Andrew (12) had a very busy year. He celebrated his birthday
party at the Christa McAuliffe
Space Education Center in Pleasant Grove,
UT. He enjoyed playing at Boondocks with “just his dad” and then
again with Micah Shenk and David. In
He would like to tell all his friends in
Heather (8) was a busy girl this year, being a Girl Scout in American Fork and a towns-person in “The Music Man” with Andrew. She recently finished after-school Spanish Camp. Heather loves learning Spanish!
She realized her life-long goal in September when she
was baptized. Grandma
Toomey, Grandma Morrow, and Grandpa Toomey all came
to her baptism in
When asked what she liked this year about vacation, Heather responded, “There was no vacation or at least I don’t think there was.”
Because there was no embarrassing moment about Heather in our last Christmas letter, she insisted one be put in the letter this year. Her most embarrassing moment was when she was accidentally late for school because she was “lost” reading a Book Fair book in the library. “I kind-of had to sign a ‘Your Child Made a Bad Choice’ paper.” She had a hard time getting over that incident.
Jonathan (15), having graduated from 9th grade, is now in 10th grade at McKinney North High School. He only has 2½ years of high school left! “Yee haw!!”
Jonathan is committed to waking up extremely early for Early Morning Seminary. He leaves the house at 6:30 a.m. and doesn’t return until after 4:30 p.m. since high school begins late here.
Jonathan’s highlights of the year were attending EFY for the second time, helping with the haunted house at “The Zone” in McKinney and being a flag bearer in a memorial service for Edward Maria Wingfield at Jamestown VA in April. He enjoys designing Web sites on the computer, swimming in our pool (especially when it’s freezing in Utah), and being exactly as tall as Harold is now – 6’ 0.5”.
David (19) graduated from American Fork High School and is 6’ 2.5” tall. He began working at PetSmart, where he learned a lot about animals and sales. He is currently learning the ropes of selling things on eBay while saving for a 2-year religious church mission.
David’s church responsibilities include helping the full-time LDS missionaries in our area.
Since Texas has different plants and germs than Utah, the family has been “adjusting to” these germs on and off. David usually only gets affected slightly, probably due to his choice to no longer eat chocolate, but one recently had him down an entire week.
Harold is serving as the Deacon’s Quorum Advisor and Assistant Scoutmaster. He had this calling several times before and still loves it.
The highlight of the relocation from Utah to Texas was when the engine of the U-Haul truck containing all our irreplaceable valuables caught fire in Kansas. A pickup truck driver stopped, pulled out his fire extinguisher, and saved the day.
Holly (21) is serving with the Public Affairs Committee of our church, which keeps the church involved in the community. This kept her very busy October through December, with the “Make a Difference Day” luncheon and annual “Christmas Crèche,” both hosted at McKinney’s LDS Stake Center.
Our family went to
The move to
We certainly feel the blessings of a loving Father in Heaven. We hope 2008
brings many wonderful experiences to all of you as 2007 has to our family.
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|Our new contact information is:|
|Harold & Holly
|Home:||(972) 548-2262||- Local to TX|
|(801) 492-1526||- Local to UT (VoIP)|
|Mobile:||(801) 830-9987||- Harold|
|(801) 830-9986||- Holly|
|(801) 830-9985||- David|
|(801) 830-9984||- Marcia|
|Work:||(972) 963-7510||- Harold|
|Fax:||(972) 963-7529||- Harold|
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