Built on the Rock

For this year's youth conference the youth of Redmond Stake put on the musical production Built on the Rock. Mike, Matt and Jessie were cast as dancers and Chris (plus all the rest of the youth) were in the chorus. It was stunning!

Mike was cast as a solo dancer supporting a top ballet dancer Jaime Dix. I questioned Howard McComber when he told me what they asked Mike to do. "You realize the last time Mike did any dance or gymnastics was when he was about six in tumble tots." But they got something out of him. At the performance I had chills down my spine as he and Jamie danced. 

Jessie was also a soloist in the Water of Mormon and was stunning as well. Matt was cast as one of the Stripling Warriors. 

Jessie

Jessie

Mike and Jaime

Mike and Jaime

Matt second from left.

Chris

Chris

Mother's Day Call

Every missionary mom counts down to three days: Mother's Day, Christmas and Return Day. This month was Mother's Day!  I got to talk to Elder Jason Blanding. It was so nice to see his sun kissed cheeks and hear his wonderful deep voice, even if he had a hard time figuring out the English words.  It took use 10 minutes to get our connection working, but we used all 60 minutes of our 60 minutes talking!  It was so good!  My favorite line was, "Do you want to come home?" "No, I love it here." 

Elder Jason Blanding figuring out how to make the volume work. 

Elder Jason Blanding figuring out how to make the volume work. 

Room Make Over

Chris got a new room! I promised him that as soon as Kray moved out of his room I would redo his room anyway he wanted. He wanted all the Seattle sports teams on his wall. It wasn't easy, but I did it! 

Of course like all good projects there are always those last little details that won't get done until later, so the final photos will come next month or the month after that.  

Doreen painting the Sounders logo on the wall. 

Doreen painting the Sounders logo on the wall. 

SEAHAWKS  

SEAHAWKS

 

Savannah

Steve and I were able to travel to Savannah, Georgia to attend Rob and Angela's wedding. it was so beautiful and hot there. It was a great weekend. Savannah is such a beautiful old town. We walked and walked and walked! 

 

Enjoying the sunshine in Savannah

Enjoying the sunshine in Savannah

Steve and his mom

Steve and his mom

Steve

Steve

Doreen in the Atlantic Ocean

Doreen in the Atlantic Ocean

Steve's New Bike

If there is anything I've learned it is that as soon as Steve starts researching a topic I know that he will come to some conclusion and it usually means he is purchasing something. He started looking at bigger and better bikes and came home with this:

One of these days I need to do some research on something. Stay tuned.