December 12, 2015
This morning Sister Fanning baked four loaves of pumpkin bread. We also prepared our institute lesson.
We went to have lunch with Tiffany and Kyra. They wanted to do something for us for Christmas. They said they decided not to bake cookies for us because of Sister Fanning’s reputation as master cookie baker. They cooked us a really nice lunch of steak, macaroni and cheese, salad, and apple pie. We had a great time watching them cook together, tease each other, and surprisingly, put a good meal on the table. We had a good visit with them. They made a homemade Christmas card for us.
We came back home and Skyped with our grandson and granddaughter in Pocatello. We were happy to see that our grandson had met all his goals and would be getting a reward in the mail from us. His sister did not have such good luck with her goals. We sent her reward, but her mother put it away until she can earn it.
We went back out to deliver bread. We were able to deliver a loaf to Dick and Marie and their two little boys. We also were able to contact Adam at his barracks and got his loaf to him. We also delivered a loaf to Joseph. He was visiting with friends on the base, and we went to their house. Since Eliza moved back home to be with her family during her pregnancy, Joseph moved back into the barracks and gave up their quarters. They can save some money that way for the baby. We also delivered to another family on the base.
We made several stops where people were not home. After running out of options on the base, we went back to Lemoore to make some stops. We were able to deliver to the Bishop and his family, and our home teacher and his wife. We delivered all six loaves we had available.
Sister Fanning made a batch of cookie dough and four more loaves of pumpkin bread.
Elder Fanning heard from Brian again. He got a job doing some plumbing through Craig’s list. He was able to buy a couple of white shirts and two ties to wear to Church.