Wednesday, June 30, 2010

She told me I could blog this

This week Lila has been volunteering with the sets construction, painting and set-up for this years Stadium of Fire. It's going to be great!!!! Carrie Underwood will be there. There is a big showcase on the 100 Birthday of the Boy Scouts of America. 100 Eagle Scouts will be awarded their Eagles. I wonder if they will have an "Eagle's Nest". That is when all Eagles present at the Eagle Court of Honor are asked to come forward, and they sit there as a support system and congratulate the new Eagle into the brotherhood. If they do do that it'll be inspiring as I'm sure there will be many Eagles in attendance. Maybe they'll have all Eagles stand?

I kinda ran on a bit. Lila has had fun meeting new people. Yesterday she met a nice guy who is 23 years old. His name is Matt Edwards. He knows some Spanish. He had on a political shirt--Becky Edwards. On learning Matt's last name she joked--"so are you related to Becky?" Come to find out Becky is his mother and is running for office in the Utah House of Representatives.

So there Lila the L.E. football stadium, working alongside a bunch of kids....and someone mentioned there was a BYU football player amongst them. It was Matt. He talked of always wanting to play football and he eventually wants to be a coach like his grandpa....and so the day continued. She came home and chatted about the fun day.

At about 11:30 p.m. she called my cell phone and told me she was an idiot and that she'd explain in the morning.

This morning she said she had put 2 and 2 together, and she figured out that the nice guy Matt is none other than Lavell Edwards' grandson. We laughed and had a "Derrrrr" moment.

I hope they call me on a mission---

He opened his call on Saturday--a mere 20 or so minutes after the bus came home from Girls Camp. Our family and the Sorensen's were there when he opened the packet (postage $1.73) . He is called to serve as a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and assigned to labor in the Taiwan Taichung Mission. He is to report to the Provo Missionary Training Center on 13 October, 2010. He will prepare to preach the gospel in the Mandarin Chinese Language.

We're so proud of him and happy that he has chosen to share the most precious thing we have...The Gospel and Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ's love for EVERYONE!!!

We love you son!

ps--I mentioned the postage because there is a theory that those who are called to foreign missions out of the U.S. receive a heavier package...thus one should be able to guess by the weight. He got his first package /envelope last Wednesday and he received another envelope yesterday about his VISA preparation...maybe things are done differently now than a while ago. I honestly only remember getting my initial call, and I think everything was included that I needed to do/prepare for my mission in Chile.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

grad pics

the only picture of me that i have
honor cords?
dibs and his favorite teacher hands down!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010