Monday, October 5, 2015

Welcome Home Family Party and final Mission Post!

April 11, 2015.  We went with Kristy, Dave and Jack to their home in Taylorsville to spend the night after we flew home. Reagan, Myah and Elliott are realizing that this Grandma is real, not just a flat face on Skype!!  It was so fun!

 Kristy and Dave hosted a family gathering for us. Here we are with 9 of our grandkids. Brady's family are in Anchorage, Alaska and couldn't come.

 We had a fabulous brunch with the works, including lots of bacon that little Reagan is sucking on.

 These 2 little boys were born while we were gone. Our Elliott and Jack, one month apart.

 Nap time with mom Kristy.

 We had an Easter Egg hunt in the back yard to celebrate.

Two year old Jones had a blast!

 Myah was still looking for all her eggs.

 Grandpa loved it as much as the kids!

 Our two oldest grands, Morgan and JJ loved finding eggs in the trees.

Nine year old Brenna has a full basket!

 Elliott decided he was done.

 Lindsey, Justin and girls.

 The fun things we brought back to give to the family from Austria.

 We gathered all the family together and called their name out one at a time to present them with their gifts. We had so much fun being with our family once again and getting to know our grandkids who had grown sooooo much while we were gone.

 The boys with their Lederhosen swim suits.

 Even JJ and Kenny (in Alaska) got one. They are our 2 oldest grandsons.

 This is what we saw as we pulled into our driveway. The kids had driven our car down to Kristy's house so we could drive it back to ours.

 Lindsey followed us home so she could see our reaction and take this picture.

"Home Sweet Home!"  Now the adjustment to after mission life begins!!

1 comment:

The Tews said...

Yay!!! It almost seems like a dream that you were gone! We are so happy that you are hope from serving so faithfully. I loved that day at Kristy's, so great to be together again!