Friday, May 10, 2013


What an amazing, awesome, all around Ames week it has been!  It all started with a knock on the door Sunday Alex and Chelsea who completely surprised us by driving all the way from Utah.  Here is a picture that Rodney was barely able to snap with his phone...although Kim's face is a bit blurry, it seems clear enough just how surprised Kim was to see them!  She thought it would be June when they saw them again.
Needless to say we were very excited!  Not only because we love having Alex and Chelsea home but with Isaac returning home from Chile after two years, it would be the first time in 4 yrs we had been together as a family and we loved every minute of it. Isaac thought Alex and Chelsea were still in Utah and that he would have to wait until June to see them again.  Rodney, Kim, Jessica and Jacob all arrived at the airport just in time to welcome Isaac, which seemed to take hours when in reality it was only 15 min-:-) The anticipation was intense and exciting!! But he finally arrived and after lots of tight hugs and kisses, we were off for home where Alex and Chelsea were hiding, and awaiting his arrival.
 It was great to see how surprised Elder Ames was to see Alex and his sister-in-law for the first time.  After some big hello hugs we were off to an awesome day together.  Was it mentioned it had been 4 years since we had all been together??!!

 We all piled in the car and we were off! (I think Jacob is still in shock)

 Isaac's first request (other than to please call him Elder Ames until he was officially released) was to drive by the Temple. Then the next request was none other than Wendy's! He had not had his classic 2 jr bacon cheeseburgers, fries dipped in a frosty for 2 years.

Elder Isaac Ames came home with holes in his suits and shoes, so our next stop was to get him fitted for a new suit.  After which we then had to introduce him to on of our new favorite spots, the Lemon Tree that grew in Liberty while he was gone....
It was then off to the Liberty Stake Bldg where Elder Ames was officially released as a Full Time Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  It was a very bitter sweet moment.  Its just great to know........

1 comment:

  1. That top picture is priceless! And really Kim, this blog is fantastic! Cant wait to read all of the great mission stories:)