Sunday, March 19, 2017

Shoal Creek Valley Young Women

Addie gets asked to Prom

JJ is ordained a Teacher

JJ was ordained a Teacher in the Aaronic Priesthood by his father and grandfather. JJ has some pretty big shoes to fill. Three generations of Priesthood holders.

Addie at Stuco State

JJ's 14th Birthday

Happy 14th🎂 JJ! Where else would we go for this 🏀 boy?


Hotels. You win some. You lose some. Tonight I lost. Yikes.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

She Made It!

Savannah's Mission

Every once in a while . . .
there is something that is truly wonderful and joyous while at the same time a little scary and sad. And so it was last night and today. I had the privilege to set apart our beautiful and amazing Savannah Morgan as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - heading to the Honduras Tegucigalpa Mission.
We just dropped her off at the airport and she will not return home for 18 months. But, thankfully, she will always be with us. Our prayers will be constantly for her as well. I feel much like Mr. Bennet - "I could not have parted with you, my Savannah, for anything less worthy."


We have liftoff. Temple this morning, Chinese food, then teary goodbyes. 😢My heart is 💔 but happy to join the ranks of missionary moms all over the world and watch from afar the wonderful missionary she will be. Honduras, you're getting a great one!

T-Minus 1 Day

T-minus 1 day. Massages in the morning, lunch at Ginger Sue's and dessert at Classy Chocolates. This evening we were so grateful that so many of our family and friends could come wish her well. Then she was set apart as a missionary by her father. The day could not have been more perfect and so why am I 💔 and 😢? She will be amazing.

T-Minus 2 Days

T-minus 2 days. This beautiful girl spoke in church today and did an amazing job. She will be a fantastic missionary.
Days like today I am deeply grateful for so many family and friends. We can hardly take credit for the woman Savannah has become. So many of you have had a profound influence on her. "Thank you" hardly seems like enough.
Please come join us in our home tomorrow evening from 6-8 to wish her well.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

T-Minus 3 Days

T minus 3 days. We kicked up the fun quotient. Bowling, pizza, pedicures and temple.

T-Minus 3.5 Days

T-Minus 3.5 days. BBQ=must have.

T-Minus 4 Days

We are down to days. Just 4 of them to be exact. Squeezing out all of our "lasts" with a family trip to the temple.

T-Minus 8 days

T minus 8 days. Bring on the fun!

Savannah's Mission Farewell

One more week and she is off to Honduras . . .
It is hard to believe that the time for our Savannah Morgan has come to leave on her mission. She will be serving an 18 month full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Honduras Tegucigalpa Mission.
I cannot be more proud of her, yet I feel oddly anxious - not because I worry, but because I will miss her. I will miss her kindness, her strength of character, her love, and so much more.
Come join us for her farewell address and an open house.

Dear Kansas City, I'm Home

Dear Kansas City,
I am home. Thank you for getting winter out of your system while I was gone.
Much appreciated,

Utah Trip

"Oh, you want me to go to Utah for some work meetings? Yes, I think I can fit that into my schedule."

Happy Valentine's Day

How do you keep up with a woman like this?
I mean she is beautiful, talented, accomplished, faithful, and kind. And she just wrote me a valentine's note for every hour today. I love her so very much!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Love Letters

More fun from discoveries in the basement. Our love letters from 1993! We met in the summer of 1993 when I was home from BYU and he was home from UCM. The summer ended but fortunately our relationship didn't. We kept it alive with these letters and a long distance phone call every few weeks.