Thursday, May 30, 2013

In case you were wondering...

The Elders have proven that it is possible to get a box spring and mattress into a compact car. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Bike wrecks and gravesites

Colton had his first real bike crash this week.  He was a bit sore and had some road rash but as you can tell from the pictures he and the bike are just fine. The best part about it was that they got to talk to a family after it happened so he claimed it was totally worth it! When he called on mother's day he told us that he had broke his watch.  When we asked how it happened he said that he is known as "the wheelie king" and had crashed into a telephone pole.  Why does that not surprise me?  Good news though, he got a car, it is in the picture above (just kidding, that's a lawnmower).  Let's hope he has better luck driving a car.  His branch Pres. (President Lines) invites them over for dinner regularly.  Colton said he lives on 130 acres has a bunch of horses and a saw mill on his property.  Pres. Lines also found the grave of a lady and the cabin she used to live in on his property.  Interesting and creepy huh!  The new church building is finished so no more meetings in the "annex"(double wide).  Darn, I'm going to miss those stories.

P.S.  The self portrait of him with the horse cracks us up!  Hilarious!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Richlands VA

Colton is still in RichlandsVA and will be until mid July.  These are a few pics he sent this week.  Humble people and humble surroundings is how he describes this little town.  He is still on a bike but was thinking he would get a car this week.  He uses the internet at the library in town which is an old two story house, the computers (which he refers to as 'dinosaurs" because they still have dial up) take forever to receive messages and pictures so if you want to contact him, send him a letter if possible.  The address is in the previous post.  He is referred to by the elderly sisters in the ward as "the farm boy", They always want him to come over to till and plants their gardens.  I imagine he loves doing that!  Our Sunday phone call was wonderful.  He really likes knocking doors but hasn't had much success, hopefully soon. Sunday he had to speak in Sacrament and Elders Quorum then on Tuesday he had to give a talk at zone conference.  He says he is HAPPY and can't believe how fast time is going.  What a blessing!