Friday, August 27, 2010

Fare thee Well

We don't call them "farewells" anymore, but I don't know why.  So I'll call the time Ben speaks in Church before he serves his mission his Fare thee Well.  Ben speaks Sunday, August 29th at 9 AM at the Canyon View Ward just off of 4800 W. in Highland.  After that we'll host an open house.  Be sure to come!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Me and Mr. Mac

Go back, way back.  Go back 31 years to Orem, Utah.

Picture two 23 year old young women expecting their second babies who move into new houses three blocks from each other.  Their babies are due one day apart and they each go into labor (finally!) one day apart nine days after their due dates.  One has a baby girl and the other a baby boy.  They are thrilled to share their semi-private rooms at Utah Valley Hospital with each other, raise their kids in the same ward for three more years and become close friends. 

One of those women was Elder B's mom (me) and the other was Karen W.  Her husband was buying into the Mr. Mac line of men's clothing stores.  The baby was Elder B's older sister, K.  Over the years we have kept in touch, often meeting up when we needed a new suit or to outfit a missionary.

Yesterday Elder B and his mom (me) made the trip to buy the suits, white shirts, shoes and ties that he will be wearing for the next two years at the store that Karen's baby, Adam, manages! We didn't meet up with our old friends or their boys, but we do appreciate the awesome treatment at the store.  Those people really know how to outfit our elders!
We had already gotten Elder B a really nice black suit and for his second suit he chose a charcoal gray pin stripe.  He looks great in it!
 He had fun picking the ties.
 Suits, ties, shirts, shoes

Monday, August 16, 2010

The First Week

It's been almost one week since Ben received his mission call.  His mom (me) got the bright idea to start a blog to journal his experiences in Kennewick, Washington.  For earlier entries, please check our other family blog

Tomorrow we take a trip to spend a wad of money on suits, white shirts and ties!  I'll try to take pictures.