This is my simple photo journal. I like to take pictures and once a month or more, I load them onto this blog so that we can remember some of our family highlights.


We celebrated our tie and ice cream tradition tonite. Our nephew Mike is leaving this week to serve a mission in NYC. It's a great way to say goodbye. We all bring him a tie, have a short program, and then top it off with ice cream. Tonite's program included a few thoughts from the cousins he grew up with, a history of the mission he is serving in, a story read by Adam, and then we heard from Mikey. He shared with us some reasons why he would stay and the more powerful reasons why he choose to serve a full-time mission. It was so well put and I loved the thought he has put into his decision. A few tears were shed, as Cole put it, by "the crying mom's club."