Jacob turned 13 this year, is in 8th grade and likes math, science and his foods class. He played 8th grade Caveman Football as wide receiver and corner back. We had a great season of warm weather. No cold games, it was incredible! He has become a great scuba diver and we dove again in the Caribbean for spring break. Jacob also likes skateboarding and practices tricks everyday wearing out shoes faster than I can buy new ones. His favorite colors are teal and gray. Favorite food- sushi. Favorite TV Show: Cake Boss.
Elise graduates this April from BYU with a BA in English and a Design Minor. She changed her major the beginning of junior year and has worked hard to finish with new requirements. She has a great talent for writing. An English major requires two years of a foreign language, so she now has a very nice Italian accent and has done exceptionally well picking up the language, acing her classes and finals. Elise is a research assistant for a professor at the Harold B. Lee Library in Special Collections. She recently started major audio visual work which has been challenging, but a great learning experience and resume addition. Her dad and I are constantly impressed at her work ethic and talent and picking up new skills quickly! She has a quick wit and is our family's comic relief.
Lynn and I are grateful for two healthy happy children. We count our blessing everyday for them. We enjoyed fun vacations, weekend get a ways and date nights together. We celebrated our 28th anniversary and Lynn celebrated 25 years at Novell Inc. this year. His career has been a wonderful experience for growth and opportunity. He seems to excel at everything he does and is greatly valued there. Novell has been very good to him and we are grateful for that. He was released from Stake High Council this year and after being away from our ward for 11 years, he was called into the YM's presidency and works with Jacob in Deacons Quorum. He LOVES it! I was released from Stake Primary after 7 years, it was hard to leave incredible friends I loved and served with, but we keep in touch! I teach Gospel Doctrine and it has been a wonderful (sometimes overwhelming) experience. I am grateful for new insights I've learned in Old Testament this year.
Most of all, we are thankful for our Savior and the knowledge of eternal families and importance of covenants. We are thankful for family and good friend we love. That is truly a blessed life.