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Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Missionary Christmas to Wayne!

Merry Christmas Wayne-ers! When I found out that I got Wayne I was a little scared, but then excited. Ryan and I have had Amy and Wayne a few years ago to give a gift for and we gave Wayne a big, beautiful gift basket filled with nuts and things that he loved. I was excited to have him so I could bring that same joy to him again. So, with that, Wayne… Merry Christmas to you! I’m so glad that you are in our family and that you decided to marry my sister so long ago. You are such an inspiration to me with your faith and love of the gospel. I love you big brother!

On Saturday, December 12th, I had the missionaries over for dinner. I know some of you might think this wasn’t a huge service, but it isn’t something I was planning on doing anytime in the near future. When we moved in with my In-laws, my first Sunday in our new ward they passed around the sign-up calendar for the missionary dinners. I saw it and just passed it along and said to myself, “Oh that’s a plus living with my in-laws… I don’t ever have to feed the missionaries for dinner because my mother in law will do that. Score!” But I was SO wrong! When Wayne had the suggestion to have the missionaries over for dinner I knew that was the one for me because of those thoughts I had had. And I am so grateful that I did!

On Sunday, December 6th, I saw the missionary calendar being passed around. The family had just sent the email about doing our service by Christmas and so I was hoping that there was an available spot before then. Then I looked at the calendar… there was a PERFECT opening for THAT Saturday! I thought, “I’ll take it!” We had grilled pork chops, twice baked potatoes, salad, rolls, and jello. Ryan helped me out a little with the grilling of the pork chops. Thanks, babe, for helping out! We had great conversations over dinner with the 2 sweet Elders, and then they gave us a wonderful Christmas message. It was such an added spirit to our home that we have been missing and I am so grateful that we had the chance to have them over.


  1. This is so fun! Tiffany, I am so impressed! Way to go!

  2. mmmm....grilled pork chops. Spoiled elders. My motto is give them Mac and Cheese. Actually, being in Canada, my motto is give them "Kraft Dinner." I guess they can be spoiled since you are doing service. Nicely done. The food looks great.

    Matt 25:35

  3. Go Tiff! The table looks great! You are so cute!

  4. Yummy dinner! Check out that awesome grill.

  5. Tiff great job. When I was an Elder I always loved it when young families would have us for dinner, it was nice to feel like they could relate to you. I also loved it when the members house was clean, and the table was nicely set, so you guys were two for two.

  6. See I knew that you were going to a great parent.Grtat parents cook great and they have the Elders for diner.I know the pork chops were great because you did them for Mom and I and they were very good.

    PS I was glad I got your name because I was able to rember just how special you are.Ryan you are a lucky guy and a very special to us for taking good care of our little baby

  7. Tiff, this one is so perfect for you. In a way, not only was it a service with Wayne in mind, but it was similar to mine that it forced you to rekindle one of your many talents. You lucky dog with your in-house cook but you are a wonderful cook so it is nice to force you back in the kitchen.

    Good job Tiffy monster.

  8. Okay... How darling are dad's comments! He is adorable!

    Tiff, you are a great cook. I love living by you so that we can cook for each other.