Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Summer in Michigan 2007

Elder Staley is training a greenie - just arrived missionary - Elder Baker.
We have lots of fun with them!
Zone Conference with the senior missionaries serving in the
far northern areas of the mission:
Elder & Sister Mobley, Elder & Sister Benton, Elder & Sister Murri,
Elder & Sister Jeske, Sister Edwards, the Goodfellows, and Us!
We volunteered to make 24th of July come to life for the Branch this year!
Here are some of our guests on the wagon ride, a very popular feature.
Of course any 24th of July celebration must have authentic dutch oven cooking,
and indians with teepees!
We also had log cutting race, sack races, stick pull, button sewing contest, pie contest, pioneer games for the kids, story-telling and lots more. It was a fun day and very well attended.

Wow giant cows at the Elsie Dairy Festival.
Everything in MI is bigger!

Some of the wildlife in our pond that we are able to enjoy every day.

Many of the homes in MI are decorated with geese.