Sunday, January 18, 2009

Final pre-mission cookout for Squire's

Ron and Janice are going to spend the next two years, after leaving the MTC in Provo, in Samoa, as Church Service Missionaries, teaching English and other duties in the church school there. As neighbors, no one could ask for better, and we know the people of that island will be greatly blessed by their service, as we all have here for many years. Frank and I planned a final get-to-gether for the neighborhood before they left. It was a beautiful January day (high 40's) so we cooked hamburgers, etc. outside and had a special afternoon with friends.

The Squire's were waiting anxiously for news of the birth of a new grandson, Jake and Rachel's first baby, in St. George UT. At 3pm she was dilated to 8 cm's. The big 9# 7oz. boy didn't come until more than 12 hours later, at 3:30 am, finally delivered by c-section. Squire's left Sunday morning after being set apart by the Stake Presidency for their mission. They will spend a few days in St. George with Jake and his family then in Provo with Janice's parents and enter the MTC Monday the 26th. They will be missed by all.

There were lots of other little kids that missed getting their picture taken because they were too busy playing on the mountain or in patches of snow elsewhere. Susie, Sam and Monty Williams and also Bishop Crandell and Alice left before I got the camera out. The food was gone or cleaned up by then but there was plenty of good food and friendship brought by all.

Janice, Sarai and Robbie

Ron and Frank

Monty Hancock, Dustin, Reed Hancock, Janice and Ron

Robbie and Janice

Dawna and Janice

Analise, Paula, Marcie

Ron, Janice, Dawna and Frank

Paula, Analise and Marcie

Paula, Ron, Sarai, and Celeste

Christian Franco, Landon Blackburn and Ellie Hancock breaking the ice on the little pond

Chealynne, Marcie, Daniel and Robbie

Haidyn Franco on the rocking horse

Daniel, Craig, Reed and Monty discussing an upcoming hunting trip into Mexico

Alice, Tyson Franco, Bob, Chealynne and Janice

Shana Clark, Ron and granddaughter Kamarie, and Frank

Final farewell Sunday morning after being set apart at Squire's home


mrs_jpyatt said...

Wow I don't think I remember a time when these 2 wondeful couples weren't in my life! I love you all very much! You all look fabulous!

Kristal and Jason said...

It will be very weird not having them around when we come home :( We will miss them. Looks like the cookout was good.

KaNdRa and JaReD said...

Yeah we will really miss them when we come home to visit. They are really great neighbors to have around! Wished we could have been there and said goodbye. Gavin will be 2 when they get back....weird.

mrs_jpyatt said...

Well we've done a barrium swallow before but we're doing it again! That is kust one appointment then in a seperate appointment they will be putting a scope down his throat in another appointment! We were having problems with him always screaming and flailing there arms and scratching me and pulling my hair but we couldn't figure out why! So I posted a bulletin about it and your Krystal told me that she had the same problem with both of her girls and that they had acid reflex so I talked to his doctor and she said we could do an upeer gi to make sure so we did and they found out he is swallowing a lil slow! How do they do the scope? That's the one Im worried about the most!

Anonymous said...

That was a very fun day. Thanks for putting that on for them. We love you two as much as them as our kids "grandparents" so don't even plan on a mission until they return or we won't know what to do!

Anonymous said...

That message is from Sarai Franco but ZI can't fugure out how to do this!AAHHH!

Skousen Seven said...

They have always been a favorite couple to me! I know they will be missed by the Heber Canyon families.
Mom and dad Just wanted to thank you for being here for us at this dificult time. We are so blessed to have you in our lives!

Tina said...

What a fun party! Our loss will surely be Samoa's blessing. They will truly be missed!