|Paul's house in Alpine, WY|
We try to take a walk every day, and we get lovely views like this one in the late afternoon:
|The view from above Paul's house|
Sunday mornng when we got up, we discovered the world had been transformed. A freezing mist had covered every twig with hoar frost:
|Hoar frost on the trees next to Paul's house|
We got ourselves organized and went to church with Max at the Star Valley United Church, which is Presbyterian/Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.
|Star Valley United Church|
It is a small congregation but very friendly. The pastor, Rev. Steve Crittenden, took advantage of it's being Super Bowl Sunday and the fact that the two coaches, John and Jim Harbaugh, are brothers - a unique situation which, he said, creates "a very theological Super Bowl." He imagined watching the game through the eyes of their parents, knowing that one of their boys would be happy, and the other disappointed. The parents had been asked by an interviewer what they would do after the game. They responded - "we'll celebrate with the son who wins, but we'll be with the son who loses." That, said Pastor Steve, is an analogy for the way God looks at humanity.
After church we went to the Alpine Market to get some last minute snacks.
|Max helps Ellen pick out some snacks|
|Fun on the sled|
Ellen and I took another walk and marveled at the birches against the snow and blue, blue sky.