Sunday, March 27, 2011


I've been a slacker. It has been 4 weeks since my last post so here's an update on the happenings around here.....

Gary is doing great. He received his Duty To God award today in Sacrament Meeting. n He has been finished with all of his requirements except for one for about 6 months. The last one was to read the BOM. He has a tough time reading and so it has taken quite the effort to get through it. It was getting down to the wire (he had to finish it before he turned 18) so we decided that we would, as a family, help him finish. Since we have just recently finished the BOM in our family reading we thought we would start where Gary was in his personal (3rd Nephi) study and start reading each morning with him and then him read as much as he could that night. It worked out great and he is officially finished. I am truly a proud mom!

Skylar is an awesome missionary. He is now in a place (still in Asuncion) called Amumbay. He likes it because there is a big marketplace close by. He is making some great contacts and is seeing success as he teaches the gospel. In one of his last letters he said how he loves doing baptismal interviews. Hearing the people's testimonies and their wanting to be better is such a spiritual boost for him. He is an amazing son and I am so blessed to be his mom:)

Kaitlyn has graduated from JobCorps with her diploma and her CNA certificate. She has been interviewing for jobs the past 2 weeks and has received 3 job offers. She is not sure which one she will take yet but she is looking to rent an apt. in So. Jordan which is close to any of those jobs. Rick was able to help her get a car this past week. A Toyota Corolla. It is an '07 and is a pretty red color. We hope that this will help her get started in her new independant life. She has not seen it yet but is really excited.

Leesh is home for her Spring Break this weekend. She is always happy and cheerful and is glad to be here. She should graduate from North Asnpete this May. She's not quite sure what she wants to do after that. We'll see:)

Kendra just got back from a cruise that she went on with a couple of friends. She took a 4 day 3 night cruise to Catalina Island and Ensenada, MX leaving from Long Beach. She had a good time! I was very relieved to hear her voice on Friday morning after she got back into port. I was praying that she would be know with all that Mexican drug stuff going on. I was very relieved to know that she wasn't lost/kidnapped in Mexico. She is dating Brach Boman (again:) and is very happy! One word that describes Kenni is SUNSHINE!

In the middle of the month Kathy, DeeAnn and I took our girls to St. George for a couple of days for a last hurrah before Destinee leaves on her mission. It was fun being together. Rick and I are going to go back to St. George for 2 nights at the end of this week as well. I have had Fern for this month and that has been good. Thankfully it is easier with Kathy living here to help when I have to be gone.

Well, this is a long post but it feels good to update on the happenings of our family:) BYE!


  1. Sounds like everything is going great! I'm glad your kids are all doing so well.

  2. Another word to describe Kendra is BEAUTIFUL!! Didn't she look GORGEOUS yesterday at church?? And Gary sure looked handsome in that nice-looking suit! And you, yourself, Janell, looked really GREAT! You have a lovely family and I'm glad everyone's doing so well, and glad I got to see you all yesterday. What a nice time we had! Love, Karen

  3. I wish that I had the ambition and desire to update my blog. Thanks for the update. We love ALL your family.

  4. This is Uncle Dennis,

    What a cool family!!!! CONRATULATIONS KENDRA!
    Good luck to you and Brach. He looks like he might be a real catch.

    Gary is such a HUNK!! That must have been a fun dance.

    We will all need to be on the look out for the red Corola with Kaitlyn at the wheel. JUST KIDDING. It is a great feeling to cruise down the road in your very own car. Radio turned up, windows down, wind blowing in. It was almost like flying to me way back in those days of Yore. Yes there were cars at that time of the previous century. (1963)

    Leesh's pending graduation is a great step. Congratulations in advance for getting it done. Then its on to bigger and better things.

    What a missionary!! it's nice to here of Skylers success. He truly is a good son.

    May the Lord continue to bless you guys. You are a great example to all of us.

    Love ya, Uncle Dennis.