Monday, January 24, 2011

Whirl Wind

Cole leaves for the Provo MTC in two days!  All last night "whirl wind" kept coming to my mind.  Cole gave his missionary "farewell" talk yesterday.  We had family & friends come in to see Cole and send him off for the next two years.
It started on Saturday night, before the big Sunday talk.  Family & friends started showing up.  Cole has been getting real huggy lately.

Jamie & Scott & their kids came by and got to meet Winston as a bonus.

Of course a little Beatles Guitar Hero was played while Jonathan looked on.
Yes, that is Rick at the microphone.  Don't ask.

Cole's birthday/so long cake that Bama got for him.  The phrase on it is something she always sings to the kids, "You can go but be back soon.  When you're gone I'm going to miss you."

Some of Cole's friends showed up for the celebratory chicken curry.

Tipton Cousins

The little family
Dueling necklaces.  Aren't they cute?  Aunts Juliett and Heather, that is.  Yes, the necklaces are adorable too.

Chelsea and her friend Clay.


Aunt Cherisse, of  the Texas Tiptons made a pillow case for Cole to take with him and we all signed it.  Shaun was one of the first to get his hands on it. The boarder says, "Turning Japanese.  I think I'm turning Japanese.  I really think so."  Remember that song?


Jonathan.  When Cole comes home in two years, it will be Jonathan's turn to leave.

The Hancock side of my life.
More Hancocks!

So Aubrey, an adopted Tipton, said, "Let me get a picture of you.  You have to be in at least one picture."  Then she took the picture, looked at it and said, "You look like a crazy woman.  Let me do it again.  Here, put Tiffany in the picture with you to bring down the crazy."
Note:  my hands are blurry, that's because they were getting busy!

I did my best, really!


Saragers said...

why am i about to cry right now!!! i'm sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo sad!!! (that's a lot of sad) not only did i miss the farewell and party, and saying goodbye to cole, i miss the show low tips and the aubs!!! i miss my family!!! (insert temper tantrum here)

Lauri said...

You have a lot of life changing things happening to you. Congrats! Maybe a trip to NYC would be a fun diversion??!!!!! :<)