Friday, August 30, 2013

Erin Duke's wedding

This is definitely one of my favorite photos that I took today.  Erin and Brandon are a striking couple and obviously crazy about each other.  It was nice to be part of their special day.  More photos to come.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Sushi class

Rei, Michiko, and Kaori showed 18 women in the ward how to make sushi tonight.  This was my creation and it was delicious (and dinner).

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Why Vermont is so beautiful

It's because it rains.  A lot.  And at every ward campout.  This year it barely drizzled (which was nice).  I tell everyone that the reason Vermont is so beautiful is because of the rain.  [I liked this photo better in black&white...sorry you can't see how green it is.]

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

Cute campout story

I said, "I need to take a picture of Jared in front of the Jared cabin" and Joel said, "and one with me, the brother of Jared."

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Rebentisch family photo shoot

Sister Rebentisch

She enters the MTC this week to prepare to serve her LDS mission in Moscow, Russia.  Sister Rebentisch gave a powerful farewell talk today; she is prepared and excited to serve.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Arlington Ward Campout at Camp Joseph

Hardly any rain, games, beads, breakfast, a murky pond, chilly river, perfect Vermont weather, plenty of hot dogs and s'mores AND 160 friends hanging out for 4 days.  It was epic.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Count Your Blessings

Last Sunday during Relief Society I looked to the far side of the room during the closing song "Count Your Blessings" I and watched my friend Brie during the chorus while holding her baby Savannah right up near her face -- singing to her and smiling.

Count your blessings; name them one by one.
Count your blessings; see what God hath done.
County your blessings; name them one by one.
Count your many blessings; see what God hath done.

It was so touching to watch.  And so sweet.  And another reminder of the things I can see when I'm sitting in front of all the sisters in our ward.  

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Customer Service

Last week I went to Market Basket and bought a watermelon for $5.99 (for this party) and when I tasted it, it was horrible; honestly the worst watermelon I've ever had.  Someone suggested I take it back to the store but it was already in the garbage (before the party even started!).  As I was walking out of Market Basket last night with my groceries bagged in my cart I walked by one of the managers and remembered the nasty watermelon.  I backed up and told her about it and that I didn't have my receipt and she said, "Go get another one."  I said, "Really?"  And she said, "Go get another one and get one that doesn't have much yellow on it."

And that's why I heart Market Basket.