Sunday, September 11, 2011

11 on 11 of 9 - '11

Joe:  It's 9/11/11. Big Pop was buried on 9/11/01. I was on my way to his 
grave-side service when the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center
I watched in real-time as another plane crashed into the towers,  smoke rose over 
Manhattan across Raritan Bay, and the Twin Towers fell. I never made Pop's burial.  

Calvin:  Remembering 9-11 at our city’s memorial by the library.
Watched several programs on the TV about it.  Sang America the Beautiful at church.

Jane:  Today for Church we had a satellite broadcast from Salt Lake for our stake conference.
President Packer told a story about my Uncle Ernest that I’d never heard before.

Ande:  After almost a month, I am finally "in" to our book club book.  Now I have three days to finish it.

Abe:  Grace kissing me goodbye before I leave for duty

Grace:  Me with some of the Young Women

Trevor and Michelle:  Freezing corn

Ty and Michelle:  Us with all of our dishes that we have to do but won't do until tomorrow.
(We had friends over for dinner.)

Ty and Michelle:  Us on our love seat adorned with an Air Force blanket from Abe and Grace with the wall that Michelle decorated and that Aunt Lynn gave us (well, not the wall, but the hangings).

Ray, Levin, and I went to church over on Vashon Island today, which means we got to ride the ferry.  Lucky for us, there was a HUGE vintage motorcycle rally over there as well.  The ferry was packed full of hundreds of motorcycles and we were one of the few cars.  Ray spent the whole ferry ride walking around the ferry looking at all the vintage bikes and talking to the riders.  Levin spent the whole ride eating.  I spent the whole ferry ride feeding.  We went to church and then drove out to the island lighthouse with the Eltons.  We had both packed a picnic and shared our hodge-podged lunches with each other.  We had a great time.

Ray and Levin enjoying the afternoon sunset.  Ray's shopping for a new hunting rifle and Levin is staring at all the pictures of the hunting rifles and oohing and ahhhing (or maybe just cooing).


Michelle said...

Jane, do you realize that this post was officially posted at 11:11 pm? Incredible timing. Thanks for doing this. We love it!

Derek-Jenny-Kaitlynd-Ethan-Dylan said...

That is cool!
I adore this family!

Ande Payne said...

I love 11/11 posts. Why didn't Cali and Ray give pictures? Lammmmme.

Cali said...

WE DIIIIIIIIID! They are on someone else's camera and they are emailing them

Kathy said...

I really enjoy Presidents Packer's story about your uncle. The Lord was holding him in the palm of His had and "knew his heart" as He did Saul's.

Kathy said...

PS. I was wondering if President Packer happened to be "the branch president" who wanted to see him?

michelle said...

What? Elder Packer told a story about your uncle? Details, please!

I love these posts. Such cool photos, especially Joe's, and Ty and Michelle's. And Ande's! Love it. (Love that book, too. I want all of those pretty editions.)

Rachel said...

I'm onto you Ray, shame on you!!

Ryan and Haley Krumblis said...

Exactly Rachel, I caught that too Ray! Levin knows your tricks as well!

Michelle said...

Everytime I see a picture of Ray, I find myself looking for it.

Tyler - Danielle - Emree said...

Love the update on your family and LOVE all the pictures! :)

MJ said...

I love these photos from all the families that belong to you, Jane. And I want to hear the story about your uncle, too.

MJ said...

Also -- I kind of hope Levin is named for the character in Tolstoy -- who is, I think, my favorite hero of all time.