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Andrew's first concert of the year

Andrew's first concert of the year

Andrew had his first concert of the year in the top Poston Jr. High Band. Here he is with his proud mother and brother.

One interesting thing is that a composer had written a piece, Piroska, and then asked the Poston band to play it first, a world premiere! They even had some video folk come to their school to get some images for their web site. So this is the first performance of this piece. That was exciting for them.

Here are links to videos of his numbers. He is hard to see but you can listen to them.

First Number
Second Number
Intro comments to world premiere 3rd number - Piroska
Third Number- world premiere of Piroska
Fourth Number
Andrew says goodbye

New Family Pictures

We had some portraits taken at the temple. Check them out here.

Live video of Becca and Melinda's returns

UPDATE 2: We got a call from Melinda, at about 6:30pm, that she was waiting for us on the curb at the airport! I guess she got out on an earlier flight and we were never notified.

So we didn't get to see her come in the airport, but we got to be with her earlier and no airport parking fees!


UPDATE: So Melinda and several other missionaries (11) did not have enough time to make the connection in Frankfurt, Germany so they spent the night there. Melinda had a standby ticket to come home today (Saturday) but we don't know for sure if she was able to get on. But we haven't heard otherwise so we are hoping to see her at Sky Harbor Airport at 10pm.

We will be streaming so you can view it on this page or go to the link below.

We have our fingers crossed!


We are so excited to have our whole family together for the first time in over two years!

The first to arrive is Becca. She lands in Phoenix Sky Harbor at 9am on Friday the 18th. I will be going to pick her up. I am going to test out to stream live audio and video from my iPhone to the web so you can all watch.

So go to at 9am tomorrow morning and you should see a live video feed of Becca in the airport. You can go there early and see some clips I took at the Mountain View Holiday Dinners and Andrew's band concert.

Then at 10pm the main event. Melinda is to arrive at 10pm. So be sure to check out the site. The third and last leg of her flight will be coming from Chicago, American Airlines Aa1733 (if you want to check if they are on time).

Funny Frees Video

Here is a video of our family on iChat. We were choosing names for Christmas, but had to spice it up a bit. Enjoy!

Jopes' Trip Photos

Jopes' Trip Photos

Here are some images that Joseph took during our quick outing at Brian Head. It was sooo nice! Click Here.

A pile of pictures to be shared!

A pile of pictures to be shared!

We haven't uploaded pictures in some time. Here are some of the surprise visit with Elizabeth, Joseph and baby Jopes. We also have Becca's graduation and even some cub scout ones. I think there might be some birthday ones as well. I think it starts with us opening a package from Melinda! See them all here.

Andrew and Adam put together musical number for us!

Today is fast Sunday. While Josh and Daniel were out doing fast offerings and Diana, Rebecca and I were at choir practice Adam and Andrew decided to put together a musical number for us!

Andrew figured out how to play "As I have loved you" on his trumpet and Adam sang along.

Here is the video I took with my phone when we came in from choir practice. What great boys!

Adam's Baptism, Andrew's Birthday, Havasupai, Girl's Camp and Melinda in the MTC...whew what a busy time...

Adam's Baptism, Andrew's Birthday, Havasupai, Girl's Camp and Melinda in the MTC...whew what a busy time...

Lot's has happened recently and I haven't been good about putting any images up here. So here are just a few showing all of these events.

If you want to write to Melinda in the MTC here is here address:

Sister Melinda Free
MTC Mailbox #115
Baltic 0806
2005 N. 900 E.
Provo, Ut 84604-1793

(If you want to type it on your computer and have it printed and delivered to her mail box just log on to It is free while they are in the MTC.)

Joseph and Elizabeth Wedding Pictures

Joseph and Elizabeth Wedding Pictures

Here are the pictures the photographer took.
There are some fun ones.

Here is the Family Feud game.
(To play the game, click on the numbers in the bottom left of the page. After a guess you can either hit the key "x" for a wrong answer or hit the number key corresponding to the answer...see the answer sheet below. You can use the "right arrow" and "left arrow" key to determine who gets the points. To assign the points just hit the space bar and they are typed in.)

Here is the answer sheet

Here are the stories people shared.


Snow and glow in February

Snow and glow in February

We had a great trip for the 50th celebration for Diana's parents, Ron & Ann Jamison. We had such a great time in such a short visit. The snow was like disneyland for the kids. We loved being with all of you.

Here are the boys working on the 12-15 foot high snow in the Jamison's backyard!

Here are some pictures from the trip and a few of the 50th.

There are a few videos in there too. One has Nate giving Jake a buzz...

Wii response...

I had to share this video of the kids opening up the Wii on Christmas morning. Wow is all I can say! Talk about a hit.

Free4All's First Production!

With the help of Grandma and Grandpa Jamison we built a marionette theater and about 12 marionettes for Christmas. Here is the first production. Script was by the movie and you can see all the credits at the end. They did great!

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Ok, so for Christmas Santa only gave our family one gift, (now realize that mom and dad gave plenty, this is just from Santa) and that one gift contained a Wii!!! The best part of it was that we hadn't even asked for it, i mean sure we had voiced that we would like to have it, but that was a long time ago, and low and behold, we got it!!! We all now have our very own "Mii" characters and that includes my mom and dad! The whole family plays, but mostly the younger boys take over with all their friends. Dad is of course the master of all, he seems to know all the techniques that you need to do in order to win, and he wins all the time!!! (except in Boxing.....Ü) Daniel is the master Bowler because he has gone "pro", Andrew is pretty good at tennis,(i secretly think that it is because he is a lefty, but that is just me), Josh is pretty much good at every thing because he can laugh about it Ü, Melinda is great at all the mini games, and of course, Dad and Jopes are just Pro's all around with out even trying, mom,....well....of the few times that she has played it with me...she pretty much kick my trash at every mini game we played, and Adam, Adam loves to do bowling and this cow racing game, both of which he can beat me at too!!! Well, i thought that i would just inform you all on what is going on 24/7 at our house!! luv ya all!

Fun at home!

Fun at home!

I was able to get a week off of work and visit home! The best part about it was I surprised everyone! When I walked inside mom was in the kitchen. I snuck up on her, put my arms around her, and said "hi". She was totally surprised, and her reaction was definitely worth coming here for. Part of the time I spent at home, we decided to go camping in Canyon Creek. You can check out the pictures by clicking here.