Tuesday, September 8, 2009

So just to update the Family- Aunt Lora and Uncle John are in Japan. Cami and Sunnie are at BYU and JT is still on his mission in Paraguray. This is a picture from the girls photo shoot a few days before Aunt Lora left. It sums up basically how sometimes all we can do is wonder how life keeps speeding by and we need to take a moment and capture the great and wonderful things that happen. Please pray that Aunt Lora and Uncle John get the housing that they want and remember that even through they are hours and miles away that they love everyone and love to hear from you.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Response to Hey are you related to John Lund

So I walked into the temple last Saturday to do sealings. When I walked into the sealing office the brother greated me "Hello Brother Lund, you are Brother John Lund aren't you?" I answered yes and was very impressed until he started to tell me how much he enjoyed the Israel trip last year and wanted to know about my grandchildren.

This is not as bad as when I was at the house this last summer and little Ian ran into the house looking for Uncle John (really looking for J.T) then ran out and said to his mother "Uncle John isn't here but there's another Granddaddy in there"

The worst was about four years ago I went to church with mom and dad. Dad was parking the car and I sat by mom. One of the High Priest walked up and said "Brother Lund, you look great did you loose some weight or color your hair. You look 20 years younger" I thanked him and told him I was 23 years younger.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Here's A "Hey are you related to John Lund?" Story

David and I were at dance class the other night and a new couple joined. We switch partners as we learn new steps so everyone gets a chance to dance with people who know what they are doing. When it was my turn to dance with the new guy he asked me if my father in law's name was John. (I'm sure this happens on occaision to most of us, usuallly by someone who has been on a cruise or a speaking engagement or has books or tapes and is a fan of Dad). This guy then asked if my father in law had ever lived in Olympia, if he had a bunch of kids, and if he had ever been the director of the Seattle Intitute. I said yes and he told me that John Lund was his bishop 30 years ago or so. He and his wife knew we were related not because they were familliar with Dad's current work but because David looks kind of like Dad did 30 years ago. I thought this was kind of funny but not nearly as funny as the wife remembering Mom because she put roofing shingles inside the house and this lady thought it was so cool that she did it too. Their name were Steve and Debbie (I think-I didn't stare at her name tag for ten minutes while trying to learn the Rumba :D) Smith, they doubt John and Bonnie would remember them. And appearently Dad was the best bishop they ever had. :D