Thursday, October 31, 2013

This morning, we got right to work getting ready for the week to come. We did our laundry and did all our shopping. Prior to shopping, we visited with Sister Sanders who had recently had a baby. We found out that she had some very severe postpartum problems arise. We found her at home with her mother-in-law and baby boy. She is doing much better and we had a real nice visit with her. Their baby, Weston, is a real handsome little tyke! We are happy to know she is doing so much better.

Since it is Halloween, all the missionaries were to be in their apartments. We invited the Meachams over to play a little card game, Crowns. We had an enjoyable visit with them, they brought over cookies and ice cream.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

We returned back today from our quick trip to Joe and Sarah's wedding. We left Omaha late this morning and arrived back in Augusta a little after 6 pm. We are grateful for our safety in all the traveling we have done, and pass on to all our family how wonderful it was to be with each of you. Of course, we missed having Adam there, but we will see him next summer!

As promised here are some photo highlights of our quick trip:

The Wedding

 Coming out of the Temple

 Sarah's Family
 Sarah's Brothers
 Joe and Parents

 Joe's family
 Joe, Sarah and Joe's brothers
Sarah and Joe's brothers
The Reception
 Dad and Mom
 Sarah, the happy bride!
 Vickie, Andy and Nicole Gowans
 Nicole, Alyson, Christi Gowans
 Shawn, Jean, Chris, Jim Gowans
 Christi, Ashley, Mike, Shawn Gowans
 Henry and William Dougal
Our Sister Eileen and family

Photos of other Festivities
Immediately after arrival in Salt Lake, we all met at the Neal's house for a couple of hours
We also had the privilege of blessing two new grandchildren: Rebekah Wilkinson and Calvin Gowans
 At the Neal's

 Grace and Henry
 Liz and Lily

 At the Wilkinson's house after the baby blessing 

 Mom and Lily


 Great Grandfather and Great Grandmother Neal; Mother: Shannon; Grandmother: Karen
  Great Grandfather and Great Grandmother Neal; Father: Jacob; Grandmother: Karen
 Grandma and Grandpa with the Jacob and Kathryn Gowans grandchildren
 Father and Son
 Great Grandfather and Great Grandmother Gowans with Calvin

 Great Grand Fathers with Grandfather, Father and Sons
 Great Grand Fathers with Grandfather, Mother and Son
 Great Grandmothers, Grandmothers, Mother and Son

 Grandma and Grandpa with Dougal Grandchildren
 Grandma and Grandpa with Wilkinson Grandchildren
 Prior to our departure 1 1/2 years ago, we took a similar photograph
At the Costanzo's house in Gretna, NE
 Makayla, Anthony, Josie, Zachery 

A trip to Vala's Pumpkin Patch
 Grandpa and Grandma with the Costanzo children

 Very Scary! 
 Who is parting the drapes in the window? 
 Monster Grandma
 An old joke teller in the outhouse
 The Makayla Ghost
 Could be a difficult task!
 All the lost binkies over the past 11 years.
 The witch
 Josie at the breakfast table
 Little Jack Horner
 The Princesses and the Princes

 Riding the Railroad

We all had a grand time being together with our family who we love so much!