Monday, December 30, 2013

Chritmas week in Sonderborg with Ældste Holbrook AND SKYPE BABY ;o)

So this week we had Christmas and YES it was very lonely with out Ældste Holbrook. We miss him but we are so grateful for his willingness to serve in Denmark. It is NOT an EASY mission but we keep telling him hang in there and lots og great thing will come to pass.

 I think there might be a Starwars fan in most of us :o)

 Christmas Eve dinner at Tom's house. Ældste Holbrook, Ældste Enniss, Ældste Hafen & Ældste Wrible.

ÆldsteWrible, Ældste Holbrook and Ældste Hafen what awesome friends and servants!!

 Danish REAL Christmas tree. Where are the REAL candles :o)

Ældste Holbrook got a new journal for his Scripture study! I think he liked it!!

THIS was my BEST Christmas preset of the year. OUR Skype call with Ældste Holbrook. He is so LOVED and missed!

Christmas dinner at a sweet family in the branch home. This is where they Skyped from!!

District Conference and a great time with lots of fun!!

Ældste Holbrook did not want to spend the money to go ice-skating so he took pictures of the others instead!

Beautiful Danish building!!

Ældste Hansen and Ældste Holbrook what a pair ;o)

Look at this church, it is a AMAZING!!!

Ældste Enniss and Ældste Holbrook

 Beautiful on the inside too :o)

 Baptism font in a Danish church.

Missionaries are just the BEST!!

Four Missionaries - Four LIFE stories and all great and good.

Wonderful week and the HIGHLIGHT was talking to Ældste Holbrook on Christmas. He is the BEST!!!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Little Christmas Eve and other fun in Sonderborg!

it is still Christmas time in Denmark and WOW...... it is getting close to the real night Christmas Eve!! Here they went to a really cute store that had ALL this great Danish Christmas stuff! I wish I was there and there were some really cute stuff there.

Look at those cute candle. There is no way I could burn any of those candles :o)

 You gotta love the hat and the Ældste that is wearing it. Ældste Holbrook is one in a million and some!!

 Danish mailbox. So cute and so different from the US ones. I do LOVE the red color.

They went to tthe graveyards to clean up the branch-list.  It is a really old branch and a lot of the people are gone but they did not find much today. Very neat graves for sure.

 AND there are 4 Ældster in Sonderborg now. It looks like they are fitting in great together!

It is raining a lot in Denmark. But they still have lots of fun and good times together!

We sure miss Ældste Holbrook but he is where he needs and wants to be. He is serving the Lord and that is all that really matters right now in his life!! WE love you Son!!!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Denmark Copenhagen Temple and Julefrokost in the Church

This week Ældste Holbrook have been busy and gotten to see and do a lot of different things. He went to the Denmark Copenhagen Temple and he did it ALL in Danish. Way to go. He also got to go to a REAL Danish Christmas luncheon - Julefrokost :o)

 Danish beach still pretty in the winter.

The water levels were really low this day.

 Ældste Enniss and Ældste Holbrook on the temple steps.

 Great group of missionaries going to a temple session.

 This building was the first LDS church I/Ann ever went to and now it is a temple, pretty neat.

 Beautiful Nativity.

 Training meeting fun in Copenhagen.

 Lights in Kolding.

 Beautiful and so much like Christmas. It is all about the lights.

 More interesting lights.

 One of the morning with the Advent Calendar from Mormor.

 Liquorice eating contest.

 And who won one of the prices Ældste Holbrook. If it is a competition he gives it all :o)

 Ældste Holbrook and some of the kids in the branch and of course they love him.

It has been a fun week and a lot has been learned!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Splits with Ældste Hansen and Ældste Holbrook and other fun :o)

So the District leader Ældste Hansen and his companion can down to visit with Ældste Holbrook and Ældste Enniss and they had a great time. They went on splits and Ældste Holbrook went with Ældste Hansen. Those two together have too much fun in a great way :o)

 Ældste Holbrook and Ældste Hansen having a great time together!

 Ældste Holbrook and Ældste Hansen.

 Danish tradition delicious Æbleskiver :o)
 Four Ældster having a fun time together enjoying Denmark and ALL the beauty around Christmas.

 Ældste Holbrook and Ældste Enniss

 Bunk-beds are now in the apartment since 2 more Ældster are moving in next week.

 Christmas tree and gifts. It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

ÆldsteEnniss and Ældste Holbrook with one of the count down gifts from Mormor!

We love you Ældste Holbrook and we miss you so much this time of year but so grateful that you are serving the Lord in wonderful Denmark.

Monday, December 2, 2013

First week of December in Sonderborg with Ældste Holbrook !

It is now really Christmas month in Denmark and it is REALLY the BEST month of the year over there! It is fun with all the things that are going on every day and I miss it so much. So I am glad that Ældste Holbrook have a chance to be there and enjoy it for our little family :o)

 Model for a car ad or what :o)

 I am think that Ældste Enniss did a better job than Ældste Holbrook  :o)

 Ældste Holbrook with their Christmas tree form the forest!

 Ældste Enniss got this from his family I think what a neat old book of church songs in Danish.

 This is the area Ældste Holbrook and Ældste Ennis have to cover, no wonder they are getting 2 more missionaries in a few weeks to help them.

 Andrea made this for them it is a count down to Christmas candle.

 Here are the count down calendar they each got from Mormor in Denmark. So nice and very much like Christmas in Denmark.

 First present from Ældste Holbrook's Advent calendar.

Here he is wearing the tie and tie clip he got today in the Advent calendar. Looking great!!

Oh.... how we miss this young man. He is one of the BEST of the BEST and he has such a HUGE part of our hearts. It is a lot more quiet in our home but we know that he is needed in Denmark and he is working hard over there!!