Well, this is my first official post on my Missionay Blog! I cannot believe I am leaving tomorrow for Utah and then will be entering the MTC on July 2, 2012 and will be serving for 18 months at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Hawaii. What did I ever do to deserve suah a blessing? I AM THRILLED.
This weekend was wonderful, with family and friends in Anthem, AZ. I spoke in church and my darling grandaughters, Jazzie, Lily and Kalia, their Mom Michelle, daughter Kimberly and I sang together. It's a great joy for me to have them all have beautiful voices. they use them all the time in theater here in Anthem, one show after another and it sure keeps them all busy including their Mom Michelle who is a great costume designer.
Kimberly had an open house and lots of people brought wonderful food to share and there was lots of hugging going on. I am deeply grateful for their efforts, especially Kimberly and Michelle for all their hard work and for the wonderful food that was brought by friends. I am deeply grateful as well for the cards and letters and some special gifts. I love every one of you, God bless you for your kindnesses to me and my family. Please watch over them while I am gone.
The hardest thing for rme has been getting ready to be away for 18 months. If it hadn't been for a couple of friends and my family helping me so much I just wouldn't be ready, but I am just about there.
So thanks for being here and join me whenever you can. I am phasing out my email at Trapper Woods and using gmail and my church email address. firstname.lastname@example.org . Please be kind to me and don't forward anything as much as I love all that political stuff I won't have time to read it so if you can, please take me off of your automatic fowarding lists. I know who I am vand I am voting for and I'm sure you know too.
For those of you who don't know, my grandson Jordan has been in Argentina serving his mission and has been out for a little over 6 months. We are discovering how fast time really goes. We will be coming back close to the same time as our 19 year olds go for 2 years.