Monday, May 20, 2013

Fare Thee Well!

I was given the opportunity to speak in our Sacrament Meeting on the 19th of May.  The soon-to-be Elder Griffin Clawson also spoke that day and he will be serving in Sweden, the home of many of his ancestors.  Friends and family came to my home afterwards and it was so much fun visiting with each of them.  

The enthusiastic and kind women I work with in the reading program at Oak Hills Elementary, Julie Ferreria and Celeste Horrocks, wanted to do everything for the gathering at my home afterwards.  It was awesome. Julie also did a missionary photo shoot for me and made the poster and the "Don't forget to write" cards. They are totally amazing.  Thank you so much for all you did for me.

My friends bring such happiness to me.  I love these girls.  The lei I am wearing was given to me by our neighbors, the Pepe Gautavais.  They also brought a huge plate of ribs they had cooked in a pit in their yard - in the rain, as well as a huge plate of fruit.  So many others contributed to the day. People are incredibly nice.

We had so much delicious food. I especially loved all the fruit,
and it made everything beautiful.

This cute suitcase cake was delicious! 
Wish I knew who brought it.

It was so fun to have people come and wish me well. 

Of course, Grandma and Grandpa Cable came. 

My dear Aunt Kim came up from Las Vegas. I also loved having Lyndsey, her daughter, come.  

My Aunt Julie and her daughters, Emily, Lauren, and Melissa and her family; Tom and his son, Dane with Stacy and their family came.  Tiffany, Josh and their cute four children came to support me.  It means a lot to have all these people from my Mom's side of the family come.  My Aunt Chantel, who lives in Missouri was sorry she could not be here, as well as my great-grandmother Mangum. But I was so happy to have all who were able to come.  

Not only did my Grandma and Grandpa St. John come, but every single other member of my Dad's family came.  This was quite an effort because they don't live close by.  I love and appreciate them.

I only have pictures of some, but Becky, Wendy, Randy, Ricky, and Jamie brought their entire families. I will miss them. 

I hope all my cousins, aunts and uncles will keep in touch. 
I can't imagine the changes that will take place in the next 18 months. 

It is always so fun to have Spencer's friends around. They have been friends for a long time and are impressive young men.

I think this little boy is my greatest fan. I love him too. He is Dax, Josh's little brother.

Most of all I love and appreciate my family.  They are my strength and though I will miss them and they will miss me, I know each one of them support me 100%.  I will probably not see Spencer for three years because he will be leaving on his mission shortly before I return from mine. He will be a great missionary.  Hayden and Paige will grow so much during the next year and a half.

My Dad is amazing and I feel such love and gratitude for him. Adios to all of you.  I am so excited to enter the MTC on the 29th. I know my Mom will be my companion my whole mission.  

When I went to bed my thought was, "This day was perfect. It couldn't have been any better."


  1. I love you so much Katelyn! You will be fantastic!! Don't forget how loved you are.

  2. Great memories for a perfect day!