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, October 6, 2012

An Addition to our Growing Family and a Missionary Leaves for South Africa

From the Fortress of Solitude
Pleasant Grove

Hello All,

It was 37 degrees at the top of the Timp Cave Trail this morning.  I stepped out of my car at the Timp Cave Visitor's Center at 8:30 A.M., felt a blast of arctic wind coming down the canyon and nearly decided to pack it in and head for home.  I considered my options and decided to soldier on.  I was already there and had nothing better to do.

Hiking the 1.5 miles up the mountain soon warmed me up to the point where I hardly noticed the cold.  My nose became a bother though- the cold kept things very liquid.  It wouldn't stop running.   This nasal problem brought a couple embarassing moments on the trail.  Every time I'd wipe my nose on my sleeve or blow it onto the pavement, someone would round the corner and see me.   

Welcome Levi Wallace Turley

Today I announce two historical milestones. We'll begin with an addition to our family.

I'd like to introduce you to Levi Wallace Turley.  Levi was born on Monday, August 20th at 12:34 P.M. coming in at 6lbs 14 oz length and 19 1/2 inches.  Levi is the third child of Autumn and Derek Turley.  The Turley family lives in American Fork, Utah (by the way, his Great Aunt Annette took the picture above).

The Relationship Chart helps you place Levi on our family tree:  

Autumn Holding Lydia and Derek holding London

Welcome to our family Levi!  It's a odd clan,  but never dull. 

Brock Bodily Leaves on an LDS Mission

 Brock, giving us that GQ look

Brock Bodily left for Johannesburg, South Africa on September 11 to serve a two year LDS mission.  Brock is the 19 year old son of Jilane and Kevin Bodily.  He graduated from Pleasant Grove High and was a student at Utah Valley University before leaving for South Africa.

The Relationship Chart will help you place Brock in our family tree:

The Bodily's.
Standing Left to Right.  Chaz, Kenedee, Brock, Kevin, Jessica (Brayden's Wife) Brayden.
Kneeling Left to Right:  Jilane, Brooklynn
Brock spoke to his local LDS congregation on September 9.  He did a pretty good job.  Brock got emotional toward the end when he spoke about his family.  His praise of his awesome Uncle Victor was one of the highlights of his speech.  He thanked me for the time and effort spent helping him to succeed in school.  There was one other thing he said that brought laughter from the congregation. 
"Ladies, I'll be back in two years. I'm worth the wait!"  
Yes, that's what our Brock is like.  There has never been a problem with self esteem.
Brock would love to hear from you.  You can reach him through this email address: 
You can read Brock's weekly emails home by become friends with Jilane on Facebook.