Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Fall Fun and Aphids

I don't know what happened this summer but it seems to have never happened. We had Spring that lasted for about 5 months and now we are into Fall. It has been a fairly nice Autumn so far with mild weather and a few short showers. It was a bit cool for a little while but that seems to have subsided for the time being.

With all the nice weather we thought we'd go out last night and do a family photo again. What we hadn't planned for was the swarm of aphids that awaited us at the location. It was bad. In the photo below you can see them reflecting the sun in the right hand side of the image. First it was mosquitoes earlier in the year now it is aphids, great. Oh well what can you do? At least it's not snowing yet right?

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Called to Serve

Today I was sustained as the Second Counsellor in the Bishopric of our Ward. I thought something like this might happen eventually but never this soon or at this time in my life. I am truly humbled to think that I am going to be working with two great men in serving the members of the church in Brooks for next 5 years or so. I'm currently still the Young Men's President but that will obviously be changing soon, but until that time I am looking forward to meeting with the great boys we have here in town on a regular basis.
My parents and two of Des' brothers were able to come to Brooks for my Ordination. I love my family and the sacrifices they make for me and my family. Life is good and life is about to get a lot more interesting.