Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Forever Together ~ Our 50th Wedding Anniversary!

Once upon a time there was a little girl named LeAnn. She loved to play dress-up and enjoyed pretending like she was a bride. She dreamed of the day that she would meet her very own Prince Charming and be swept away to be married in a beautiful Castle.  
As she grew older she learned about being Married and Sealed to an Eternal Companion forever in a Temple of our Lord. She then set a goal to do just that. Eventually she met that Prince Charming and his name was Roger.
 He did indeed sweep her off her feet. They dated and then she waited for him as he served a  2 year mission for The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. While he was away, she finished her Nursing degree. 

They became engaged and married in the Salt Lake Temple for Time and All Eternity on June 13th 1967. 
They had a lovely Wedding in the Temple and a beautiful reception for family and friends.
  They then left for a wonderful 10 day honeymoon to Northern California. They had a marvelous time. 
 Here are a few photos of them through the years. 

They have had a wondrous 50 years together!

The years multiplied quickly and their family did too. Six children became Twelve as spouses were added.  Then grandchildren came one by one until there were Thirty two. Then Five Great Grandchildren have now blessed their lives. They have a posterity of forty nine.
Here are a few of the photos of their family through the years~

We have had many wonderful learning and growing times together over these past 50 years. There have been earth life struggles and disappointments and also countless precious moments of joy.We both have strong testimonies of our Heavenly Father and  our Savior. Jesus Christ. Our faith has helped us through many of our life concerns.   
We have had the rich opportunity to live in four different states; Utah, California, Nevada and Washington. The following cities where we have lived offered a variety of experiences; Salt Lake City, San Jose, Paradise, Midvale, Richmond, Las Vegas and Spokane. In each place we have made new friends, and had great job experiences.  Most of all we have enjoyed serving our Heavenly Father in various callings and service assignments throughout the years.
We love each and every one of our children, their spouses, Grandchildren, and Great Grandchildren. They have taught us many lessons and enriched our lives in many ways. We are so grateful for them all. 
We have loved our life together. It has been a beautiful journey of friendship, love, and deep devotion. We have enjoyed every precious moment and look forward to many more years and an eternity together. 
Roger and LeAnn
1967 -2017

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Our Merry Month of May & A Moment In June~

Of course, Mother's Day started the Month off with a sweet day of remembrance of mothers. 
This month has been s busy one for us. We have enjoyed our  Missionary District and Zone meetings, teaching moments, finding visits and etc. We received permission from our Mission Presidency to attend three of our grandson's graduations from High School.
 We attended the Baby Blessing of our 4th Great Granddaughter and 5th Great Grandchild.  Here are some photos of our activities. 
Our Grandson, Joseph graduated from Wasatch High School on May 24th. It is always fun to have your last name start with a W. This means you are one of the last to walk up to receive your diploma. Joseph was the 4th from the last. We enjoyed the graduation program. It was fairly short and inspiring. Joseph is the son of our oldest son, Sean and Mary. Top Right photo is Sean and Mary and some of their children; Jeffery, Joshua, Joseph,Jonathan and Gillian.
On Memorial Day we traveled up to Idaho Falls to be with two of our sons and their families. On Tuesday, we went with our daughter in law, Amber for a drive up to a Cemetery where my  husband's Great Great Grandparents and Great Grandparents were buried. We didn't even know where this Cemetery was; it was a sweet moment to visit their graves. We do have histories of all of these ancestors and have enjoyed reading their life experiences. 
In the evening we went to a barbecue party for our daughter in law's Father's birthday. They are our dear friends; it was fun to be with them all. The food was scrumptious. Her father made some delicious Barbecued Ribs. I loved being with my Grandchildren. Taylor Jo and I went out to visit the horses; which was a marvelous moment. Taylor Jo loves riding horses. She takes after me because I always wanted to be a Cowgirl and I loved riding horses. Of course, I love hugging my Grandson, Christian. He is one of the ones graduating tomorrow. The middle photo is my husband Roger with my son, James. 
On Tuesday night we drove to our son, Travis's home and had dinner with them and spent the evening visiting. We loved being with their family. There are three granddaughters and 5 grandsons. They have two of our youngest grandchildren so we always have fun playing with them. 
Here are 5 photos out of our 8 Grandchildren here~ 
Haven, Layton, Kason, Ryley and Karli -

On Wednesday both our Grandson's graduation ceremonies were at the very same time. We decided to split and each of us would go to one of them. Last minute my husband had an eye condition worsen so we decided he would stay home. We luckily did get some photos with our graduating Grandsons. 
Austin graduated from Sugar Salem High School. The photos above  are of our 2nd son Travis and Amanda's family. Amanda's parents traveled from Virginia for the graduation and we had a great visit with them. Top right photo is Travis and Amanda with their children; Austin, Justice,Ethan, little Haven, Layton, Kason and Ryley. 
Christian graduated from Bonneville High School. His program was short and sweet too. We again were able to be with James's family and Amber's parents. James is our 3rd son. Top right photo is us with Austin - 2nd right photo is Barbara and Bob with Austin - 3rd right photo; Barbara, James, Christian, Amber and Averi, Taylor Jo and Bob - Bottom Right is us with our family. They had a pizza party afterwards for Christian. We felt blessed to be able to spend these precious moments with our two families. 
On Sunday June 4th, we attended the baby blessing for our 4th Great Granddaughter; 5th Great Grandchild. Her name is Katalina Willow Rose. I love her name. As you can see she is adorable. The top right photo is our Grandson Jacob, Granddaughter in law, Dana and Sagan our Great Grandson. The 2nd right photo is our son Sean and daughter in law, Mary. The bottom 2nd left photo is my granddaughter, Gillian. This was a really sweet day and we enjoyed being with their family and friends.
 Blessing a baby is a special ordnance where they receive their name and a blessing which is then recorded on the records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Our little Grandson, Sagan was blessed at their home and given his name and a blessing by his Grandfather, Sean. His name will now be recorded on the records of the church.  
This was a delightful Sabbath day for us and we enjoy each lovely moment.  


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