Friday, January 22, 2010

Daniel's Leaving on a Mission (AKA Farewell)

Daniel is Leaving on a mission on the 27th of Janurary to Serve in San Antonio, TX. He and Dallin will be speaking in Church on January 24th at 11am. Fruivalebuilding. (Church of Jesus Christ of Later-Day Saints. 5500 Fruitvale Ave., Bakersfield, CA) We will be having a little open house (5-8) at our home(If you need the address ask me or email me). If you didn't get a chance to talk to him. We hope you will come and enjoy the day with him. He will board a plan from Bakersfield on Wednesday the 27th, so this will be our last Sunday with him for two years. HE will be a great missionary!

P.S. If you were in the Rosedale ward and are now in a new ward please tell all our dear friends, WE dont' have their emails and would love them to come too!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas letter

Mandy: Received Bachelor's degree from BYU-Idaho
Certified Medical Assistant for Podiatrist
Making money.... finally
Can't Wait to leave the nest again

Dallin: Return Missionary- Puerto Rico
Health Improving
Freshman at Utah State University (January)
Can't wait to leave teh nest again

Daniel: Graduated from High School
Worked all summer to have money
Attended one semester at Utah State University
Mission Call to San Antonio TX -Spanish Speaking
Leaves the nest for two years, January 27, 2010

Nathan: Sophomore at Liberty High School
Lineman of the year for JV Football Team
Almost 6'3... growing just like his older brothers
Learners permit.... driving us crazy
Can't wait for older siblings to actually leave the nest

Sarah: Middle Schooler - 7th grade
Swimmer and Soccer Player
Straight A's
First year at YW Girls camp
Would love all to leave the nest so she could have
mom and dad to herself

Tucker: Black Lab. One year old
Back yard a disaster
Loves to play fetch and swim

Dan & Handing out money continually
Annette: Trip of a lifetime to Russia, Romania, Germany
Czech Republic, Austri, Switzerland, and France
Living, Love, and Laughing everday!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Fall 2009

Wow, I guess I haven't been very bloggy lately. The past few months have taken me and I am not sure where it left me. We are at least still intact and residing in Bakersfield, CA. The weather is beginning to change and I feel that fall is in the air. It is my favorite time of the year...probablly because I fell in love in the fall...Anyway here is what has been happening in the Swainston household. Daniel Graduated from High School in May! Yes that is three down...two to go! We had a great weekend with family and lots of food and sun!

June found us focussing on preparations for girls camp, helping with a friends wedding and starting the summer out with swim meets and small odd and end jobs. A nice month...I do say so myself. The one Great Accomplishment was that Nathan did his Eagle Scout project. Yes we have almost accomplished a long goal of having all our sons all receive their Eagle Scout reconigition. It was a great project. Nathan refurbished some bleachers at Rio Bravo School. It was done very quickly inorder to have it completed for their annual Swim Meet. Nathan had great help and it was even a nice cool day when we finished. He now just needs to complete the write up and bide his time for a few months. Great job Nathan! We are proud of you!July found us up at Girls Camp. As soon as it was over we headed to Idaho to see Mandy Graduate from BYU-Idaho. Yes we have a college graduate again in the family!! We are so proud of Mandy! She is such a great example to all of us. We spent the week or so in Idaho and Utah playing to celebrate her graduation! A Bachelor of Science in Health and Science. She plans to go on to nursing school in California and to pay back her mom and dad.

Dan and I resting on the 2nd year hike ( girls camp 2009)

Dallin returned home from his mission with health problems. We are anxiously engaged in helping him feel better and to move on with his life. He is such a great guy! He did a great job while serving in Puerto Rico. We know that Heavenly Father will bless him! He plans to find work and then move to Logan and go to school at Utah State

The fall has been great! We have been at many football games. It has been fun! The most esciting news about the fall was our trip to Russia and Europe. Dan and I traveled on business to many countries. Russia, Romania, Germany, France, Austria, Chec Republic, and my favorite Switzerland. We were gone for 21 days. It was long and so much fun! We really enjoyed our time together. We wished the kids were with us, but someday they can spend their own money and travel. Dan's job takes him to many different places and I have been waiting for him to go to Europe. It was amazing!After our trip...well before our trip I was released from my stake calling in the YW's to chair the Bakersfield Youth Pioneer Trek for 2010. So Preparations are underway for that. More details later. With the fall comes all the fun holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. We had a great time together!
Halloween 2009

Christmas with the Morris up at their cabin

. It has been a great few months. We seem to keep moving!

Friday, May 29, 2009

May Madness

The month came and has gone by too fast. It started fast and kept getting faster and faster. I am not sure if we were even able to have a sit down dinner this month at all. Well here it is....Pictures tell alot. Between a Football bowl game, a visit to Utah, a funeral, a trip to Europe for business, a 12th birthday for Sarah, and Graduation for Daniel; we need to take a long rest. Well the summer looks promising after Yw's camp, Ym'w camp, and College graduation for Mandy. We sure have fun! Maybe we'll rest in September!

US Army Bowl Game

May 1, 2009

Midway in the Spring

Clifton, Idaho

Grandma Zenda McDermott's Funeral

Liberty's last Choir Concert with Mr. Mac

The House after Sarah's Birthday Slumber party!

Graduation Week

The Month still has two days left... A swim meet for Sarah and Seminary Graduation on Sunday for Daniel. More to come....... One thing is that I am very grateful for my busy life and the people that are a part of it! We love you all!