Sunday, November 27, 2011


 Wow, we got to spend Thanksgiving with all our children and grandchildren and Mom and Dad Desmond. As I looked around the table I felt such overwhelming gratitude for the amazing family I have been blessed with.
We also opened Christmas presents, since we won't be here for Christmas, it was so much fun, the grandkids, thought that was great. I think we might be in trouble when we get back in 2 years, if we don't have Christmas presents on Thanksgiving again.
Lydia's first Christmas Ornament

Enzo, sure loves his pop

Opening Christmas Presents

Yea, presents on Thanksgiving, is this cool or what?
Mom and Dad thanksgiving 2011

 Some of our extended family came to see us friday and saturday, we had a wonderful visit with Reed & Lissa LeFevre and Eileen & Brian Kasteler ( Alan's family) on Friday and then on Saturday we had a get together with my family. Mom & Dad, Phil & Linda, Vickie & Sheldon, Lynette & Paul, and Dean & Janine. It was nice to get to have some time to visit before we leave. I just have one murmer, it was like we are dying, and we are not dying, just going to serve the Lord for 2 years, we will be back.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Well, I didn't die.

Well, speaking in church did not kill me, so hopefully, it made me stronger. It was so good to see all of our family and friends. WOW, thank you all so much for coming and supporting us as we prepare to start our great adventure in Micronesia and Guam.  We love you all and thank you for your prayers in our behalf.

Thought you might like to see some pictures of the family, we are leaving behind to go serve the Lord in the vineyards of the Micronesia Guam Mission.                                   
Our  family
Our wonderful Grandchildren

Alan's Mom, Brother and Sisters and Spouses
Melanie's Dad & Mom, brothers & sisters & spouses

Saturday, November 12, 2011

talking in church

 Did I mention how much I dislike talking in front of people?  I know, weird, considering I am going on a mission and I will probably have to do a lot of speaking in public. I guess what does not kill us makes us stronger, so if you never see another post to this blog, you will know it killed me.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Still Learning

My sweet daughter Stephanie, reminded me that I had not put where we were going. We are going to the Micronesia Guam Mission.  Our son Jeff and his family are going to live in our house while we are gone. We are off to a great adventure.