Happy Mother's Day to Jacquelyn. It's not easy to raise eight children. She did a great job and we all love her very much. She's a wonderful mother.
We were in Spokane on Mother's Day so she got to spend the day with Tianna and Caleb and some grandchildren. She also got to speak on the phone with Talitha, Joshua, Nathanael, Malachi, Doranda and Isaac. What great children.
Happy Mother's Day to Tianna also - here with James.
We got to attend Christian's baptism in Pocatello.
Christian is 8 years old now and was baptized by his father, Joshua.
Her's all the brothers and sisters and cousins that got to come. Julia, Asher, Agnes, Christian, Jacob, Elliott, Hannah, Ethan, Amery, Jonathan, and two cousins from Rebecca's side of the family. It's always fun when the cousins get together.
Christian with two proud grandparents - us.
Christian with Aunt Tianna and Cousin Amery.
We also got to stay a few days and play with the grandchildren. This is Agnes going down a big hill on her tricycle.
Elliott's growing fast and can ride a bicycle now without training wheels.
One day Nathanael took several of us out shooting. This is Ethan with an automatic pistol. We also shot some rifles.
Also we got to go to a dinner where Joshua was given an award as one of the three outstanding researchers at the University where he teaches.
While Jacquelyn was down in Arizona for a month, Joshua and his family came down for a visit. The kids got to see Great-Grandma Rucker and Great-Grandpa Swift.
Agnes really took to her Great-Grandma and liked spending time with her at the park and at home.
Here's the rest of Joshua's family with Great-Grandma Rucker.
And here's Joshua's family with Great-Grandpa Swift at the park. While they were visiting Julia and Agnes slept at Great-Grandpa Swift's apartment in Mesa and Joshua, Rebecca, Ethan, Christian, and Elliott slept at Great-Grandma Rucker's home.
Shortly after they left Jacquelyn got to visit with some friends from our Mission in the Philippines, Connie (Sister Rogers), Chris (Sister Jones), and a sister visiting from the Baliwag Ward, Philippines.