In preparation for our missionary reunion this summer, we had a little reunion last night at Baliwood! It was so fun to see so many great friends, all grown up. Some are still parents of little kids but most are empty nesters and have kids who have been on missions themselves and are parents themselves. That makes our missionaries grandparents! Unbelievable! I didn't think to take pictures until most had gone home but here are some of our choice missionaries!
Elder Hawks and four of his five children!
Three of our outstanding sisters, two of which are coming to England and helping us organize the reunion there!
The Chadburns! Two brothers married two sisters. Both brothers were in our mission but one was attending an out-of-state funeral. The couple on the left have 10 children and the family on the right have seven!
The wonderful Barkers who will also be in England!
The Nielsens who have TWELVE children and ten grandchildren. Since they have only (?) five left at home, she is working fervently on genealogy because she is a convert and has so many people to find!
Despite the fact that it snowed ALL day and is still snowing as I write (winter has NOT lost it's icy grip) we got about forty people in and out of here with only one accident (mine). I slid into the renter's truck while trying to pass in the driveway with not enough space SHUCKS!
Poor little pansies! Frank Johnson says they'll survive!