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Obtained a bachelor's degree in political science, a master's in ancient scripture, and a doctorate in educational psychology from BYU. Served with the LDS Church Educational System in Hayward and Palo Alto, California; Athens, Georgia; and Miami, Florida. Served as bishop in Newark, California, and Athens, Georgia, and as stake president of the Sugar Hill Georgia Stake. Served as president of the Mexico City North Mission 1996-99. After retiring from CES in 2004 have served four other missions with my wife: As CES area director in Central America 2004-2006; in Panama 2007-2009; again in Guatemala 2009-2011, this time as executive secretary to the Central America Area Presidency; and finally as a counselor in the Tegucigalpa Honduras Temple presidency, 2013-2014. After returning home, we served in the presidency of the Fort Lauderdale Temple from 2014-2017 and continue to serve as sealer and ordinance worker, respectively. Feel free to email us at, and please check out our new website at

Friday, July 20, 2012

Family reunion in Rome!

That's Rome, Georgia, not Italy, where some fifty family members congregated July 13-18 at the Many Streams Ranch northwest of town in a lovely mountain setting.  Kudos to Debbi for making the arrangements and organizing the meals and activities.  Those attending included Ginette's family (including Haley's family, James, and Ginette's four youngest boys), Susan's family, Carina's family,
Malisa and her four youngest kids plus her sister (Danielle), her sister's son (Evan), and her sister's friend (Toni), Regina's family (including Sean's dad, Majid), Janessa and their kids, Kathi's family, Debbi's family, and Don and Virginia (Grandma and Grandpa).  Photos follow:

Group photo.  Click on it to enlarge it.  "Bear cabin" in background, where we largely congregated.

Our first four generation photo with our two great-grandchildren
Four generations of ladies
A hike begins
Gina on hike
The few (2) who persevered found a great view on top of the mountain
This full bottle of whiskey found at the summit is NOT what we referred to above as a "great view."  We left it intact to treat possible snake bite in future hikers.  (It may not cure the snake bite, but it will make them worry about it less!)
Swimming pool behind bear cabin
Close-up of pool party
Kayla with Emma and a conked Cannon
Typical shot of Virginia
Burrows enacting a Sunday scripture story skit
More of the same
Adib and Boix kids enact skit
Yeardley and Lily skit
Janessa's family skit
Malisa family skit
The Wondrous Watsons
Ginette with Leila Boix
Reunion scene
Anya and Alexa doing ballet
Sage and Cami
Abby and Kambry brush teeth with hidden help
Emma enunciates
Megan and Sage
Burrows singing

Malisa and Kayla perform
James tells about his mission.
Debbi shares poem
Abby assaults tomatoes
Male moment
Treasure hunt
The first three
Majid had a way with kids.  Kylie loved him, though she wanted nothing to do with her own grandma and grandpa!

Abominable snowman.  (Now will  you believe?)  A bit shaggy, actually, for a returned missionary!
Lily with new-found friend
Family tree
Marshmallows melt
 Sports day at the nearby park
 Braxton having a ball
Kylie applying lotion

 Majid with AnnaSophia Adib and Braxton Boix
Ultimate frisbee

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