Oct 26, 2008

Our new ward- Valley View 3rd ward

Our new ward is great. I'm impressed by the level of interaction the classes have. When a question was presented, there was no shortage of good comments. In fact, most of the comments I had in mind were given before I had the chance to make them!

Today was the primary presentation. They sang well, and it looked well done. Irene and I were impressed. We sat in the back near the door (for quick veyron escape) and we could still hear them! hehe!

Veyron attended nursery for the first time also this week. In previous weeks we kept him away from it for fear that his tongue infection was contagious. He really enjoyed it. He played and played.

It was an excellent sunday.

Oct 11, 2008

Two Becomes Three

Our love bore fruit in April 6, 2007 when Veyron Kev Rees was born. His name is a combination of Irene joY and kEVRON. He is our little joy. I'll never forget the experience of being a father. It really changes everything. We watch him grow, learn to do things, and experience life for the first time. It was the little things at first, like when he was finally able to track me with his eyes as I walked from one end of the floor to the other. When he rolled over for the first time it was especially exciting. He walked for the first time at 10.5 months. He was climbing the stairs long before that. Now, you can't keep anything from him. Leave him alone for 2 seconds and he's off getting himself into trouble. He loves the outside world.

Soon he will be accompanied by our second child. He'll be a good big brother. Thank goodness they both have a wonderful mother who cares so much for them and their well-being. She's awesome!

We love our son very much as our children are all that we really have at this point in our lives. We are glad and thankful for that. >Kevron

Words are just not enough to explain the depth of joy and happiness that I felt when I became a mother. My very heart's dream was fulfilled! Today, I am pregnant with our second baby. Time is just so quick in passing. Life has been very challenging yet fulfilling. I love my home sweet home on the earth and feel very blessed with my wonderful husband, children, our families and good friends. >IJ

Oct 9, 2008

Love Love Love

"A long and lasting love"

IJ and I met on the island of Leyte in the Philippines. Both of us were serving a full-time mission for our church. We knew very little of each other at that time but soon after we had both returned to our homes, our relationship bloomed. We were married about 1yr later in the LDS Bountiful, Utah in the House of the Lord in April 13th 2006 for all time and eternity.

I remember how I felt about Irene Joy when I served with her. I could see how diligent and hard working she was. But I also knew her to be of cheery nature, she was always happy. I felt her testimony and her awesome spirit. During the long time that consisted of our dating and "getting to know you" period, I got to know her deeper. She doesn't give up, despite the many hardships of a long distance relationship.

When we were married I said to myself, I have found Joy. She was the one who made me happier than anyone or anything else ever has. Our marriage was beautiful and fulfilling. She was so beautiful, I will never forget. >Kevron

It is very normal when people ask you how you met your spouse and when I say, "my husband and I both served as full-time missionaries for our church in the same mission...that's basically how we met". Then they'd say that it is so neat (at least those that asked me so far). I am so grateful that Kevron and I experienced the same blessings that come from serving the Lord. Wonderful experiences that are eternal that we share together and help us press forward in this life. Above all things, I express my gratitude to my Father in Heaven for giving us the opportunity to become the best that we can be. >IJ