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8.22.2012

God knew...so He sent the Ensigns

God knew I would need people put in my path this summer...so he sent the Ensigns

 
----my nephew, Brian Ensign and his wife Ashley---and my other nephew, Jake Ensign---all from BYU----worked doing pest control this summer in Dallas---so we offered them our home to stay in for the 4 months they would be here----the week they moved in (mid-April) was just 2 weeks after Ace left----so they truly were a blessing---we thought we were helping them---they ended up helping us---the energy they brought to our home---they worked hard and encouraged us to play games and get out of our 'heads'.  Jake and David went to midnight movies----ashley and i chatted and played on Saturdays (her day off)---they sat with me in church as i cried---they ate the food i love to cook....jake loved my dogs---brian used his psychology studies to try to stop the dogs from barking (yeah, right)--

jake let the dogs and the grandboys crawl all over him---such a good sport!

Brian and Ashley (my 5th daughter!)
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                                  Brian spent his day off entertaining Ben Hall!

we had a great time putting together a take-off on "Hunger Games" for the Ensign Family Reunion---they looked after my puppies while we travelled....I always came home to a spotless kitchen....always greeted with a hug.

My brother, Matt & his wife, Shelley and my niece, Jackie---and her darling little man Elliot all came for a long weekend....they said it was to visit brian, ashley and jake---but we all know the truth

 we went to Chik-fil-a on THE chik-fil-a week (no political statement here ---lol)--and 7 adults watched Elliot crawl around the play place!
 my brother Matt had a birthday the next week---so I used this opportunity to use my new toy---3 tier bundt cake display!
 jackie is expecting boy number 2 in October---Laszlo----at least thats the name I'm rooting for!
 Jackie, Shelley, Elliot and Matt at the airport
 we have a kids' 4 wheeler for the grands----this is jake and elliot
 little did we know that the Ensigns would decide the 4 wheeler was not just for littles! Go Shelley!

we got to introduce Brian, Ashley & jake to Freebirds, cooking and design tv shows, anaconda marathons, Taco Tuesday at Rosa's and fish tacos! hmmm---i like tacos!
                                             we had a great time putting together a take-off on "Hunger Games" for the Ensign Family Reunion---they looked after my puppies while we travelled....I always came home to a spotless kitchen....always greeted with a hug        !
                                           this is the note (they left 3!) they left when they left
                                          
God knew that I would need people put in my path this summer---and my new children---Brian, Jake and Ashley---were truly a god-send.

4 comments:

Lyric said...

I checked the "what the heck" box because I was part of your summer and I wasn't mentioned.

Merf said...

gosh lyric---this was just ONE part of my summer! patience, child---patience!

Ashley said...

Glad you were able to have that distraction!

natalie said...

And, Chloe loved having them as her primary teachers for the summer! :)