Our First "Great One" - and, Park City

3 June 2017
The big news this week is that our granddaughter, Ryan, had her baby on Sunday, May 28th! Arriving at 7 lbs, 15 oz, this sweet girl appears to have stolen hearts already. The photos we’ve seen are precious and we can hardly wait to meet little Kyan Milani Harris, although she will be more than a year old before we see her face-to-face. (Hard to believe we're great-grandparents!)

Last Friday afternoon, (for Memorial Day weekend) we drove about 30 miles up the mountain from SLC to Park City. It’s beautiful—majestic and serene—but, I don’t see how people live there year-round. I prefer living somewhere that does NOT get 25 feet of snow every winter.

Because it’s such a predominantly tourist area, they have a Visitor’s Ward in Park City that we attended on Sunday. We were astonished at how many people were there. It looked like a stake conference! (And, we were told it’s that full most weeks.) Plus, we even ran into some people we know. President and Sister Hansen, the 1st counselor in our mission presidency and his wife, were there. (They said they just needed to get away, and had spent most of their time sleeping.) We also saw Brent and Celine Godfrey and their family. They used to be in the Cary Ward with us. Since they moved to Utah 12 years ago, they have a family gathering in Park City every Memorial Day weekend. It was fun to see them again. 

In the downtown, historic, part of Park City, the Church has a Family History Center that was put up in preparation for the 2002 Olympics – and even now, they said they get about 20,000 visitors a year. It’s beautifully designed, with some very engaging displays.

We had fun touring the Olympic Park, as well. Here’s a pic of us in one of the bobsleds.
It was nice to have that little break—and now we’re back to our usual routine.

We were in the Salt Lake Temple yesterday, waiting in the hall outside the sealing rooms to do some family file sealings, when Elder David A. Bednar walked by, right in front of us. Evidently, he was there to perform a live sealing of a young couple.

Our mission is having a special fast this Sunday for more missionaries to come to serve in our mission. Our numbers keep dropping, though there is still plenty of work to do. . .

1 comment:

Patti said...

I am so impressed that you are a great-grandparent, because you don't look like a you could have a great-granddaughter! Congratulations! How fun to run into Brent and Celine while you were in Park City. The Olympic Park visit looked really fun. I didn't know that a family history center had been set up in downtown Park City for the Olympics. That is really awesome that it is still getting so much traffic. I hope your fasting prayers are answered, and you see an uptick in missionaries coming to your mission.