Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 – Ricke David Johnson Born, Women’s Garden Tulips, Temple Housing, Pumpkin Carving, Temple
The big news of the day was the birth of our 24th grandchild, Ricke David Johnson. Our son, Daniel and his wife Mindy Gibbs Johnson were blessed with a healthy baby boy at 7:43AM. He came into the world at a healthy 7lbs, 15oz. Mom and baby are doing fine. Our congratulations, love and prayers to Dan & Mindy and their family. What a blessing and what a beautiful baby.
Sis. Johnson and I had another busy day at work. We started by planting Tulip bulbs in the last flowerbed in the Women’s garden at the Visitor’s Center. We couldn’t plant this last flowerbed earlier because the Tulip bulbs hadn’t arrived from Holland yet.
We finished our work day cleaning the last of the Temple Missionary housing. There are over a dozen duplexes and triplexes and they all have one or more small gardens. We pruned, weeded, raked and cleaned all of them.
This weekend the Town of Nauvoo will hold their annual Halloween pumpkin Walk, parade and festivities in downtown Nauvoo. The main boulevard through Nauvoo will be lined with 500 Jack-O’-Lanterns. Today the pumpkin carving got started in earnest. Dozens of pumpkin carving volunteers per hour arrived in shifts all day from 8:00AM to 8:00PM.
Sis. Johnson and I ended our day by attending a Temple endowment session. We enjoy living so close to the Temple now. Our home in Nauvoo is only two block away from the Temple. We really enjoy the sweet spirit we feel there as we do family names that have been sent to us from Valerie Johnson and Grandma Marilyn Ross.