Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Speaking of Missions...

Sora Amanda Gibson has made it to Romania safely but not without some bumps on the way. Apparently travel was a little crazy. I know she would love to hear from everyone. I bet it was pretty nerve racking to be going out after all the boys came back so it would be nice to let her know we are thinking of her. I would love to say that I have set and example and already sent her tons of mail but that would be a lie. And you know me, I'm not one to lie...maybe I am. But incase anyone is interested here is her mail info I stole off of facebook.
Romania Address:
Sora Amanda Gibson
Romania Bucharest Mission
Sos. Pipera Nr. 41, Et. 7
Sector 2
014254 Bucharest

Pouch Mail Instructions:
The Church provides pouch mail service to countries where other mail service may not be reliable. Each country regulates this service differently. To prevent possible fines or discontinuation of pouch service only Postcards and letters that are single sheet, folded into three-panels, and taped at the top only (no envelopes), may be sent through the pouch.
1. Lay the blank side of the letter (single sheet) facing down with writing facing you.
2. Fold the top of the letter about one third of the way down and crease.
3. Fold the bottom of the letter to the top of the first fold and crease.
4. Use two small pieces of tape or two sticker tabs on the top to secure the letter, and place them not more than one inch from each side. Do not seal the ends.
5. Do not include any other items within the letter.
6. In the top left corner write you name and complete address.
7. Affix a stamp in the top right corner.
8. In the middle write the following:
Sora Amanda Gibson
Romania Bucharest Mission
POB 30150
Salt Lake City UT 84130-0150

There ya go. And, when the time comes, I hope we get a similar post with all of Maren's info! (congrats Maren) Hope everyone is having the just the best 2009 they have ever had ;) and I can't wait to see everyone again in the summer!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I'm going on a mission!

I have been called to serve in the Philippines Cebu mission speaking the Cebuano language. I report to the MTC in the beginning of April so I have a little bit before I go, I just thought I would throw a quick update on here for every one.

Monday, December 29, 2008

2008 Is Coming to a End

The year of 2008 is coming to an end very quickly. I am not sure about everyone else, but this year flew by for me. There is only about three days left of this year. With that in mind I am going to take some time to reminess on some of the things that have happened this year, please forgive me if I have forgotten some things.

The first of the year began with me getting on an airplane and flying half way around the world, to Germany, with Maren's parents to pick Maren up from her year stay as a nanny. We did the european turist thing for about ten days or so before we got on the plane to head on home. That was the longest flight ever, well it seemed like it. Three airplanes and airports later we had finally arrived back in Salt Lake City. To our suprise we had missed the big storms, I was okay with that. I am not sure about Maren though, I think she missed the snow in Germany.

Throughout this year we have had a lot of missionaries come home, sorry there are way to many of you for me to name, basically everyone our age came home at sometime this year. There have been several weddings too. Hilary Nenow got married in April, Leah Welch got married in June, and Dan Yates tied the knot in September.

We have had all kinds of other thinks go on during the 2008 year. Some of them consist in Sam Johnson buying a house with Freddy, Lauren Tye did a study abroad in London England for a semseter. Kylee Ford arrived back from her stent in China. We have also had some suprises, I think. They were good suprises too, well I would have to say that one of them was way suprising. Amanda Gibson put in her missionary papers and was called to the Bucharest, Romania mission. Wow what a place to go. Now for the suprising one to me and I think to some others would be Maren McLaughlin decided that she was going to go on a mission. She had said when she came back from Germany that she would not go on a mission, but low and behold she has put in her papers. I would have to say that it was the quickest ever though. It took her some time to decide, but once she made up her mind it was only about six weeks after she decided that she was able to finish all the paper work and the other necessary things. Now all we have to do is wait to see where she gets called to.

There is probably a lot that I have missed and I am sorry if I did. I hope to everyone that this year ends wonderfully and that the 2009 year brings them happiness, joy, and lots more.

Monday, June 16, 2008

4th of July

So I'm thinking we should do a party on the 4th of July. I sort of have a tradition going of doing it at my house (although I missed the year I was in Germany) so that's always open. We have Tanner Park which is always an option, lots of grass at the elementary school across the street, or plenty of room at my house. Of course we will have fireworks, so long as their legal. If not, sparklers maybe? Just not cops please, that's not so fun. Let me know what you all think.

Friday, May 23, 2008

BBQ Pick Up

Ok everyone, this is your friendly neighborhood Greg Probst here. I have picked up the whole BBQ thing. Here is the tentative plan:

What: BBQ with Ultimate Frisbee and other games and stuff...
Where: Greg's House 6291 Oakcrest Cir. (map at bottom of post)
When: Friday May 30th at 6:00 pm
Who: Anyone and everyone. If you could let me know if you and others are coming that would be helpful but not mandatory.

Other info: I need help with food so if anyone wants to volunteer to bring stuff please do, PLEASE do. call me or e-mail me and let me know. Also let me know if you have any ideas.

Hope everyone is having a rad day!

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Monday, May 12, 2008

I'm around here somewhere..

hm, so I finished the semester in tact, which wasn't as big a miracle as I thought it'd be a few weeks before finals. I'm still working towards a degree in ASL interpreting, which is fun. I keep getting set backs in my progression but hopefully I'll figure out a way around them...
And to add to my set backs I'm planning on serving a mission, for which I'm putting my availability towards the end of summer.
"Are you trying to avoid Matt?" many people ask (either internally or out). My answer is no. I just wanted more of a chance to visit with friends, play a little bit, and most importantly save up more money for to pay for it.
Speaking of money, I have a different sort of job now.. I demonstrate knives. I'm trying to decide right now if I want to make it my full-time job or a side job this summer. If you have any suggestions/advice, I'd love to hear it!

Friday, May 9, 2008

BBQ Bailout

Ok alright, so I know the bailing on the bbq was my fault, but Mary, my sister is getting married May 27th, my Mom has basically claimed my life, so a BBQ seemed ok to push back and the place we wanted to do it was booked, sad but true. So, I'm not against having a BBQ in May, I think it would be great, cause everyone leaves June for all of their summer events, however, I can't be in charge of it, I've already been in charge of way to many things at way too stressful times. So I'm passing the baton, or I could even share it, any takers? We could do it on a weeknight mwf or a saturday afternoon, but this Saturday is all booked, the 17th is fairly busy, the 24th I could sneak it in, but I wouldn't be able to plan it, the 31 is ok too. Memorial day is out, being that Mary gets married the next day and my life is claimed which is ok, because I'm free after the 27th.

Lauren is in town the 24-31 I think, Caitlin leaves in June sometime, Greg goes back to Virginia in June, Amanda has a Birthday somewhere around there, and I don't want her to feel that the BBQ overrides yeah pushing it back sucks.

Also, you have to have at least 10 ppl for sure show up for a good game of Ulitmate Frisbee, 7 just wasn't enough.

So with all of this in mind, we can do a BBQ/ Ultimate Frisbee event, but I don't want to plan the whole thing, I can't.