Sunday, June 29, 2008

Happy Birthday...Bishop??

I just wanted to take a minute to wish Matt a Happy Birthday today. I don't know if it was the most relaxing birthday he has ever had but it was probably one of the most eventful. We completed our Sharkfest swim (post below) yesterday. We spent the rest of that day/evening celebrating in San Fran with the family. We woke up early this morning and made it over to the airport only to find our fight delayed several times. We finally made into the SLC airport and drove as fast as we could to pick up our kids at my sister-in-law's house. Then we sped home and got ourselves and the kids ready and ran up to the church for a two ward meeting about a ward split to make three wards. We will be part of the new ward (pieces from each of the original wards) and Matt was put in as the new Bishop. Sooooo, it may not have been the birthday he expected (or wanted...am I allowed to say that?), but it will be one he will probably never forget. We are both feeling a LITTLE tired now and will be hitting the hay shortly. We will be officially celebrating Matt's birthday tomorrow and hopefully it will be a little more relaxing. Happy Birthday hon! We love you!

(Hopefully this post makes some sort of sense. My brain is all over the place tonight. Sorry.)

8 comments:

Keri said...

What a birthday present... Happy birthday, Bishop!

Angie Penrose said...

Wow the new bishop?! That's exciting. Hope the birthday is a happy one! :)

Katie said...

Holy. Cow. Matt McGhie is the new bishop. I called Tim as soon as I read this post. That will be the best ward ever. Steff, you will be an amazing bishop's wife--you guys are both so caring and accepting and easy going. Wow, I wish you the best with this exciting new chapter.

Thomas Family said...

Finishing sharkfest, becoming bishop, at this rate you won't have anything else to accomplish when you are older. Maybe we could climb Everest. We all agree that we know why Matt was called as bishop. He is a very great and caring person. And you of course are such a support to him not to mention the kind person you are. It will be tough sometimes but you will received amazing blessings in return. Hang in there and call if you ever just need a break (or better yet come visit :)

Tammy said...

definitely a tough way to spend you birthday! Sounds like a stressful day, if you need a babysitter for the birthday celebration let us know!

Melanie said...

Congratulations, or should I offer my condolences? Randy is the Branch President and it is a tough calling for both of us. He is gone all the time but I try to remember that any time you sacrifice for the church you are blessed tremendously in return. Good luck!

Shawn and Lily Wheatfill said...

Happy Birthday to Matt. Shawn kept saying all weekend that he just knew you would be the new Bishop. Though it's a hard job we know you're the man for it- and remember your neighbors have got your back! :)

Shel & Aaron said...

We will miss you. But didn't we all really know Bishop was coming!? You will be great!! And Happy Birthday!