Friday, February 28, 2014

Smorgasbord of pictures from phone-Vol IV (Feb)

My sister-in-law Harmony made this scarf for me for my birthday~so sweet
Can't get enough sunsets 
President Ames taking some time out to take his family out to a nice dinner
Our attempt to take a selfie after our anniversary dinner
Jessica is constantly doing puzzles and it doesn't take her any time at all to put a beautiful one like this one together
When I saw this green car, it immediately took me back to when we were in Law School~that green car sure was good to us
Jacob's first track meet~He did awesome despite the 35 degrees 
Jacob before a Choir Concert

Meanwhile back at the ranch... with the fam

Meanwhile Alex and Chelsea are plugging away at life in Utah..working, going to school, working, playing...its always such a treat to talk, text, skype, with them.  We are so proud of who they are.

Isaac is also plugging away at school, we too love skyping, texting and talking with him, and when we do its always good to know he hasn't lost his funny sense of humor...
Sometimes he has visitors from Kansas City....Tyler and Isaac went to High School together. Tyler will always be a great friend (and an awesome Rugby player)
Everyday, we check the weather where the kids are, I guess to get a feel (no pun intended) for them~ I wanted to save these particular screen shots taken on the same day, to let them know just how much we are heatin things up in the Texas Fort Worth Mission!

Jacob is in Concert Choir at school and before one of his concerts, he came walking out in his attire and I told him that he looked like James Bond. He didn't hesitate to go into character and surely didn't disappoint.  

 Otherwise Jacob is now running track 
Still can't get over how large Texas High School Stadiums are
And going on camp outs with his Scout Troop

Thursday, February 27, 2014

New Trainer, missionary and District Leader Follow up Mtg

After the new missionaries have been out for a few weeks with their trainers, we have a follow up meeting with them along with their District Leaders.  This has been such a neat thing to see these brand new missionaries transform in a matter of weeks from nervous, apprehensive, a bit overwhelmed.... to confident, happy, extra-milers~ By this time, most of them have already had amazing experiences, changing people's lives for the better, including their own.  They are finding confidence in keeping the rules as they are slowly but surely finding out who they are.  They are stretched and pulled, and their very natures are beginning to change.  Its an amazing things to witness, and I don't think we will ever tire of it!

Seriously, Sister Ames I can't concentrate  with you there taking pictures...I tried to tell him that I was playing the part of the "distractions" they may have to encounter while teaching (also, I can't help myself...I'm so proud)

Practicing with the President

Practicing with President Vest