Monday, September 29, 2014

Music Monday ~ Vocal Point's "Happy"

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I really like Pharrell Williams' song "Happy." Lots of musicians have made covers of this fun song. I've seen a couple of these covers, but I just recently watched this version by Vocal Point, Brigham Young University's amazing 9-man a capella group.

Did you know that the 2010-2011 Vocal Point group competed on NBC's The Sing-Off television show? Yep! They did! And the group made it to the top 5 in that competition. They also have produced numerous CDs over the years.

I hope you enjoy Vocal Point's cover of Happy!

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

He's Home!

Last Friday, our third-oldest son returned home from serving a two-year full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He served his mission in the Massachusetts Boston Mission, which includes most of Massachusetts, all of Rhode Island, and parts of New Hampshire, Vermont, and Connecticut. During his mission, our son served in Keene, New Hampshire, Quincy, Massachusetts, Lowell, Massachusetts, and Manchester, Connecticut.

We hadn't seen our son in person for two years, so as you can imagine, the reunion we had with him at the airport was wonderful! This is a picture of him hugging his dad.

And here they are together waiting for our son's luggage.

Our son loved his mission and served faithfully. He returned with honor. We recently received two emails and a letter from people in the areas where he served. They had such kind words to say about our son and his service while he was on his mission. It was heartwarming and touching to read what they said about him. The following paragraph is an excerpt from one of the emails that we received:
"I just want to tell you how grateful we are to you and your family for being willing to share your son with us for a short time.  He is a wonderful missionary and carries the Spirit with him wherever he goes.  He has been a great influence on our family and the members of our ward.  We will miss him so much, but we are also very excited for you to welcome him home after a 2-year absence.  Just know that he has served faithfully and has helped to change many lives for the better.  We know he will continue to do so as he returns home and moves on with the next chapter of his life."
We're so proud of our son's selfless service to our Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ and to the people in New England. Well done son! And welcome home!

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A Beautiful Wedding

In a previous post here at Jana's Place, I told you about the upcoming wedding of our second-oldest son. Well, the wedding took place about three weeks ago. And it was beautiful!

On my genealogy blog, I wrote a blog post about the wedding and shared some photos taken by Marielle Hayes, owner of Marielle Hayes Photography. If you'd like to read that post and see those beautiful photos, please click HERE.

The gorgeous photos I'm sharing with you today were also taken by Marielle Hayes. She did a fantastic job!

Our son and his fiancé (now wife) were married in the Oakland California Temple. They were sealed for time and all eternity. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe that marriages performed in the holy temple can last throughout the eternities and not end at death.

I love this photo of our son and daughter-in-law. It's just so sweet! It was taken on the beautiful Oakland Temple grounds.

Isn't she beautiful?

I'll end this post with this gorgeous black and white photo of our son and daughter-in-law.

Oh, and isn't our son's boutonniere awesome? It was made by our daughter-in-law. It's a paper flower. How fun is that? She also added a few in her bouquet.

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