Friday, April 29, 2011


Here's a shout out to my best friend, my companion, my sweetheart, my husband, my everything! We are so blessed to be married for 34 years today and to be experiencing a great adventure together. LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU Doug!!!!!!

Just another work day here at the Willie Center. It rained and blew all night and Doug has to work in the mud up the hill at the new visitor center that we are building. He has been up there all week working with a shovel digging ditches for the plumbing before the cement is poured. Snow & wind, rain & wind, sun & wind, we work thru it all.

I have been in the humanitarian center for a day this week and then at the welcome center for a day and then in the office for the past two days. Tomorrow we will spend the day at the Cove for training and then it is Casper Stake Conference of which our branch belongs and we might head to Casper to spend the night and attend stake conference. Martin's Cove is 65 miles east of us and Casper is 65 miles north of the Cove.

Monday, April 25, 2011

We have arrived!!!! We are at the "Willie Center" at the Sixth Crossing on the Sweetwater river

It has been a long time since I have posted any thing. I am really going to try to keep my activity journal here on my blog. Today is April 25th, the actual date our mission is to begin is tomorrow the 26th. We arrived Friday the 22nd. We were one of the first new comers to arrive here at Missionary village. We set up camp and Doug was put right to work. He got to drive a little skid loader and dump truck at the new site for the new visitor center being built. Some of the concrete has been poured, three sides of the basement floor. I will download pictures soon. For some reason I will only be able to download pictures late at night.

We enjoyed Easter Sunday over at the "Cove". We are 65 miles to the west of "Martin's Cove". I think we are more of the working part of the mission here at 'Sixth Crossing". Church was wonderful. This is a very unique branch. It is made up of just missionaries. We all take turns speaking in Sacrament meeting, teaching Sunday School and Priesthood and Relief Society. Every week after church we have an assigned pot-luck dinner. After all missionaries arrive there will be 140 of us. Every member of this ward is active and temple worthy. Not alot of issuses for the Branch President to deal with. Elder Fenn, the director of the "Mormon Handcart Historic Sites" is the Branch President. Elder Bagley is the director of the Willie Site and is the 1st councilor.

We were blessed with the opportunity to ride into Riverton which is about 35 miles north of us, the closest place to go grocery shopping. We got to know them a bit. Wonderful people. We are going to have a lot of fun here.

Today after our prayer meeting at 8:00 am, which does happen everyday except Sunday, Doug worked with Elder Greenhalgh building 10' swing gates, while I put on a quilt in the humanitarian Center and quilted and bound it. This afternoon I was trained in the welcome center.

We are excited and blessed to be here with so many wonder people.