Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A New Calling Came Our Way

Hey everybody. I just thought you might be interested to know that Cliff received a new calling and was sustained last Sunday as Bishop in one of the University Wards here at Idaho State University. We are very excited and have heard that it is a wonderful experience and that we will love it.
It is one of those bittersweet moments. "Bitter" because I will now need to be released from my current calling, which is Stake Young Womens President, and I have loved this calling so much and will miss it a lot. Also I will miss so much attending my home ward, Chubbuck 6th Ward, that I love so very much. But also "Sweet" because we will have a great opportunity to rub shoulders and serve with these wonderful young people at the university. It is a single's ward and we have heard that it is a great, strong and solid ward. We look forward to serving our Heavenly Father in this new calling.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Mother's Week at BYU-Idaho with Morgan

I spent Friday thru Saturday night with Morgan up at BYU-Idaho for Mother's Weekend. My sister, Cheryl came with me. Her daughter, Mekelle and Morgan are roommates. They are having a great time. The four of us had a good time together on Friday and Saturday. Then Saturday night we went to Idaho Falls and spent the evening with my father. We went to church with him on Sunday and then the rest of the family came and we had an 80th birthday dinner for him. It was a fun weekend.

We watched Morgan play her first volleyball match with her
BYU-I competitive team. Two of their players were out of town
and they only had 6 players. Morgan was the setter, which was her
first match EVER playing as setter. She is usually the Libero. She
did a great job.

Cheryl and I did a session in the Rexburg Temple on Friday morning
while Morgan and Mekelle went down and did baptisms for the dead
at the same time. It was very nice.

Enjoying our dinner at Craigo's

On Friday night we went to a picture display that was being displayed in
the Mesa AZ Temple Visitors Center and is now at BYU-I. It depicts the
life of the Savior in pictures. It was really cool. This is Morgan and Mekelle
looking at the last picture. Below is Morgan looking at the last picture of
the Savior.

Morgan and Mekelle thing they are pretty cool with their new
matching shirts and rain boots.

Here is Cliff and I with our four girls

My Dad's 80th birthday is today, Oct. 13th. We celebrated last night at my brothers home with
all the family that could be there. This is Dad and my sister, Cheryl, and brother, Ken.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Our Newest Granddaughter

Linsey, our oldest, had her third girl on Wednesday, Oct. 1st at 3:40 pm. It was an emergency C-Section and thankfully all went well. Her name is Meg Jaylene and she weighs 5 lbs. 10 oz. and is 18 inches long. She is currently in the NICU and in an incubator, but she is doing well. They were able to take off the oxygen and give her the medication to help her lungs. She fed well for the first time last night and we are very excited to have her join our family. We are glad that she is finally here safe. We hope that she will be able to come home in a few days. Linsey is doing well and looks good.

Our next little granddaughter is due November 18th and we hope that all goes well too. Kelsey and this will be her second daughter.

This is Meg Jaylene Branson