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Sunday, January 18, 2009

This weekend was a very special experience for us. We Traveled to St. George Utah with friends Murphy and Nina Su'a and Murphy's sister Dorothy to attend the temple sealing of their daughter Natasha to her husband Gene. As their Bishop, Kent married Natasha and Gene in a civil ceremony two years ago, so it was a wonderful opportunity to be present at their sealing. Gene and Tasha were surrounded by many of the their family and friends. It was a very emotional experience. We felt such joy for their family and gratitude that we were able to be a part of it.

Murphy was our driver, so this made the road trip even more fun! This is the first time Kent has ridden as a passenger to Utah since he was a kid. It was so relaxing for him. For those of you who are familiar with "Nielsen's" Frozen Custard, we made three stops there in a 24 hour period and converted the Su'a family along the way!!! We really enjoyed watching Murphy and Nina with their beautiful grandchildren. Justin and Melissa drove down from Provo with Jarom their 2 1/2 year old, and Eliana, their 5 month old. Mya, their 1 1/2 year old hates car seats so they thought it would be best to leave her at home with Melissa's parents. Tasha and Gene's daughter Alitasi, is 2 1/2 but is already wearing 5T clothing! Tasha told us she overheard Gene in the living room with her saying, "No, Tasi, those are girl's push ups." Apparently, she can do 5 regular push ups from her toes already!!! Natasha is expecting another little baby girl in three weeks.

Here are some pictures from our trip.

Cheryl went to to Natasha's baby shower as she is 8 1/2 months pregnant.

Kent and Murphy crashing the baby shower and eating the leftovers

Grandpa Su'a with Jarom and Tasi

Auntie Dorothy with Jarom and Eliana

Murphy nicknamed Eliana, their little "Eskimo!" I told them she looks like she's a doll right out of the China or Eskimo section of "It's a Small World!"

Justin and Melissa

The Su'a and Fakatoumafi families

The Su'a Family minus Travis

Natasha, Gene, Alitasi, and soon to be baby #2

Gene and Tasha--Thanks for letting us be part of your special day!!!

2 comments:

Shelly said...

What wonderful pictures of the Su'a Family. So glad you were able to be with them on that special day. They all looked so good. They are such a cute family. Thanks, for sharing.

Ashley Halsey said...

I'm glad you guys had such a fun weekend with the Su'a family. I'm so happy for Tasha!

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