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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Still Waiting!

We are still waiting for Austin's mission call. We thought by all calculations that it should have arrived yesterday. It looks like we will be waiting for another whole week. Wednesdays are the day they are delivered in Provo, UT. Patience is a virtue. It's a virtue I'm still working on!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Where In The World Will Austin Go?

We are on pins and needles - high anticipation mode as we wait for Austin's mission call to arrive sometime this week! Austin is saying it will arrive on Wednesday. The Cannon Center at BYU actually calls you to let you know your mission call has arrived in the mail. Can't get better service than that.

I've been taking an 'unofficial' email poll. I tallied up the results and they look something like this:
Here they are:
((2) Africa
(2) Australia
(2) Greece
(2) Mexico
(4) Japan
(4) Argentina
(6) S. America (not incl. Argentina - Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Uraguay, Peru, S. America in general)

Other guesses:
CA; Ohio
Louisville-KY or C. America
N or NEast US
Madrid Spain
Austin, TX; Nova Scotia; Finland;
Canada, Germany or Russia

One of my favorite books is "Oh the Places You'll Go!" by Dr. Seuss. At the end of the book it says:
"So . . . be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea, you're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So . . . get on your way!"

Austin, we know where ever you go in life - today or tomorrow you will go places! Oh, the places you'll go! You are awesome. We are blessed to be your parents and family.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Macey As A Blonde

We have this funky, mullet style, surfer style wig that we've used on numerous occassions. Well, Macey got it out the other night and got all decked out - jewelry and all!

She was a riot, cute, funny and crazy looking all at the same time. But what made me run for the camera was an entirely different reason. As she cocked her head to one side and gave me a smile - something about the different color of hair, a twinkle in her eye, maybe, her smile - had me catch a glimpse, had me seeing my cousin, Jerri Ann Finch in her. For those of you who know Jerri Ann I don't think the pictures captured the glimpse I saw but they are fun nonetheless.

As she shed the wig Macey commented that she was glad she had dark hair! What?! What's so wrong with being blonde?!