Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Traveling the USA

Ryan and Tiva Palmer stopped in to see us in Virginia as they are on a road trip across the country.  They began their journey in Utah and are visiting sites related to American and Church history, many of which are here in the East.

Aubrey Wilkenson and Timote Havea Wed

Aubrey and Timote (called Mote), both former Florida Tampa missionaries, have technology to thank for their courtship.  They conducted a long distance courtship via Skype and the internet as Aubrey lived in Utah and Mote lived in Tonga and New Zealand.  It culminated with their marriage on May 17, 2012 in the temple in Tonga.

Since only family were there to witness this blessed occasion, the following pictures help us to join with them in their celebration.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Pamela Larson and Cameron Solt to Marry

Pamela and Cameron have set June 16, 2012 as their wedding date.  They will marry in the Oquirrh Mountain Temple.

Saturday, June 2, 2012


     On Friday, June 1st 2012 our dear Kimball Erdman passed away.  With his wife, Dorothy, by his side he endured well to the end the affliction which took his life.  His tremendous faith and belief in God's plan of happiness and growth provided the link between this life and eternity.

     Just days before his passing, President Colton was privileged to sit with Elder Erdman (we still have difficulty just calling each other Kent and Kim - the mission name reference brings back the joy of service).  To the end Kim savored beauty.  His gardens brought him great joy as he had carefully selected each planting and helped it to flourish.  As best he could, he communicated with Kent about the research he has done over the years and intended to publish into book form.  His brilliance and thoughtful connections of historical events will yet find their way to publication.

     Dorothy Erdman has stood tall for all of us throughout Kim's illness.  With unwavering faith and a brightness of hope she has born witness to the truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ in her time of trial.  Quoting Dorothy, "Kim passed today (June 1, at 4:50 p.m.) very peacefully.  We will have family arriving at various times all week.  It is a happy time - a graduation party & going away party all in one, and sad only that we'll miss him--so to some extent grieving is self pity (just my personal feelings, not necessarily anyone else's).  So, please don't feel bad for us or for Kim--He lived a full life and was a blessing to all who knew him.  We're just glad he is released from a body that was functioning so poorly."   She has kept her eye on eternity. 

With love and gratitude we give thanks for the privilege to have known and served with Kimball Erdman.  Until we see you again... 

Contact Dorothy Erdman at

Mehgan Alva to Wed Taylor Dahl

Mehgan and Taylor have set the date of June 19, 2012 to marry in the  Salt Lake Temple.

Friday, June 1, 2012

KristiLyn Jensen and Clarke Wilkinson to Wed

KristiLyn and Clarke plan Friday, the 22nd of June as their wedding date in the Salt Lake Temple.  They will live in Salt Lake City as they complete school.  This happy couple found each other sooner rather than later as the groom's sister, Aubrey Wilkinson, was KristiLyn's missionary companion in the FTM.  Good things happen when you do good things!

Mark Your Calendars - FTM Reunion - 2012

The FTM Reunion - 2012  -  We look forward to seeing you there - Friday, October 5, 2012
Where:  Draper Crescent View Stake Center
              11626 South 300 East
               Draper, Ut

Time:     7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Brief meeting in chapel starting at 7:00 p.m. and then enjoy visiting and desserts for the rest of the evening.

Bryce Johnson and Brianne Burraston Marry

May 5, 2012, Bryce and Brianne were married in the Mt. Timpanogos Temple.  The happy couple met while participating in a study abroad program in Mexico.