Dan's maternal grandfather, Russell M. Nelson, celebrated his 90th! birthday on September 9th.
We arrived at the JSMB in time for a HUGE family picture. I don't have a copy of that yet, but this is all of his locally available children and spouses (missing one son-in-law and another daughter and son-in-law serving in the Area Presidency in Japan).
We attended a fancy dinner and program with 180+ family members!
The Primary aged grand and great-grand children sang all four verses of, "The Family Is Of God." Thanks to a LOT of at-home practice, McKenna and Ben miraculously knew almost every word!
Here's a little video of the kids singing:
The "youth" age grand and great-grandchildren sang, "True to the Faith."
All of Grandfather's children (missing one daughter) sang the hymn, "Our Prayer to Thee" which Grandfather wrote the lyrics to in 2003.
There were a couple beautifully done slide shows, and then some loving words from the birthday man himself. Oh, how blessed and thankful we are to be connected to so great a man! He is an amazing example of everything we could hope to become in life! A true disciple of Christ in every way!
Some morning cuteness.
Three goofies in the tub. I love how tan McKenna is compared to my other extremely white children.
Funny how Anna was "dancing" with her lips smacking. :)
Back to School Night was later that week. We enjoyed some SWIG afterwards!
That weekend, Dan had an overnight work event in Aspen Grove with a bunch of foster families.