It was a beautiful day in September - actually Tuesday evening, September 27th, to be exact - when we made the oh so familiar trip to Smithfield, Utah. This time, however, we were not going to transport kids back and forth as we did for so many year. We went to participate in setting Tim apart as a full time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
His Stake President was a wonderful man who loves and knows Tim and gave him a beautiful blessing and set him apart.
The next day, we picked him up at 8:00 in the morning and headed for the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah.
It was very nice to get a huge hug to last for two years. Tim was very anxious and so our goodbye was very short... but not too short for a photo and a hug.
Kyrstina was able to go down to Utah with us and here we are right after the setting apart. We hear from Tim every week. He will be in the MTC until the end of November as he is learning the Spanish language. He seems to be happy and working hard. We are proud of him.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
I get caught so often without my camera!! It is the family joke that I can never find it! But I do keep track of it once in a while. Here are a few of the birthdays that I actually have photos for.
This first photo is Kyler's birthday. He turned 5.
This is Kyler at his 5th birthday party with Courtney, baby Tristan and grandpa. We had such a fun time celebrating with them.
This is Carter at his 1st birthday. We were able to go down to Utah and enjoy a few hours with Carter and Aden.
We sure love our birthday boy and wish we could see him more often.
This is Braxton Cook, Aden, Carter, Uncle Nathan and Dillon Whyte. We were on our way to summer vacation and we took friends for Nathan to hang out with so that we could actually relax a bit and not have to entertain Nathan the whole time :). We went to Carter's birthday on the way to Park City.
The other really fun thing we did this summer was tend Kyla and Tayven for 10 days while Hyrum and Amiee went on a cruise! We definitely had the best deal and the most fun! I have TONS of very cute photos, but they are mostly on the other computer so I'll have to update this later. We played house, jumped on the tramp, went swimming, went for a bike ride everyday, played with cousins, went to Nathan's ball games, read books, played in the park, played at grandma's school, just to mention a few! We had a wonderful time.
We had an awesome summer of fun with Nathan's baseball. He played on three teams. First he played on his Freshman school team. Then he played city league. Third he played on an all star traveling team. He got his first home run of his baseball career and the teams first home run of the year. We had lots of fun watching him play this year.
I just can't believe all that happens in life. Some things are so insignificant. Some things have eternal consequences. I love my life and find that I want to remember everything good about every day but it is just impossible. I don't have the time or the energy to do so. I haven't looked at this blog for months. But I did upload some photos recently that I would like to share and remember. We had such a wonderful summer with grandkids and family. So here is a quick attempt at a few events.