made easy for them!!

Elder Nemeth in his glory in the amazing and massive library

More Library pictures

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Royal Toys

Love this little cow in her stall

Chapel in the house

Organ given as a gift from the Netherlands several hundred
years ago and is still played by the family today

In the Royal Orchards.  They grew millions of grape vines
but never produced any wine from them

Side view from the garden

Back of Hatfield House

Fountain Garden

Sundial Garden

Original Palace where Queen Elizabeth 1st lived
on the grounds of Hatfield House

Some of the many animals they have

Toy store/ gift shop on the property

May Temple Trips

We were privileged to go the London temple twice in May
A beautiful day when we went with Samantha Blanchard and her Mom for her first time

Some of the many flowers that adorn the temple grounds

Front of the London Temple

Elder & Sister Nemeth with
Samantha & Sister Blanchard

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Just a few days later we returned to the temple.
Some of our YSA with us and President Elvidge (Stake President)
Derek, Erjia, Sister & Elder Nemeth, Boon, Artur and President Paul Elvidge

Sister Nemeth, Erjia, and Elder Nemeth

Sharon & Sister Nemeth

Boon, Rich and Erjia temple selfie

Some May & June FHE Activities

Each week as we hold Family Home Evening we have a lesson, dinner and some sort of game or activity.  Lots of fun and laughs as everyone joins in.  Here are just a few of the ones we have done lately.  Water Ping Pong, Chopstick Bolts, and Photo Scavenger Hunt

Boon & Lou's team concentrating at Water Ping Pong

George & Nadar leading their team in Chopstick Bolts

Very intense as each team attempts to stack the most
Dorota, Boon, Joseph

Martin receiving a pass before stacking as Beth stacks

Joseph and Boon - intense stacking pressure!

Elder Nemeth assesses Sophie's skill while Callum supervises

Photo Scavenger Hunt
Callum, Nadar, Joseph & Samantha's team (with Barfi)
Grit box (sand for the roads, they call it "gritting")

Kerrianne, Tom and Boon's team
Movie poster

Rich, Natacha, Tina, & Andrew's team

Platform 1

Royal Mail Box

Nast Hyde Halt
Previous train station

Each team was challenged to give a Book of Mormon to someone
Get a Picture of their team with that person and get
contact information to give the missionaries.

Andrew, Natacha and Tina with the Grit/Salt box