Friday, December 12, 2014

Welcome Home Elder Shaw!

I know I haven't posted anything about Disney World. I have a bazillion photos to go through and edit, etc. But it's coming! I've been a bit slower these days due to baby #3 and the "awesome" exhaustion, nausea, and vomiting that accompanies early pregnancy. It rocks. NOT. Good thing these kiddos are worth it, right?

Feeling good tonight, though, so I'm taking advantage. I picked up and vacuumed my front room and cut B's hair and now I'm feeling motivated to blog on. I juggled with posting on WDW or my missionary brother coming home. Missionary brother it is.

Elder Shaw came home on Wednesday! The whole family cheered as he came down the escalator and lots of happy tears were shed as we hugged our brother/son after serving in Mexico for 2 years.

He was the missionary I always wanted to be and when I had the opportunity to attend his release last night, I couldn't help but reflect on my own missionary service and what a unique and incredible opportunity it is to see the Gospel of Jesus Christ literally change lives...including, and most importantly, our own.

When Parker left, Liam and Finn were a few months old. I wondered what their reaction would be to him when he came home. They have pretty much attached themselves to him since that first night. They love their "Un-ko Pau-ko".



  1. Every picture showed every person experiencing pure joy! Thank you for this beautiful post!

  2. Love it! Awesome that the boys love him already! I enjoyed the pictures too! Sorry you're not feeling well mama. Wish I lived closer so that I could take the boys while you napped :) Hugs!