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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

A SURPRISE MISSION CALL

Addie Spencer & Kailani Young were in my
5th grade class.  
They have been called to the
Nebraska Omaha Winter Quarters 
Visitors Center Mission
They entered the MTC on the same day,
and are in the same district.

Addie & Kalani are together on the left.

Kalani's brother, Zach, entered the MTC
the same day!
Zach will be serving in the
Georgia Atlanta Mission

Their sister, Sydney (same class as Kalani) will
be serving a mission for 2 years on Fridays and Saturdays
at the Conference Center.

George & Jan Young have 4 children.
They have adopted 7 more.
I have taught 6 of the 7.
(I retired before Keenan got to 5th grade.)
(Kalani, Keenan, Sydney, Mariah, Ari, Dylan, Zach)

Dylan
Sydney
Kalani
Zach
Mariah
Ariana
Keenan

I attended Dylan and Keenan's family sealings.
The others were already sealed.

THE LEADER OF THE BAND


JACOB NEVES WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITES!
HE WAS ALWAY SOOOO KIND, POSITIVE, AND HELPFUL!

5TH GRADER

AT MY RETIREMENT
8TH GRADE
2014
(1 YEAR AFTER I REALLY RETIRED)

WITH ALL THE NEVES CHILDREN.
I TAUGHT THEM ALL, EXCEPT TIMMY.
(TIMMY, JACOB, MARY, LESLIE, KATIE)
MARY & LESLIE WERE IN MY LAST CLASS.

JACOB IS INVOLVED WITH THE BAND
AT LONE PEAK HIGH SCHOOL.
IN 2016, THEY WON THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP IN CLASS 3A.

JACOB PLAYS MANY INSTRUMENTS

JACOB'S YOUNGER SISTER, MARY,
IS ALSO IN THE BAND!

JACOB IS CURRENTLY ONE OF THE DRUM MAJORS AT LONE PEAK.
HERE HE IS IN INDIANA, TRAINING TO BE A DRUM MAJOR.










THIS IS MY FAVORITE PICTURE.
HIS LITTLE BROTHER, TIMMY, IS
PREPARING TO BE A DRUM MAJOR
IN ABOUT 10 YEARS!


#ProudMissMitchellMoment

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

CELEBRATING ME, LORI, HEIDI, ALLY, BROOKY, AND MARK

We have been having a hard time
getting together to celebrate Lori, Heidi, and my birthdays.
There were 2 couples who had gone on trips, 
other parties, Deer Hunt, and mom's surgery.

We decided to celebrate two months together!
(Camry & Katie, October 3, celebrate with
Courtney & Shay, September 26, and Ashley, September 18)
We celebrated Sunday, November 12.

There was
Lori, October 10, 31
Heidi, October 25, 30
Me, October 26, older than dirt
Ally, November 15, 4
Brooky, November 15, 4
Mark, November 17, 38
(Mark was born on his inlaws wedding day!)

Oh, Heidi's knees!

Ally & Brooky got Barbies and pink convertibles





Ally got a raccoon toy storage bag from Aunt Ann

Brooky got at fox toy storage bag from Aunt Ann

I got a Minky Couture BYU blanker and a
family picture from Katie & CJ's wedding
Kim and Ashley took care of my gifts.
They work together in their ward with the Young Women.
They do the Night of Excellence, New Beginnings, and help
the girls work towards their medallions.
Great partnership!

October girls

Me, Mark, Brooky, Barbie (taking a dive in the cake),
Ally, Lori, Heidi



Cake

Kenzie is practicing for her 2nd birthday
in 2 months.

Ally's new kitty slippers


Brooky has unicorn slippers


This is the 3rd year that I have had a 
"Birthday Wish List."
This year, there was:
Leaves picked up in the hedges, ivy cut back, new toilet handle,
fireplace gas turned on, light bulbs changed, patio cushions
put away.
I also ask for an updated photo of each kid for my wall.
(Didn't get Camille's kids yet)
There's room for 2 on the right, 3 on left, and
6 on the bottom. (I'm sure that won't happen)



And my favorite gift!
Since our last family picture, we have added:
Ally, Brooky, Ryker, Kenzie, Jacob, and CJ
 From growing up in a family of 4, to now . . . 32!
Mom, 82
Me, 59

Reid, 60
Laurel, 58

Chris, 37
Kim, 37
Courtney, 16
Camry, 12
Carter, 7 1/2

Mark, 38
Camille, 35
Shayla, 11
McKenzie, 22 months

Jon, 35 (Dec 3)
Ashley, 34
Jaycie, 13 1/2
Preston, 9 1/2
Addison, 7 1/2
Ryker, 2 1/2

McKay, 31
Lori, 31
Cole, 13
Haley, 9 1/2
Lily, 6 1/2

Mike, 31
Heidi, 30
Oakley, 6 1/2
Allyson, 4
Brooklyn, 4
Jacob, 19 months

CJ, 27
Katie, 27

Good thing Reid got married and had a family!





Saturday, November 11, 2017

LOVING VETERANS


VETRANS DAY REPOST




TODAY IS VETERANS DAY.
IT USED TO BE CALLED 
"ARMISTICE DAY."
IT WAS THE DAY THAT ENDED
THE "WAR OF ALL WARS."
(OR SO THEY THOUGHT)
WORLD WAR I.
11TH MONTH
11TH DAY
11TH HOUR
11TH MINUTE

I AM SOOOO GRATEFUL TO ALL
THE VETERANS WHO HAVE SERVED OUR COUNTRY!

MY SPECIAL VETERANS:

JACK BROWN . . . 6TH GRADE TEACHER AT ALPINE ELEMENTARY
JOHN POOL . . . 6TH GRADE TEACHER AT ALPINE ELEMENTARY
Jack:  VietNam & Pentagon  John: Germany during Desert Storm

MARCUS FLORES . . . FRIEND FROM FREEDOMS FOUNDATION AT
VALLEY FORGE WORKSHOP
 Marcus: Iraq
Marcus & wife, Deanne, were on their honeymoon when I met them

CLINT DRAPER . . . FORMER WARD MEMBER
DAD, CARL, WAS MY BISHOP 
Clint:  Iraq & Afghanistan

ERIC AUFFHAMER . . . STUDENT
BARRACK OBAMA . . . PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
2009-2017
 Eric:  Afghnistan
Barrack Obama:  Commander-in-Chief

COLBY PARK . . . STUDENT AT ALPINE ELEMENTARY
MOTHER, HEIDI, TAUGHT AT ALPINE ELEMENTARY

 Colby:  Stationed in Italy
Captain at Fort Benning, Georgia

CODY HENSCHIED . . . STUDENT
AFGHANISTAN

JOANNE SYKES...NEIGHBOR, 2ND COUSIN (ONCE REMOVED)
Joanne: Iraq & Afghanistan
Career Army

BRANDON VREELAND . . . STUDENT
 Brandon:  Afghanistan
(I can totally see him doing this!)

MITCH VREELAND . . . STUDENT
 Mitch: Afghanistan

JORDAN ROGERS . . . STUDENT
Jordan is a commanding officer in the Marines, serving in of all places, Jordan

KADEN KEELE . . . STUDENT
MOVED TO PAYSON PART WAY THROUGH THE SCHOOL YEAR
Marines
Stationed in Okinawa

TOM WARNICK . . . STUDENT
 Tom: Iraq

BRYSON COOK . . . WARD MEMBER
Bryson:  United States Army Cadet Command (ROTC)
Stationed in South Korea

MONROE DAUWALDER. . . STUDENT AT ALPINE ELEMENTARY


Monroe:  United States Air Force Cadet

TYLER THOMPSON . . . STUDENT AT ALPINE ELEMENTARY
I taught with Tyler's dad, Paul, for 10 years.
Tyler always helped to judge our Science Fair.
When his dad became too sick, and passed away, RIP,
Tyler became my head Science Fair judge

RYAN KOSKI . . . STUDENT
Ryan is just starting his military career

DANIEL HERTIG...STUDENT AT ALPINE ELEMENTARY
HIS MOM, JILL, TAUGHT AT ALPINE ELEMENTARY . . . RIP, JILL
 Daniel:  Afghanistan

NATHAN BARNES...WARD MEMBER . . . RIP
Nathan: Iraq
350 West, from Bill Pierce's house, all the way north
(past Kevin and Donna Barnes's house) is named
Nathan Barnes Way

LANDON HENSCHIED . . . STUDENT . . .  RIP
 Landon:  Iraq & Afghanistan
(wounded, but passed away from cancer)

My dad was stationed in Germany during the Korean War

My Great Uncle Jack was stationed at Pearl Harbor during World War II

Uncle Cecil was a fighter pilot during World War II



 I TOOK THIS PICTURE ON 7-6-12.  
IT WAS THE "MOONLIGHT & MONUMENT TROLLEY TOUR."
ANALEE & I WENT ON THIS THE DAY BEFORE OUR WORKSHOP STARTED.
"PRESIDENTIAL HOMETOURS OF VIRGINIA" 
THROUGH THE
FREEDOMS FOUNDATION AT VALLEY FORGE.