Wednesday, January 25, 2017

January 2017

Julz got her learner's permit!

Jess enjoyed attending missionary reunion gatherings.

Jen only has one more semester of school left!

Lots of snow this month!  Jess took this photo across the street from our home.

Inauguration for President Donald J. Trump.

Found this photo on Facebook.

That moment when it's not your problem any more.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Happy Reunion

 Sister Carlson, Sister Whitcomb, Sister Stewart, and Sister Pilkington
Downtown Salt Lake City

 Temple Square

Sister Guest, Bountiful Utah

Saturday, January 7, 2017

San Diego Part 3

Jess took us to a great taco shrimp place and this was our view.
 Touring the grounds at night.

Last day and awesome weather.

La Jolla Beach

GW and I stayed in San Diego for our honeymoon twenty-six and a half years ago. We really like the climate, beauty and the ocean air!

After spending seven days in a beautiful warm place it was hard to come back to the fog and cold snow. I'm sure Jessie will make many trips back.. San Diego has become her second home. I'm thankful that we got to spend quality time together as a family. Serving a mission has changed both Jessie and me. I value our time together. I try and stay more positive as a mother. Now that everyone is getting older and moving on I'm having a hard time accepting change. It was nice to get away and renew relationships. My heart is full and at peace. I feel much gratitude to my Heavenly Father for such a beautiful world and a wonderful life!

Sea World and Sunset at the Beach

The girls decided they wanted to sit up front right next to the blue ponchos. GW and I didn't want to get wet so we enjoyed the show from a distance.

Getting ready to go up to the top.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

San Diego Part 2

Opening a few gifts Christmas Eve in our Hotel.
Christmas day we attended three sacrament meetings. We were able to meet several members and investigators that Jessie has grown to love and admire. The first sacrament meeting we attended was at the Pacific Beach ward.  I sang a duet with Jess called "In The Bleak Midwinter". Julz was our accompanist. 

This young man played the most beautiful musical number on his cello. 

Jessie's former choir teacher Mr. Wiser from Provo High was vacationing in San Diego as well.

 Poway Stake Building

After church services we visited three families around Poway California and then we went for Christmas dinner at the McBride's near La Jolla.
We ate the yummiest homemade tamales ever!
I felt genuine love from this wonderful couple. Christmas 2016 will be remembered for a long time.
December 26th
 Monday afternoon we went to the Mormon Battalion

 Panning for gold.

Jen was starting to get a chill so she wrapped herself up pretty good.

For dinner we walked to "Old Town" and ate at the Coyote Cafe. The food was delicious and the girls had fun shopping in the small gift stores. 

After Old Town we went and visited the Ward family and found out we were related. I told them my baby brother goes by his middle name Ward. He was named after our Ward ancestors who settled in Willard Utah. Sure enough their ancestors were from the same place. Small World.