Wednesday, August 25, 2010


This time of the year we have such gorgeous SUNSETS and SUNRISES that we just can't seem to get enough pictures!! It seems to be a 'daily' occurrence..

This is the SUNSET from last night (Tuesday) (about 9:00 p.m.)
And this is the SUNRISE from this morning (about 6:00 a.m.). Not a lot of difference is there.
This is a 'common' view from where we take a lot of pictures.....out of our bedroom window (as this is) or the living room window.
As we finished our shift at the temple this morning, the group of youth from LITHUANIA were sitting on a bend just outside the front door. They are such a great group of youth.
Veli ja Sisar Morrell are senior missionaries serving in Lithuania right now. Amazingly, we were in the MTC in Provo together over one year ago!! Neither of us could believe that we would be here in the Helsinki Finland Temple at the same as temple missionaries and them serving in Lithuania! After attending 3 sealings of couples they have worked with over this past year, they were headed back to Lithuania.
When we came in the asuntola, there sat Veli Koivisto from Jyväskylä. He was baptized in 1962, shortly before Wayne arrived in the mission field. He remembers him well. He came over to show some OLD pictures to Wayne! And to remember the past. Good times had by least the guys.
I have been making 50 cross stitch temple pictures for a Youth Super Saturday event to be held ( the end of September. I had a goal to get a certain amount done in a very timely way! Not a good idea I suppose. My wrist started hurting BIG time. I had to resort to an ace bandage to help me out. I have 43 completed with 7 to go.
It continues to be a GREAT week with the LITHUANIAN saints here this week. We are so glad they will be able to continue coming here even after the Kiev Temple opens next week. We love them and want to be able to see them as often as they can come.

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