Monday, June 29, 2015

Mid-Summer and just a good time in Silkeborg!

So it is that time of year where you in Denamrk celebrate mid-summer. We make a huge fire and have a fake witch on a broom on it. It is just a Danish thing :o). Ældste Holbrook has seen it once before on the mission and many times before as we have been in Denmark but it is always fun to see it again and sing the Danish folk songs.

 Waiting for the fire to get going!

Here it is smokey and all ;o)

 I love LOVE this young man. He is amazing!

Look at this nature picture. You just gotta love it!

 Ældste Holbrook knocking on doors once again a hobby of his ;o)

 Four missionaries ready to send a little message up towards Heaven.

Look at those cute noses. They are just silly and fun!!

Ældste Holbrook had another great week. he got to spend time with awesome people and has been blesses in so many ways.

Monday, June 22, 2015

First week in Silkeborg branch and HAPPY 20th birthday :o)

So it has been transfers again and Ældste Holbrook have been moved one last time on the mission. He has been moved the the small but sweet branch in Silkeborg. Silkeborg is a very BEAUTIFUL part of Denmark with it's many lakes. I am excited for him to see yet another part of Denmark.

 Ældste Holbrook with his new companion Ældste Gudnason.

 Ældste Holbrook is sitting in a quiet spot and thinking about life ;o)

One of the sweet member ladies in the Branch is letting Ældste Holbrook use this bike because his is just worn out. What a nice bike and sweet thing to do.

Ældste Holbrook had a chance to go see "Himmelbjerget" The Heaven Mountain. It is the tallest part of Denmark but after Utah thinking it is just a little hill but beautiful none the less!

 This is just AWESOME!! I was there once as an 8 year old child and it is just beautiful!

 Ældste Holbrook and technology, here is helping this sweet member lady ;o)

Awesome picture so fun!

 American friends giving Danish ice-cream to 2 sweet missionaries!!

 Look at this spread. WOW...... what a tender thing to do to a new missionary in their branch. That just warms a Mother's heart!

HAPPY 20th Birthday Ældste Holbrook. We love and miss you so much.

A great first week for Ældste Holbrook in Silkeborg. He was spoiled on his birthday and he is already love the area and the people!! I am so grateful that he will have a chance to serve here for a few weeks before returning home to us in Utah.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Last week in Odense and 3 wonderful monts are gone!!

Ældste Holbrook is getting transferred this week and he will be spending his last 6 weeks on the mission in the Silkeborg Branch. He did not anticipate that we would get transferred because he only has so few weeks left and he had only been in Odense for 3 months bu the Lord has a way of giving you just what you need ;o)

 The Odense Distric bike "gang" ;o)

 Old missionary returned to visit Denmark!!

 Some great looking missionaries!

 Four COOL guys!

 Ældste Holbrook with a very dear friend of mine. He was one of the first members that I met and he was like a Grandpa for me in my first home ward!

 Having fun in the backyard with good friends!

Ældste Holbrook just love this young man :o)

 The Jensen Family is one that will always be close to Ældste Holbrook's heart. They have spend many great times together!

This is a street sign and I guess the missionaries all sign it. Clever idea and awesome quote Ældste Holbrook ;o).

 Saying "goodbye" is never fun as you can see in this picture!

 Ældste Holbrook and 3 AWESOME friends! 

Odense was a wonderful place for Ældste Holbrook. He really enjoyed serving there and would have liked to stay till the end of the mission there. But like he told me. " I will go where you want me to go dear Lord", so he will be serving in Silkeborg for the remaining part of the mission! Go and work hard. Make new friends and KNOW you are LOVED and missed!!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Zone Conference, baptism, working hard and having fun with great friends

Ældste Holbrook has had yet another fantastic week in Odense. It was a very busy week with hard work but also a lot of fun! So here goes what he has spend his time with this week ;o).

 Ældste Holbrook and Ældste Howland. They had a great time being companions.

 Ældste Holbrook and Ældste Brindley. Good times together.

 Ældste Hafen and Ældste Holbrook. They have never been companions but shared apartment and home and are great friends.

 Ældste Holbrook singing at Zone Conference. Way to go Buddy!

Three good looking missionaries.

President Sederholm and Ældste Holbrook. It looks like it was a great zone conference.

 The Zone ;o)

Get together with some awesome friends.

 Ældste Holbrook is riding his bike a lot as you can see here! What a sweet heart :o)

Denmark is beautiful and I miss it. What a great picture this is, you just want to move into one of these homes. 

Another baptism that Ældste Holbrook has a chance to be a part of. He helped teach this sweet lady and get her ready for her special day.

 What a cute picture ;o)

 And then there we three cute guys in this picture!!

 We LOVE you too Ældste Holbrook!!

 Boy oh boy Ældste Holbrook looks like his Dad when he was in the Marines in this one. I LOVE it!!

This is a rear site Ældste Holbrook taken down. He is normally the one that is in control of the "fighting" because of his past with karate.

As you can see it was another very successful week for Ældste Holbrook in Odense. He loves the people, the area and what he is learning there. What a joy it is for him to serve in Denmark. We miss you son but are so happy that you are out there working hard and enjoying it!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Baptism, mini-golf ... Another great week in Odense.

Ældste Holbrook is just so blessed. He is serving in Denmark among wonderful people. HE has once again had a great week with some many awesome moments ;o)

 Brother Jensen is so ready for his turn ;o)

 Can she get it out of the stone ?

 Ældste Brindley, Is he on Stanta's lap or is that a Joker ;o)?

 Ældste Holbrook at his best. You gotta love he!!

Another nice one with Ældste Brindley!!

 Ældste Holbrook and she wonderful smile ;o)

 Ældste Brindley's turn ... Did he make it? Of course he did!!

 Playing a game of chess that is something Ældste Holbrook loves to do!

 Chess the BIG style!

 Two sets of great missionaries and one wonderful young man = baptism :o)

Friends stick together!!

It was a great week for Ældste Holbrook and he had a blast. It is always good to meet new people and to help others find the gospel. That is what he did this week. He loves serving the Lord and is grateful for every day he has on the mission.