Wednesday, June 24, 2015


This "baby boy" of ours graduated from Medical School!!
We are the parents of this young man, so we have the rights to brag! We are so very proud of Joey & his accomplishments!! We went to a banquet where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
At the awards breakfast Joey received the Gold Humanism Honor Society Award, Outstanding Achievement Award & Humanism in Medicine Award. I am amazed with all the hard work it took to achieve this!!
Graduation Night (yes, a few tears were shed)
Random pictures of graduation dinner at our house
Already a University of Michigan fan
She is not sure about this Michigan winter weather get up
We loved the extra time we had with this cute little family after graduation & before they headed to Michigan
Last family dinner-get together with everyone (for awhile)!
Practicing their moves (these pictures make me smile every time I see them)! The boys take this very seriously!!
Now for the competitions
Moving Joey's family to Michigan...Jim, Joey, Grandpa & Grandma Nelson drove for two long days before they picked me up in Kansas City Missouri...during this time they were able to go to the Oklahoma City Memorial. From Missouri we went to Independence, Far West, Adam-Ondi-Oman, Liberty, Nauvoo & Carthage Jail. We were able to get in a lot of the church history sites with the little amount of time we had, it was such a great trip! Along the way, we had quite a bit of rain, did some hydro-planning, stayed indoors for some extra time until a tornado warning sub-sided but best of all Jim & I loved having our one-on-one time with Joey (Jim rode with him two of the days & I rode with him three of the days)! We were able to get to Michigan, unload everything & get some things done before Raegan & Claire came. Oklahoma City
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints visitor center in Independence, Missouri
Church of Christ-Temple Lot
Church of Christ still owns this property
Community of Christ visitors center-formerly known as the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
The ceiling
We were able to sit inside their chapel/auditorium? and listen to a women playing the organ
Far West, Missouri
The cornerstones for a temple are still there & protected
Liberty Jail
Carthage Jail
Nauvoo, Illinois
On the Mississippi River
Me on lake Michigan or "the ocean" as I call it
Raegan & Claire were flying in the sky at the same time as Jim & I...we were headed back home to Mesa & they were headed to their new home in Ann Arbor. We will miss them so much!!
It looks like everyone is adjusting well in beautiful Michigan
Wow...he is official!