Time marches on
This is a personal blog post – you’re still welcome to read it, it just won’t have a lot of my pithy wisdom or view points. I may pepper some in just for consistency sake.
I just want to update you on what we are up to right now, starting with the eldest –David graduated from basic training this past weekend. He is now an official Airman. Of course he graduated with honors, what else did we expect? He will be at Ft Sam Houston in San Antonio for training for about 3 months, than who knows where they’ll be off to? His training will be in the mental health field.
While it’s nice to applaud his achievements I think it only fitting to also applaud his wife and son – mostly his wife, and my dear daughter in law Camden. She doesn’t get to be with him during basic training, and she probably won’t be there with him much during his professional training either. She is so strong and supportive and I don’t think she complained a bit! She is now in the middle of trying to figure out the best way to continue supporting David, find a place to give birth to their second son, and keep an almost two year old under control. I think she should be getting some kind of award! Tawnymara is now in the Missionary Training Center (MTC). She’s only in there for 10 days, so her sojourn there is half over. Then she heads up to the Wisconsin, Milwaukee mission. When she went into the MTC Eve was able to stop by and say ‘Hi’ briefly. Tawny’s good friend Colleen was there and got the pictures. This one melts my heart:
Eve is loving her mission so much and threatens not to come home all the time. Her 1 year mark is September 17th. 6 months to go.
Aurora (who went out to help Camden at David’s graduation) Is enjoying her life in Provo. She works at a rec center there and is fully ensconced in the social life Provo offers.
Our Indianapolis temple was dedicated a couple of weeks ago. The first time I tried calling to set up an appointment for a session I had to hang up because I got so emotional. It’s such a blessing to have a temple so nearby! I can just go after the kids go to school and be home before they are. A dream come true!
Harrison is being used by the YSA branch here. He’s a Gospel Essentials teacher, branch clerk and is a temple ordinance worker on Friday nights. He’s sort of in a holding pattern until December and then he’ll be making his way into the Air Force like his brother. Except his field will be Linguistics.
Danni & Enoch are Burris Owls. They are both finding their footing in their new grades. Danni in middle school & Enoch in first grade.
I am busy with a couple of local theater productions: You can’t Take it With you which has one more weekend of shows. Then I’m Granny in Into the Woods, small part, but I’m happy with that.
Bill is producing a series of instructional art videos that will be marketed this week. We’re very excited about them! He’s put in months of work and creativity and study and it’s apparent.
That’s us – at least for now – but wait a couple of months and things will change:-)