Saturday, August 5, 2017

Someone to look up to

Eagle Project Completion

One step closer. The Eagle project completion is signed off.

Life in the Fast Lane

Left Western Wyoming at 8:30 last night. Drove 16 hours through the night. Thanks Liberty Stake YSA for letting us crash your sacrament meeting. 

Family Reunion at Star Valley

We had a wonderful time at the McDavitt Family Reunion in Star Valley, Wyoming.  That is BEAUTIFUL country.  There was no shortage of fun things to do and the Hales were WONDERFUL hosts!  My cousins were amazing. Would you like to venture a guess at how many of those 98 descendants are active members of the church?  98!  That is an amazing feat.  I've pondered a lot this week on why that is.  I've decided that it really boils down to the exactness with which Grandma and Grandpa McDavitt kept the commandments.  In Alma 57:21, Helaman is describing the 2000 stripling warriors and he describes them this way, "Yea, and they did obey and observe to perform every word of command with exactness; yea, and even according to their faith it was done unto them; and I did remember the words which they said unto me that their mothers had taught them."  The degree with which we keep the commandments matters.  Our Father in Heaven expects us to be EXACT in keeping the commandments.  The Savior said, "I would that ye should be perfect".  Grandma and Grandpa McDavitt weren't perfect, but as I watched them live their lives, I believe they always tried to live the commandment with exactness.  I think that is paying off dividends for now 5 generations.

Scout Camp at Bartle

This year, both boys and Jeremiah went to Scout Camp at Camp Bartle is Osceola, MO.  Camp is 10 days long, but the boys came home for Sunday and cut out a day and a half eary to make it to the family reunion.

JJ became a brave in Mic-o-Say and had a wonderful experience!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Mormon Night at the Royals 2017

Jeremiah and Mom were down on the field to present an award to Mindy Corporan.  Mindy lost her father and her son in a horrible shooting at the Jewish Community Center in Kansas City.  She has since begun a foundation that serves the community.

Baby Hugh's Baby Blessing

Surrounded by SO MANY people who LOVE him, Baby Hugh was blessed by his father.  A beautiful day for a beautiful family.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Mom's Retirement

So happy for my mom to retire!  She has worked so hard her entire life.  She ran her own upholstery shop for 20 years, then went back to school to get a degree in computer programming.  She then worked another 15 years in IT - all the while raising 6 children.  She is such a tremendous example to me of hard work, dedication and motherly love.