Karla has been so sad ever since she found out about our mission to Argentina. Brianna has been busy this year, as all high school girls seem to be, with schoolwork and various extra-curricular activities. However, they scheduled the last three days of spring break to hang out together. They chatted and went to a block party on Friday night, met up with GG and Aunt Jennifer and her girls and went out on a pontoon on Saturday and went to church together on Sunday. Karla holds a special place in all of our hearts.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
The big trees in the yard haven’t been trimmed back for a few years. Of course, we want everything at the house to be prepared to last while we are away. A small group of guys from church came over this morning and set to work. Here they are pausing for lunch. I think it is the only time they stopped all day. We are so grateful for Ray, Peter, Sam, Duck and Benny. Those guys are awesome!
Friday, March 25, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
It was a good night for my dear husband, who has put his heart and soul into the lives of these young men and others like them for the the past ten years.
Friday, March 18, 2011
President Hall invited Doug and I to join with the Orlando Mission for a conference today with Elder Bednar.
We feel so blessed to have been in the presence of an apostle as he helped us to increase our faith and capacity for learning. Elder Bednar facilitated a beautiful experience for me personally today.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Carter received the highest mark of any Level IV 8-9 year olds on the high bar. The judge even congratulated him on his excellent routine. This is his fourth meet and his first State Championship. He finished 3rd overall! (and he is still 8)
He was also honored for his academic achievements -- being an athlete with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. (and his is higher)
We are so pleased that we had the opportunity to watch and celebrate his accomplishments. He is amazing!
Saturday, March 12, 2011
We zipped up to North Carolina for the weekend. It’s not really a zippy trip to make, but we made the most of it.
byu basketball watching
and lots of quality time in the car together