Wednesday, February 29, 2012


I have 2 minutes to get this up. Our electricity is being turned off for 4 hours today. Canal work?...who knows. These are the latest pics of Darci..She is such a sweetie!! I can't wait to meet her. Also my class is over and I'm hoping I don't kill my little seedlings. I'm signing up for a finance class at the middle of March. Times up...gotta go.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Nathan's email

Hey Mommers,
Hey so how is everything going back there at home? SO we haven't made it to Santa's village yet, however we should be going out there today... hopefully...we have to catch the 2:10 bus out there or we wont be able to go... so I hoping that we'll have time because if I get transferred (I don't think I'll leave but you never know) this could be my last p-day in Rovaniemi. Soooo.. hopefully We'll have time, but it just depends on how long shopping for food takes and everything. So we'll just wait and see what happens. Other than that though not too much went on this last week. We got a lot of teaches but nothing really too exciting happened. Sorry not too much to report one that. Oh I was thinking before I come home I want to buy you all a bunch of Finnish chocolate, because it's so dang good. SO you can plan on that for when I get home.. Haha, I thought that you would really like that mom. Well anyway that's really about it but I hope that you have a great week and I love and miss you a ton!!
Vanhin Nate Peck

Hey Pops,

I think that would be great if you could start getting everything set up so that I could go to UVU in the Fall. I'm honestly not too sure what kinds of classes I want to take right now but I would like to take some sort of biology class and start getting into all of that. However as of right now I'm not really sure what kinds of other classes I would want to take.

Other than all that, not too much has really gone on this last week. We had a bunch of teaches with people but nothing really too exciting came from them. However the work here is going really well and we are actually finding a lot of good people to teach and who are willing to actually do things. So that is really nice.

Well that's probably about all for now but I hope you have a great week and I love and miss you a ton!

Vanhin Nate Peck

Sunday, February 26, 2012

The dare

So Christopher dared Jaron not to shave for a month. So far he's made it 2 weeks and isn't sure if he's gonna make it the whole month. I think he looks great.....and with his sidekick Emily. :) We will see how long he can make it.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Maddox and Asher

Yesterday I watched Maddox and Asher while Lesa ran an errand. They are so much fun to hang out with......funny little guys!! I sure love them both!! :)

Friday, February 24, 2012

Kingston and Darci

I can't say these are my favorite pictures of the all the pictures taken. There are so many and all of them sooooo....beautiful!!! Darci is a beautiful little lady and Kingston is a handsome young man. I love them all!!

Jess sent me this pic. of Kingston yesterday. :)

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Looky at who got her braces off this morning. She's had them on for a little over 2 years and now they are finally off. What a beautiful smile!!!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Whats going on.

First, I'm loving my green house class. We have been starting vegetables and flowers from seeds and transplanting them. We also did starts....begonias and jade. So far everything has taken off and hasn't died. I'm also getting some really great info. and finding out that I did a lot of things wrong in my garden. Next week is the last class but I plan on having lots of starts through out the house and seeing if I can do this on my own without killing them.
Friday, Steve has another book signing in SL. Before that we are signing the papers to refinance our house. We got it down to 3.5% for 15 yrs. and our house payment doesn't go up much at all but we take years off our loan.
The dance studio Emily goes to......their spring recital they are doing, "The Good, The Bad And The Clever." Emily has never done this one (we were in Vienna). So that will be exciting. She will be in 6 dances.
Jaron is growing a beard. I haven't seen it yet but I bet it looks great!! And I will take pics of him when we see him next.
Nathan will be home in less than 2 months. We're hoping his homecoming will be April 22. I'll keep everyone posted. I'm already making plans for that.
I'm still going to the gym. I work out 3 times a week and try to do weights once a week. I'm not doing too good at that. It's hard getting in there that extra day.
Oh....and Emily gets her braces off tomorrow. She is so excited and I will take pics. once they're off.
So I think that's it for now.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 off

Steve and I thought it would be a good day to get started on pruning one of our apple trees. It's the biggest apple tree we have and it hangs into our neighbors yard a lot. We went and bought a new pruning hook and Steve says it's now one of his favorite tools. We didn't get it all done but we got a big part of it done. So he pruned.

And I drug the branches out.

During all of this Emily was at the mall having fun with her friends.

Christopher and the boys came over when we were about done for the day. So we did headstands.

Now I have tons and tons of branches to clip smaller but it's going to take a while since I can only get so much into the garbage can each week......maybe it will be done by spring.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Nathan's email

Hey Mommers,
I'll try get you all some cool stuff when we go up there. I think that after I get everything I should have room in my suit cases and will be able to just bring them with me when I come home. But I'll figure that all out and let you know about that.
Not too much happened this week. We got to go down to a city named Kaajani for splits on tuesday and like half of wednesday which was a lot of fun. One of my former comps (Orr) is down there right now so it was fun to go on splits with him again. But yeah other than that not too much went on last week.Dang I feel like this is a pretty lame letter... sorry... Hopefully next week will be better but I hope you have a great week and I love and miss you a ton!!!
Vanhin Nate Peck
P.S That pic. of Asher staring at the camera is AWESOME!!!! If you decide to print pics anytime soon you should print one of those for me :D Thanks!

Hey Pops,

We got to go on splits for two days this last week which was really nice and I got to work with one of my old comps (Elder Orr) which was a lot of fun. Also our investigator that we found last week is doing really good. He came to church yesterday and was the most active person in Sunday School so that was way awesome! He is a really cool guy and was super prepared when we found him, and its be really great to get to teach him.

Well pops, thats really about all for this week. Sorry it wasn't too exciting of a week but I hope you have a great week and good luck with your book signing. I love and miss you!! a lot.

Vanhin Nate Peck

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Kingston & Cars

Kingston loves cars. He's really good at lining them up. Such a cute little guy!!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Alexander off to the MTC

Yesterday early afternoon I picked Alexander up from the airport. He is leaving for his mission to Mozambique Africa. He hasn't met any of my kids....or was too young to remember them. So once he got off the plane I kept him pretty busy. We dumped his stuff off at the house and we took Emily to dance. Then we took a drive up the canyon. He was amazed at how close the mountains are so we went and took a closer look.

After that we stopped at Christopher and Lesa's. Christopher was at school but Alexander got to meet the kids and Lesa. Maddox instantly wanted to play with Alexander. We left there and on the way home I got a call from Maddox, really sad, saying he wanted to give Alex a hug and kiss good-bye. So we headed back and Maddox gave him a hug and kiss.

We picked up Emily and had Valentine's pizza's. We then headed to the Bean Museum at BYU and the creamery. On the way home we stopped at Christopher and Lesa's so Christopher could meet him.

At 12 I dropped him off at the MTC after eating at Five Guys. It was a great visit. He's going to do great on his mission!!!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Nathan's email

Hey Mommers,
So things here have been warming up! This last week it got to -0.3 so it honestly felt like it was summer time outside. It was great! I'm planning on going up to Santa's Village next week so if you could let me know what you all want and then put some money in my account for all of it that would be great. If you want those slippers, it would be good if you could talk with Behnke's mom and have her send you a photo so that I know exactly what you're talking about! So if you could do that, that would be great! Thanks! So things here are going pretty good. We were able to find a really cool investigator this last week, and we were able to set up a baptismal date with him for the 10th of march. So that's the way the cookie crumbles. Well other than that not too much is really going on here. Everything is going swell so no worries. I hope you have a great week and I love and miss you a ton!
Vanhin Nate Peck

Hey Pops,

Sounds like you had a pretty crazy week with all those Conferences that you got to go to! I bet they were all pretty interesting. Maybe not the poetry one at first, but it sounded like you livened things up for everyone pretty nicely by the end there.

It's been going pretty good here. It was really cold at the beginning of the week however it's warmed up a lot these last couple of days. On Saturday it even almost got to 0 so that was pretty exciting. It felt like we were walking around on a nice summers day. I really enjoyed it while it lasted.

In answer to your question you wrote in your letter last week. Rovaniemi is the highest north city that you can serve in, while in Finland. I believe that it is either the highest or second highest city in the world that missionaries serve in. There may be a city in Norway that missionaries serve in that's higher but I'm not sure. I've heard it both ways. However I'm really glad that I get to serve her for my last couple of months. It's a really neat city!

Well, that's probably all for now but I hope that you have a great week and I love and miss you a ton!


Vanhin Nate Peck

Sunday, February 12, 2012


I woke up this morning to a text. Got a picture of my granddaughter to wake up too. She is such a doll. I am so grateful for all the pictures I get of her!!!

Also Jaron came home this weekend. I love it when he comes home and I can fill him up with food.

Christopher, Lesa and the kids came over for dinner. Maddox and Asher love hanging out with "Pa".