These are two photos from the Friday night reception that I took off of the FaceBook page of another member who was there. I thought they were excellent – especially for showing off the cake that sister Taylor made.
Seminary has been moved to Saturday morning so that more can attend. Unfortunately this did not work this first week as all we got was the faithful three. But hopefully in the future it will be better attended.
After Seminary on Saturday we stopped at the store and picked up our usual order of 12 delicious large scones. The people in the bakery department all know us by name and I think they make especially large scones to fill our order. Mary spent the rest of Saturday decorating a large carrot cake for the social on Sunday to honor the Kwaikwais. She also made a huge pot of spaghetti sauce to go over the rice that will be served. Some of the sisters who had it at the tri-branch youth dance really liked it. I have to say that I liked it better over rice than I do over spaghetti. I take pride in that I grated the carrots for the carrot cake, diced the onions and bell peppers for the sauce – I also stirred the sauce while it was cooking and finally grated blocks of parmesan cheese to put over the sauce when it was served. The cake was not only beautiful it was delicious and much more flavorful than the sponge cake that brother Simon decorated for the occasion.
I made the map for the area auditor, Denis de Jong who arrived on Sunday to do the very late end of the year audit and then went on to do Jouberton branch. He came in time to enjoy Sacrament with us. We loaned him our GPS so he could get to the Jouberton chapel to do their audit. This made it possible for me to stay for the baptism and social.