NOVEMBER 2014

NOVEMBER

MISSION PREPARATION: Free ourselves of most furniture & many of our worldly goods.  Move out of rental complex in Abbotsford. Farewell dinners and goodbyes. Visit our children and grandchildren and extended family; have phone visits with distant family.

Nov 13-15:   Travel to Grants Pass OR to visit daughter Leah, husband Jason and their sons Logan (15y) & Rowan (13y) to drop off some of our worldly treasures.

Grants Pass Oregon: Home of our daughter/son in law: Leah and Jason B, & sons Logan & Rowan.

Grants Pass Oregon:
Home of our daughter/son in law: Leah and Jason B, & sons Logan & Rowan.

Nov 20-22 Travel to Victoria, BC to enjoy a farewell visit our son Cliff, his wife Deanna and our grandchildren: Zach (20y), Caesha (17y) and Nyah (14Y).

Children of our son Cliff and his wife Deanna: Zach, Caesha & Nyah.

Children of our son Cliff and his wife Deanna:
Zach, Caesha & Nyah.

NOTE: July 2014, we were able to visit our son Glen, his wife Danelle  and family in Colorado.

Denver Colorado July 2014 Son Glen & wife Danelle with sons: Ethan, Thayer & Cooper

Denver Colorado July 2014
Son Glen & wife Danelle with sons: Ethan, Thayer & Cooper

November 24-30:  Busy week with wonderful dinner visits:  at the home of our dear friend Louise J, at the home of Bishop & Sister V (along with friends George & Sharon H) and very dark evening drive through heavy rain into downtown Vancouver (with Pres. & Sister E) to enjoy a delicious dinner prepared for us by our friend/host Gary S.

Tuesday 25th our last day at the Vancouver BC temple serving shift one and shift two, with good-bye hugs to dear friends with whom we have served.

Vancouver LDS Temple Langley BC

Vancouver LDS Temple
Langley BC

Wed to Sat: downsizing, packing, cleaning and loading of the van and small u-haul trailer (with the assistance of our ward full-time Elders: Lamb and Samis) in preparation for our drive East through the mountainous interior of BC to Calgary, AB.

Sam in the 55+ complex Abbotsford BC

Sam in the 55+ complex
Abbotsford BC

Not enough to do?!  We were asked to give talks in Sacrament Meeting on November 30th our last Sunday.  After church services on Sunday, we attended a ward potluck dinner, a great way to say farewell to ward family and dear friends.

Abbotsford Stake Centre Second Ward

Abbotsford Stake Centre
Second Ward

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