Saturday, December 11, 2010

Miss Lucy Grow

Announcing Miss Lucy Reine Grow..........Here she is at 19 days old. Born: 21 November 2010, weighing 7 lb. 11 oz. I was able to come to California to spend a few happy days with the Grow girls while their daddy was out of town. We have had such a good time -- from a doctor's appointment(now a whopping 8 lb. even) to shopping at the mall with a stop at Chipotle's. There was pumpkin-chocolate chip bread and a Twilight movie marathon (who would have thought I would enjoy them - Melissa said I'm on Team Jacob.)

We have had a couple of early mornings - 2 am feedings and a couple of late mornings with us in our PJ's until noon. Melissa is a sweet and caring mommy. I love the way she talks to her little "girlfriend!" It's been great!

I hope little Lucy will remember her Grammy moments. I know I will never forget them!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Into All the World - Programs - Home

We just wanted to share a fun interview we were able to do with the Mormon Channel. It recently became available on the internet. Our mission in Spain was priceless. This interview gives you just a glimpse of it. We hope you enjoy it (when you have 30 minutes with nothing to do!) Ha ha...

Into All the World - Programs - Home

Monday, February 22, 2010

I HEART New York

It all started with a late-night flight to New York City and an early morning cab ride to Murray Street. Brad and I were so excited to visit Ryan, Shanna, and Kenna in their new New York City home.

The first day consisted of a quick run for Shanna and a quick doctor trip for Kenna by Ryan and us. After a medicine run, we were ready for our excursion to the temple. It was our first trip to the Manhattan Temple and we loved it!

The temple session was followed by a walk to the Earthen Oven, an Indian restaurant close by the temple It was yummy! I would recommend the halibut!

Saturday, after a 5K race by Ryan and Shanna, we wandered through the Ground Zero area and Wall Street. Ryan knew about this wonderful little family style Italian Pizza place called Harry's. It was yummy, too! Once again, the Margarita pizza was the best!

Subway rides are the best!

Sunday was Valentine's Day and we had a delightful time at church. Shanna made a wonderful pork tenderloin dinner and we had cousin Miranda come and join us. She is attending Pace University. It was great to see her! She's a beautiful young lady.

We did have time for a story or two between watching Olympic events.

And no visit to New York City would be complete without a burger from the Shake Shack.

New York will forever be a wonderful part of our lives now.

We love this sweet, little family. They have made a wonderful little home and we felt so comfortable, welcomed and loved.
Thanks, Ryan, Shanna and Kenna for a fabulous New York City weekend.
And we even made it to the airport all by ourselves on the subway and airtrain (with a little coaching from Ryan)!

Monday, February 8, 2010


I love my mom! She is also known as Nanny to her grandkids and Barbara to her friends.

One of the hardest aspects of going on our mission was knowing I wasn't going to be able to spend time with her. We had our telephone calls and I did come back three times for weddings but it just wasn't the same. I think we are making up for it now.

We have our trips to get her hair done and doctor's appointments, the random eating out and, of course, shopping. Last week we made our first trip to Five Guys/Burgers and Fries. We had a yummy cheeseburger with all the fixins' along with some fries and, of course, peanuts. It was fun!

My mother has taught me so much.......from sewing, beauty tips (isn't she beautiful for being 86 years old), raising children, keeping a nice house, hosting....I could go on and on. But I think the thing she has taught me the most is how to serve and help others, especially my family. She is a wonderful example of Christlike charity. She has taught me the Gospel of Jesus Christ and I am so thankful. I love my mom! She really is my best friend and I'm looking forward to the years to come and the things I will continue to learn from her. I hope I can have the same kind of relationship with my girls. Thanks, mom. You're amazing!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Happy Weddings!

One of the blessings of being a mission president and his wife is being connected to 335 amazing missionaries (in our case) for the rest of our lives. We love hearing any little tidbit of what is going on in their lives. This last month has been filled with weddings. We were able to attend four wedding ceremonies (3 in the Salt Lake Temple and 1 in the Bountiful Temple) and one reception.
We attended the ceremonies of...
Tyson and Megan (Black) Barrott,

Conliegh (Johnson) and John Zolman,
Michelle (Cresine) and Taylor Fenton, and

Brandon and Aimee (Archibald) Cardon.
An added bonus was going to the reception of Benjamin and Crystal (Murdock) Breedlove in Santaquin. They were married in the Monticello Temple in December.

From our perspective these former missionaries did a great job in finding their eternal companions. We have heard it said that you can tell how good a missionary was by how handsome or beautiful his/her spouse is.........we know these missionaries worked hard to deserve these spouses. We loved getting to know each one!!
Does this inspire any of the rest of you?

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year!!

I am always excited for a new year!! It's a time for beginnings and learning and growing. The year 2009 has been very good to the Farnsworth Family. The first half of the year filled us with amazing mission memories which we relive every time we communicate with one of our 335 missionaries. We love every one of them! We are so blessed!
The last half of the year brought moments when we were able to reconnect with our family.......especially 3 July 2009 when we returned home from Spain to find all of our family waiting at the airport. We added one sweet granddaughter, Addelyn, on May 14 and celebrated Kenna's first birthday on December 9. We are so blessed!

During Thanksgiving we celebrated again with the entire Hulme Family at a family reunion at Aspen Grove. Who would have thought 51 family members could really have so much fun together under one roof for 4 days and 3 nights. We had a blast getting to know each other better. We are so blessed!
We have good health, a great family, and the knowledge of a Heavenly Father who loves each one of us. We are so blessed! Bring on the year 2010! We are ready to find joy in the journey!