Archive for November, 2011

Busy times for everyone

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Things have been busy in our lives as they are for everyone. We drove to St. George two weekends ago to be with family there and then back up to Draper for a military event. Last week we took a quick trip to Rexburg ID for the wedding reception of our daughter-in-law’s sister. We were more inclined to go when we heard that Emily was traveling clear over from Finland to be there. It was great to see the family again. It has been a few years since we have seen them. We spent time with Melodie also and got to skype with Kristen at home for a while. We were very blessed that the snow we saw in the morning on our way to the temple was gone and we didn’t have to drive in it on the way home that afternoon and evening. It is snowing right now outside the door but fortunately this weekend we don’t have any plans for travel anywhere that is too far away other than to SLC for Tab Choir on Sunday. We are looking forward to Thanksgiving next week. This week we will celebrate twice; witn Mom’s family on Thursday and with my family on Saturday. We take turns, and my family meets every year regardless of whether it is actually on Thanksgiving Day or the following Saturday.
We heard on the news today that Nordstrom is closing its Orem University Mall store next February, citing that the sales expectations had never been met by the store. We are saddened that there will be nearly 200 employees affected by this closure and hope that they will find other employment qukckly.

Our Newest Priesthood Holder

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Ethan had the Aaronic Priesthood conferred upon him and was ordained a Deacon on Sunday November 6, 2011 in St. George. We traveled there so his other grandparents could participate with us. They moved from Florida just this past week and had planned to join us at home. The trip was so much for them that they decided that they were unable to drive up to our area, so we decided that we wanted to go there to include them as the other grandparents. After the recital we drove to St. George. Derek decided to surprise his parents and were they surprised! It was so fun to see them and we enjoyed our visit with them. Grandma Hill went with us too; this was her first great-grandson (and our first grandson) to receive the Aaronic Priesthood. Congratulations to Ethan!

A Rank Advancement for Quentin!

Monday, November 7th, 2011

We want to congratulate Quentin for an advancement he has earned in the Utah Army National Guard. He is now a Sergeant in the Guard which means he has more responsibility and gets a raise in pay (I guess). Congratulations! Sharisse and her Mother were there along with Grandma Hill, Mom, and me to be witnesses to this event. There were several other soldiers receiving rank advancements and it was a nice ceremony to be a part of. The commanding officers said that there was more family support for this event than they usually had, and was pleased about it. We drove directly from St. George to Draper to make it to the ceremonies, making it a very full day for us. This was a very happy day for all. Again, CONGRATULATIONS Quentin! We love you and are very proud of you!