Monday, June 9, 2008

24 hours Holmes Style

In the 24 hrs of Saturday evening to Sunday evening, my boys have kept us busy. All good stuff. On Saturday our Jordan proposed to his love Breana, and she agreed to be his for Eternity. She is good for him and he for her. Jordan was not experienced in the ways of dating and things before his mission, but everyone sees that once he served the Lord, the Lord blessed him. No hunting and searching needed. She is his. August 9th is the date....save it to help us celebrate.

Engaged!


On Sunday morning we awoke to head over to the Auburndale ward for Cody's "farewell" or speaking assignment in church. We filled the Chapel and then some. Tara and Randi sang, Grandma Pitt spoke, we could feel the love. He did an amazing job really, speaking on D&C 4:5. He truly does try to live those attributes, and is trying hard to emulate the things he has learned. We do so appreciate all those who have spent time teaching, encouraging Cody to be his best self as he enters the Lord's service. MTC here he comes. I know he will be all the better for it, and they will enjoy his tender heart and sense of humor. Going forth with Faith.





He is well loved as you can see from the family and friends that joined us for our breakfast Burrito brunch. Thanks to all for your love, and help, dear sisters and friends for rallying and helping with the crowd control of the hungry and young!
Cody's extended "Riverside Family" and Grandma & Grandpa Holmes

Our Skyler graduated from Seminary... He has not been a hard one to get there, some mornings harder than others, and some days sleepier in class than others. But he did enjoy his experience, and knows that he started his day well, and it helped him as he faced High School. Special thanks to Sister Roberts, Brother and Sister Sistrunk these last two years....appreciate the love.

12 comments:

Traci Elizabeth said...

Dang, your kids are getting married like crazy!! Soon your house will be empty!! what an adorable couple.

Seems like you had an exciting weekend..congrats to your sons on their accomplishments.

Heidi said...

WOW!!! thats so fun... SO SAD we misseed it

jeanine said...

Wow! You guys have been busy! And your kids are getting married left and right!

Russell, Julie & Sadie Holmes said...

i was so sad we missed all the festivities. i really wanted cody to know how wonderful his talk was. he spoke straight from his heart & you could definitely feel the spirit during that meeting. i know he will love the people he will serve & be an amazing missionary! ... pass it on :) also congrats on the engagement. consider the date saved... if we are here for it... and skylar is a doll with sadie! love all you "russell holmes" family people!! xo

Grammy Staffy said...

Wow, what a weekend! Congrats to Jordan and Breana. She looks like a great little gal. I'm sure she will be a nice addition to your family.

I loved the farewell. The talks were great and when the girls sang "How Great Thou Art" I couldn't keep the tears back. Tell Randi and Tara that they sang it beautifully. I wanted to find them and tell them but I missed them at church.

Best Wishes to Cody. We will keep him in our prayers.

And last but not least, Congrats to Skyler. What an amazing family you have. They say that the apple never falls far from the tree.... you can tell that your kids had great parenting. Good for you. LOL, Lura

The Cardenas Clan said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend! Congrats on the soon to be new daughter in law, she is adorable!

Lauri said...

Are you kidding me?! It's like going from one joyful experience to the next...and this has been going on for about a year now. That's the fun of eight children, all close together. congratulations on raising such a wonderful family.

Emily said...

What a blast!! how fun to have another child married and how exciting to have another missionary out! These are the blessings of a larger family! I am so happy for you :)

Aaron and Caroline Haring said...

This post makes me want to go take a nap! Seems like your family is non-stop- but that's so great that it's always good, positive and wonderful things. You must be one proud mommy!

Mama Bear said...

So much fun! Thanks for feeding as all! Yummy!! Still can't believe how many people showed up! Crazy...I think we might have set a new record for a family gathering! :)

Congrats to Jordan! Very exciting!

The Edlings said...

JORDAN AND BREANA ARE GETTING MARRIED?!?!?! I am so freaking excited by that. You have no idea! Tell them congratulations for me!

Christensen Family said...

Congratulations and good luck with all!