Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Breaking Ground

On Friday Abe's Grandma and Aunt made the local news.
His Grandma Helen Parker and his Aunt Erin were interviewed by KSL's Carole Mikita about LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson breaking ground for the Rome, Italy temple. This temple will be Italy's first and Europe's 12th and will be made out of granite. Abe's Grandpa served as a Mission President in the City from 1993 to 1996 with his wife Helen. Erin also served a mission in Italy before her parents did.
Gerald Parker with some of his missionaries in Rome

Watching the news story about the ground breaking brought tears to my eyes. Not only to see Abe's Grandpa (who I only had the pleasure of spending time with on a few occasions before he died) but because I thought about all the members living in that part of Europe who must be overwhelmed with JOY! When the Temple is completed, it will serve over 23,000 Church members living in Italy and in neighboring countries. Abe's Grandpa, Gerald Parker is in Heaven now but i'm sure he is thrilled!

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Truth About Pumkin Pie

Sometimes it's better not to know the process...

I got this in an email today. I sure do love pumpkin treats and seeing this just made my day!! I love the pumpkin man's face and how he is sitting on a make shift toilet. So great!