Before flying to Provo to prepare for Baby George's wedding we stopped in Raleigh to see the grandchildren and scan all of our baby books so that we could have a record of the events of our life in chronological order. Elizabeth made an emergency trip to Utah to spend time with Ryan and Emily as Ryan struggle against cancer was coming to an end. Elizabeth enlisted Melanie to help care for her children so we were able to spend time with James, Gillian and Eleanor in addition to Chauncey, Jackson, Kate, Bella and Max. We were happy to spend time with 8 of our grandchildren.
|We decided that fist were as good as a bat. |
Jackson delivers a mighty blow to the candy-stuffed monkey
|Gillian thumps away on this cute but sturdy cupcake.|
|There was the normal scramble for treats |
when the pinata's broke, but after the scramble
was over the children gathered together
to make a things equal.
|Eleanor wanted to sleep in Grandma's room. |
She was soon followed by Kate, Gillian, and Bella.
After a while James came too. Eleanor misses
her mother and James wanted to be near by if
she woke up crying in the night.
|At the West Women Weekend |
we had a bridal shower for Jessica
|We tied a quilt for George & Jessica. |
Wilde's, West's and Ross's came.
March 22, 2013
Jessica and George Are Married
|Leaving the Manti Temple following the ceremony|
|All of those who gathered together to witness |
the sealing ceremony or to help
with the young children and be close
by to give hugs of congratulations.
|Six Siblings with Spouses|
|Our youngest child has joined his siblings. |
We are alone again.
|Post wedding celebration dinner at a Sushi restaurant.|
|We dropped Chauncey and Melanie at the airport, then |
Elizabeth joined us for "Music and the Spoken
Word. We still had time before Elizabeth's flight so we
went to see the Great Salt Lake.
It was a beautiful wedding and a delightful visit with all
of our children. Soon we will return to Hong Kong.
We are sad to leave our children behind.
We are apprehensive as to what the remainder
of the year will bring. But we feel peace as we
contemplate the blessing of family and the sealing
power of the priesthood that allows us to be an
Eternal Family in Progress.