This is what you'll see most of the time at the Near residence- Brendan and his trains. He loves to put his track together and push around his little trains.
It's even more fun when his dad is here to play with him.
It was a nice, lazy Sunday around here. Just the kind I like. I had my first week in Young Women's and I'm happy to report I think I'll like it very much there. I was just called to be the 1st and only counselor (there are only 3 girls). I'm happy to be doing something other than nursery, where I was one and off for the last 2 1/2 years.
And I'm also happy to report that our branch is wonderful. The members there welcomed us with open arms and have been a huge blessing to us since we've been here. On our very first day here, several members of the branch got together to make us a wonderful dinner complete with homemade bread; another brought us some groceries and toilet paper that evening; another helped us when our gas froze in our car the next day; and another sweet family offered to pick us up for church our first week since we had no idea how to get there. We've been really lucky. We've also been invited to have dinner with several families and everyone loves Brendan despite his loud noises during Sacrament meeting. We are glad to be a part of such a loving branch.
So today was a nice day. Brendan took a long nap, I made cookies, and we watched some football. I even finally got around to using some Christmas presents- my camera remote and tripod.
It was a good way to start February.