Celebrating July 4th!

2016-7-4 zDeparating Group (93)This evening after dinner we loaded up this crew and headed to a special spot in Selah, about 15 min away where we could enjoy watching some fireworks.  This is the home of our Stake Patriarch Cardon and his cute wife.  Their backyard had a view of the entire valley.

We brought the makings for some ice cream sundaes and had some fun treats, compliments Elder Rosenkrantz’s mom.2016-7-4 zDeparating Group (94)Still light at 9:00 p.m. here.2016-7-4 zDeparating Group (96)2016-7-4 zDeparating Group (100)2016-7-4 zDeparating Group (101)2016-7-4 zDeparating Group (104)The Yakima valley is off in the distance to the south.2016-7-4 zDeparating Group (105)2016-7-4 zDeparating Group (107)2016-7-4 zDeparating Group (110)2016-7-4 zDeparating Group (112)2016-7-4 zDeparating Group (114)2016-7-4 zDeparating Group (117)2016-7-4 zDeparating Group (124)2016-7-4 zDeparating Group (125)The fireworks were set off over by Selah High School.2016-7-4 zDeparating Group (130)Afterwards we all came back to the Mission Home for our final testimony meeting and last prayer together.  These are amazing missionaries who have changed the lives of so many.  2016-7-4 zDeparating Group (132)2016-7-4 zDeparating Group (133)2016-7-4 zDeparating Group (134)We also gave out their departure packets with instructions for their flights tomorrow and a few gifts from us.2016-7-4 zDeparating Group (135)2016-7-4 zDeparating Group (136)2016-7-4 zDeparating Group (137)2016-7-4 zDeparating Group (138)Here is a shot of this departing group.2016-7-4 zDeparting Group (1)Then we had a little fun before heading to bed.  It’s becoming a tradition to teach everyone how to play Rhythm Sticks, a Lewis family favorite.  2016-7-4 zDeparting Group (23)2016-7-4 zDeparting Group (24)2016-7-4 zDeparting Group (25)The final four:2016-7-4 zDeparting Group (36)It was well past midnight when everyone headed to bed.  I heard a good deal of wrestling upstairs, which I understand is done throughout the mission where Elders gather.  They sure love each other and enjoy being together.

 

About annlaemmlenlewis

I am member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I am currently serving as a Missionary in the Washington Yakima Mission. Welcome to my personal blog, Ann's Words, and my Mission blog, Our Yakima Mission. If you are interested in family history stories and histories, you can find those posted in Ann's Stories. Thanks for looking in!
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2 Responses to Celebrating July 4th!

  1. Jeri Schille says:

    Hi Sister Lewis, I took your family history class in Orem two years ago and have been following your blog. I would love it if you posted a video about rhythm sticks and how to play it. This looks familiar to me and reminds me of a game I used to play with sticks as a child but I can’t remember much of it. It looks like a great mission tradition you’ve started! I would love to learn it again and pass it along to my family. Thanks! Jeri

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