Friday, January 9, 2009


High School basketball is so much fun~!

Justin and Miclaine Bendel
Justin is in the middle of basketball season and despite messing up his ankle pretty badly right before Christmas, he is back on the court and winning games!!  These pics are from tonights game with a rival school here in town (Coconino Panthers) and yes, Justin's team kicked butt!!  It was a great game and fun to watch.  They are always more fun to watch when they win!!
 Justin is the rebound KING~!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Elder Clark

We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and wish you health and happiness in the New Year. 
The holidays for us were only missing one thing.........Christopher.  It was a strange thing not having him here with us.  We did get to talk to him on Christmas day and it was AWESOME!!  He is speaking Portuguese very well and had trouble with his English words! We got to talk to him for about an hour and a half.  He is loving everything about his mission service and had a wonderful first Christmas away from home thanks to the wonderful people of Brazil.  Here are a few pictures of his first Christmas in the mission field.
Elder Clark has been out for 5 months and he says it is going by quickly (most days).  I hope to be able to say that one day as right now it seems he has been gone for a very long time and we miss him daily...
It is such a blessing that he is well and finding joy in serving the Lord.  He tells us that he is aware of his daily blessings from his Heavenly Father and loves what he is doing.. Thanks for all of your love and support of Elder Clark.