The day was May 15. The time was around noon. We were anxiously pacing up and down the airport terminal. Finally, we heard the news: the flight had landed. Our anxiety turned to sheer excitement. We crowded around the exit with our eyes scanning the faces of the passengers. All of a sudden, we saw her. Sister Peterson was home!
We were SO excited to see her! Waiting for her to come was the hard part. Lincoln was so intent on seeing Ashley’s plane that he climbed on Nana to get a better view.
Ashley gave a great talk in church the following Sunday about her mission to Winnipeg, Canada. She talked about the things she had learned, some of the hardships she faced and seeing the Lord help her through the hard times. It was inspiring. After church, Karen took some pictures of her 4 beautiful children.
When Lincoln heard everyone saying “cheese” and smiling for a picture, he thought they wanted to take a picture of him. So he stood in front of everyone saying “cheese” over and over again until someone took his picture. I happily obliged!
Lincoln loved playing outside and finding the gnomes Karen had in the mulch. I think he thought they were real. At first he would crouch down really low and look at it, point with his tiny finger and say “gnoooooome!” It was precious. Then, he took his little pointer finger, and touched the very top of the hat of one of the gnomes and said “ding!” I was going crazy with the cuteness of this kid! Finally, he overcame the idea that it was real and picked it right up and out of the mulch!
The next event that day was Kelly’s high school graduation. Kelly was an outstanding student who not only got a 4.0, but also tutored and encouraged freshman in their classes. I was so proud of Kelly Jo when her name was read and she was recognized for all the hard work she put into her schooling so far. Now, Kelly is off at BYU enjoying her freshman year (notice how far behind I am at blogging…) Best of luck to her and Ashley in the coming school year!