Friday, July 20, 2012

Grandma's 80th Birthday!

Two weekends ago we traveled down to good 'ol Crystal River to celebrate Chris's grandma's 80th birthday.  We woke up early on Sunday morning and made our way down.  We wanted to take at least the sacrament so we found a church in Lacanto, FL (which is like 7 miles away from Crystal River) and got there with 30 minutes to spare before the meeting started.  The people were soooo nice and friendly.  That's what I LOVE about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, no matter where you go the people are so friendly and open.  First off, let's just say the ward had a median age of like 50.  Quite a number of elderly, but they were all very kind.

Fun story.  This elderly man, probably about 70 plus came up to us and introduced himself and Chris said his name and said this is my wife Kendal.  This man (white mind you) said toward Chris specifically, "You know I am not much different from you (pointing to his arm)."  He then proceeded to tell us that his former wife (we're not sure if she passed away or what) was black and that back in the day people would say "Why are you around with that [N word] woman?" Yes he said the N word. HAHA.  But he said that he just didn't get why people are like that and that we are all God's children.  He was so nice.  It was kinda cool.

After we took the sacrament we went to Grandma's house and then went to her church.  After church we chilled for a little while and then went to this REALLY nice golf club for her PAR-TY! It was really fun.  Everyone was asked to wear either white, black, or red.  The grandsons were asked to help seat everyone so he got a pretty cool vest and nice tie.  He's excited for the new tie!  There was lots of great stories, dancing, food, chocolate, pictures, etc.  We had to leave around 5:30-6p.m. because I had some things to get ready for class the following day.  We had so much fun and it was so great to see Chris's mom's side of the family.  Since they don't live in Tallahassee we don't see them that much so it's always fun seeing them.

On the back porch of the club over looking the course.  

A better picture, not as dark.

Picture with the Birthday Girl!

When you first came through the gate house and you looked to your right this AMAZING canyon was in the distance.  I have never seen anything like this in Florida.  It was more than likely man made but cool none the less.  We took a quick picture of it before we left.

OH, also, check out my latest sewing project.  I sewed my first aprons.  They were for a rockin' new married couple, The MacFarrans and I think they turned out pretty well.  I was happy to have four aprons of my own that I was able to then make my own patterns.  The couple have a cute vintage style so I tried to stick with that.

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