Saturday, December 29, 2012

Temple day....

Treavor went to the temple for the first time yesterday....
(got some beautiful pics of the temple last night)


This day was huge for him and full of emotion for me....


It's so hard to believe this is his time.....


I am so proud of him....


....so sad.... this is the only picture I got with him in it! What was I thinking?? It was a crazy wonderful day and SO cold!
Thank you to my dear family who braved the wintery tundra to share this day with him....

32 DAYS!!

~Kristi


Sunday, December 23, 2012

19 years.........


My life changed forever....


Treavor..... my life is better because you're in it........ thank you for showing me what true love is...... 
I love you with my whole heart..... 

HAPPY 19th BIRTHDAY MY SWEET HUMONGOUS SON!
This is your LAST TEENAGE BIRTHDAY EVER!!!  
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 Treavor & Tanner (born exactly 1 week apart)

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 gahhhh! 


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 I'm embarrassed FOR him! 

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Treav's first suit!




 Landon & Treavor (check out that bowl cut!)

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 CUTEST Treavor and CHUBBIEST Landon

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELDER GREEN!

~Kristi 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

THE MOM LETTER......

Got the "mom" letter from President Hall today...
(Treavor's mission president)

Phew........ Whew......... deep breaths...  ok....    just read it........... 

The letter was written specifically to me...and I felt peaceful reading it. They really DO know what they are doing. I can tell its like a fine tuned machine. All the questions are answered... even ones I hadn't even thought of yet. And I could feel the love they had for Treavor and our family before they had even met him. 

He added this scripture and then..... I cried.....

"And they were all young men, and they were exceedingly valiant for courage, and also for strength and activity; but behold, this was not all-- they were men who were true at all times in whatsoever thing they were entrusted"
Alma 53:20

How lucky am I to have a son that WANTS to serve a mission...
 (gahhhh...this picture really got me...had to share it)
 
Here is the link for his mission. It has recently been updated and looks like SO much fun!


~Kristi 

Monday, December 17, 2012

ELDER.......its real now.....

ELDER TREAVOR GREEN
(love the sound of that)

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Treavor was ordained an Elder yesterday....
He was given a beautiful blessing and ordained by his 
Grandpa Walker...
It was so neat to see all those men who love Treavor.... standing in a circle..... supporting him......  enveloping him....
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The High Counselman told Treavor... "From here on out...its about service to others".....
I loved that.....
 
Treavor was BEAMING...he is so excited.
(afterwards he said...."Mom....its real now...I'm really an Elder!")
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I didn't even take ONE picture yesterday!! What was I thinking??
 SO....here's a couple I thought were fitting to liven up today's post.

 Treavor & Tai in Orlando 2011
At Epcot...in front of the country NORWAY (where his Grandpa Walker served his mission!)
....and check that shirt he's wearing! WHO KNEW?!

 This is his FIRST plane ride ever..... to Florida!

 Beautiful FLORIDA!


 We all have great memories of this trip.... How fun that he gets to go back and LIVE there for the next 2 years!

~Kristi
   

Monday, December 10, 2012

Cousins (repost #2)

I HAD TO POST THIS.......

My sister Annie found this and sent it to me....
Based off of Josh's hair (hahaha)....it was just before Josh left on his mission in the fall of 2011.

LOVE THESE BOYS!
 
The interesting thing is at this point....I don't think Treavor had decided to serve a mission yet...and I don't believe Zac had either..... funny how things work out eh? That FIRST ELDER SHOE really set the ball in motion.....   :)

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 It just brings tears to my eyes.... how lucky my family is... to have good kids... that love each other.... and they are examples to each other....they help lift and carry one another.... encourage each other to be better.  Gahhhhh....... just WOW.

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On another note... Treavor had his appointment with the Stake Prez last night....should be finished up with all the "red tape" in about 2 weeks. This is really happening people!!!

~Kristi

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Cousins (repost)

Here are these handsome missionaries again!

I'm reposting the picture Annie posted since Josh's face has perfectly been photo-shopped in over Landon's face...hahaha...can't even tell.  (its creepy ok!?)


 SO PROUD OF THESE BOYS!
I love this picture...they all love each other so much! How fun for them to be "in it" together and supporting each other

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Slooooowly (and I mean slooooowly) transitioning from talking about video games to scriptures.... LOVE IT.


Here's another jewel of a photo...
  
The 3 amigo's having lunch together at Angie's yesterday....I don't think they stopped talking for ONE SECOND... 

P.S.
Kristi: Hey Treav...you should shave today....and we need to cut your hair. 
Treavor: Nah...I'm good Mom.
Kristi: Seriously....you're all hairy.....like REALLY hairy.
Treavor: Mom...I'm gonna have to shave everyday for TWO years....I'm taking a break until I leave. 
Kristi:  Good point...you win.  
(i'm pretty sure he used a Jedi mind trick on me....but....who cares..)
 :)


~Kristi

Friday, December 7, 2012

Cousins

 
 
 
Forever friends!
{ landon {on the left} filling in for his brother already serving }
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Treavors cousins!!
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Zac, Tanner & Treav all leaving two weeks apart!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

If you build it....they will come.....


So....when I pray for help with this missionary that I love..... 
which I do A LOT.... :) ....holy  #*&%  help me
...no like I'm not kidding....HELP ME!

....in turn I kindof promised that I would accept help that was sent to us....
(this is a TUFFIE for me)

THEN....things like THIS come our way...

SWIPE THAT CARD MISTER!
This is Treavor's Uncle Mike......
he has been and {continues to be} an angel in our family.....
He has always had a special bond with me and my kids....
and we all look up to him so much. 
He is a great husband :), father, uncle and friend.

About 2 minutes after Treavor opened his mission call.... 
I got a text from Mike saying he wanted to take Treavor "missionary" shopping for some things and have a little "man time"......
OFFER ACCEPTED!

SO MANY THINGS MARKED OFF THE LIST!
Plus he took the kids to dinner.... they just adore him.

(Mike said he needed the blessings....hahaha...in return I gave him a FREE redbox rental card....valued at $1.20....you're welcome...I think that pretty much makes us even)

I love you Mike....I have no words to thank you enough. 

~Kristi



Friday, November 30, 2012

Party Planning Is A Go!

Tai Again.. (:

And we set up a date for Treavor's farewell.

January 27th, 2013 
(church starts at 11 am with a luncheon to follow)
 
Mark it on your calendars!
Write it down!
Singe it into your brain!

Because this is going to be a FUN day.

You know it's going to be good..
..because me and Mom have a secret Pinterest board dedicated  to this..
We are taking extra measures just so you will all be surprised.
And because her and I make such an amazing  duo,
there is no way for us to fail..

Get your party pants on.



*Sorry this post is pretty short and text-less.. 
But I tried to jazz it up with fonts and stuff... 
You know... 
 Whatever (:

Monday, November 26, 2012

a peek

 
 
 
A little peek.................
 
 
Of what I saw!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

ORLANDO FLORIDA MISSION!

It's REAL!



Here's the video of Treavor opening his mission call...


It was such a fun and HEARTPOUNDING moment.....
I feel really good about Treavor going to Florida....very peaceful and excited and proud...but the Mom in me is scared and I cry every time I think of not being able to see his sweet face anytime I want for 2 years!! I know my selfishness will fade....I am so proud of him and this is exactly where he needs to be. 
His FIRST plane ride was to Orlando....and his SECOND will be to Orlando!! This time it will be just little longer than a weeks vacation tho... :)

Florida is getting a great gift.... Treavor will be an amazing missionary.....you're welcome FLO-RIDA!!
(and yes Treav....you can go to Disneyworld on your P-day!)


Treavor will be entering the MTC on January 30, 2013.
 Time to get to work.........

~Kristi

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Dear Mailman..

My name is Tai,
I'm Treavor's favorite {and only} sister
And since I helped to create this lovely blog, I get to post on here too. (:

Me and Treavor have been home this morning,
not-so-patiently waiting for the mailman.
Chewing gum, blasting music, throwing a football around..
Anything to keep our minds occupied..
As time was dragging on, we just ended up staring our the window in silence.

And then we saw the beautiful sight of the Mailmobile at precisely 2:08pm..
The cute old man in his postal service outfit put the neighbor's mail in their box..
Then the perfectly white envelope that he squished into our mailbox..
Then Treavor looks at me with eyes THIS BIG and just said

"That's it."

I waved at the mailman and he laughed and waved back..
Then Treavor was off the couch and out the door before I could even blink. I went out side as he sprinted to the mail box. I'm not kidding.. he was bolting
He screamed YES! and then was like
"I have to send a mass text.. I have to tell everyone.."

He's glowing, and so excited.. 
I don't think I have ever seen him so happy.


So THERE.. That's the story. 

We'll be opening his call TONIGHT with our family..
and we'll keep you updated.



Thursday, November 15, 2012

Today is the Day.....

Treavor's mission call will be assigned today....

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"All my life, from the time I have been a young boy and as far back as I can remember, I have had experiences feeling the Holy Ghost...But I have never felt what I have felt as I have participated in the assigning of missionaries....
We go into a room and it will be a two or three hour session and sometimes longer. Because of technology, it is possible for us to have your picture and the information about you displayed. And then quickly, on that same screen, all the missions of the Church with all of their needs are displayed. Within minutes, and sometimes less than a minute, the impression comes so powerfully that it would be, if it were a single instance, something that you would never forget. Can you imagine sitting there for hours at a time, having that happen time after time without interruption? I testify to you that it is real...
In a world so large, the Creator...somehow not only knows you but loves you enough to ensure that your call is where He needs you to go to teach the children of our Heavenly Father"

~Elder Henry B. Eyring

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I am a ridiculously teary and thankful mom today....having faith that my son will be sent where he is needed....where he will learn and grow...where he will be safe from home....

~Kristi

His call will be here this coming Wednesday....stay tuned!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

LET ME GUESS??

SO...its getting closer for Treavor to receive his mission call...
within the next 2 weeks!! 

Thought it would be fun to have everyone guess where they think he will be serving...
There will be a prize for the closest guess...            


Here's a list of guesses so far...feel free to comment your guess!


Family Guesses

Treavor- Scotland, Norway or possibly Russia
Kristi-  Illinois, Russia or the Death Star
Mike- Illinois (we did not discuss this!)
Tai- United Kingdom
Grandma- England or Massachusetts
Grandpa- Texas or Pennsylvania
Keri- Ireland
Matt- Georgia
Josh- Scotland
Tanner- Planet Naboo
Landon- New York
Kim-  Australia or Virgin Islands
Darin- Texas or Ireland
Zac- Scotland or Maryland
Kenzie- Texas
Brent- Florida
Mattie- Ohio
Kell- Switzerland
Mollie- Chili or Russia
Amie- Canada
Chad- Wisconsin
Justin- Brazil
Tyson- Italy
Meghan- Illinois
Millie- Arizona
Annie- Australia
Mike West – Australia
Abbie- Canada
Autumn- Asia or Texas
Jackson- New York
Charlee- Church or someone’s house
Other Friends and Family

Chris- Mexico
Angie-Boise
Lark- Guam
Kelly- England
Steve- France
Jake- Mexico
Lacey- China
Andy- England
Laurilee- Tonga
Randy- Georgia
Kory- Wisconsin
Brock-Texas
Pam- Germany/Switzerland
Shelley- Canada (French speaking)
Bryan- Georgia
Max- Australia
Drew- Wisconsin or Australia
Leslee- New Jersey
Kristen- Argentina
Stacie- Florida 
Brittany- Brazil
Sandy- England
Wesley- California or Germany
Alison- Guatemala
Nate- Alabama or England
Marisa- Argentina
Corey- California (spanish speaking)
Nathaniel- Brazil
Cory- South America
Nate P.- Texas
Shane- Arkansas
Ryker- Ethiopia or Switzerland
Kyle- Ohio
Ben- Alaska
Gary- South Nibley
Santi- Alabama
 

Check back....
We'll let you know as soon as his call comes!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

NOT UP IN HERE!!

I've been thinking.......

and SATAN....you can just GO SOMEWHERE ELSE....

THIS KID WILL NOT BE MOVED....

There has been a lot of "discouraging" and "negatively distracting" things come across Treavor's path in the last few days....

He literally has jumped them like hurdles on the track....not even looking back.

See this???? this is a FORCE FIELD..... that is the gospel and our family....... 
[yes...its from star wars...lol]

SO HIT THE ROAD SATAN....we KNOW what you're trying to do...and we SEE YOU....
.............so sell it somewhere else pal!!!


Monday, November 5, 2012

CHOICES......

First things first.......I woke up to find this...............


It made my heart warm.......to know Treavor had been studying his scriptures. It was a yummy mom moment .

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I'm pretty sure all three of us had a full range of feelings that morning... it was somewhat of a roller coaster day. But for me...it was a day of gratitude and understanding...I am completely in love with my children....and I am thankful for knowing things work out they way they should......eventually....... 

Treavor's Patriarchal blessing was at 2:30......it was beautiful...... definitely felt the spirit......surrounded by people who love him so much and are so proud of him. 

I was so proud of Treavor during the day... some chaos and a lot of distraction...but he stayed focused.....on course... on what he needed to do.....on what he has chosen to do.....TREAVOR'S CHOICES!!!..the path HE has chosen to take... 

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He had his meeting with the Stake President after his blessing and was told his papers would be sent off TODAY! 
.............SO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS!!!!!!
His call could be here BEFORE thanksgiving!!!

He is so excited and our whole family is excited for him.... it ended up being a very good day....

~Kristi

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Fastest papers this side of the Mississippi!!

THINGS ARE PROGRESSING!!.....quickly!!!
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Got a call from the Bishop at my work yesterday...he was trying to get a hold of Treavor.  (hmmmm...treavor sleeping at noon??...weird....phht)
He said he spoke with the Stake President that morning and the President said "Wow..that Treavor Green has to have set a missionary record for getting his papers in!"
I told the bishop WE DON'T MESS AROUND!!
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Treavor met with the Bishop yesterday and his papers were forwarded to the Stake President ALSO yesterday! 
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AND THEN.......wait for it........


The Stake President called Treavor and asked to meet with him later today after his Patriarchal Blessing!!! 
(I will add a visual for you at this juncture....imagine Treavor running around the house like the kid from the home alone movie.......its real)
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I'm not gonna lie......I'm kinda freaked out a little.......   but in a good way....

SO WHAT DID WE DO TO CELEBRATE??

DUH!! WE GOT SICK ON THE KITCHEN SINK AT ANGIES!!
look at these sweet happy beaming faces.....

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BUT THEN........
WE FINISHED IT.......(well mostly)
[insert gag noises here]
...I'm honestly still sick to my stomach....who's dumb idea was that anyway.......gahhh.

Hey..here's your free bumper sticker and a free lifetime of diabetes.....you're welcome...
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Today will be a great one....
Patriarchal Blessing and meeting with the Stake Prez...followed by dinner with the fam.....
:)
Check back later............

~Kristi

P.S.  CONGRATS to our sweet Tanner (treavor's cousin or brutha from anutha mutha) 
He went thru the temple for the first time yesterday...another step on his way to his HAWAII MISSION! Love that kid......
Check out his blog!!
eldertannershoemaker.blogspot.com

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Tied Together------



Elder Joshua Shoemaker  { MIA already out in the field}
Elder Zac Watts   {far left, ALSO MIA}
Elder Treavor Green  {Soon to be MIA somewhere in the galaxy}
Elder Tanner Shoemaker  {Also soon to be MIA in Honolulu, Hawaii}
And in 2 years-ish, soon to be Elder Landon Shoemaker {Far right}


-Annie