Monday, February 9, 2009

Weekend in the Valley

This past weekend we took a trip to the valley to see
our grandkids. Chris has limited days off and it had
been a month since we had seen them. On Friday
night we went to a place in Mesa that is filled with
inflatable toys for the kids to play on - they had a great
time! I had all of these plans to take pictures for the
blog and I ended up not taking one! Thanks to Tim
for these pictures from his phone.
We stayed at the Marriott in Mesa which I proudly
secured on Priceline for $35 per night! It was
great and we enjoyed the time away from the hustle
and bustle of everyday life! We took walks, worked
out and just had a nice time. Unfortunately it wasn't
the "Valley of the Sun" this weekend - more the valley
of the rain - but it didn't dampen our spirits! We enjoyed a
nice Sunday with the kids and dinner at B and Jenn's-
thanks guys! Also a trip to Costco and a movie rounded
out the trip - it was great to get away!

Elder Skippy at the MTC!

Here he is at the call center where they call
people on the phone and talk about the church

It is cold in Provo!

The classic shot where you point where you
are going to serve your mission

Elder Holladay & Elder Ellsworth
This is a friend that he has known
all of his life - Curtis is serving
in Spain

Classic missionary shot
Just thought I would update with pictures of Elder Skippy.
He is now in North Carolina (actually Fort Mill, SC) serving
in his area. He has a great trainer that he loves and is
doing great. He is loving the mission and all is going great.
We are so proud of him and his hard work! Keep it up
Elder Skippy!