Monday, February 7, 2011

My Baby is 18!!!

Where has the time gone? 18 years ago there were several women in our ward who had babies, all of us had girls, except Carla, she had Kyle!! I remember thinking how lucky Kyle would be when he turned 16 and would be surrounded by all of these beautiful young women!! And now they are turning 18, graduating, preparing for college and missions, and who knows what else!! It has been neat watching them all grow up and I am so thankful for their great examples!!!
I am so grateful for Rhegan, she is one of my best friends. She is beautiful on the inside and outside. She is very creative. I am known as Martha Stewart to the booster club and Rhegan is Martha Stewart Jr. She is a great leader, organizer, very creative, and has a very kind heart!!!!
Happy 18th birthday Rhegan, I am so excited to see what the next 18 years brings us!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Back to My Roots!!!

This weekend I got to go back to Tennessee!! I had forgotten how beautiful it is. The leaves were changing colors on the trees, the weather was beautiful, but best of all was spending time with some of my siblings. Take time for the things that really matter in life!!!!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

We Love Football Games!!!

O'Connor has won three games in a row, wahoo!!!!! Our friend Christian says it's because his dad hasn't gone to any of the games, but we know it's because of the awesome spiritline!!! Great job Rhegan!!!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Looking Forward to September 24th!!!!

We have some exciting news!! Rees and Tracee are getting married. We couldn't be happier!! It's been so fun to see them go from best friends to boyfriend and girlfriend, then a 2 year mission for Rees as Tracee waited patiently, and now the best part-a wedding in the Mesa Temple. Thank you both for making good choices in your lives and for choosing each other!! We love you!!!!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

18 Days!!! Wahoo!!!!

Hey Mom,
Thanks for the dinero. I´ll let you know if I need more. I got a suit today. It came with a shirt and a tie. Good deal. Umm, things are good. Just finishing out. I cant believe there are only two more sundays. We had a great baptism yesterday. This computer I´m on is sucky and I cant send pictures from here so sorry. There is a sister in our ward and 3 sundays ago she came up to me and told me her granddaughter wanted to listen to us so we went and she had already been to church before, and her boyfriend had just got back from the mission a month before (yes she waited for him). So we taught her and she progressed real quick. She read and prayed and knew it was true and yesterday was her baptism. It was a good service. Sometimes we get into a rutine with the baptismal services and they aren´t that good. But in this one, her granny and her boyfriend were there to give talks and share testimonies and it made it real special. Umm, what else.... I think that´s about it. Next monday I am gonna go look for your purses cuz this morning we played soccer and I didnt have time to go. Love you tons mom. Tell everyone I say hi and that I am excited to see them.
Love, Rees

Monday, May 17, 2010

39 Days, but who's counting?????

Hey Fam,
How´s things? Here things are great. The only problem is the fact that I´m from Arizona. These people want to beat the crap out of me! I just say I´m from Utah now and they dont say anything. So this week was good. We had a baptism. I´ll have to tell you guys about it later cuz it was pretty funny. I cant send the picture cuz this computer is being dumb. But next week fore sure. Today was amazing. We had a devotional with Elder Bednar. He blew me away. Bishop McMullin was there too and Elder Johnson, the area president. Overall it was awesome. We talked alot about how to help the investigators learn and experiment the changes in their lives. He said like 20 times and made it quite clear that we are not the ones teaching, but it´s the Spirit. It says in the scriptures that the spirit takes it UNTO their hearts. But they need it to enter INTO their hearts. So as we invite them to make and fulfill commitments they will excersice their faith and open their hearts so that the Spirit can enter. That is when they gain a testimony and become converted. He mentioned how he has asked thousands of recent converts what they remembered about the missionary lessons, and they all respond, NOTHING! They say that it is the most weird unlogical experience of their lives.... angels appearing to a boy, golden plates, etc... But they all feel the power of the Spirit and have that desire to know more. He taught us so much and I wish I could talk about all of it but I cant. I love you all and appreciate the emails. Tell everyone I say hi like always.
Love, Rees

Monday, May 3, 2010

Work, Work, Work

Hey Fam,
Another good week here in Ixtapaluca. Me and my comp worked like dogs this week. I dont think I have ever been so tired in my mission. It´s so true what it says in Preach My Gospel, the key to missionary work is just that, work. We worked a ton and had a good day yesterday at church. I am excited to talk to everyone on Sunday. Can you believe next month I´ll be home?!?!! Crazy!
Love, Rees