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Josh's Eagle Project

Josh's Eagle Project is this week. To read more about it go to his site:

You can read about it and even donate a dollar or two.  You might recognize the photos of a little child that benefited in the past (Becca when she was 4!).



President's Day Hike @ Papago Park

We did a quick hike this morning on the Buttes at Papago park.

He's in!

Well, it's official; Elder Daniel Free has officially made it into the MTC!!!!!!!!

I do have a couple of photos, but I can't access them right now.  Maybe I'll post them later today or tomorrow.

Neat experience:  I called Daniel up today just to figure out when and where to meet up.  I then told him that last night, I was starting to feel that feeling of "Wow...I'm really going to miss my brother.  He's leaving."  He then told me something that shows who he is:

"Yeah, I felt that same feeling right after I said goodbye at the airport, but I'm not gonna lie.  As soon as I turned around and started walking to the gate, I had a smile on.  I'm starting my mission!"

He's so excited and ready to go.  He didn't spend a long time at all saying goodbye...rather he was saying hi to all of the other missionaries.  Fort're in for a treat!

Hurrah for Israel!  He's going to love being a missionary!

Daniel's Sacrament Meeting Talk

We have enjoyed a wonderful weekend with our entire family together...amazingingly wonderfully delicious to be together, to play, to talk and to worship together. 

I recorded Daniel's talk for Sacrament meeting.  Unfortunately, the device I use to get a great connection was missing.  So it is a bit noisy, but I think you can pick it out.  It was wonderful.

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The Zandy Chefs Part 1

Mandy and Savannah were being VERY creative and made these videos. Watch them in order, and theres commercials  too :) 

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Grandma surprises Becca

Grandma surprised is the movie.


More storage in Mesa

Santa visited Mesa this Christmas and we ended up with some beautiful cabinets compliments of the Jamison's.  The shelves are filling up and Diana is smiling!  Thought we would share some photos.

Some Christmas Prints...

Here are some prints that were given for Christmas gifts.  Thought I would share them.


Christmas Adam @ Tia Rosas!


Felix Navidad everyone! We started a new tradition this
evening--Christmas Adam (day before Christmas Eve) at Tia Rosas!

Cool in so many ways...

A friend of mine posted this video.  I totally dig this contraption!

Fun at the Holiday Dinner for Mountain View High School Choirs - Josh

We had a great time at the Holiday Dinners last night where all the choirs perform and we get a nice meal.  Here is one of the songs Josh's group performed.  It was fun!

Melinda, Jeff, Gloria and Diana and I went.  Very pleasant evening.

My favorite part is the end when all the choirs come out and surround the entire room and sing a couple of songs.  They even invite the alumni up, so Melinda got to stand next to Josh.  Very nice.

Let him in...

Here's hoping we all have time to let him in...


Pictures of AZ Thanksgiving...

Thanks Mom for sending all of these photos!  I figured I would post them on posterous for everyone else to see!

Thanksgiving in Mesa 2011 - See you all next year!

Sorry for the tardiness in getting these out.  These are some pictures shot by Grandma, Grandpa, Joe and Andrew.

There were several more taken by Aisling, Diana, Dave and I'm sure others that may trickle out later.

But hopefully this will get you an idea of the event we have enjoyed.

We didn't get any pictures of our White Friday where we all went to the temple and did a session for many of Jen's ancestors, then we did sealings and the kids did baptisms at the temple.  Mesa Temple was so great!  Without any prior notice they let us do it all, and Uncle John did the baptizing too! We got to the temple at about 8:45am and left about noon.  It was awesome.

I also don't have pictures from the iron chef event or the events for today...

I'm sure they will come.

The bottom line is, we all are loving it and have already decided to make it an annual get it on your calendars!

Looks like there were too many pictures to post! Here is a link to the pictures on posterous. See the photos

Calling all iPhone users

This is a small request from a person who is not currently residing in Arizona:

Where are all the pictures and updates on the Free Family Gathering in Mesa!?! I heard there were going to be some fun activities, but hey, maybe not.

If there are any iPhone users out there (or anyone else willing to do so), feel FREE to send some photos to free4all posterous!


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