On August 14th Don and I gave our mission farewell talks at church. We were supported by our immediate family and extended family. All of our children and grandchildren were here and also Ronnie and Ferris, Bob and Merna, Nate and Catherine, Karen and Pat and Shannon, Michelle and Bryan and Wayne. It was also Ronnie's birthday so it was a fun day. She thought we did the lunch just for her. That's what happens when you turn 65.
The activities began on Friday night when three of our children (Kirk, Heather and Kristina) and their families went to Tuacahn to see Little Mermaid after dinner at Michelle's to celebrate Courtney's sixth birthday. Then on Saturday night we all went to Tonaquint Park for a bar-be-que. We thought it would be super hot but the weather was under 100 and it was nice.
Then everyone came to our house after church on Sunday for lunch. We love having family that is so supportive and it was nice to see family that we haven't seen for awhile.
On Monday, Kirk and Rebecca had to leave which was followed by Kristina and Mark and Kevin and Jeanette on Tuesday. The last to leave was Heather on Wednesday. It was super hard to say good-bye to our children and especially to our grandchildren. Thank goodness for modern technology so that we can talk to them and Skye them and see them grow.
It was fun to do so many activities with our family. We fed the ducks at the park, went swimming at Sand Hollow Pool, did miniature golf and arcade games, played in the water at the park on Main Street and went to a bounce house.
Family is what life is all about. We have such a great family that it is fun to get together.