Tuesday, October 28, 2008

New ward; New callings/ Halloween family night

We had a busy Halloween family night but we managed to fit it all in. Our original plans changed for the night after the news we received Sunday. Our ward was at 731 members and it was time to split it up and make a new ward. We are now a part of the new Burton ward in the Kaysville West Stake. A new bishopric was put in place and Jeff was called to be the executive secretary. Bishop Hansen didn't waste any time and called for a meeting Monday night. We were all invited to his home for dessert after family night and then the men excused themselves and went into another room and began their first meeting as a new bishopric. With all the work that needs to be done to form a new ward, Jeff did not return home until midnight and poor Madi was up waiting for him still to help her with a school project. So Jeff came home from work Monday after being in surgery all day, went straight to the pumpkin patch with us, then over to the bishop's, then home to help Madi until 1:30, then had to get up at 6:00am this morning for another early morning surgery. Bless his heart - all for the love of church and family!

What a blessing this calling will be for Jeff and for our family. Jeff is working with a group of really good men - very spiritual, good father's raising great children along with their wives, and they all enjoy a good laugh. As the brethren were set apart, each prayer was so individual and so inspired. I know that each of those men are where the Lord wants them to be at this time.

As for our Halloween family night, we had a good time. We started with a Halloween dinner which included frightning fingers as the main dish, made some witches brooms out of pretzel's and fruit roll ups and muddy buddies to take to the bishop's house for dessert. There is nothing like Bishop's pumpkin patch around here so we had to start a new tradition. Friends from our ward have their own pumpkin patch so we went to theirs. They had all types of pumpkins so we chose a variety this year . They also gave hay rides pulled by horses not tractors and handed out cookies. What was really neat was visiting with the Stenquist's(the farm owner's) and visiting with all the other people that we know that came to the pumpkin patch that night too. The Stenquist's Pumpkin Patch will be a fun tradition to look forward to each year.

Jeff - exec. Sec. , Spencer Prince - 1st counselor, Devon Hansen - Bishop, Kurt Cottrell - 2nd counselor, Claron Alldredge - ward clerk
Angie Cottrell, Me, Cindy Alldredge, Joan Hansen, Tamra Prince

Jeffrey and Hayden
Anne and Aubry
Kids table
teen table
Jeffrey, me, Mikayla and Madi at the entrance to the Stenquist's pumpkin patch
The girls got to pet the horses
wagon ride around the farm

Madi just wanting to be in the picture
All my cute kids ready to eat

1 comment:

rad6 said...

That will definitely keep you all busy.
Looks liek you figured out the text at the top thing.
Fun family Night!!!