Sunday, June 12, 2016

Another Baptism!

We felt privileged to have a part in teaching Dave Thomas and witnessing his baptism. He asked Rob to baptize him, however Elder Hales filled in since Rob (elder Zollinger) was still recovering from carpal tunnel surgery. Dave asked me to speak at his baptism which I was happy to do. Dave's journey began when he was given a blessing at a time when he was ill. He felt the Spirit and wanted to learn about the gospel. He is now a changed man.  So happy for him.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Transfers again

We are getting used to seeing missionaries come and go. We've enjoyed watching these Elders grow and become excellent followers of Jesus Christ. They've been great examples to us. Pictured are (from left) Elder Jarrard, Elder Opper, Elder Berry, and Elder Hales.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Temple Day

We enjoyed a day at the Medford Temple with all the missionaries in our district. Pictured with us are Elder Berry and Elder Opper. 

Sunday, March 20, 2016

A rare sunny day in March

We've had so much rain lately. We decided to take advantage of a rare sunny day and go for a hike at Susan Creek Falls. Signs of spring were a welcome sight. We enjoyed nature and each other's company :-)

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Bran Muffins

I love to bake!  I'm always "on the lookout" for extra special recipes. These bran muffins are superb. We eat a few and share the rest. These muffins were shared with the Yoes (a couple we visit who have become dear friends). Missionary work is furthered by sharing baked goods for sure!

Sunday, February 21, 2016


We enjoy and have so much admiration and respect for all of these outstanding young missionaries. They serve with all their hearts and give their best. Monday's are sometimes transfer days. From left, Elders Etherington, Jarrard, and zipper are staying, and Elder Borden (from Pearl City Oahu Hawaii) is being transferred to Corvalis. We will miss Elder Borden. He is  quiet and humble. He says beautiful prayers. 

Valentine Craft

Even though we serve a mission there is still time for this Nana to make a Valentine craft. Made a banner for each of our kids' family. Wish I would have made one more for us!

Zone Conference

We always enjoy attending Zone Conferences. This one was especially good as we become better acquainted with all of the missionaries. One segment of the meeting featured showing the DVD "Infinite Gift" which was so powerful. We loaned the DVD to President Russel and thought he might like it. He liked it so much he showed it to the entire zone! We learned new ways to teach and tried to take it all in.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

New Year's Day Brunch

We enjoyed a wonderful, relaxed brunch and visit with our friends the Raus and the Cutlers on New Year's Day. It was delightful! I made some yummy food and the company was excellent. We decided it should become a yearly tradition.

Sunday, January 10, 2016


Sister Hokanson and Sister Wood worked really hard in the Winston ward. Transfers are always hard but these two will do well where ever they serve.


I'm always glad I can help the missionaries out by giving them free haircuts. It's fun to get to know them better when they come to our house for a haircut on preparation day.  They don't seem to mind that we set up shop in the kitchen!