Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Officially Introducing. . . Elder Tim Worthen

This is Elder Worthen, minutes after being set apart, with his Stake President. It was a wonderful experience with an abundance of the Spirit.
Saying Goodbye to Elder Worthen.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Farewell Sunday

Today, our son Timothy spoke in church for his mission farewell. He will be going to the California Fresno Mission, Spanish speaking. He will be in the MTC for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Today we spent a day with friends and family to support and encourage him as he bids farewell for two years. It was a wonderful day.
This is a photo of Great Grandma Hansen and Tim. Great Grandma is the one who introduced Kerry and I and we have lived by her for over 20 years. We love Grandma Zella Hansen and she holds a special place in our hearts.
This is my sweet heart, best friend, and the man I love and respect so much. Kerry and I spent a few moments together here and there inbetween visiting with guests.
Tim and Nathan having a few fun moments together for a photo session! It is hard to believe that Nathan will be almost 15 when they see each other again. It was so fun to have so many family and friends around.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Sacred and Sweet

"I love to see the Temple. I'm going there someday. To feel the Holy Spirit. To listen and to pray. For the Temple is a holy place where we are sealed together. As a child of God I've learned these truths. A family is forever."
Today, Kerry and I had the wonderful privilege of taking our son Tim to the temple. What a joyous occasion! As parents, there isn't anything more sacred, more sweet in life, than taking an adult child to the temple for the first time. There is no celebration more important to a family than adding one more child to the link of eternity.
My sweetheart Kerry, and my son Kenne were the escorts for Tim. Unfortunately, we all left the temple at different times and so we didn't get a group photo but it was a special experience to have several of my wonderful family together in the temple. Tim was very handsome dressed in white, and worthy to enter the temple. I am grateful for eternal families and for the peace and love that radiates there.

" I love to the see the temple. I'll go inside someday. I'll covenant with my Father, I'll promise to obey. For the temple is a house of God where we are sealed together. As a child of God I've learned these truths. A family is forever."

The Birthday Kids!!

Sunday is Tim's 21st Birthday and Monday is Amiee's 25th birthday. Because those two days are going to be so crazy we decided to celebrate the birthday kids tonight. Happy Birthday Tim. Happy Birthday Amiee. We love you both and hope that your birthdays are WONDERFUL!!

We had lots of fun celebrating. Doesn't Chris have a cute smile! :)

Hyrum, Amiee, Kyla and Tayven, Chris, Troy, Courtney and Kyler, G & G Denney, GG Hansen, Kenne, Tim, Kyrstina, Rizzo, Nathan, Kerry and I all celebrated. We ate chocolate better than kisses cake, pumpkin pie, raspberry cheese cake, blueberry cheese cake, and chocolate pie along with a full Thanksgiving dinner. Tim will be in the Missionary Training Center for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years so we decided to have Thanksgiving early so that he could eat with us.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

A fun day with Kyla and Tayven

I love fall. (I also love spring, summer, and winter) but I have always enjoyed playing in the leaves. When I was little my mom would play in the leaves with me and I still remember how much fun I had. So this fall it was a great joy for me to be able to spend some time with Kyla and Tayven in the leaves. We had a beautiful fall day on Wednesday, Nov. 5th and so we played outside.

Nathan's Concert

Nathan had his first Jr. High Choir concert. He has been enjoying the choir and looks forward to singing in the tree festival in Idaho Falls in a couple of weeks.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Halloween with grandkids!

This is my beautiful granddaughter Courtney. I can't believe this is my only photo. She was cute.
Kyla was a princess, of course! Here she is as Cinderella. She had fun eating candy.
Tayven was sick of the whole thing and tired, but cute as ever!

Aden was face smeared with candy. It appeared that he was enjoying the sweets. We gave each of the kids a small pumpkin ball - the kind the kids like at school to play 4 square. They seemed to like them. I wish I had gotten a photo. Oh well. It was a fun evening.