Monday, May 8, 2017

The Ties that Bind

Bryson and his cousin Grant Malquist left exactly 1 month apart for their missions. Grant, Bryson and Grant's younger bother Hunter (also Bryson's cousin) will all 3 be serving missions over virtually the same 2.5 years. All 3 boys bought matching ties for the men in our family! Grandpa Michael, all 5 Uncles, all the dads, and all male cousins that are over the age of 12 got the same tie you see Bryson wearing in this photo. The idea they had was to keep them all connected no matter where they are in the world! (When they presented this at a family gathering before the boys left, there where LOTS of tears and hugs!) 3 Warriors of God out serving, and all the men together united by wearing these ties each Fast Sunday (the first Sunday of each month) for our church. This is their "Fast Sunday Tie" and is proudly worn by all the men and young men in our family! We have such handsome men we are so proud of in our family! ๐Ÿ’•

Cousin Grant Serving in Malaga Spain February 2017 - February 2019 These boys love that they are serving across the world together! Such great cousins! We love you Grant! So proud of you! ๐Ÿ’“

Our Papa Michael wearing his tie. He's always such a spiritual rock for our BIG family! ๐Ÿ’“

Uncle Jerry Silva - Love that happy face! He's a great example! ๐Ÿ˜Š
Uncle Chris Wozniak - "Dr Wozniak" is in the house, such a cool dude! He's so funny! ๐Ÿ˜
Uncle Ken and Papa Grant Malquist both wearing their ties! Uncle Ken sets such an example for our family! Papa Grant is technically Papa for Grant and Hunter, but he feels like our Papa too! He always has wisdom, advice, and stories he shares. He's such a blessing to our entire family! Our family grew when Uncle Ken and Aunt Michelle got married. We gained a Papa Grant and Grandma Alice who we love as our own! Grandma Alice is an angle in heaven, as we also knew her on this earth with us. She is and has always been a breath of fresh air to anyone that knows her. Grandma Alice is one of the most genuine and loving ladies this earth has ever been graced to know. We are so thankful to have Papa Grant in our lives still today! Never a dull moment with Papa Grant around. ๐Ÿ˜Š
Uncle Ken, Cousin Hunter (Soon leaving for his mission to Concepcion Chile) and Cousin Taylor. My goodness such handsome men in our family! Uncle Ken has been such a rock for our family all these years! He was the first to marry into this family of 6 daughters! (Brave man!) Hunter is going to make an amazing missionary in Concepcion Chile! This young man is going to touch so many hearts with his sweet spirit! Taylor is such a fun spirited young man, and caring for those around him.

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