Dear Elder Hoopes,
Sorry we didn’t email you in time, but perhaps you will be able to check tomorrow. aurie and Elliott arrived today so we were busy getting ready for them, then busy giving Elliot 100% of our attention! You are only 2 years old once and need all kinds of Grandma love and admiration. We had a great time at Helaman Academy. I prepared meals all day long, but we broke away a couple of times to observe the activities the young men were involved in. Our ward won the Helaman Treasure hunt which was spread over the two days. Dad lucked out in the nasty foreign food eating because our ward had to eat vegemite which is a mild marmite. Dad , just to show off, ate 3 helpings! Brother Shaw and Brother Yorgason asked about you and were so happy to hear how well you are doing.
Rachel is off to Europe in 2 days, so we are doing last minute shopping for her. I just got called to be Compassionate Service leader in the ward, so I didn’t have much time off after being released from seminary teaching. It will be a wonderful calling to get me back involved in the ward. We had a ward fast for Mark Neilson because he will be having another heart surgery tomorrow. (His surgery went very well and he will be returning home for Father's day) Josie was awarded outstanding high school student, and she has billboards all over town with her picture on it. I’ll try to send a photo of one to you.
Well I have to run,
Love you so much!!! We are praying for you and your investigators,