September 7, 2015
This morning Sister Fanning got up early to cook lunch for the missionaries. We got a call about 7:30 from the sister missionaries to let us know that a family in the Ward surprised them with a trip to the Sequoias. Sister Fanning had a headache, so since they canceled lunch, she went back to bed and slept until noon.
Elder Fanning went to Hanford to get his boots shined, get the manuals for the Spouse and Family Support Group bound, wash the car, and get some cash. He got home about 1:00.
We had leftovers from Sunday dinner for lunch. We relaxed for the afternoon.
We left early for family home evening. We stopped to put the pies in the chapel fridge. We got gas and stopped at the mini mart.
One of the wives on the base had her baby early this morning. She had a home birth, because the maternity hospital would not let her have her other children there for the birth. She planned to have her three-year-old son cut the cord, but since she delivered at 3:00 am, she let the kids sleep. However, she did videotape the birth to put on the internet to encourage other mothers to have home births. We stopped to check on them. The mother and baby are both doing well.
Elder Fanning gave the family home evening lesson from the Book of Mormon (2 Nephi) on what we have to do to endure to the end. We had cherry cream cheese pie for treat. We had the sister missionaries, a family of four with a nonmember friend, Abraham, a civilian young single adult, and a single sailor come. With us, there were twelve there. Our numbers were small because of the holiday. Lots of the young adults went to the beach today. We played Pit, Phase 10, and Bananagrams.
We got home about 9:00.