Monday, June 19, 2017

Summer Marching Band

First Parade
Julz is the one with her mouth opened.

My brother's youngest son got married on Saturday.
 Jennifer and Kevin

Two Aunts and one Uncle
Aunt Linda Maxwell, Aunt Lois Woody (mom's sister), Uncle Gene Maxwell (mom's brother)

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Mia Shalom First Week in June

Julz was a YCLeader for camp this year and Jessie was the Assistant Camp Director. They came back dirty and tired but very happy! I kind of wish I could have gone but I get to go to Stake Youth Conference in two weeks. It's fun being around the youth, their energy is contagious!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

San Diego

Jess had to take one last trip to San Diego. This time she took childhood friend and neighbor Hanna.

 Potato Chip Rock

They went for eight days all by themselves. Yes I was worried since they were driving in Hanna's family car. But they made it back safe and sound with good memories to remember.

 GW and I spent one night at the Hotel Coronado on our Honeymoon twenty-eight years ago. Hanna, Jessie and Lily liked sitting on the same beach watching Navy guys go by.

 La Jolla

Hanna got to meet my favorite couple Jared and Jennie.

Former Sister Missionary, Sister Lily Atwood met up with the girls for some beach time, and to attend Mission President's Farewell Reunion.

Hanna, Lily, and Jessie

Monday, May 15, 2017

March Wedding

Sunday, May 7, 2017

A Busy Week

My friend Julie Holman's husband got called to be our new Stake President today. They are going to be awesome!

The General Authorities that came to our conference were Elder's Donald Hallstrom and Jorg Klebingat. 

 Both General Authorities were very tall.. Elder Hallstrom was a bigger man and had such a kind sweet spirit. He jokingly stated that the higher the office the kinder the man. I believe him.

I was so touched by Elder Klebingat's conversion story. He said that he attended a musical event in Germany when he was eighteen. He noticed a young man at the event who looked out of place. Later he found out that the young man just lived six miles from his home town at a military base with his family. Elder Klebingat was invited to the young man's home. He could feel something different about the home. When he went up stairs to his friends room he found out he was a mormon. Elder Klebingat had never heard of the mormons. The young man's mother came into the room when her son was talking about the church. She then sat down on her son's bed and looked at Elder Klebingat and told him that the church was true. That visit changed his life and he started attending a small branch close to his home.
Stake Conference was so uplifting and now GW will be gone for a week to Colorado. I will miss him. Already our house is full of young adults. I think my girls think it's party time when dad leaves. Go figure.

Another nice photo of Jenny and JJ.

Jessie's former missionary companion Sister Weidman. She is from Switzerland and was able to stay with us for a few days. Then she attended Women's Conference at BYU.

Julz got to go to the UCAS Prom with Matthew our neighbor.  Rachel, Matthew's mom made a great waffle bar for their dinner.

A shout out to Betsy Croft for helping Julie with her hair again!