This one is for you Joseph Featherstone! Hope it's good:) Thanks and have a great summer!!
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Monday, August 3, 2009
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Almost lost one.
Kaitlin got to drive the boat by herself because her parents were holding on to dear life. JK, she did a great job.
Alise finally got up and stayed up for a while. All with out a single tear. After that we couldn't get her out of the water. She must have gone 15 times.
Haili wanted to learn to slolomn and got up on her third try.
Kate has been slolomning for a few years and poped right up. Kinda like riding a bike I guess.
It was weird without Daniel and we missed him. He always wanted to go first and this time no one wanted to go first, so Dave finally went. Every one had more time to do what they wanted, cuz Daniel used to eat up alot of time. He'll only miss one summer though and soon he'll be back hoging the water again.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Daniel couldn't be dropped off at the MTC because it happened to be new Mission Presidents training, so we had to go to a nearby church where they had tents set up for the luggage and nametags. We dropped off his luggage first and then got his nametag (which he couldn't read). It seemed really offical then. He looked like a real missionary.
After he had his name tag on we headed into the church with his sisters clinging to him and his mom savoring every last moment.
Inside was the usual meeting where they sing Called to Serve, and then they show a video of life in the MTC. I'm still crying, only harder now. They tell me that I'm handing my son over to the Lord now and that he will be in very good hands. I believe them, and I'm very proud to there with him, but by the end, we were all crying,(even Dave) and it was so hard to say good by for 2 years. Daniel cried alittle and told everyone he loved them and then he wiped his tears, held his head up high, and headed out the side door. I can still see him walking through that door and then disappering. I am grateful that he decided to go and I know we will be blessed because of this and I'm also grateful that I'm not sending him to Iraq. I can't imagine how all the mothers and wife's do that. I'm sure with time I won't miss him as much I can't wait to hear of his experiences and adventures. And as life goes, I'm sure these two years will go by quickly and he'll be back a better and stronger man because of it. You are in our prayers and thoughts always and we can't wait to see you in 2 years.