March 14, 2016
We decided to make the lunch time with the missionaries later than noon. They have a big breakfast at the Ward Mission Leader’s house on Monday morning. They don’t schedule dinner appointments on Monday. So we moved lunch to 3:00 so they are hungry and the meal will last for dinner.
Sister Fanning made two pans of caramel dumplings this morning. She also made potato salad.
We had sloppy joes, potato salad, carrot sticks, and chips for lunch. We had some caramel dumplings for dessert. We cleaned up lunch and put the food away after we ate. It was time to leave for family home evening after that.
Elder Fanning gave the lesson on faith. We had caramel dumplings, which were a hit. Sister Fanning was asked again to provide a cookbook of her recipes when she leaves. We had a civilian family of three, a military family of six, and a military family of five come. We also had two wives of deployed sailors come with their five children between them. One family are members, one family are nonmembers. We had Coral, Adam, and two civilian young single adults come. With the sister missionaries and us, that made 29 attending. We had a game of It Came to Pass going, along with a game of Hand and Foot and another one of Exploding Kittens. The kids were pretty hyper and there was a lot of screaming and running. On the way home, we decided that we need to take the older children – three and older – to the nursery and let them play there. Either Elder or Sister Fanning will stay in the nursery to watch them. The children do better in the nursery in a more contained area and toys to play with. If any of the older children want to stay and play games with the adults, they will be able to do so. We will have a simple treat for the children that they can eat easily in the nursery.