All because two people fell in love...

We met in February 1989, started dating in May, and got married in September. And Josh came *almost* 11 months later, just in case y'all were wondering. And then no more came. We waited, and waited, and then Lauren decided to make her debut in May 1995 (5 weeks early), and then Kayley 1997, Jacob 1998, Krissy 2001, Lindsey 2004 & Joey 2006. We lived in Texas until 2005, and then we moved to Arkansas, just about 25 miles north of Texarkana, Texas. Fortunately all my children are Texans (and my handsome husband) because Texans are just cool. Wish I was a Texan... but husband had to settle with a California gal, which I think is pretty cool too.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Mormon Helping Hands

If you live along a coast line that has been hit by hurricanes, chances are you have seen the Mormon Helping Hands, or you have been one yourself. Josh has been able to be one a few times... with Hurricanes Katrina & Rita back in 2005, and then this past weekend with Hurricanes Gustav & Ike. This weekend our stake went to Baton Rouge, LA. They left on Friday night @ 6pm, and just returned today @ 6pm. About 400+ men from various stakes showed up to help. A few that we know... Uncle Mel (Stake President of the Ft. Walton, FL Stake), cousins Jesse & Kelly from the Alexandria, LA Stake, and then cousins from our stake as well were all there along with Josh. Josh said it was kinda cool to see them there... almost like a mini-family reunion.
Apparently or Supposedly, either the Rev. Al Sharton or Martin Luther King III, called SLC and asked for more Mormon Helping Hands to come to Houma, LA next weekend. The stake presidents that were in Baton Rouge (BTW... all were camping at the stake grounds adjacent to the Baton Rouge LDS Temple) area were called by SLC requesting that their stakes get more men for next weekend. SLC wants 1000 Mormon Helping Hands in Houma, LA next weekend.
If you can and are able, search Map Quest for Houma, LA, and please plan going all weekend (48 hrs). Josh loves going to be able to serve the people of the communities there.

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