Friday, September 19, 2014

Yes Another Eternal Family

Jaden Mecham and Alyson Porter
were sealed yesterday!

They were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple by her 
 grandfather who has served as Temple president there.

Elder Cook, Elder Northcott and Elder Smith
were some of Jaden's best men or groomsmen.
What do you call them?

The day was beautiful.  They are perfect for each other.
We are so excited to welcome Alyson into the Trujillo family.
Temple marriages of our missionaries make us extremely happy.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Random Sightings...

President Turk was heading to Utah with our son and son-in-law
for a golf trip….  While he was there he was able to attend
the Timpanogas Temple and 
see Elder Gavin Hales and his new wife Samantha 
get sealed for time and all eternity.

We are so thrilled for you you two!

In the afternoon Terry went to go to a session in
the Provo Temple and look who he saw there…

Hermana Sandstrom…   She works in the Provo Temple.
Good for you Kaylee!

Then it was off to the football game with Landon and Parker

 On the way out he ran into Elder Erickson…

He was able to meet Jonathan's new wife….
I Can't wait to meet her at the Reunion.

Then he ran into Elder Jackson Hill…  How fun was this?

Sorry I missed all the fun...
But I will see you all real soon at the reunion.

This will be the last reunion for about five years.
But we will have one in Trujillo with the Temple dedication.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Hermana Hannah Sheridan

Just had a fun evening with one of our mission daughters…
Hannah Sheridan

She has moved to Phoenix and now we only live
30 minutes apart.

We are so happy.  She is doing fantastic. 
We talked about everything and everyone!

Peru is still in our hearts and our thoughts…

This is not a very attractive selfie but President Turk and I 
have not practiced taking them.

We love you Hannah… See you Soon!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Lions and Tigers and Scorpions … Oh My!

I was born and raised in Arizona.
Scorpions have never been a part of my life.
We didn't have them around the house that I grew up in
and We have never had them in any home 
after we have been married.

Some of my sisters families have had a few experiences 
with some scorpion stings.

My children have not had them in or 
around the homes they live in.

But this last week my son was moving
to a new home
and as he lifted a couch to put on the truck
a big old scorpion stung him on the thumb.
This was extremely painful
and there is really nothing you can do about
them except take benadryl and advil.
It hurts like heck and it tingles and 
is numb all the way up your arm
to your shoulder.
It has been 3 days now and there
is still numbness and tingling in his hand.
If you have a horrible reaction you have to get the anti venom shot
and this can cost about $15,000 per vial.

This is what a scorpion looks like under a black light.
They glow like you can't believe.
 Some people head out at night to hunt for them 
in their backyards with the black lights.
They are gnarly little suckers.

Scorpions your better run...
He's getting' his MOM!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Today is my real Anniversary

Terry and I were sitting in the Celestial room today at this
magnificent place…

We were talking about this day 32 years ago.
We were taken into the Celestial room right before we were
going to be sealed.
My Grandfather, Max Cox was the Sealer.
While we were waiting to go into the sealing room, 
Terry looked over at me and tried to take my hand 
and I pulled it back.
He had no idea what was going on.
He was looking for the door.

I had just had a blessing from my Dad at my house
right before we left for the Temple.
It was really bad timing.

My brothers and sisters and I were all weeping.
It was like I was never going to be a part of the family 
any more.

The second I went into the Sealing room and saw
all my friends and family there waiting for us,
I was fine..
The Sealing was beautiful!

And marrying Terry was the greatest decision of my life!
This man is my love and my life!

I testify that this is the Holy House of the Lord
The most beautiful blessings on earth
are received from making and keeping sacred
covenants here…
The Lord wants everyone to participate here
in this glorious place.

And our goal…

"Blessed are the Pure in Heart
for they shall see God!"

This is my greatest desire.

I love my Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ
I love my Husband and my family…
"My cup runneth over" 
I can never repay my Father for my blessed life.

And a little side note...

We finished up the day at Carrabbas with our 
favorite Zucchini fries… 
Thank you my good husband… 
You make my life Spectacular in every way!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Happy Anniversary Week!

Our 32nd Anniversary is coming up on August 27th… 
but we always celebrate everything 
as much as we can and as long as we can.
This is a big deal.
I am the luckiest girl in the whole wide world.

We rarely get a chance to be with our kids
without the grandchildren.
It was a beautiful dinner.
Thanks everyone for coming to our party!
Happy Anniversary to the Love of my Life!
I love you ~TERRY!

Let the party continue!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Elder Jason Jay Ralph...

Look who popped into town this week….
The Ralph Family!
They are living in Idaho now.

We loved catching up with 
Jason, Rachel and that little chunk of love

We are so happy that they got married…
Rachel is from Gilbert.
They will always have Arizona roots and who knows
they could someday end up here in Paradise…
All of my missionaries should end up here.
That would be a perfect world.

We love you Ralphs…. safe travels...
Thanks for making time for us!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Angel Moroni...

I shed tears of joy as I was bombarded
on Facebook with this glorious event.

The Angel Moroni was placed on top
of the Trujillo Temple today.



Saturday, August 9, 2014

Jenny Watts Funeral

Our son-in-law, Landon, lost his sister this week to cancer.
Terry and I flew up to Utah for the funeral.
It was beautiful and so was she.

Griff and Walker got to sing at the funeral with their
other cousins… they sang

"I Know He Lives"
This is the song we sang almost every single day in 
our mission so that the Latino missionaries
could testify of their Savior in English.

Griff and Walker also were pallbearers for their
Aunt Jenny's casket along with their Dad
and uncles and cousins.
Walker and Griff are in the white shirts

We love the Watts Family.
Sweet Jenny will be greatly missed!

Jenny Noel Watts

Our beautiful Jenny Noel Watts, born on Christmas Day, 1976, left her earthly family on August 4, 2014 in Orem, Utah after a valiant fight with cancer. Jenny's last moments were spent surrounded by those she loved: her parents, David and Paula Watts, her siblings: Kesli Aiken (Ryan), Bradley (Chanel), Landon (Molly), and Aubrey Jones (Brady). She will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.
Jenny will forever be remembered as the greatest aunt to her eight nephews: Daxon, Shane, Ryli, Ryne, Griffin, Walker, Grayson, Monroe, and her niece Bridget. In their eyes, no family event seemed worth attending if Aunt Jenny was not going to be there. She supported them in everything they did and her home was always open to them.
She was a loyal, dependable, caring friend, and in return, when she needed them most they came to her aid. Many heartfelt acts of kindness were showered upon Jenny by her remarkable friends and also her caring neighbors. There are many others who cared for Jenny to whom we would like to express our deepest thanks.
Jenny graduated from Orem High School in 1995 where she was a cheerleader for 3 years. She also graduated from UVSC. She worked for Zions Bank in various roles for the next 17 years, most recently as the Region Operations Manager for the Central Utah Region. She loved her career. The people with whom she worked were influenced by her example of integrity and dedication.
Jenny was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It was this faith that carried her through life's experiences with a positive attitude and a focus on what was important. She was an accomplished pianist and an avid scrapbooker.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 9th at the Orchard Stake Center, 810 East 600 North, Orem at 11:00 am. Viewings will be held Friday, 6 – 8 pm at the Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 East 800 North, Orem, and prior to the services on Saturday, August 9th at the Stake Center from 9:30 – 10:30 am. Interment will be in the Orem City Cemetery. 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

San Diego Temple

The last day of our trip and we saved the best for last…
The Temple!
It started to pour rain when we got there so we really didn't
get any great photos.. bummer
but the Spirit was strong and we 
are always in awe of this beautiful edifice.

"Holiness to the Lord"

 We were stuck under this tree getting soaked for awhile...

It's sad to say goodbye to San Diego and

to this backyard…. but we will be back!

Thanks for sharing this week with us Turkitos…
We made some more Great Memories.
We love you!