Sunday, July 17, 2016

July 8, 2016. Having a little left over cake in the office. It just seemed to make us happy!!



Elder Wilmott - who we tease often about him loving chocolate cake.  Elder Wilmott always has a great, quick comeback that is alway witty .

Sister Wilmott - our trusted friend and President Parker's secretary.  We love her!

Sister Teuira and Sister Garrote at Specialized Training with Elder Mose in the background. Sister Teuira is finally feeling better. She was in the hospital for 8 days with some kind of infectious disease. She had a fever of 105 degrees for several days. The she got a rash all over, and bad headaches. We are grateful she is finally doing better.

This was the day before she was able to check out of the hospital.  She was feeling so much better.  She kept saying, 'I am so happy!! I feel so much better". She arrived on June 22nd and went into the hospital on June 25th.  It's been a long 3 weeks for Sister Teuira (pronounced Tay-wee-rah).  
I would visit her in the hospital everyday.  I would have to put on gloves, mask, gown, and googles to enter her room.  I 'm glad she is finally feeling better.  The doctors still don't know what was wrong with her or what kind of problems she had.   

July 7, 2016. Our First City Zone District attending the Adelaide Temple. Cloudy cold day but with warm happy hearts. These are wonderful and obedient missionaries that are excelling in teaching the gospel. Left to right Back row: Elder Makai, Elder Bennion, Elder Ruppe, Elder Hanley, Elder Johnson, Elder Tolbert. Front row: Sister Coultrup, Sister Maea, Sister Townsend, Sister Mason, Sister & Elder Larkin

Left to right:  Sister Coultrup, Sister Mae, Sister Cruz (she's visiting from Brazil to help with the PVC, she used them while serving her mission in Boston) , Sister Townsend, Sister Mason, Sister Larkin

Elder Ruppe & Elder Tolbert

Sister Mason, Sister Cruz, Sister Townsend

Our Elder Tolbert taking advantage of having my phone... I love it!

Here is our City Zone at lunch together after the temple at Dragon Palace.  It was so fun to sit at a big enough table to hold all of us to look at each other.  

Saturday, July 16, 2016

July 3, 2016. The Multi Stake Missionary Fireside. This was the first time to set up the PVC (portable visitor centers) These panels are amazing. There are four sets of them - 1) Savior 2) Restoration 3) Temples 4) Plan of Salvation

Here's the PVC on the Savior.  Elder Ruppe, Elder Tolbert (from St George ) with arm around dad. 

Dad & I. 

Sister Coultrup & Sister Maea in front of the Restoration PVC

Mom ( Sister Larkin)

More great Sister missionaries: left to right:  Sister Freitas, Sister Maea, Sister Ma, Sister Collins, Sister Reyes.

New member, Elder Flinders and dad looking and watching the new Mormon Messages displayed with the PVC

Elder Ruppe, Elder Tolbert, President & Sister Parker

Sister Parker and Sister Larkin.  July 10 at the Prospect chapel bldg.  The PVC was set up before  baptisms of Quan Wang and Shadiq Sawari.   

President Parker and Elder Larkin

After the baptism of Guan Wang.  Left to right:  Elder Makai, Guan Wang, Elder Larkin, Elder Bennion

Adding our sweet grandchildren's pictures that were sent to us

June 16, 2016.  Our cute and colorful Ava!  We love our precious Ava.

I see more of her mother in Ava.  It's that cute smile!

Bryce and Ava and even Olie.  We love them even the dog!

Ava and curly head Jackson.  I remember Bryce's hair being just like that.  Are they handsome looking grandchildren?? Of course!

Excited Jackson.. Woohoo!

Happy 34th Birthday Bryce.  Smart & fast looking car cake.  Yummy

Fun Birthday gift.  Now try to keep little Jackson from trying to ride & play with it.

Summer Swimming - Jackson, Bryce, Jenny, & Ava

I think this is one of my favorite pictures of Ava. Her happy smiling face and her little red shoes. A girl after my own heart. 

Top photo: Our little Easton, friend, friend, Connor, London, Sierra.  Next London & Easton at the beach and having fun.  There's nothing quite like going to the beach and spending the day in the sand and waves. We look forward to doing that when we get home. 

This was a picture taken last year about early summer 2015 ...... I think.  It's just so typical.  Easton with his full of life smile and Sierra rubbing Easton's head with her polka dot dress. Connor who is ready and following directions - and our little London wanting mom or something.  Aren't we so blessed! 

look at those beautiful teeth and contagious smiles.  Eric & Whitney were celebrating their 10th Anniversary at Park City.  

Here is the updated July 4, 2016 photo of Sierra, Connor, London & Easton.  Sweet hugs and happy!  Grandma is wishing she could kiss those dear faces.

Look at those beautiful teeth!  Are they too cute or what??  Eric & Whitney celebrating their 10th anniversary at Park City

Jenny Ava & Jackson

Here's our patriotic dad & son- Bryce & Jackson.  We feel honored to come from our great country -USA.  Celebrate ON!  

This is Connor trimming the lawn at the Mt Charleston Cabin.  I can't believe how big he is getting.  It seems like yesterday that Eric was doing that.  We are greatful that Connor is being taught how to work and hopefully dad is making it fun too!  That's what Grandpa use to do with Eric, Bryce & Jane - he taught them that work can be fun too

July 2, 2016 Jane & Kyle, Lilly and Jake going to the BrianHead cabin. 

Lilly & Jake ready for a rhino ride.  Woo Hoo that's fun!

Mommy & daughter date.  That's our posterity. Are those smiliar smiles?  Absolutely, just like their Grandma's - I can't help myself.  They are beautiful

Jake at the cabin.

Lilly at the cabin

I can just hear Lilly say, 'CHEESE'

WOW look at our brave Jake.   July 4th 2016

Jake & Lilly with the new crib. Our 35 yr old crib (all three kids used it ) died and we needed a new one.  This one now matches the room nicely and the kids fit in perfectly.  Can we keep them too?  Grandma needs them.