Jordan will be flying to NY in the morning. We will get to talk to him and hear his voice. He has had a great experience in the MTC. Here is an excerpt from his email to us today:
"The MTC has been incredible. I have never felt so close to the Spirit in my life. Sometimes you get so used to it, that it feels like you not. It is always a continual upward progression. My testimony of the gospel has been strengthened in so many ways. I tried making an outbound Spanish call the other day, with the help of my teacher, but the man just told me to speak English. I ended up talking with him for a while though and he accepted a copy of the Book of Mormon. We have had many awesome experiences here, I wish that I had enough time to share them all."
Top Ten Signs You Have Gone Over the Garden Edge.....
10. Your favorite poem is "Roses are Red, Violets are Blue.
9. Your kids are named Rose, Violet, Daisy and Zucchini.
8. You have 8 X 10 family pictures of your Tomatoes and Peppers on your office shelf.
7. Your idea of Saturday Date Night is going out in the garden and hand pollinating the plants.
6. You think a cocktail is liquid fertilizer.
5. You rush home from work and go straight to the garden and hug your roses. (Ouch!) Then, you go in to your house and see your family.
4. On Christmas Eve, visions of "Sugar Peas" dance in your head.
3. After the first frost, you are seen holding funeral services in your garden.
2. You take your kids multiple vitamins from them to use as a supplement to your plants fertilizer.
And, the number one sign that you have gone over the garden edge is..
1. You create a Sam the Yam Blog
Our son, Jordan, reported to the Missionary Training Center in Provo UT on Aug 27th, and has been there the last couple months learning Spanish and preparing to teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the people of the New York New York North Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He will be leaving on Tuesday, October 28th for the Big Apple. We look forward to hearing many great experiences from him. He has had a great experience already in the MTC and has truly dedicated himself to the work he has been called to do. Keep up the great work Elder Ames
Sam is a sweet potato that I started to grow in a pot of water. He rooted and started to sprout and eventually I put him outside in this pot, however it did not have the protective fence or tomato cage. I found Sam twice on the ground as he had been pulled out of the pot by a predator(it must have been Allie, our dog). So, I had to rescue Sam and brought him back into the house, putting him back into his pot of water so that he could be revived after having survived the uprooting. Eventually he began to thrive, and sprouting was rampant. I had to put dowels in the pot to support his growing vines, and last Saturday I felt it was time for him to venture outside again. However, this time was different. Sam would have a real yam habitat. So, the tomato cage and garden wire I had laying around came to good use, and as you can see, Sam has a predator proof habitat. Everyone needs a yam for a pet.
The rock border I recently added, had to have something for the ferocious frog to sit on as he guards the garden from the predators of the yard.
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