Sunday, May 30, 2010

Late Spring Flowers

The snow has decided to end so the flowers are now venturing forth. This is a sampling of what I have so far.

Monday, May 24, 2010

The Trip to Alabama

Picking Elder Gibby up at the Mission Home:

Oak Mountain State Park:

The Vulcan - Birmingham, Alabama:

Cullman, Alabama - 1:

A mixture of pictures:

Bessemer Baptism:

Gadsen, Alabama:

Bessemer, Alabama:

Birmingham Temple:

Coming Home:

Finally Home:

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Elder Jared Gibby - May 12, 2010

Today I received the last email from Elder Gibby. His mission will officially end on Friday. Wow, I can't believe that two years has gone by already. It seems like yesterday (not to sound too cliche) that we dropped him off at the MTC in Provo, Utah. Am I really two years older? I guess so (the mirror seems to say 5-7 years older).

Elder Jordan Gibby - May 11, 2010

Elder Gibby and Elder Wellington
From Jordan Mission

Elder Tarzan
From Jordan Mission

The District
From Jordan Mission

Elder Gibby's pet gecko (not Geico)
From Jordan Mission

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Our missionary sons who were able to talk to each other today (a number of years ago)

To was a wonderful day. We were able to talk at length with both of our sons serving missions. We called Jordan in Brazil at about 1:00 pm our time and Jared called us about a half an hour later. As it turned out we were able to put both the cell phones on speaker phone and let the boys talk to each other for a while. It was really great hearing them talk to each other - missionary to missionary. It made me so grateful for a family that is so close and children that love each other. Jonathan gave a talk in Sacrament meeting on Mothers. He did a really good job and looked and sounded as experienced as the more senior speakers. We were able to have Brittney with us for a good portion of the day. It is always a delight to have her come visit. We were happy that she was able to talk with Jared for a while and then with us for a couple of hours. All in all it was one of the best days in a long while.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Elder Jordan Gibby - May 4, 2010

Elder Gibby at a District Meeting
From Jordan

A fruit that grows in Brazil
From Jordan

The instant church...
From Jordan

Jungle Leaves
From Jordan

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Thirty Year Old Memories

I am really old enough to have 30 year old memories? I guess so. My son's girlfriend, Britney, called us to let us know that she had made the BYU Ballroom Dance Team. Well, in 1981 I was a member of the BYU Ballroom Dance Team. Thirty years and 80 pounds later it seems hard to believe. I went back into my old Banyan (BYU yearbook) to find the picture and here it is. Yes world, I was once young.