John and I met while we both worked at OK95 Radio back in the 80's. We were living different lives with different people then, but the Lord brought us together in the winter of 1992. We were truly at a low point in our lives and believed that angels had intervened, bringing us together. After I met John's children, I fell in love. We were married March 5, 1994 in Coeur d'Alene at a cozy bed & breakfast with only our children in attendance! Our family was finally complete when Jayden came a year later. April 21, 2001, John and I were sealed to each other in the Portland Oregon Temple, then Karen and Jayden were sealed to us. We are an eternal family. With nine children and an endless supply of grandchildren, life has never been better.
After a lifetime of searching for direction and meaning to my life, I have discovered my purpose. It's hope in the Atonement of my Savior Jesus Christ. I know that He lives, that He knows me personally and loves me. He has a plan for me and if I but live in his sight and do what He's asked, I am assured peace and happiness in this world. I can live in the world without being of the world.
It was a final holiday for Jayden before his mission and we spent it with Karen, Travis and the kids. The Olsen's joined us, which was so great. Of course, the food was spectacular and filling. Our hearts were a little heavy as the impending trip loomed ahead. Time with Jayden was coming to a close and we felt the emotions. Good memories...
Cindy hanging out with the kids
Kevin and John into some deep conversation, as usual