Totally “Fort Worth” It!

Hermana Kelsey 13:1 -email-
Hello family!
How are you all doing? I am doing great. Sorry my email was so short last week. This week will also be short, because of some crazy circumstances, including Pep Boys (I really do hate Pepboys!) not changing our oil correctly and it all spilling out, so we no longer have a car to use until they fix it, and Sister V. still not having a library card, so I will be sharing my time I have on the computer with her. But other than that, things are pretty good.
We had a baptism on Tuesday. His name is G. He is twelve years old, but very mature for his age. He is a great kid. He actually had a baptismal date like a year ago, but his dad convinced him not to go through with it. So we finally got him baptized, and his mom will be getting baptized as soon as she and her “husband” get married.
I really can’t believe it has been a year either!! Sister V. and I celebrated our year mark together, and she made tres leches cake, which is cake, but you let it soak in three different kinds of milk for a while, so it is really soggy. I know it sounds gross, but it really is very tasty. But it does take some getting used to. 🙂 But other than that it was just like any other day.
Wow, that’s so crazy all the thigns that can happen in a year! Tell Caleb that the mission is really the best thing he could be doing right now. Sometimes the Lord molds us into the people we need to be by putting us through the refiner’s fire. And sometimes it’s really hard while we are in it, having struggles, but all we have to do is puch forward, and trust in the Lord more than ever and we can make it through. Maybe he needed to go through those really hard things in order to become the person the Lord wants him to be, to be the best missionary he can be. 🙂
Dad: I’m sorry about your face, I hope I don’t have problems with that later on.  :{ It’s crazy you were just thinking about playing tennis, because the other day Sister V. and I were driving, and we saw a sign for a tennis center near our house (kind of), and we were talking about how we really wanted to go play. Weird. 🙂 But yeah, other than that I’m glad things are good.
Emmy: Hey girl! Como estas?! Sorry about all the hard stuff that is going on. Just remember…just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. What do we do? We swim, swim. 😀 You can do it, I know you can. Trust in the Lord. Remember you are never standing taller than when you are on your knees. Pray for his help and guidance. He will help you. Trust that everything will be okay, even if right now it doesn’t feel like it will. After the storm comes the rainbow. 🙂 I love you so much. Be strong, and know that everything will work out the way it is supposed to.
Well, I gotta go now. I love you all so much!
Love, Kelsey

Howzit-Elder Flexy!

Elder Flexy 20:3 -email-
wow lots of news this week i hope caleb gets into the mission field but life is good here this is my last week in enseleni and i go to my dying area for three transfers. life is good we have been in a threesome working two areas so super busy and its kinda hard but oh well its ok. keep up the good work tending, you have always been good at that. well i love you
Love Elder Flexy
wow thats a miracle that you found them. (Brett had some pre-cancers on his face) that could have been really bad its a good thing the lord looks out for you. thats good to hear that riley is doing good. i really miss all of you. i’m still working hard and i”m gonna finish strong! love you
Love Elder Flexy
keep your head up love you
Love Elder Flexy

Sunday Best!

When things go wrong in our lives, it is easy to lose all sense of perspective. We forget our divine inheritance, when we should remember that we come from heavenly parents who love us. We are impatient for instant solutions. When often it is the passage of time that will allow things to work out. We ignore or down play our strengths and abilities, just at the time we should be recognizing and applying them.  -David S. Baxter

Hope your Sunday was the Best! Love, Joy

He Has a Gift!

Riley has a gift with cars.

He can take a car that looks like this and make it run. A lot of people would take it to the junk yard.

But Riley sees the potential.

He actually sees value in this car.

We were gone one day and when we came home this was parked in the driveway. We laughed so hard, because there is no way we would buy a car that doesn’t run and looks like it should be in a junk yard.

But he got the car running and sold it.

He’s a funny, lovable guy, and I’m glad he’s my son.


Time is:

Too slow for those who wait,

Too swift for those who fear, 

Too long for those who grieve,

Too short for those who rejoice;

But for those who love, 

Time is Eternal.

-Henry Van Dyke


Today it has been one year since Kelsey left on her mission. I am so proud of her. I am so proud of me. I used to think I wouldn’t survive without my children close by. But now I know that even though two of them are miles away. They are always in my heart. They are doing amazing things with their time and loving their fellow men.


“By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”

John 13:35

Totally “Fort Worth” It!

Hermana Kelsey 12:5 -email-
Dearest family,
I am so very sorry, but this email is going to be extremely short. Today we had the fantastic opportunity to go the temple in Dallas. We only get to do that every 3 months if we change our p-day, ride with members, and get permission from President S. But it was amazing and way worth it. I have surely missed going to the temple. But now I literally have no time to write to y’all. But I will write you a LONG email next week. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
In other news, we had 3 baptisms this last Saturday! It was amazing. One was a little girl that is 10, who wanted to get baptized a long time ago, but couldn’t for some unknown reason, and a mother and her son. They are so amazing. The mom, I., has made so many huge changes in her life, and she is a completely different person now than she was. They are amazing. Truly. 😀

Everything else is great. Again sorry this is so short, but I gotta do what I gotta do. 🙁

Well, I love you all so much. Tell the Empeys I say hi back! <3

Howzit-Elder Flexy!

Elder Flexy 20:2 -email-

Mama, this week has been great we are working hard. i’m actually sending my memory card home today so hopefully it works when you get it. you remember my friend J. well i received a letter from her telling me she just got baptized wow that was great news. but life is good here i’m almost finished with my last transfer here. but its been great. love you

Love Elder Flexy


Baba, thats so sad about grampa i hope they treat him great there. i’m glad your spending time with the Empey’s i’m glad they are doing well. love you

Love Elder Flexy


M, im glad your having fun with melissa and yes i want to work there when i get home.

Love Elder Flexy