Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The King Family 2007

So this is the most recent picture of the David Lee and Glenda Rae Martindale King Family, taken at the Mesa Arizona Temple in May 2007. Standing: Allison & John David King, David King, Mike Stringham, Jace & Emily Bruce. Kneeling/Sitting: Tyler & Meredith Lowe, Glenda King, Amanda Stringham, Julianne & Rick McCracken. Ok, so right away you'll notice some really poor photoshopping (done by yours truly), but since Rick wasn't able to make the trip, and since we NEVER get professional pictures, I figured we'd have to wait at least another decade for this kind of opportunity.




Despite the missing link, the trip to AZ was everything we could've imagined--full of laughter, tears, hugs, and of course, lots of enchiladas! We all left our kids home for the week and flew in for John David's graduation from Dental School. It was an emotional day as we all beamed with pride for our brother's accomplishment!


Not to take anything away from the celebration of JD, but it was not the ultimate highlight of our trip. That honor goes to the day we spent doing work in the Temple for the King Family. This included my grandparents, John Milton and Hazel Marie Edmondson King, their parents and grandparents, and for my uncle John Jr., who died in infancy. It ranks as one of the most incredible experiences of my life!

4 comments:

Marcie said...

Way to go blog girl. I joined the band wagon about a year ago, and its been pretty fun. Britt Wilde has one, so does my sister Jen. You can check mine out at www.2barnhartboys.blogspot.com

Jonesy said...

Yay! You're my first comment! I knew you were special...

MOMof7 said...

Nice blog Amanda! I'm afraid if I started a blog it be more boring than watching paint dry...which unfortunatly I've been actually doing lately!!=(
Love you! Kiss the kiddos for me!!

Jill said...

Hey deary. I am so excited you are blogging. I will be cyber-stalking on a frequent basis! Love you loads!