Saturday, December 29, 2012

Endowment at the St. George Temple (Sat. Dec. 29, 2012)

Note from mom:
Our Christmas vacation ended on special note as Katelyn took out her own endowment today in the St. George temple.  We went and bought her temple clothing on Thurs. and I got it all ready for her.  Today she and I had to be at the temple at 1:10 pm in order to be ready to go through the 2:40 session.  She looked so happy and beautiful.  Once again, I was so proud of her and so grateful to have such a sweet and pure daughter to go with our other precious children.  The temple was very busy with brides going in and out but Katelyn was the only "own endowment" in her session.  I was blessed to set with my 3 beautiful daughters, Kari, Kylie and Kate, during the session.  Rob and Kari were the witness couple which added to the special day.  Those who were with Dan, me and Katelyn were:  Rob, Kari, Kylie, Greg, Shaun, Erik, my dad (my mom did initiatory) Joel & Trish, Matthew & Amanda, Kerry & Courtney, Zack & Kami,  Bob & Marley Riding, Scott Walker, Mike & Kris Riding, Leslie Leonard, Travis & Kayla Alldredge and Bishop & Paula Bundy.  Kyle & Dawna and Kurt & Trish Nelson were a couple of minutes late so they did sealings and met us in the Celestial room.  It was so nice to have such great support.  Before heading home, Dan showed Katelyn the eternal mirrors in the Celestial room.  Another special day!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Mission Call (Dec. 6, 2012)

Note from mom:
Katelyn received her mission call today.  She considered waiting until next weekend when much of the family will be here for Christmas break (Kylie, Greg, Axel, and Erik) but I think that Kari and I talked her into opening it tonight.  With such a big busy family, it's almost impossible to have everyone with us.  Joel left for his Madrigal tour in Salt Lake City this morning and Kambree was in town tonight at a basketball game and Rob was at work, so we had quite a few of our family missing.  At 7:30 Dan, I, Kari, Linkon, Liam, Shaun, Kendyl and Katelyn's friend Clel, gathered together for the opening.  Erik, Kylie, Greg and Axel were pretty much with us via the internet and Shaun's that technology!  Kate read that she was going to the ARGENTINA BUENOS AIRES NORTH MISSION on April 10, 2013.  As she continued reading she got pretty choked up as she read how she would help bring the gospel to he people of Argentina.  She is so prepared and will be such a wonderful missionary.  We are SO PROUD of her!!!

One funny thing....Katelyn's postage on her call envelope from the church was $1.90.  Clel received his envelope yesterday at his home in Holden.  He called his mom to see what his postage was...$1.70.  He was kind of bummed since that probably means a stateside mission and he was hoping to go to Europe.  (After note....Clel was called to the Florida Orlando Mission and will report to the MTC in March)