Thursday, April 7, 2016

Memorials, Assemblies, & Goats

Well, we finally had our Imitate Jehovah assembly.  Barry had a soliloquy that made everybody giggle (he kept talking about his fictional wife named Mary).  He was awesome.

We had a lot of fun with the Memorial campaign.  That video was amazing!  It made a lot of people cry, which made me cry, and then everyone was crying!  

Barry met a goat in service.  An actual goat.  The goat was mad, and when Barry went inside the house the goat started ramming the door over and over.  It was crazy. He hit the door so hard he flew backwards.  I didn't think we would ever go back to that house, but at the assembly a sister on stage said she knocked at a door where an eccentric woman wanted to show her a pet squirrel.  The squirrel got loose, and they had to chase the squirrel down the street.  She almost didn't go back on that strange squirrel lady, but she did, and now she and many members of her family are studying!  So now we have to go back to the goat house.  😳

Our Memorial was beautiful!

After the April Broadcast we are highly anticipating our Regional Convention!  

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Long Time No See

finally finished the video of our journey to Estonia.  The link is above.  It was certainly the highlight of our year, and the best thing that ever happened to us.  

I have been keeping busy and am in a lot happier place mentally than I was last fall.  We are getting a new kitten this summer (it hasn't been bred yet), and we have planned a few new adventures for this year.  

We are going camping on the beach for our anniversary, and will be scuba diving.  

We booked a Caribbean cruise in December.  It's pretty exciting!  I love to cruise even though I get very seasick in my middle age.  

We are trying to eat better and exercise more.  We have both lost weight. Barry has lost more.  I have been consistently walking and lifting weights, and I anticipate feeling better soon.  

I've been working on the house and we have redecorated and repainted the living room, turned an empty room into a study, took a lot of things to Goodwill, and are gradually replacing all the things that broke last year when all our money was going towards Estonia.  We did without a computer for almost a year.  

Once we got a computer I started editing the hours of footage I had.  It took weeks to finish the project.  Once completed, because it was in HD and 4:40:00 long, it took three full days to upload to YouTube.  So now it's there for everyone to enjoy!  It's set to private, but it's okay to share with the Friends.  

We haven't had much of a winter.  We had six inches of snow forecasted, but it didn't happen.  We got exactly zero inches.  We have had a few 70°F days, though, which has been nice.  We went to the zoo a few weeks ago and I played with my camera.  All the animals were happy for the warmth!  

Panda (Le Le)
Barry by the Mississippi River