This last photo was my idea. We wanted something casual with just the kids in it. It is my absolute favorite!!!! I love it! I just realized I put my glasses back on in this one!
If you aren't religious, you may not want to continue reading. If you are, then you might!
One last thing, my oldest brother.......he's the bald one......ok, there are a couple that are bald looking! LOL He's the bald one on the right. Well, he has led a pretty rough life and has made some less than good choices in his life. He started smoking at age 12 and got into alcohol and drugs as a teenager. He is no longer a member of our church because of some of the choices he has made. Well, while we were together, he realized that family is so important and that he wants to be able to spend eternity with all of us! He quit smoking on the Sunday after the reunion was over and has been going to church! We are so amazed because we never thought we would see this day! He asked my dad to please not die anytime soon so that dad could re-baptize him!!! I just want to say that I'm so thankful for the atonement of Jesus Christ that makes this possible! I'm not one to be "preachy" and I hope this doesn't turn some of you off, but I'm so happy that I can't not say something. I don't EVER and I do mean E-V-E-R get up in church to bear my testimony because.........well just because I don't. I don't like to be up in front of everyone showing my emotions. Anyway, I did this past fast Sunday at church because I thought I would be the most ungrateful person if I didn't share this with my ward! So many people came up afterwards and told me how heartfelt it was and how touched they were by it! I didn't do it because I wanted people to say something to me......if fact I was kinda hoping they would forget it! LOL If you have someone in your life in a similar situation, never give up on them!! You never know if and when they might turn their life around and come back into the fold!