Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Dave Glauser Shouts Out from Spain

Hello to all my FTM friends! I enjoying keeping up on everyone on the
blog. I am currently studying at the University of Oviedo on the north
coast of Spain. I attend a small branch here and will be going on
splits with the missionaries here later this week. When the program
ends in 2 weeks I will be traveling through Germany, Switzerland,
Spain, and France with some friends. I will also be running with the
bulls in Pomplona Spain on July 7th. Next year will be my senior year
at the University of Utah. After several injuries on my knee and
ankle I decided to give up lacrosse. I miss it a lot but i think it
was for the best. In August I will be participating on Student
government and hopefully getting ready for grad school. About a month ago I
got a call from a national fraternity who asked if they could set up an
interview with me. They eventually asked me to help open and be the
vice president of a new chapter of a greek fraternity at the U called
Delta Sigma Phi. One of my best friends is the President and we have a
great vision of what we want to create. We will be the only dry
fraternity at the U. For the remainder of the summer I will be working with a
fruit company transporting the fruit from the farms to the vendors. The picture
is on the top of Mount Naranco that has a Christ statue that overlooks the
city of Oviedo.
-Dave Glauser

Saturday, June 11, 2011

More News From Folkner and Larsen

Yes I am getting married in October. She's a lovely young lady, Captain of the USU Lady Ultimate team actually, so things are going well on the field. I am running the men's team from a logistics stand point. We suck, but that's okay. Katie Larsen is from Cottonwood Heights (just south of Salt Lake) and is leaving me for germany tomorrow to study abroad. You'll meet her at the reunion I'm sure. She is lively and fun like me and mostly happy. I like her.

Friday, June 10, 2011

David Erik Folkner is a Winner


Trenton Gates

I am back working for Mason Machinery in Aurora, Utah. I am taking summer classes at Snow College Richfield. Then in the fall I am going to Snow College Ephraim. I am going to major in Computer Science and Engineering. And then hopefully I will be able to transfer to the University of Utah, possibly in the fall of 2012.

Save the Date - September 30, 2011

Dear Returned Missionaries from the Florida Tampa Mission,

We hope you are doing well. We have a chance to visit with many of you by phone and by e-mail, and a few of you have actually visited in Virginia. It is hard to believe that we have been home almost a year. We miss the Florida Tampa Mission, but it is great to be home with friends and family and to be back to work both in the church and professionally.

Please circle the date of Friday, September 30, 2011 for the Mission Reunion. We do not have contact information for all the returned missionaries and so we would appreciate it if you would share this information with others whom you see. Encourage them to send us their email information if they have any doubt that we do not have it.

Here are the specifics:

  • Date and Time - Friday, September 30, 2011 - 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location - Draper Crescent View Stake Center, 11626 South, 300 East, Draper, Ut (Same location as last year)
  • Brief opening meeting in the chapel at 6:30 pm, followed by a potluck dinner and plenty of opportunities to visit and share.
We will send further information and directions in the weeks ahead. In the meantime, we look forward to the opportunity to see all of you on Friday, September 30, 2011

With love,

President and Sister Colton

Colton contact information:
936 Spring Hill Road
Mclean, Va 22102
Home phone: 703-448-9418
Kent's email: kcoltonllc@gmail.com
Kathryn's: kacolton1@gmail.com
Kent's cell: 202-340-5577
Kathryn's: 202-340 5547

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Fudge and Magleby to Marry

James Fudge and Ellen Magleby announce their marriage on June 10th at the Oquirrh Mountain Temple.

Michael and Violet Share Their Story

Michael Wager and Violet Iles announce their engagement and upcoming marriage on August 6th in the St. George Temple.

Well, despite the fact that we don't have to get married to get on the blog, I'm doing it anyway.

I got back to Utah in July 2010, just in time to help my family move to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Not long after that, I returned to Southern Utah University to continue studying music there. I ended up living on campus in the same building that I lived in before my mission.

At the first Family Home Evening for or student ward, we went to the Bishop's house for a dinner. During the evening, the first counselor in the bishopric introduced me to Violet Iles, who had been in the ward the year before. Over the next few days, Violet and I started getting to know and like each other. We went on a date to the Utah Shakespearean Festival that Saturday. It wasn't too long after that that we decided to start dating each other exclusively. The more time we have spent together, the more we love each other and see how compatible we are. Everything we do we enjoy doing together, including reading, writing, going for walks, talking, and so on.

By January we started talking about marriage. We began coming up with ideas for our wedding, as well as how we would deal with things as parents and as a couple. As we started to discuss things more, our love continued to grow.

Although I had met her parents before we even started dating, Violet still hadn't met mine. At spring break, we went to Albuquerque together to stay with my family. On our six-month mark since we started dating, we told my parents about how we wanted to get married. I hadn't had a chance to do it up to that point because I wanted to tell them in person rather than over the phone. They were supportive and happy for us.

The next day, we went to the mall to look at rings. We didn't have any money, so we were mostly window shopping and seeing what we liked. There wasn't much in our price range that we liked, but after lunch, we made a decision. We decided there was no point in waiting to officially get engaged, since we had talked so much about it and my parents knew about it. Since we couldn't afford a nice ring, Violet picked out a plastic costume ring from Macy's (which actually looked very nice, and a lot of people thought it was real) to use until we had a little more money. I bought it and we took it home. After we got back to the house, we went on a walk to a nearby park, which we had visited a few times earlier in the week. We walked a little ways in the park. Then I stopped and got down on one knee and said, "Violet, will you marry me?" and slipped the ring onto her finger. She said yes.

We had originally thought of getting married in December, but we decided that was a rather long engagement, so we moved it up to August 6. We're getting married in the St. George Temple, which is both her favorite temple and the closest to where we are. We are so excited to be sealed together for time and all eternity.

This summer, we are both staying in Cedar City and working. We're taking a marriage preparation institute class, and we love each other more every day.

The Lord really has looked out for me and us. I know that the blessings I've received since I came home are because of my mission, and I'm grateful for the experiences I've had and continue to have. God loves us, and the Church is true.

Michael Wager

New Addition Arrives to the Fosters

Mackay Nathanial Foster graced us with his presence on June 5 2011 at
9:47 am. Mackay (pronounce muh-kay) was born three and a half weeks
early and weighed in at 6lb 9oz. Even though he was born almost a
month early he is very healthy and has experienced no major
complications. Momma and baby are doing great and will be going home
very soon. We can tell already after just a few short days that
Mackay is going to be a great blessing and joy in our lives.