Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Rowen, Janet, Randy, Quil and Micah went to Garden of the gods on Saturday afternoon, April 12. Everybody else wanted to take a nap. There was a parking space available (you can see our van in the distance) so we grabbed it, even though it was not by the normal trails or features you think of when you think of Garden of the gods. So we found our own features on the little hike that we took! In this one, we are holding up the balanced rock :)
It had been almost 25 years since we had been to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, so we decided to take Emily, Quil, Micah, and Joanna there on April 11 afternoon, while Randy and Joy were in a meeting. Janet's favorite part was the Sky Line that took us up the mountain. There wasn't much to do after we got up there, a play area for kids, but the ride up and back was relaxing and enjoyable. We rode it up and down two times, first thing and last thing. There were lots of things to look down on and talk about with Quil and Micah on the way.
Giraffes' tongues are purple-blue.
We decided to go down to Colorado Springs and stay in a motel so we could get in on all of the services of the Arms Around the World Thursday night through Saturday night. We did come home late Saturday night to be in our regular Sunday services. There were workshops in the mornings, with different missionaries speaking. Below are Randy and Sharona Dimmitt and a couple of Navajo ladies who sang How Great Thou Art in Navajo before Randy Dimmitt spoke about ministering to the Navajo, and also their plans to go to Papua New Guinea later this year. The angle of the picture does not show the other lady.Emily sneaked this picture during the singing of Uncle Alvin, Rowen's cousin Katie, and Ralph and Eunice Gault, dear friends of ours.
Emily was in the Advanced Ensemble again this semester. She was challenged by and grew because of the music she learned to play. Mrs. Teri Ong is directing the group as they played at the beginning of the concert.
Here is the link to the ensemble: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60OiaXxs6HA
Here is the link to the choir: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-m3-KxcnXk&feature=youtu.be