Monday, September 28, 2015

With All My Love

Dear Boys,

I forgot ? to mention last week Granbury was in charge of the stake dance, and Porter was the DJ. Dad said he did a great job with the music and the mike. Cooper wore Dad's happy shorts, and is doing better asking girls to dance ;-)

Porter also took the ACT last week. You've seen how well he  did on the PSAT so we're keeping our fingers crossed!

Today we had a lunar eclipse, with a "blood moon" or "super moon." This is a friend of a friend's photo that is awesome! Did you guys get to go outside and see it?

Two of your aunts walked in their 3rd annual Boston Jimmy Fund walk in honor of your grandfather and uncle, and so many more whose lives are touched by cancer. Someday I'd like to walk that marathon with them!

Thursday was Cooper's tennis meet. Again, we had to leave before he was called up to play. One of these days! He lost 5-8, but I'm sure he was happy Breyer was there to entertain him with her antics. She touched a spider, hanging on a bar, thinking it was dead and it wasn't. Her scream was heard far and wide, although I don't think the tennis players stopped their volley.

Also on Thursday Porter attended his team dinner, at a pasta place and his least favorite thus far, and decided to watch the freshmen football game while waiting to be picked up. Around 7 p.m., right across the football field, and the street, at the Granbury airport, he witnessed a small airplane crash, and described it just like the news article. 

"GRANBURY – A team of federal investigators arrived in Granbury Friday morning after a single engine plane crashed, killing both the pilot and a passenger Thursday night. It all happened as a high school football game was being played at Granbury High School across the street. The names of the victims have not yet been released, but an investigator said the plane was registered to and flown by someone from the Oklahoma City area. An NTSB investigator and two FAA inspectors spent the morning taking pictures and examining the wreckage. It was burnt almost beyond recognition except for panels striped like the American flag. The 1987 model was described by Air Safety Investigator Tom Latson, as "experimental and amateur built" Buzby Mustang II. It crashed after takeoff, nose diving at the end of the runway of Granbury Regional Airport."

Friday evening Porter played in a home football game, saw playing time again, still no passes and no win for them.

Saturday morning was free museum day in Fort Worth. Of course your father wanted a road trip. He took Breyer to the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, with Sawyer tagging along. They had a wonderful time, and I'll post the pictures this week. He's wanted to take her for a long time, but it's expensive. Of course they popped into the Science Museum next door, and that's all Breyer wanted to talk about: two tarantulas, a rattlesnake in a cage, and digging for dinosaur bones in the sand. She does love her creatures. We had a gecko sneak in the house, and of course she's the one that wants to catch it.
Saturday morning Miller had his first fall baseball game. He was bumped up to kid pitch league, and started off his game first at bat, and pitching. He is very accurate, had a few hits, a few strikes, and of course some balls. He only pitched one inning, as did two other boys. They lost, but he was one of their two runs. He got on base with a single, and stole his way home.

Sawyer played that afternoon. He too was bumped up a league, and plays with 8th graders. They're huge! He pitched the entire game, did a great job, but their competitors had better bats. Sawyer practices Monday and Friday, Miller Tuesday and Thursday, and with games on Saturday that's a lot of baseball. But it's for a short time, and I, and they, love it.

(pope mobile) in Philly

During Elder D. Todd Christofferson's presentation Thursday at the World Meeting of Families, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said, "When we planned this [event], we tried to reach out to different faith communities to get some help on how to be good families. I don't think anybody does it better than the Mormon community and the Latter-day Saints. I'm grateful that you are willing to help teach us." Pope Francis was there, here in the United

This week the Pope came to visit the United States, Philadelphia, New York and DC. Some of the things I read included him visiting a prison, stopping a car carrying a disabled child, touring the 9-11 site and speaking to the United Nations.

Also interesting in the news, to you, was the announcement that Boehner was retiring as Speaker of the House. Rick Perry and Scott Walker have both withdrawn from the presidential race.

There are many in today's world spouting their version of truth: religious leaders, politicians, educators. Paul had it right when he described the apostasy and perilous times of the last days in 2nd Timothy 3:7— Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Truth was heard this Saturday evening at the session of General Women's Conference. The talks and music were lovely. This is one of my favorite quotes from President Uchtdorf: "As you walk through life, I hope you will feel a spring in your step as you trust the Lord and continue on your own bright path of discipleship. Faith will lead you to open your eyes to the things Heavenly Father has in store for you. Love for God and His children will continue to brighten your path, even on dark and cloudy days."

At the end of this week we'll have the unusual privilege of sustaining three new apostles - I assume you heard Elder Scott passed away this week. What a memorable weekend. I look forward to hearing truth. And I especially look forward to hearing from you!

I have your glasses ordered and delivered. Now I just have to get your package to you before you leave. Is there anything else you need?



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