Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Goodbye Elder and Sister Butler

We've been lucky enough to have my parents serve their mission in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It has been so fun to have them so close and to get together so often. They are wrapping up their mission this week and heading back to Washington. We are sad to see them go. Here are a few pictures of our rendezvous...
We got a babysitter and met up at the Cheesecake Factory. To make it even better, we all had gift cards from my sister from Christmas. Free, delicious food...does it get any better? Thanks Lorri!

We were able to go last Saturday and check out the library where they have been serving. It was pretty amazing. The church really has some amazing resources to help people do their family history. It has been fun to hear all the stories and experiences my parents have had while serving there.
Mom, Dad and Winston outside the real pioneer cabin outside the Family History Library


After the library, we ate pizza at my parent's and then went to Memory Grove Park. It was a beautiful park with some really neat memorials. There were a lot of people walking and playing with their dogs. The kids had a great time checking out the dogs and throwing rocks in the water with Dad. He was so nice to take Charlie duty (C just wanted to run away and jump in the pond) and let me visit peacefully with my parents.

We're going to miss you Mom and Dad!

9 comments:

Thomas Family said...

Yeah! Your loss is our gain. Can't wait to see mom and dad again! Now you guys can come UP and visit as apposed to us coming down. Yipee!
Hey, how come you don't Mark and I on your list of blogs? Not good enough?

Lisa said...

I didn't know they served a mission! That is awesome! I thought they looked a little glowy in their pictures. Looks like you all had a great time on your last rendevous together.

Lisa said...

Hey Steff, found your blog through Michelle's website. It's fun to see everyone and get an update on how everyone is doing.

Cammi said...

steff...

i LOVE your hair! super fun :)

Melissa said...

WE are going to miss them too! It was fun to have them here as well. Your parents are great. What will Sunday dinners be without your moms super fancy yummy cool treats?

Brian and Elizabeth Shelley said...

Your parents are so great! I am going to miss seeing them!

Lisa said...

That is funny, there are two "lisa"s now commenting on your blog. I guess it's not very original. I'll call myself BYU ward Lisa for identification purposes. Anyway, how come I've never noticed the pioneer cabin there?

Tammy said...

how sad, I know what it's like to have parents live far away and Washington isn't that bad! I feel you!

Nat said...

That has been so great for you to have your parents close for so long, sad that they are done with their mission. Looks like you had some good times though.