Friday, July 25, 2014


It seems that the time was going SO slow and then all of a sudden this happens!! Somehow it seems like she might actually come home now...

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Bruners

Sister Bruner and I share those same unique thumbs!

Montana was recently transferred to Kirkland, WA. Her letters mention how much she loves her ward there---K4 as they call it. She says the members in the ward are so missionary-minded and so willing to help out at any time. Not even two weeks after she got there I got a random text on a Saturday night from a man named Wendell Bruner. He was a member in K4 and he and his wife were here in Utah visiting with family. He wanted to come visit with us. They had gotten to know Montana in the short time she'd been in their ward. And what an awesome visit it was! The Bruners are such great people! It was such a wonderful thing to know that they'd seen and been with Montana only a few days earlier. I sure appreciated the effort they made to come see us and tell us about some of the missionary experiences they have had with Montana recently. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Girls Trip

Last weekend Gina's mom passed away. She had had kidney failure for quite a few years but she recently got sick and just couldn't recover. Ralph and Joanne have been living in St. George for the past several years so that's where the funeral was going to take place. I hadn't planned on going down especially since the family had planned a 2nd memorial service in Salt Lake. But, as Lisa, Lisa, Marci and I began texting once we heard the news, we decided to make a quick, overnight girls trip to be with Gina for the funeral.

Although the occasion was sad and somber it was SOOO fun to be together with these 4 awesome lifelong friends. These are the ladies that have made me into the person I am today. These are the girls I spent most of my life with from the time I was in 6th grade. And, even though we don't spend very much time together, it's like no time has passed when we DO get together.