It has been a long time since I sat down to write on this blog because it scares me so bad. Already I have had one start this morning on the blog and it is now lost in cyber space somewhere and will never be heard of again..
However, I will try to catch you up on some of our adventures. First, we are leaving on the weekend to go up to Oregon for Aunt Jennie's funeral. She died in the winter but they are having her service next week. Duane and Dorothy and Lee will be going up with us. We hope to visit the beach for a few days while we are there.
It has been a long, cold winter and even though the calendar says it is April, we still are having winter type weather. I am more than ready for Spring.
Angie held a shower on Saturday for Preston's financee. It was really fun and she got a lot of very nice gifts. They are getting married in June and we are really happy for them. Preston seems to be walking on air and I think she feels the same way.
We really miss not getting to see Mie's family very often but we do have Kassie and Jessie and their children here so we can visit with them when we want. The children are adoreable and we sure are glad they are close around. Crissa is on a mission in California and is assigned to work with people with hearing challenges as well as doing regular missionary work.
We recently found out that Marissa is going to have a baby girl so I have begun crocheting a pink baby afghan for her. They baby is due in August and we are very excited.
Of course, our other children in the area are doing fine. Troy and Marie are doing well. We see Levi on occasion but Tory is in Wyoming working and we miss seeing him. Mie and Paul and clan are in Wisconsin and we would love to see them more often. Thank goodness for Kassie being here. Calvin and Angie live right across the street so we see them quite often and they are all doing well. Henson will graduate this year and has joined the Air National Guard and will leave for training in the summer and then he plans on serving an LDS mission when he finishes that. Preston is getting married as I mentioned above and he is working and going to school at the same time. Marissa is staying here for the Summer and Chris is working in Texas for the summer with his parents. She is working in Cal's office to keep busy. We will have a shower for her at our house this summer. Sager is always busy with ball games, school, or Scouts. He is attending junior high this year and is growing like a weed. Cal is still active in Scouting and has really followed in his Grandfather Calvin's footsteps. His printing business is going well and with all he has to do he really keeps busy. I don't think he could do it all if it weren't for Angie who works with him, cooks the most wonderful meals, and stay's active in every way she possibly can. They will be busy this summer with a wedding and a new grandchild coming. Sabrina's family is really busy. Brittany is working and lives with other girls in Provo. Markie is working and she and her husband are enjoying married life. Dallas is going to college at Southern Utah University and is active in long distance running. His dad and mother and some of his sisters also run in various races around the area. Steffie is a junior in high school and is a straight A student. Sabrina is a head nurse in the emergency room at Pioneer Valley Hospital in Salt Lake City. Mike works for a company in Salt Lake City that does work for the military, etc.
Lari and Lane are facing some changes in their life with Taylor leaving for college next Fall at Utah State University in Logan. Jack and Addie will still be at home plus they just got a new puppy who is getting lots of attention. Jack is finishing up eighth grade and he loves playing sports, band, and is a very good student. Addie will be in Fifth grade next fall. She comes over to our house every Friday night and stays all night with us while the rest of her family does their thing. Taylor works at a theater. Lari works fulltime for a company in Orem and Lane still works for Stouffers in Springville. I hope this catch-up on the family news will bring you up to date on what is going on with our family and I will try to write in this blog more often. Happy Spring to you all!
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