Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Spring time in Brampton

It is spring time in Brampton.  These photos were taken over 2 weeks ago.  There are so many trees in bloom.  This week the dandelions have emerged by the thousands.  Brampton is known as the flower city of Canada.  Here is a link to the story of how Brampton became the flower city.
you might have to copy and paste it into the place for a URL on your computer.

Last Saturday, we discovered this beautiful magnolia tree in full bloom.  It is gorgeous.  I never knew that magnolias bloomed here.  The rain stopped on Sunday and we are starting to dry out and warm up a bit.  We didn't get any flooding here.  It was more in eastern Ontario and Quebec.
Last week we talked to our son-in-law, Bryan and found out that he met a couple at the temple who have a daughter serving in our mission.  He met Brother and 
sister Varty and we know their daughter, Sister Varty who is a super missionary.
We had another group of new missionaries arrive two weeks ago.  They are a great group.  We are keeping very busy in the office and thoroughly loving the work.  The gospel is true and our Heavenly Father loves us all so very much.  We had a area Stake Conference broadcast last Sunday.  It was very uplifting.  Dallin H. Oaks was presiding.  
If you can, serve a mission.  It is the greatest thing to do as a senior couple.  Love you all.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Sis. Swendsen, I hope you get this comment! It's me, Sister Varty's mom, Sis. Varty (version 1.0) It was so great doing sealings with your son-in-law and after discovering our connections with the great CTM! Thanks for taking care of our missionaries (and their cars.) :-)