Wednesday, June 22, 2011
We delivered Keaton to the mission training center today. We drove to Salt Lake Tuesday night and went to the movie "17 Miracles" about the handcart company and man, once again I was in awe of the sacrifices and faith of our pioneer ancestors. They put me to shame! The next morning we got up at 5:30 and went to a session in the SL temple which I had never done before. It was SO interesting to see the pioneer decor and the magnificence of that great temple. It took the pioneers 40 years to build it. We dropped Keaton off at noon and there were clean cut, enthusiastic missionaries everywhere. This is truly an experience of a lifetime for these stripling warriors! Boo hoo for me, I miss him already!
Sunday, June 19, 2011
What a weekend! Keaton is leaving for the mission training center Wed. for a few months to learn Spanish, then he will fly to the Mexico Villahermosa mission for two years. We had almost the whole family home for the weekend and Keaton gave a talk in church Sunday(many tears shed.) We were just overwhelmed with love for our family and will miss Keaton more than we can express but are so pleased that he wants to serve a mission for Jesus Christ.
Some of the fun were, picking asparagus in the barrow pit, a picnic at the Craters of the Moon, the gabs till 1:30 in the morning, the guys went shooting, the grand kids singing around the piano, the grand kids making a fort in the basement with blankets, four wheeling, badminton, trampolining (is that a word...no) fishing, and of course eating and eating and eating. There's nothing better than family!!!!