This past weekend was pretty busy for the Gosnell Gang. We had planned to go to the temple on Saturday morning. Then we got an invite to the Casos’ for some homemade donuts. Far be it from me to turn that down. So at 10:00 we made donuts, then we left Rachel with the Casos’ and went to the temple.
Jeff’s dad got tickets and shared them with us to go to the U of L basketball game. That was Rachel’s first athletic event. She was the lucky charm, because we won!!! Amazingly she slept through the entire 2nd half.
Then Jeff’s parents took us out to dinner to celebrate Jeff’s birthday. We went to Texas Roadhouse. Very delicious, but we had a very long wait. By the time we got home it was around 9:30 pm. So we were out running around for a solid 12 hours. Poor Scout was on his own. Fortunately Marlene helped me out and came over to let Scout outside. He is a good dog, but I don’t think he could have lasted for 12 hours!
Sunday night we got the news that President Gordon B. Hinckley had passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and with the other General Authorities. I think of my life in eras. The first prophet I remember during my childhood prophet was President Kimball. My young adult prophet was President Benson. President Hunter was briefly the prophet during my adult life, but the majority of my adult life I have listened to and tried to follow President Hinckley. I am saddened at his passing, but I am sure that he is happy to be reunited with his beloved wife who passed away a few years ago.