Tuesday, October 7, 2014

7 October, 2014

Don't faint!!!!

I looked and saw it's been nearly an entire year since last I updated the blog.
Claire has only until March 4, 2015 until she'll be home from her mission to Reno, NV for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. That year went "fast". Only fast looking back on it, day by day it has seemed to drag along somewhat.

Logan is now also on his mission. (It's been about 4 years since Colby left on his mission.) Logan is in the Redlands, CA mission.  He entered the Mexico MTC on July 9, 2014.  After a six week intensive Spanish language immersion he returned to the USA to preach the Gospel in Spanish to the good folks in CA.  Both Claire and Logan are loving their missions.  It's truly a joy to read their emails every Monday!!!  Until Logan was 9 we went to the Spanish Ward in our Stake ( those boundaries changed several times before we decided to go to our neighborhood English congregation) He is now picking up on the Spanish more quickly than he had ever imagined possible.  We know it's because it is familiar to him after 450+ Spanish-Church-Sundays.  Half of his life he attended Church in Spanish.

I am forever grateful to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Another great happening since last year: Mirielle graduated from Utah Valley University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.  Her emphasis is photography. I love her work.  I have a link to her blog in the side bar. Check to see if she has updated her work lately.

Colby and Alicia have been working in China for a year, now.  They work for Rimports.  They oversee several factories where the different components of the "Scentsationals-- wickless candles" are manufactured. We miss them dearly, but they are having a blast.  They have travelled to 10 different countries in the short time they've been overseas.

Junie is on the Provo High School Varsity Ballroom Dance team. She's involved in choir, too. Now that she is 16, she has even gone on 2 dates so far.

Esther is in 6th grade.  She's enjoying school for the most part.  She gets to take a Drawing and Painting Class.  She likes it.

All of our children have a creative "artsy" side to them.  It's so fun to see them finding and developing their talents.

This post is starting to sound like a Christmas Newsletter.  Jeff is still as wonderful, creative, hardworking and handy as ever... and I'm still me.  Until next time..... ( hopefully it won't take a year to add another installment!!!)  We shall see.

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