Sunday, September 28, 2008

Catching Up

At last night's General Relief Society broadcase, Elder Dieter Uchtdorf - a counselor in the First Presidency of the church - encouraged all women to develop their talents. Mom has this burgeoning talent and interest in flower arranging. Here are two fall arrangements she put together for our church chapel. They are beautiful and just right for the chapel. One is on a table on the stand and the other is suspended in an alcove at the front of the chapel above the stand.

As a result of Hurricane Gustav, we were "forced" to spend an extra day with Dave and Mimi and family on our way home from Utah. We took the opportunity to capture a few pictures of the grandkids.

Aren't they great? And mom got this great picture of Katherine, Caroline and a neighbor girl playing on Erin's new living room floor. Put your tongue in, will you?

Finally, here are a few pictures of the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. These are local to us, and there were communities that were devastated by tidal surge and flooding. Bridge City has 3400 homes. After the storm, there were only 15-16 that were considered habitable. They will be a long time recovering.


LittleKirk said...

Moms arrangements look great! She is so good at that 8]

love you guys!

The Gallands said...

Mom's arrangements are beautiful! There is talet there!!

And yes...electricity is good :)

LittleKirk said...

We were at the beach and I wrapped his head with my dress...and he posed for me.

8] I guess he thought that face fit the look.

Kirks said...


I am soo proud of you. Those arrangements look great. I love the fall colors, you really did an awesome job. Hey, if you need a job my Mom is always looking for help;)