Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Celebrating Spring 2018

Wow, more family fun and extra special moments for April of 2018 

We continued to enjoy the blessing of having our youngest daughter Tiffani, Dave and their children; Michael, Sarah, Kaitlyn and William. They were able to get tickets to attend The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints General Conference. They had a lot of fun with their family going to the Conference center and enjoying the atmosphere of Temple Square. There were over 21,000 people that attended this conference and many more in other buildings in the area. The meeting was also broadcast on Television and at Stake Centers throughout the world. We were able to watch all sessions in our home. 
It was enjoyable to have both of our daughter's families with us for Easter Weekend and the following week. We did several fun activities. We went out to eat a few times.Their families went swimming and to movies.They enjoyed playing games together. They love being on their devices, but sometimes they played an actual game on their Kindles together. I didn't know you could do that. I loved when I saw them playing board games. All the cousins got a long well and enjoyed being with each other. The grandchildren that were the same age bonded together and were pretty much inseparable. 
This is our daughter Jenni, Michael and their children; Alyssa, Emma, and Benjamin. We are having a delightful time with them living in our home for now. There's never a dull moment around here.

Roger and I had the opportunity to be ushers during the Jordan River Temple open house more than once. We were also able to take some choice friends with us through the Temple open house. The temple is magnificent and being prepared for the temple re-dedication on May 20th, 2018. My husband and I will then return to work as ordinance workers on May 21st. We plan to work every Saturday morning shift from 5am to 11:30pm. 
On Tuesday, April 10th, we had our Stake Relief Society Dinner. It was a fantastic event and took many hands to make it all happen. We had approximately 300 sisters that came. There was a delightful dinner and then a great program. Our speaker was Sister Lansing from the Utah Salt Lake South Mission. She gave a beautiful message on the temple. There was a lovely musical number and then closing remarks from our Stake President, Tim McCoy. 

On April 14th, we said goodbye to our Adamson family. It was hard to see them go. We had such a good time with them all. The cousins had great bonding moments, and it was fun to have the sisters together again. 

Yup, this was a memorable moment. It's the aftermath of having 11 people staying with us.
We attended a temple session at the Bountiful Utah Temple. Our Grandson Jackson, Mary our Daughter in law and our two daughters Tiffani and Jenni came with us. It was really a sweet day. After our session, we had dinner in the temple dining room. 
 We had a priceless moment with our 97-year-old Aunt Alene. We drove down to Monroe to visit her. We had a wonderful time with her. She is amazing. She always shares excellent stories with us. She has a fantastic memory. She had my Great Grandfather's violin there. I was overcome with emotion when I saw it. I found out for the first time that she used to play the violin and was very good at. I tried to get her to play again. We had such a great time being down there in my hometown area and spending quality time with her. 
This was Grandpa and Grandma day with the kids. Grandpa took Benjamin to his 2nd ever Soccer game. I tagged along with a little later. He played really well, and we were so proud of him. I had fun taking pictures. They won 2-1, and he had some great saves as the goalie and later as a player on the field. 
The Grandma took the two girls; Alyssa and Emma shopping at the mall. We had a fabulous time. The girls tried on some party dresses for the fun of it. They loved dressing up and feeling like princesses. We ended up finding a couple of Sunday dresses. We had lunch together and shopped until we dropped. Of course, at my age, this didn't take long. 

On April 23rd, our Grandson Michael received his mission call to serve in the Texas Lubbock Mission; Spanish speaking. He will be entering the Mission Training Center in Provo, Utah on July 18th. We are so excited for him. The map in the photo above has marks where friend and family guessed that he would go. His Grandpa guessed Spanish speaking Texas and or Florida. 

I had fun going with three friends; Betty, Helen and Tina from my ward to the Jordan River Temple open house. Being with these beautiful sisters was awesome. We had such a good time. We went out for a bunch after to Kneaders; so that was yummy. 
Later on, I was able to take two other dear friends, Jane and Kami through the open house too. 

A Happy Birthday shouts out to two of my dear daughter, Tiffani, and Granddaughter, April. Tiffani presently lives in Spokane, Washington. April lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 
This ended our spectacular month of April. It's been a fun month with family, church activities and friends. 


Christy Monson said...

So excited for you to be back at the temple. It's such a wonderful place to be--just like Heaven! Thanks for a beautiful post and wonderful look at your fabulous family! Hugs and love, Christy

Barb said...


Oh my goodness, I love your family, and I love you too!! It's crazy to see how much everyone has grown up and changed - they are just beautiful! You are very lucky to have Jenny and her family staying with you, it is time that they will cherish, and so will you!

I'm so glad that the weather has finally started to warm up, only problem is, now the work starts!!

Hope to see you this summer - let's have another BBQ!!

Hugs and much love to you guys!!


Tracy said...

It is always such a pleasure to see what you and your family have been doing and celebrating, LeAnn! And your Stake Dinner looked like a great--and beautiful--success! Your Jordan River Temple is a magnificent place! WOW... that was a quite a laundry day you had. I'm sure you were humming some hymns to help you get through the heaps. ;) Love how you had a day of shopping with your granddaughters--so sweet! Happy Days, my friend--with LOVE, In Christ--Tracy ((HUGS))

Debbie said...

a "pretty" flower, to compliment your "beautiful" family!!! lot's of funness, lot's of wonderful memories!! i remember taking my niece to the mall, trying on party dresses...it was so much fun and best of all, she remembers it to!!

Best wishes and good luck to michael, i'm sure he will love texas!!

both of my boys played soccer and i always enjoyed their games!!!


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