Wednesday, June 2, 2010

HAPPY 21st BIRTHDAY GRANT........June 2, 2010

Here are some birthday wishes sent for Grant....

Ha hah.... you're getting old, and I'm just getting younger. =) HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you're having a spectacular birthday. We are thinking of you and love you very much. Keep working hard!

Quick update on us (there's a lot going on so I won't write a novel)

Josh- he's doing well in training and has 99 days left until he's done (not like I'm counting down or anything). he was able to come spend the weekend with the family this past weekend and we enjoyed having him home. He's learning a lot about guns, driving fast cars, weapon safety, and will start his IRS fraud/money laundering stuff this next week. He's pretty excited about that.

Me- I'm just trying to keep busy and pass the time until Josh gets home. I've been busy with the kids, and my two daycare kids, as well as running my baby business. Business is going well and I recently sold products to a store in Australia! Cool huh? I'm in the Relief Society presidency so between visits, and meetings that takes up a lot of time as well. Other than that I'm just house hunting and preparing for the move to Vegas. I'm going to visit this weekend so i can check it out and see where we might want to live.

Landon- he's growing leaps and bounds. he's definitely getting taller and is feisty to say the least. he loves anything cars and toy story (he's excited to see the new one that comes out in a few weeks). He is learning to read and knows all of his alphabet and the sounds that the letters make. He loves to tease Tyler and his favorite food is cheese and mustard sandwiches (weird, I know).

Tyler- she's running around crazy and likes to take toys from Landon and run as fast as she can to get away. She's always really happy and is my little cuddle bug. She is definitely a cheese ball and puts on the hugest grins. She loves to eat almost anything and is learning to feed herself with a spoon (very messy). She loves to play in her play kitchen, to clean with wipes when I'm cleaning the house, and to use her pink vacuum when I'm vacuuming.

We are doing well and hope you are too. We love you!

The Bottjers

Dear Grant,

I know that you will not get this until after your BD, but just wanted you to know how proud we are of you and your service to the Lord. I love reading your letters every week. They inspire me to do better and also remind me of my many blessings. I hope you had a great BD and that you know too that we are thinking about you and that we pray for you every day. We love you and are looking forward to your stories and insights about the gospel. Stay strong and remember that you are on the Lord's side.
We love you,
Aunt Teri

Grant (Elder Russell)-

Hey bud it is your cousin Shannon. Just thought I would send you a quick note to wish you a Happy 21st Birthday! Can you believe you are that "old?" Well I sure can't. I remember visiting your family at various houses and thinking you were sooo much younger than me. I am going to be turning thirty this year and I still feel like I am 21. It is crazy how quickly time passes. Candon is 7 these days and getting ready to go into the 2nd grade. Shaylee is 4 and Cash is 2. Life is good here in Blackfoot, if we could get it to stop raining, and we think about you and other missionaries often. We are sure to pray for you daily. We are so proud of you and the work you are doing for the Lord. We are so thankful for your obedience and willingness to serve the Lord at this time in your life. I know you and your family are reaping the blessings now, but you will have innumerous blessings that will come to you and your future family for your faithful service on your mission. I know because I have seen it in my life. I know that Heavenly Father will continue to bless you as you honestly and faithfully complete your mission. Continue to stay strong, pray to our Father for guidance, and be OBEDIENT!! We love you GRANT!! Hope you have a great birthday!!

Shannon, Corey, Candon, Shaylee, and Cash Dahle

Just a quick hello to wish you a wonderful Birthday Grant! We love you and we are so proud of your willingness to serve the Lord. I love to read your stories and join in the celebration of your successes in bringing souls to Christ. I love the beans on the stove…awesome how the Lord watches over us. Aubree’s home and we have begun the preparations for her departure August 3rd to the Sao Paulo MTC. She will be taking a red eye flight to be there August 4th. She is going to the Bello Horizonte Mission. Exciting for her and Sean to leave and serve in the vineyard. I never thought I would send my daughter but it is the true desire of her heart and I know that she will be a wonderful missionary. Exciting times in the Turner family. Keep us the great work Grant! Hoorah for Israel…love,
Aunt Joni

Elder Russell,

Happy Birthday to you happy Birthday to you Happy Birthday dear
Missionary extraordinaire Elder Grant Russell, Happy Birthday to
you....and many more...

God bless you on your 95th birthday..:):) Elder the Gospel is true and
never "get weary of well doing."
Brother Marks

We send our love, support and Birthday Wishes to Grant. His emails overflow
with the missionary spirit of faith and service.
Jim and Debi Eagar