Sunday, May 16, 2010

A weekend full of AMAZING things

Tulips at the Temple -- So Beautiful Andy came home for this amazing weekend and we were able to take Mic through the Temple for his mission. It was so neat and good to be together for these experiences.
Andy was also here for Haley's Patriarchal Blessing. Haley has been wanting one for a long time and she was so excited to go pick it up she was skipping to the Patriarchs door and smiling and laughing. This has been a great experience for her and she is so glad to have it.

Andy was also here for Reilly to receive the Aaronic Priesthood and become a Deacon. Andy did his Ordination. He was excited to get his suit and very excited to get to go do Fast Offerings for the first time. I was very impressed how the Deacons talked to him. Kadon Peterson told him about it and he kept saying "you get to do this" and "you get to do this", instead of "you have to" I think that made Reilly more excited and to believe it's very important.

This really was an amazing week. It took some scheduling with getting Andy home at the right time and Mic coming home from college. Mic did great and I think got straight A's. He got a job a few days later. He started Tuesday full time and can earn some money for his Mission. We are SO grateful for this job. It will help a lot.


Karla said...

Wow! What a weekend! How exciting with all that stuff going on... I can't believe Reilly is a Deacon! Although it makes sense because Zack is 10. Congratulations on all the fun events. We miss you guys.

Jamie said...

You really packed a lot in for Andy's time at home. I'm glad he could get home to you all. When I saw him he sounded like he wishes he was home every week. It must be so hard on all of you but some times you have to do hard things to take care of your family. I admire him for doing what it takes.

I love the picture of Haley with the boys and the tulips were beautiful. Reilly looks so great in his suit and it's so fun to watch him passing the sacrament. I'm glad to hear how things were presented. Attitude and presentation can make a huge difference in perception. Sounds like the young men are doing a great job with that. I'm so happy for you to be able to experience all these once in a lifetime milestones with your kids.

You have a great family.

karen louise said...

Wow!! It HAS been an amazing weekend for you! I'm sorry I missed it all :(

I'm so proud of your kids!!! And I love them to pieces!!