Not the best at updating this thing, am I? Welp, here's that latest.
Dallin is home!
|We made some pretty rad (and reusable!) shirts. And by we I mean my mom.|
|We made some pretty rad signs. And by we, I mean me.|
|Still my favorite picture from the whole day.|
|A lady in his mission knitted him this little mini-Smiley doll.|
|It's been so fun to have him home! Dallin and Abbey's kitty, Twila.|
Logan got his mission call!!
He will be serving in the Leeds, England mission. That is north of where Dallin was, but they both were sent to the MTC in Preston! He leaves August 21.
|The Elders Cole love England!|
There were so many people here to listen to him open his call that we had to go outside! He read it on the mailbox, and as soon as England was announced, Dallin (who had been home about five days) jumped up on the mailbox to hug.
|Love this picture! Right after Lo read his call.|
Here is where I have to interject and tell the story of how I am a terrible sister.
After two weeks of agonized waiting, several jokes had been made as to what would happen if someone had intercepted Logan's call, and hidden it. One day, after declaring the mail without a call, I mentioned that no one even suspected me of such a nefarious deed.
"You could never keep a straight faee" they said.
"You'd never be able to do it" they said.
So one Friday, I came home from somewhere, and I was the only one. And as I pulled into my driveway, I knew it was here. I could just feel that it was in the mailbox. So I looked, and there it was! I hid it under my pillow (I only had a minute, I was running off to work) and began to hatch my plan.
Three days later...I was feeling rrreaallllyyy bad. I hadn't told either of my parents, only Dallin knew. I had truly expected Logan to find it Friday night, and now it was Sunday night. So I told my mom. And I told my dad. And my dad laughed and laughed and laughed. And my mom looked horrified.
So Logan came home from wherever he had been, and is talking to us about something (prom, maybe?) and I ask him, "Logan, do you ever just lay in bed and look up at your ceiling?" He told me that was something only women do. I mentioned to him it might be worth his while to try it. Dad cooked up all these reasons Logan should go to his room, and Lo dodged all of them. Finally, I followed Logan to his room, where he barrel rolled onto his bed, "Look Brenn, this is how I get in bed." I walked over, and pushed up so he was laying on his back. He didn't see it. We talked there for a few minutes. He never once looked up. I finally looked up. And back at him. And up. And back at him. And up, with extreme exaggeration. And he finally saw it. Taped to his ceiling, right above his pillow, was his mission call.
This is what he looked like the next three hours.
In other missionary news,
Jake got his mission call!
|We definitely didn't see that one coming.|
This actually happened first, in the timeline of events (February, I think?) Jake had been living with us while he prepared for his mission and worked. When his call finally arrived, he was really nervous. We had a house full here to hear him, and when he finally got that envelope opened, he read,
And we yelled, and were excited, and much happiness ensued. Dominican Republic! Someone asked what language--and his friend called out "Spanish, duh" and Jake read "French!"
But we went with it.
A few minutes later, a member of our bishopric asks to see his call. And he notices something.
Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Africa, Jake. Africa.
Elder Naughton reported to the Provo MTC June 26. He has two (almost one!) more weeks, and then he will be headed to Africa!
This pretty Sister got her call too--Costa Rica!
|Our first "Sister Cole"!!|
|Logan graduated! And kissed a girl!|
Logan graduated from Mountain View; Dallin learned how to photobomb, and we are breaking Katie in to kissing pictures!
|I can't believe we are this old.|
Heidi came to visit when he brother came home from his mission, and we had a mini Jr High friend reunion--so fun!
Heidi's baby boy Nathan--such a sweetie!
|Stella hates pictures.|
Just a random Brenn and Stella photoshoot.
|I cried like a baby all the way to my car. :(|
I left my job with Victoria's Secret. It was a great job, and I loved the people I met, and I learned a lot, but it was time. I'm now working as a dispatcher for Collin's Comfort Masters, and AC company. It was a lot harder than I thought to say goodbye to VS--I'm still seriously missing my discount, and I met a lot of great girls there.
|Josh and I had a slight problem...|
When I was in Utah for Christina's farewell, I visited Josh in Provo--we were out and about, and when we went to go home, the key wouldn't turn! You know those moments when you know something is about to happen a split second before it does? Totally called breaking the key. Thank heavens his roommate was home to bring us an extra!
|Baby Avery at Christina's farewell.|
Also got to play with this cutie all day every day while in Utah. Those cheeks get me every time!
|Good hair day--woohoo!!|
Still loving the red hair, and getting bigger and better messy buns!
|Woohoo!! Now we all have matching wrestling t-shirts|
Logan took 6th in the State Wrestling Championships!! It was so fun to go up and watch him as his wrestling career came to a close.
|Buffalo is Prescott wear hats, too.|
|Chuckles and Momma Cole at the last wrestling meet.|