Friday, April 24, 2009

The Countdown Begins =)

Life keeps picking up speed. Maybe it's just me. Or maybe it's the fact that my youngest son, Elder "Wee Tad" Devin J. Crane will be returning home from the mission field (Canada Edmonton Mission) on May 6th. This means I have less than two weeks to get everything ready. YIKES! mixed with YAHOO!!!.

Little things, like washing all of his clothes and re-hanging them inside his closet need to take place now. Not to mention getting his bedroom all spit-shined, and we decided to finally build that downstairs bathroom---the only room in our house that isn't finished. Since we'll have two sons living downstairs this summer, we felt it behooved us to get that 3rd bathroom finished. No more grumbling up the stairs to the main bathroom during the middle of the night for those who dwell down below. =D
And . . . I will now have the great joy of cleaning 3 bathrooms. What were we thinking?!!!

In way of good news, my oldest son has already promised that he and Devin will take full responsibility for keeping the downstairs bathroom in good working order. This is wonderful news, since I have little things like girls' camp, reunions galore, numerous camping adventures with my husband's family, etc. this summer. Whew. I don't think I'm bored right now. Actually, I don't think any of us are.

Anyway, I thought in lieu of a lengthy epistle today, I would simply share a handful of pictures of my soon-to-be-released missionary son. Enjoy and I'll be back again on Monday, providing I survive the adventures in store this weekend. Au Revoir.


Cindy Beck said...

How exciting for you. It's wonderful when they come home, but usually a tough adjustment for them. It'll help to have a brother around. :) (That is, assuming I understood you correctly.)

Good luck getting ready for his return.

Doran & Jody said...

Home again, home again, jiggity jig....How fun to have the boys home. Wait.....boys? What are boys?
Oh ya. The people that steal my daughters hearts. Got it.

Anyway, good luck on fixing, cleaning, and sprucing up!

And I HAVE GOT to find that store with the square ice cream cones. I am a little saddened that you didn't put a picture of the ice cream cone for some of us pea brain people that can't vision it. Maybe we can take a jont up there some day. Yep, yep, yep.

Cheri J. Crane said...

Hi Cindy, yep we're excited. It will be an adjustment for Elder Devin, but as you mentioned, it will help having his older brother around.

And yes, Jody, you've so got to try these ice cream cones. They're sooo good!

The Bryson Family said...

It was a joy having your son in our ward. He brought light to us all me and my wife included. He is one of the main reasons we turned to the church.

Cheri J. Crane said...

Thank you for sharing this. =) I know Devin absolutely loved serving in Canada. I'm sure he'll be coming back up for a visit in the future.