Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Here He Is!

Seeing your son for the first time after completing a mission is one of the best moments ever!

Brad met us at the hotel after a 3 hour bus ride and 1/2 hour taxi ride. We were all waiting with cameras in hand to capture "the moment" and here it is. It was the most wonderful moment ever. That evening was a devotional and dinner for all Elders and Sisters who were completing their mission. This is Brad with his mission president and wife, President and Sister Fraatz from Guatemala.

I have so many pictures to share so I think I will try and post a few everyday. Nicaragua is very beautiful and tropical when you get out of Managua and into the small towns. It is a very poor country but the people are happy. The living conditions are very minimal which makes you realize we all have "too much stuff".


mama jo said...

it was fun to see all of you...brad did a wonderful job..

Kari said...

Hi, Marilee--that was the best Sacrament Meeting (Brad's homecoming talk) I have been to in a long time. Yes, I checked your blog! Keep sending pictures, because I love seeing places I haven't been to before.

juddles said...

Hi Marilee, and family,

It is so fun to hear about all your adventures and have Brad back. sounds like a great mission. Everyone looks great. I can't believe Michelle is 17. She is gorgeous. Wish we could have been at Brad's homecoming.

I think both of us are trying to get used to frigid weather. I can't wait to see pics of your house. Keep sending them.

Lynnie's boys are growing like weeds. Zach is 10 months old and adorable. Ian is almost 3 and full of it!!!! Our little blonde bombshell.

Hope your Christmas was wonderful.

Love, Judy and Family