Here, gathered in our beloved South Dakota, are a few members of our Williamson / Mattson Clan. Charles and Luella are to be blamed (be kind, they didn't know what they were doing). We're generally a happy bunch and somewhat intelligent (notwithstanding our tenuous grasp on reality). I'm also proud to say that most of us still have our teeth.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Jace Doxey Baptized Today. Another Angel got its Wings

From the Fortress of Solitude
Pleasant Grove

Hello All,

We've arrived home from attending my great nephew Jace Doxey's baptism at the American Fork Tabernacle.  Yes, little Jace has officially joined the ranks of the believers.  As he rose from the water I thought I heard a swooshing sound.  I believe it was Jace's guardian angel enjoying his new pair of wings, awarded for his part in getting Jace to this point.  It wasn't easy, Jace and his brother Foxton have their good and bad days.  Jace is working on his patience and Foxton, well - he gets a pass on account of his age :) 

Two other children were baptized along with with Jace.  You might as well make it a community event if you're going to fill the baptismal font.   Our family nearly filled the baptismal hall, leaving precious few pews for the other two families.  The service was acceptable in length and survivable by most standards, except for the occasional outburst from one or more of Kim and JD's grandchildren.  Amber gave a good talk on the importance of the Holy Ghost or Spirit (depending on your denomination) in our lives.  

Jace is the 8 year old son of Amber and Brock Doxey.  Amber is eldest daughter of  Kim Williamson and John DelGrosso (see Relationship Chart below). 

A luncheon was held at the DelGrosso home in Highland after the service.  It was a warm afternoon.  The company was good and the many babies entertained everyone.  Annette and her children were there.  Annette will be moving to American Fork next week.    

Congratulations Jace.

Aunt Beverly's Photo Album. Post 2. Spearfish, South Dakota 1972

From the Fortress of Solitude
Pleasant Grove

Hello All,

Today I continue posting the photographs from Beverly Mattson's photo album.  Today's photographs come from the time the John Mattson family lived in Spearfish, South Dakota. 

First, for our distant relatives, the Relationship Chart:

Taken inside the Mattson home in Spearfish. May 1972.  Kirk and Gina are in the kitchen
Kirk and Gina Mattson

Kirk and Gina in 1972.  On the right, Uncle John with two friends standing in the Belle Fourche LDS Chapel

Uncle John with friends again and Gina and Kirk in the nice red chair.

Kirk Mattson with cousin Shane Mattson at Reptile Gardens, outside of Rapid City. Shane is the second child of Marvin and Pam Mattson.

Uncle John and Kirk enjoy breakfast together. 

Kirk with Gina and getting a hug from dad.

Kirk on his Delivery Cycle with sunglasses.