Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Flowers Planted!!

Well, we did it!  All of the flowers are planted! And we couldn't have asked for better weather.  The sky was overcast, but it was warm and there was no rain!

We started at 6:00 am Monday morning.  As you can see, we had a lot of good help!  Some of the seniors assigned to site hosting were there as well as all of the young Sister missionaries.  They were awesome! We had a breakfast muffin treat in front of the Facilities Management office which we work out of and then started digging in the dirt.The site missionaries had to leave when time came to welcome visitors for the day, but they did a terrific job while they were there.

Sunday it rained in the morning but was a nice weather day for the rest of the day so things had a chance to dry out a bit. Then Monday morning stayed dry and we didn't have to dig in the mud.  We prayed hard for that!  It started to sprinkle just as we finished planting the last of the flowers.

And you can see the end result!  It is beautiful! That's the visitor's center in the background.

We had them all planted by about lunch time.  Last year they spent a day and a half to get it all done.

The picture to the left is the door of the visitors center.  Those were much larger plants, obviously and are very impressive; impatiens, if you are wondering.

Tomorrow (Wednesday) Sister Caldwell and I get to drive out to Grandpa Johnson's farm and plant flowers out there.  That should be a real treat for us. We might get some help from the young Sister missionaries assigned out there or we may just be on our own.  We'll see!

Oh, and today (Tuesday) it rained a bit in the morning but was gorgeous this afternoon.  We'll post about where we went today in our next post.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Ahhhh! Spring!

Just a quick post to show some of the beauty we do have here.  Not only are there a lot of trees around here, but there are a much larger variety of them than we see in Utah.

This is what used to be the main street of old Kirtland.  The paved surface was the old dirt road that lead right through town.  The historic sites are on both sides of that street, though they are obstructed by the beautiful trees lining part of that street.

We've had to walk down that street multiple times each day, staring at those beautiful trees.  The work can sometimes be difficult but the perks are tremendous!