So before I get into the beach activities . . . . .
The real reason for this trip and family reunion of sorts was to welcome my brother Mason home after serving for 2 years in the Montana Billings Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
And . . . he is the last missionary on both sides of our family -- 8 for 8. A pretty big milestone.
Mom had this great idea of getting all the boys together for a group photo -- strap on their missionary nametags, still looking very much like missionaries
Don't they all look so handsome?
Left to right: Sam (Bolivia), Kent (Portugal), Denver (Brazil), Mason (Montana)
I'm so thankful for these 4 boys men (and for Scott and his 3 brothers) who have set an example for my boys and continued a tradition of missionary service in the family.
Mason is looking and doing great. He gave a wonderful talk in church and shared some of his mission experiences with us at the beach house.
The kids had a great time getting re-acquainted with Uncle Mason again
Conner's always looking for someone to battle with him. On this particular afternoon he went from uncle to uncle trying to pick a fight. He got trounced a few times.
The kids still slip up from time to time in their prayers, blessing "uncle mason on his mission". But we'll get that one figured out soon. Welcome home Mason! We're glad to have you back!