Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Life in Southern Chile . . .

Susie and I at Fuerte Bulnes an Spanish Fort from 1843 outside of Punta Arenas.

Susie and I on a recent visit to Puerto Cisnes. Some members took us out on their boat to "Las Maquinas" a beautiful waterfalls on the island of Magdalena. Interestingly, the island is a national park, but somehow a wealthy American talked the government into selling him the land around the waterfalls. Go figure.
I´m posting this mainly to keep the blog active. You can follow our current activity on the mission blog at: chileosornomission.blogspot.com

We have been on the mission for 18 months now. It has been a wonderful blessing and we are looking forward to the remaining months. We love the mission and we love our missionaries. And we are so grateful to our family and friends for their love and support. We love and miss you all.

Friday, August 1, 2008

We´ve moved . . .

As most of you know, we´re currently serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chile.

For now, information will be updated at our mission blog at: chileosornomission.blogspot.com

We will be back in Heber in July, 2011. Meanwhile, you can check for updates on us at the mission blog.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Busy time before mission departure . . .

We've been busy this past week getting ready for our mission departure. We were blessed to have family here for the weekend and enjoyed it very much. On Friday, we were set apart as missionaries by Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was assisted by Elder Lawrence E. Corbridge a member of the First Quorum of Seventy and a new member of the Chile Area Presidency. We were so grateful that our children and grandchildren were able to be there with us.

After the setting apart we enjoyed strolling through temple square and the beautiful weather. (Its snowing in Heber as I write this). What a great way to spend the day with family.

On Saturday morning we met with a photographer to get one last picture of the family as it is today. Obviously, this photo will be out of date soon with two new granchildren due in July to Darin and November to Karen. When we get back, we'll need to take a new one.
That evening our wonderful neighbors surprised us with a farewell neighborhood barbecue. It was so nice of them and we truly enjoyed the evening. My Dad was also able to come up from St. George to spend the weekend with us.
Susie and I spoke in church on Sunday and we were so grateful that many friends and family made the effort to be there. It was great to see everyone. We will truly miss you all.
Be sure and note the link to our mission blog where more information will be posted as we move on to our mission: www.chileosornomission.blogspot.com

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Mother's Day Weekend . . .

Mother's Day weekend was a fun event for the entire family. Susie had several family members that came to Utah and we spent the afternoon at the park in Lehi with Susie's Mom and Dad. It was a great evening and a wonderful opportunity to spend time together.

On the following Sunday, the girls were able to show off their matching dresses after we got home from church. It was a wonderful weekend of family and fun.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

California Trip . . .

We spent the week in California to visit Mike's family and take Katie to Disneyland. We did all this prior to getting on a cruise to the Mexican Rivier. Pictures of the cruise to follow.

Mike in line, obviously very anxious to see Tigger.

Darin, Mike & Katie with Tigger.

Susie & Katie with Minnie Mouse.

Katie with Pluto

Darin & Katie having lunch near Tom Sawyer's Island

Mike & Katie reviewing the map of Disneyland

Papa & Katie on the Dumbo ride

Susie, Darin, Katie, Mike & his Mother at Laguna Beach, CA

Katie chasing down some rabbits at Laguna Beach

Mike & his Mother with Katie at Laguna Beach

Darin playing in the sand at Laguna Beach with Katie

Papa walking the beach with Katie

Monday, April 14, 2008

Katie's Birthday - 2 years old

We celebrated Katie's birthday this past Friday and were fortunate to have good weather. Aaron, Annika, Emmy & Alison joined us for a day at the Salt Lake City Hogle Zoo. It was a lot of fun and the girls all loved the animals.

After spending the day at the zoo, we had dinner out together and then came back home so Katie could open her presents and blow out candles on her birthday cake. Darin made a "train" themed cake as Katie is really into trains these days.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Swimming with the Family

We had Aaron, Annika, Emmy and Alison up a few weekends ago and the whole family went to the Recreation Center in Kamas, UT. They have a very nice indoor pool and everyone had a great time.

Its great the Emmy and Katie both like the water so much, and Alison seemed just fine.