Thursday, November 26, 2009


This Thanksgiving finds us missing Karamea and Isaac.  Real life situations make it difficult for Karamea to travel.  (Paying the rent must come first)  And Isaac, is safely enjoying Thanksgiving at the MTC in Provo.  So here we are, the 6 of us and Leo.  We broke the rules and took him with us on this trek.

The Timbercreek Overlook at the top of Kolob Canyon.  It was beautiful, not a cloud in the sky.  We enjoyed every moment of this day.

I started food preparations yesterday and then was up at 6 to put the turkey in the oven.  The menu - hot turkey sandwiches, fresh fruit, potato salad, humus and crackers, green salad and for dessert pumpkin cheesecake and Chocolate Chip cookies.  We ate took a break, ate played "wave tag", ate some more, wrote Isaac a letter...then the sun was starting to set so we packed up and headed home.

Dixie Invitational Soccer Tournament - it's become a tradition.  We watch soccer the boys play soccer on Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving Day.  Five games in 2 days.  Asa's team didn't do so well.  Hamilton's took the silver.  Congrats babe.  It was fun to watch!

Saturday, November 21, 2009


Isaac reported to the MTC on November 18, 2009.  Grandpa Scoville gave him a shoe shine lesson just before he packed his bags.  As he was backing his shoe shine kit he pulled out the brown shoe polish.  I told him he probably could leave that behind since he didn't have any brown shoes.  He thought for a second then said, "but my companion might have brown shoes...I'm taking it."  That's Isaac always thinking of someone besides himself.

We left for Provo and hit a traffic accident along the way.  Ammon called a friend to see if they had dropped of his brother yet.  Jordan was in the MTC and Isaac said, "I wanna be in the MTC."  He was so anxious to be there.  We got there and turned right to go to a parking lot and take some pictures before dropping him off curbside.  "No, we have enough pictures, just turn left."  Despite his opinion, we did take a few pictures in the field across from the MTC. 

Then we headed to the curb and the tears began to flow.  Now Isaac is in the MTC.  We haven't heard from him yet but I'm sure he is filled with joy to be in the place he was so ready to be. 

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Hamilton has been sick for a week. When he wants to get on the computer he uses my Playtex Glamor Gloves. He's so considerate of everyone.


Isaac reports for his mission on Wednesday. We celebrated this weekend. We enjoyed a family gathering on Saturday night - good food and good conversation. Today he gave his talk in the Bloomington 7th Ward. He is so excited to serve his mission.

The focus of his talk was his love for the Book of Mormon. He quoted scriptures and told stories and said that he feels addicted to the words. He just can't get through the day without reading it.

Isaac has experienced complete conviction of the heart and is ready to serve. We are happy for him but will miss him very much.

Not far from our minds throughout this weekend is the fact that Rakai will be leaving for New Zealand on November 30. His one way ticket is scheduled and he is ready for new adventure.

Everything changes.


After Isaac's farewell and all the pictures were done, Karamea tried to leave...this is how it went.