Saturday, March 1, 2014
While PreShie was home for Christmas, she began to work on her missionary paperwork.
She has patiently waiting the chance to serve an 18 month mission.
Due to problems with her teeth, this opportunity has been delayed.
But at Christmas time, she did all that was necessary to complete her paperwork.
And then she left and went back to school at USU.
She knew that around the month of February, the paperwork could be submitted.
The day came...and The Farmer pressed "submit."
The Farmer called PreShie to let he know what had been done, and not to expect
anything in the mail for a month to six weeks. And so we all settled in for the wait.
Last week, just for fun, The Farmer check his link into the missionary department
and found that not only had her paperwork arrived in Salt Lake City...where
the assignments are made...but that her assignment had already been made!
This timing is unheard of in our area. Typically it takes several weeks for the
paperwork to even get to Salt Lake City.
And now...we wait...
So while we wait we tested out the Skype call...
to make sure it was working well.
It was so much fun to see The Darlings!
Here is The Boy with his new "glow in the dark" cat shirt that The Rooster sent
him for Valentine's Day...very nice!
Oh, I miss these two!
They are a lot of fun!
I LOVED Skyping with them!
Here is the map that PreShie has going in her dorm at school.
It has been used by others who are also waiting for mission calls.
Everyone stops by and makes their guesses.
This is the map we have in the entry of our home.
The guesses are all pretty fun! Many have made us laugh!
It will be very fun to finally see where she has been called to serve,
and truly, it doesn't matter. Wherever it is...she will be happy,
and she will give it her all. In the meantime...
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
I am grateful for wonderful friends!
That is the summary of The Rooster and Prom!
And...can we just mention that this boy has a great head of hair??
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Friday, February 14, 2014
Friday, January 31, 2014
You know...there are just some "tastes" that cannot be found anywhere else but in AZ.
Rosas, and their Green Corn Tamale is one of those things.
When we arrived in town...it was one of the first things on my mind...
next to family of course;) And, boy did it taste good.
The walls and tables are covered with my favorite tile...Talavera.
The Rooster ordered his "regular" the Fajitas... again,
beautiful and delicious.
I love this picture! There is a lot happening here.
The Mom's...my lovely sister-in-laws...were photographing all the girls,
while all the young boys played in the water around us, and The Farmer captured it all.
So much fun to be with family!
And to top off a wonderful afternoon with family...a little cousin love!!!
Cousins are THE BEST!!!
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Last weekend The Farmer and I packed up The Rooster and headed to the
"home land"...Arizona. Certainly we don't need too much of a reason to
travel to AZ...visiting The Grandparents and The Brotherhood, is worth the drive.
But this trip we made plans to participate in the Open House of the new
Gilbert Arizona LDS Temple. It was an incredible experience that we
were blessed to share with our family.
I will write in more detail about that soon.
Now...I live where citrus is not available. If you happen to find an orange,
it surely isn't a navel and it doesn't look too pretty. This country could not survive
without the Lime...and there are plenty of those to go around!
The Farmer is a huge fan of all citrus, but his all time favorite would be the Grapefruit.
The Grandparents have spoiled him rotten through the years,
by making sure that he is supplied with all the Grapefruit that he can eat,
from their very own trees. SPOILED!!! Yes he is!
Citrus orchard are becoming few and far between these days... They were very
common when I was growing up in The Valley, not so much anymore.
So, once we arrived in AZ a plan was put into place to make sure
The Farmer got all the citrus that he could eat. We made a trip to a cute
roadside store on the edge of an orange orchard and packing shed.
It kind of made me feel like I was in the country..
.but yet on the edge of a very large and very busy city.
The Farmer was in heaven!!! Now that we are home...
he begins each day with a healthy dose of grapefruit.
It is a treat!
The best part of the trip was checking in on The Grandparents.
The Grandpa is doing much better...cancer free, but dealing now with some back
issues. He is getting his strength back and looks wonderful.
An answer to many many prayers...