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Elder Browning Heading to Africa

Days before Babups left, we tried to get in some family togetherness one last time. Plus, we had a lot of packing to do. Two suitcases for two years in Africa… a bit of a stress for mama.

Time with Presto talking b-ball and the Utah Jazz.


Getting in our favorite breakfast place, Cracker Barrel!


Running errands and finding last items for his suitcase stash…Presto is not amused with shopping.


Babups’ last supper in Tucson was the famous Sonoran hotdog and a large strawberry Eegee! Tucsonans know of what we speak.


Getting advice from older brothers right before he was set apart.


The famous Arizona Tucson Mission stair photo of the family….most get this picture when they are going home from their mission. Babups gets one on his way to his mission!


President Walker of the Tucson Arizona Stake set Babups apart. Now he is Elder Browning.


Elder Browning will not return to Tucson after his mission, as we will be back in Idaho by then. So this is not only a good-bye to the family, but a good-bye to Tucson, AZ.



Had to include our friends the saguaro cacti!



Here we go to the Tucson International Airport….this is getting real now!






And now the dreaded good-byes….





Good-bye for TWO Elder Browning! We will be praying for you and loving you from afar.

Follow his adventures at his missionary blog.

Hurrah for Israel!!!


How is it that a full year has gone by?

This is the family a little over a year ago–August 2017.

I don’t have the energy to even think of what has happened since that hot, August day in Tucson.

But here are some much needed and embarrassingly late updates.

Two more grand babies are in the oven baking…. Yay!!!!  One is due any day now (Sept 2018) and the other one  Spring 2019…

LillyDill (our sweet granddaughter in the picture) is 16 months old as of this post and is the cutest and most energetic thing ever!

Babups graduated from Seminary and received his own mission call to Africa Botswana/Namibia Mission ~(holy hannah)~ and he is getting ready to leave for the South Africa Missionary Training Center on October 11, 2018…

JuBean is now 7, Presto is 12 (the lone Deacon in our ward), and Eboo is 15 ….with a driving license coming in the near future.

I wish I could show a current photo of the family in September 2018, but that is not possible because we have never all been together in one place since this photo was taken.

Nonetheless, here are some pictures from the past year.

(Disclaimer: These photos are the ones currently on the computer I am on doing this post… I’m sure there are many more, but don’t have access to them right now.)


Babups at Seminary Graduation.

Just an hour before Seminary Graduation, Babups opened his mission call to the Africa Namibia/Botswana Mission. We all are a little shell shocked!

Eboo and Babups, the early morning seminary DUO!

Presto is just here for the food.

Jubean, will miss her big (and quite tall) brother!


Preston finally turned 12 and gets to sit in the front seat….that is if his older siblings let him.



Getting some snuggles in with LillyDill!! 



Birthday Photos for JQ, Babups, & Presto

It’s time to get these photos up to show our Birthdays for January, February, and March.

These birthdays are all squished into 5 weeks so it feels like all we do is open birthday gifts and eat birthday cake…or pie…or cupcakes.

Happy Birthday you three!

JQ is officially an adult!



Presto is our Star Wars maniac!



Babups is now official. Watch out night drivers and all you girls!


Grandpa Babups


“Grumpy Grandpa” is what I call this picture.

I was just trying to get a close up of him but he wasn’t one bit amused.


Now this cute-bushy-mustache Grandpa look is more appealing, Babups.

Our iFamily home school play “Everybody Nose”, was a hit a couple of weeks ago.

Babups played the story telling, Grandpa/narrator in the play which entailed fairies, princesses, enchanted forests, and a handsome prince that had a really super big, big, big nose.

(CaRynn working her magic aging Babups 50+ years.)


The cast and crew were fabulous and entertaining and the costumes, makeup, hair and scenery–I’d say were quite superb.

I just love live entertainment that is wholesome and well done.

Thanks goes out to Heather F. (and all the other Moms) for their efforts and sacrifice to make another production wonderfully successful.

I tell you…home school Moms ROCK!

(Which reminds me–that is another post for another time.)

APPLAUSE for all you adorable performers. I enjoyed every minute!



The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Last May, Babups was in our iFamily Shakespeare play, “The Two Gentleman of Verona”.


Babups was the bad guy, Proteus.

Hence, the black costume.

I mean, Proteus was a good guy at first but then he turned into a two timer and slime ball.

It was a great play and I was very impressed with the young cast’s abilities.

As part of the play, Babups had to grow out his hair as long as he could.

This was interesting at the end…some wild crazy hair for sure.



Great job being the bad guy, Babups.

You had a lot of hard Shakespeare lines to memorize…amazing!

I loved seeing you swagger across the stage and fight with a sword.

Pretty entertaining!


I hope this is the first of many plays to come.


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