Saturday, September 27, 2008

Elder Porterfield

It's been a while since I posted anything about our son Kyle, who is serving a LDS mission in the Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Mission, so I thought I would bring you up to date. He has now been serving for 15 months. Time is going much faster than I thought it would.
He is now living outside of Pittsburgh in the New Kensington area. He is doing great and working hard. Kyle is the second from the right in the picture above. You might notice that the Elders in this pictures all have very similar hair cuts, that's because Elder Porterfield is the mission barber (what do you think Grandpa Cope?) and he only does one style.
He loves his mission and the people there. Since being out on his mission Kyle has developed a love of reading. I never would have guessed that would have happened. He is always asking us to send him books. My only concern for him is that he tells me he has lost weight. Oh well, that can be fixed easily enough. I think I would lose weight too if I was eating the kinds of food they are making in the video, they seems to enjoy it though!
video

Friday, September 19, 2008

All Better!

For those of you who tried to post on our blog, but were having trouble, the problem is now fixed. If you are still having problems, chances are it's your internet server. Maybe you should try firerfox. It worked for us. Just a thought.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I Know You're There . . .

You can't hide. I know you are checking the blog out and yet you leave no comment. I am as guilty as you are, but I will make you a deal. I will try to be better at  leaving a  comment when I visit your blog, if you will try to be better at leaving a comment when you visit mine. 
Deal? 

Now enjoy the blog and have a great day!

(I know my kids are embarrassed by this, but I just had to get that off my chest.)

Sunday, September 7, 2008

To College He Must Go!!

I am way behind with my blog. Since I last posted, stuff has happen, maybe I'll get back to that and maybe not.

Most recently Kody has gone off to college.
That's right our little Koderman is graduated and is a freshman at BYU-I.
We had a family pot-luck for all the kids from church going off to school. A nice evening to say good-bye to friends and enjoy yummy food.

Kody and I left to start the road trip the Sunday before Labor Day. We spent a few days with Kerin and Cory in Parowan enjoying their county fair festivities.
 
We drove up to Salt Lake, enjoyed lunch with Grandma Judy and Aunt Kristal, and some last minute shopping with Tanta Jody, then on to the airport to pick up Kim, some more last minute shopping and then on to Idaho!
 
Kody quickly jumped into college life. We spent a day getting his dorm set up, getting his I.D. card, books and school supplies and getting his computer on-line.
He seems to have a nice roommate, even if he did bring his x-box up to school! 
Friends were found and the fun started the minute Kim and I left him.

When we talked to him a day or so after we dropped him off, he seems to be doing good. He reassured us that he is getting enough sleep and honestly told us he's been getting to sleep about 3am, but not to worry because church doesn't start until 1pm.
We love and miss our Koder!!!