Here they are:
Miles -3, Imogen -5, Janessa -17(almost), Sayre -3,
Anna -4, Landon - 15, Stockton - 15, Lucy- 5,
Bridger -10, Sean -19, Oscar -7, Eli -5,
Out of the Mouths of Kids:
Eli to Loni - "My other grandmother is old too!"
Lucy to Loni - "Why is your skin so moldy?"
Sayre to Loni as he came through the door after being away for a month - "I missed you again!"
Sean to Loni - "That problem is really quite simple to solve, grandma."
Imogen to Loni in note - "I love you!"
This is Lucy, daughter of Jordan and Andrea, and she lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.
I recently finished reading Three Cups of Tea and would highly recommend it. It is inspiring to the max and shows the impact one person and his dream can have.
Today's insight comes from a new dentist. My former dentist was not available today.
New dentist was trying to get acquainted (with my teeth, mostly) and he asked about my wisdom teeth.
I've never had any, I responded. (But, that also means I've never had much wisdom!)
Consider yourself very very fortunate, he replied. (He actually said it about 3 times in 3 different ways.)
I'd never really given much thought to not having wisdom teeth, but hearing other people talk about the painful removal of such things, I realized what a great thing to be thankful for:
So, thanks be to heaven for my mouth not growing wisdom teeth.
And, to compensate for my lack of wisdom, I'll study the Doctrine and Covenants harder tonight.
Very generous cabin owners allowed the kids and leaders the use of their cabins at Brian Head.
And the best part was; the kids had a fantastic time and felt the spirit;
that's what really matters.
When you are nineteen, you'll be a missionary!
The response: (in a defiant tone!)
I'm not going to be a missionary...I'm going to be a tractor driver!
So, after his 6 weeks of training, he will know exactly what to do!
And, we know exactly what to do also....pray, pray, pray.
Not only for Jeremy, but for all the men and women who serve around the world.
Jordan and Kristi sing all about West Virginia; wow, how fun to hear them sing together, and now they can do it nightly for one year as they only live through the woods from each other!
WOW, look at that incredible 4th of July cake; make by Janna Armstrong; devoured by Jordan, Janna, Loni, Jenni, Kristi, Anna, Lucy, Oli, and Immie!
Big jumbotron from the Capitol Concert Dress Rehearsal on the 3rd of July.
Kristi was so tired on our first (and only) night in DC after walking around for two and a half hours looking for the hamburger stand Jordan recommended, that she actually slept the entire night in her glasses; boy she just conked right out!
Here are just a few pictures of our 3rd of July
On July 3rd, Kristi, Jenni and I were walking around the Washington DC Mall and happened to come upon some music...wondering what it was, we walked around a barricade and it was the dress rehearsal for the big concert on the steps and lawn of the Capitol!
What can I say; it was awesome...
Barry Manilow - wow, that guy can sing...loved Copacabana
Big Bird and Pals ( the crowd loved this!)
Natalie Bedingfield (never heard of her)
and the cast from the Jersey Boys....awesome, awesome, awesome.
And, of course, an incredible orchestra.
What a great fantastic crowd and event. People around us told us we were so lucky to come to the dress rehearsal as it wasn't very crowded compared to the actual event.....HA!HA!
The weather was perfect....it was not scorching as we had thought.
What a great day to share with my fabulous daughters!
(dad, I thought of you almost the entire concert...
sitting there enjoying it was just for you...you taught me to love and appreciate America!)