Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookies

 First we bought the ingredients at our local grocery store.
 We didn't have an adapter for the mixer plug so Deanne mixed the dough in the bathroom.
 Then to the kitchen to put the cookies in the oven.

 We didn't have a cooling rack so Deanne got creative and used the dish draining rack which is in the cupboard above the sink.
 The final product.
And I took care of dipping the cookies in milk and eating them.  Oh so good.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

More shots of our apartment

 Our balcony
 Dining room
And our very comfy bed.

Our Car

This is our mission car.  It is an Opel and it gets us where we need to go.  Deanne sometimes has to close her eyes while I am driving but as they say "When in Rome, do as the Romans do."

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

GELATO at last

We finally had our first Italian ice cream and WOW was it good.

Ravenna Mosaics

There are two very old churches in Ravenna, which is about 30 minutes from Forli.  They were built in about 400 and 500 B.C.  The ceilings and walls have beautiful mosaic depictions of Christ, the Apostles, and Prophets from the Old Testament.  

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Zone Conference in Firenze

These are the Elders and Sisters in the Bologna zone.
With Anziano Scheurn from our home ward in Gilbert.  He is serving in Ravenna.
This is our Church in Forli.  Via Ghinassi 13 Forli, Italy

Washing Machine and Dryer

The dryer is stacked on top of the washing machine in our very narrow 2nd bathroom.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Finally in Italy

 With President and Sister Wolfgramm at the Mission Home in Milan.
 Our kitchen.
 Our bathroom.
 Our bedroom.
 Living room.
Extra bedroom.  We are still trying to get over jet lag.  Sunday we went to meetings and we both bore our testimonies.  We are already falling in love with the members of the branch in Forli.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

October 9, 2012

 Elder and Sister Arbogast are going to the Italy Milan Mission to be assigned to the military base in Vicenza.
Tonight Elder and Sister Bednar spoke at the MTC Devotional.  Elder Bednar taught us how he studies the conference talks and the scriptures.  Identify doctrine and principles, invitations and promised blessings.  Sorella Jefferies is putting the method into practice.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

One week in the MTC

 Our district with our teacher, Brother Harper in the middle.
 In our language class with our Italian name tags.

 Friday night we got to go to my sister Joanne's surprise 60th birthday party.  Left to right: Mitch and Joanne Curtis, Jeanne (my other sister) and Gaylen Spear and us.  It was a surprise to us that Jeanne and Gaylen had come from Nyssa.  We also got to see lots of nieces and nephews.
 On Sunday night we met Ron and Carol Mumford at BYU Law School where Ron and I attended from 1976 to 1979.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Getting a workout at the MTC

 Sister Jefferies is looking good on the eliptical.
 Check out the guns on this Elder. 
This is our district.  Left to right, the Jefferies, Elder and Sister Payne (going to Auckland, New Zealand) Sister Clark (our teacher) Elder and Sister Craven (going to Little Rock, Arkansas) and Elder and Sister Elam (going to Honolulu, Hawaii).

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Provo MTC

Here we are at the famous MTC world map.  Deanne is pointing to Italy but my finger kind of wandered and I am pointing to Albania or Hungary or some other country.  There is way too much food, it is like being on a cruise ship.  We are loving the MTC.  Tonight we had a devotional with Elder Stanley Ellis of the Seventy and his wife speaking to us.  Deanne and I sang in the MTC choir