Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Can you remember when Karson and Kayden were little - they were at one time. When the three "little" boys were all the same size? We even have Grandpa Berry jumping rope and barking instructions on how to hold the pineta. I'm still looking for episodes where Grandma Berry takes out Brad's knee . . . oh what fun!
So now my next step is copying them all on to DVD.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
10. He would do anything for his family!
9. Even though he can't to see everyone all the time - it's good to know that he wishes he could!
8. He makes great ice cream treats - too bad the soda shoppe isn't around anymore.
7. He made great camping and fishing memories!
6. He has some great Navy stories - can you really see Grandpa putting his fork into another guys hand for trying to take food off his plate? Surely, not our Grandpa!
5. He gives great 4 wheeler rides. But Beware!
4. Always went hunting! Some trips more successful than others!
3. He taught us the saying "My mouth is dryer than a popcorn fart"
2. He has stood by mom's side through thick and thin! And thin and thick! With that many kids in the house there was never a dull moment!
1. He loves us all - and lucky Grandpa - we all love him right back!
We Love you Grandpa! Wish we could see you more often!
Needless to say I don't remember anything about the speakers, lessons, etc. that day. In fact, I was freaking out so much that the bishop called me back into his office during Sunday School. I have no problem being part of a presidency - just tell me what to do and I'll do it, but for me to tell someone what to do - AHHHH. Now you can't have doubt aka freaking out and faith at the same time so basically put my big girl panties on and get on with it. So if it is going to be me I ask Bishop how bad I get to rock the ward and all the callings. Bishop is so great, he said anyone was free but perhaps not the Relief Society President. Easy thing to agree to!
So the humbling process begins. I need to find counselors. The next Sunday the bishop is out-of-town so I give the names of my counselors to a member of the bishopric. During Relief Society I see them start to pull the sisters out (they reached Bishop by cell phones). I thought I had it right but nope, one sister didn't feel this was the calling for her. Round 2 begins.
On Wednesday, Bishop calls and we "chat" - in the mean time Keston has turned 12 - he needs to see the Bishop so he can be ordained to the Priesthood. Well Bishop is going to Canada on the youth temple trip so he heads over to our house at 9 that night and an hour later emerges. Keston was not thrilled to have to change out of jammies into dress clothes, but he did. So Keston will getting the Priesthood on Sunday. Whew.
Granny and Grandpa arrive on Saturday and we have a great time - we took them to see the movie UP in 3D - that was a great idea. Then Granny and I head to the store while Tylissa introduces Grandpa to the movie August Rush. Dinner at Applebees was great - although the mild buffalo wings are still very very hot! The evening concluded with the movie New in Town.
Now I still haven't heard from the Bishop so I figure no news is good news and my last counselor accepted the call. Well let the games begin. The phone was ringing off the hook for a Sunday morning at the Hemsleys. Off to church we go, they release the current presidency and our names are called and I wish someone would have stood up and yelled NO WAY! Keston is presented to the Ward and whew - no one opposed. Our first experience in Young Women's we observed - I left for Keston's ordination.
Next it was going through the cupboard, our first activity (luckily the Young Men were in charge of that one) and our first presidency meeting. Today we ran the circus and it went ok. But the real question is - my name is not on the back of the bullentin so it's not official yet right?
For Val's Happy Father's Day he got to pass the sacrament with Keston for his first time. Now the joke of the ward is that we have a young man in our ward who is 15 year's old and 6'8''. Keston was briefly standing next to him and poor Keston only comes up to his belt buckle.
Whew - the ride begins and to this I say "BRING IT ON!" Maybe!