Saturday, June 25, 2011

This past six weeks has been an exciting time.....
Two new little grandsons have 
joined our family.

Cooper Roy Adcock was born to Megan and Chris on May 15th
in Irvine, California.

He was a big baby,
weighing in at 9 lb. 9 oz.

Jett Dayley Cameron was born
 to Alisa and David on
 June 5th.  He was much smaller than his cousin...
6 lb. 3 oz.
Both little boys are reported to be very sweet and contented babies.

This transfer, we sent home what I fondly refer to as our 'first borns'.  This was the group that came to serve in the England Birmingham Mission at the same time that we did.  (Well, with the exception of Elder Leung in the middle...he started when we did, but spent a few months in the MTC learning English.)
From left to right they are:  Elder Smith (Wyoming), Elder Schreiner (Utah), Elder Leung (Hong Kong), Elder Stokes (Texas), and Elder Marston (England).
I feel like we grew up together!  We love each of them and will miss them so much.

Our wonderful new group of missionaries
From left to right:  Elder Van Kerckhoven (a Belgian...Our first!), Elder Ockey (Utah), Elder Lewis (Utah),
Elder Lyman (Utah), and Sister Matapo (England and Zimbabwe).
Standing with them on the Rameumptom are two missionaries who came to our mission mid transfer...
Elder Hopkinson from Leeds, England, and Elder Blackwood from Reading, England.
Also coming in mid transfer were Elder and Sister Johnson from northern Arizona.  They are serving as the leaders of the Center for Young Adults in the Lichfield Stake.  The YSA is such a marvelous program, and we're so excited to have these wonderful people to oversee it!

And my sister, Christine, came to visit fun!!!  We had a great time and she loved England.  Here we found our perfect hangout...if you can't read the sign, it says "Scholar's Lounge".  It was in the beautiful Lower Slaughter.


Last month, we had the wonderful experience of attending the wedding of two of our former missionaries in the  Preston England Temple...

Elder Spence
Sister McGarvey

Now to be known as
Mr. and Mrs.
Bridger Spence

He is from Utah, and she is from Scotland...
He looked very handsome in the
traditional Scottish kilt...
what a guy!
And she, of course, was an incredibly beautiful bride.

What a choice experience to witness their sealing.