Thursday, May 20, 2010

Check Marks ~

~ Wedding - check.

~ Mission Call - check.

~ Energy back - so close!

Everything went beautifully. She was beautiful, the place was beautiful, the day was beautiful. Unfortunately, I didn't have a camera ... so stay tuned to her blog to see a whole lot of beautiful.

On our way out the door to the wedding, the mailman (actually it was a mail lady) pulled up ... with Keaton's mission call in hand. We ran back in the house, gathered in the living room, surrounded Keaton and listened as he read his call from the Prophet. His voice quivered and he shed a couple of happy tears as we learned that he would spend the next two years in the Pocatello, Idaho Mission field. This mission takes in the Western side of Wyoming, almost all of Montana and the Northern pieces of Nevada and Utah as well. He wanted cold ... he got cold. He wanted English speaking ... I've heard that they have their own versions. The boy couldn't be more excited. It's perfect. He reports on August 18 ... the best possible time to leave Arizona. Perfect.

With all that has happened, I got tired. I got REAL tired. My sister Julie was in town, so we decided to take a little Honeymoon of our own. We took a 20 minute road trip to Chandler, AZ and we booked two nights in a Courtyard hotel ... and we slept. We went to a movie, Julie got her legs waxed, we had a free hot breakfast each morning and one night we splurged on a steak dinner. It was WONDERFUL! We called it training since Julie's husband takes training trips for his work ... we've been wanting a training trip of our own. We didn't need much, and it did the trick. I feel completely trained! Again, no camera ... alas no pictures.

K & K got home from their honeymoon a couple of hours ago and they're still happy. Grandma Freda is now staying in her room for the next week and Julie finally went home. I miss her already.

It's truly been the perfect week. Hard work & lofty goals achieved, followed by rest and relaxation. Boo yah!

A special thank you to our Utah peeps and Grandma Freda for coming so far to support the happy couple ... to Jenny & Michelle for putting up the most adorable Candy Bar in the history of candy ... and to Nicolle for putting out some stellar decorations that defined Kacey's wishes. Thank you so much!


LeeAnn said...

Remind Keaton that he still has relatives living in Western Wyoming who would be interested in knowing who he is if he ever gets stationed in that area. ( The Atkinson kids)

Karen said...

Long lost family found on my blog! How exciting! Thank you!

Becky said...

Wow! Congrats to Keaton on his mission call. Can't wait to see pics of k & k.

Tina said...

Glad your R&R did its job well... Glad the kids are back home safe and sound... now life begins! :)
It was a great week, wasn't it! So glad to have been a part of it. I posted some pictures on my blog of the 'candy bar' if you want to take a peek... xox

Gail said...

Yay! I'm so glad you are almost back to "normal". Life does tend to get stressful all at once and we NEED to recharge those batteries. I'm glad you and Julie got the chance to charge together:). Congrats on Keatons mission call and the beautiful wedding!!! Remember...its ALL good:).