Sunday, January 1, 2012
Where are They Now?
It's 2012... I thought it would be timely to give a family update.
(From Left to Right)
Joe and Emily Fairbank are living in Charlottesville, Virginia where Joe is in his first year of Law School at the University of Virginia. Baby A.J. is their pride and joy - he's 8 months old and already "sings" with his mommy. Emily has a weekly hobby of trying new and different cupcake ideas hoping to open up her own business in the near future. It looks as if they'll be moving "home" to Boise for the summer where Joe will serve as clerk for a Federal Judge.
Matthew and Audrey Taylor are in Provo where Matthew is in his very last undergraduate semester as an English Major at BYU. This is Audrey's second year as a first grade teacher at Freedom Academy. She entertains me weekly with her "student stories" as we drive to Tabernacle Choir rehearsals together. She really ought to write a book about her little pupils.
David and Katie Collier have a home in Eagle Mountain, close enough for us to spend time with them and their sweet girls Lily (5), Kylie (3), and Paisley (1). David is teaching Math at American Fork High School and is working on his Masters at the U. Katie teaches dance a couple of times a week. They are expecting their fourth little girl at the end of May. I can't wait!
Next come Potts and me. My life is pretty much status quo; lots of music with a little knitting on the side. Potts is keeping his photography and photoshop skills in tip top shape. Enjoys sharing his immense store of knowledge in those areas. There is nothing we enjoy more than spending time with our gaggle of grandchildren! We can't seem to get enough of them.
Jenni and Mark Warner are happy as pie in Covington, Washington. Jenni teaches violin students, serves as Young Women's President in her ward, and plans friendly get-togethers. Mark still works for Boeing at home and away. Payton (6) and Sadie (3 going on 10) keep them on their toes. We miss them and wish they lived closer, but we so enjoy driving or flying up to the area for visits. Their home gives us a GREAT place to get away!
Michael and Desiree live close by in Pleasant Grove. Michael will graduate as a Biology Major at the end of this semester. They both work at 1-800 Contacts which means I get to take care of their babes, Evylee (3) and Ethan (1) once a week. What a treat! They are sweet, cuddly, and seem to love being with their Gammie and Potts.
My good children and their sweethearts mean the world to me. I am so thrilled with them and the way they are raising their own families. Potts and I couldn't be more blessed!