Monday, February 13, 2012

Pothier’s Big Weekend

We are now in AZ with the stellar Pothier Family. Claire was being baptized so on Friday morning we left San Francisco and flew on over to Phoenix.  Saren came in about the same time so we had a fun reunion.






Dad and Josh love hanging out.  Especially because is usually involves Josh telling Dad how to use his computer.


Saren and I  had fun helping Shawni prepare lunch for 50 for after the baptism service the next day and Josh and I picked up Charity at the airport at 10 p.m.

The next day was a day none of us will ever forget. Claire was beautiful. The service was inspiring and Charity and I got a chance to play some music together (Charity brought her flute at Claire’s request) while Claire changed her clothes.  Hearing the confirmation prayer was a delight. That is one dynamic little girl!  What a woman she will become (before you know it).

We had a few short hours to have a “Sister Retreat” which we all loved. We are thinking about writing a book together next year, including Charity who is such a good leaven in the loaf!  We Skyped with Saydi for almost two hours which was a great fix for all of us! FUN!

So glad that Charity has a long arm:


Just a little humor:

First stop from the airport….Trader Joe’s. The sun lover waited patiently while we shopped! Shawni is still laughing about the “backprint” on her windshield.

We got toothpaste and soap J & A but we couldn’t find the shampoo. Sorry! 

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We packed it in! After lots of great conversations with the many aunts, uncles and cousins and especially grandparents of the Pothier family after the baptism, several visits to Shawni and David’s new house and some time to pour over the reconstruction plans as well as great talks with Josh and fun with the kids, we packed up and headed for another chapter of fun with the next baptism on Tuesday… Hawaii! 

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