15 hours ago
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Loretta and I went hiking up the canyon again and had a fabulous time! I loaned some hunter orange to her so that if we did get shot, there would be no question about whether we had taken safety measures. That's why I use crosswalks too.
It was in the low 30's when we started and after walking awhile we found some nice rocks to sit on in the sun. Stunning views! We started pulling snacks out of our packs and laughter ensued. Who knew that the two of us were hauling this much food around? We could have lasted for days! It was such a lovely way to spend a morning.
When we got out of the canyon, we called Ann to see if she was home on her birthday. We picked up a little somethin' on the way over and shared an indoor fast food picnic. After dropping L. off at her vehicle, I went home to change and headed off to the Oquirrh Mountain Temple.
I can now say that I have done ordinance work in every operating temple in Utah. Yes, even Monticello. I thought I would have a better feeling after accomplishing that silly little goal, but I think what's missing is that I need to do more family history for my own ancestors. The warm fuzzies will abound when the work becomes that much more personal and meaningful. Live and learn! Still...it's fun to visit temples in various places.
This morning I was sustained as the first counselor in the stake Primary presidency. Hello, Scouting! This is a whole new world to me and I am humbled. I was blessed to attend a stake council training meeting this morning because our president is off on her honeymoon. I learned so much. I am so deeply grateful to have knowledge of the Savior Jesus Christ. I am thankful for the opportunities I have to teach the Gospel. I do know that the Church is true!