Thursday, April 15, 2010

Welcome Home Surprise

So last Wednesday, April 7th, Steve and I flew up to Boise to pickup Brad. He wanted to surprise everyone, so sorry for the deception.

We kept him under wraps and off to Disneyland!!

It is great to have him home.

President & Sister Yardley

So, grandparents didn't know who was coming to visit. It was so fun to see their responses.

Off to Disneyland

Back together again at the Happiest Place on Earth


Wednesday, April 14, 2010


I love our matching badges!!

Elder Woods & Elder Woods

More pictures tomorrow!!!!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

No News is Good News?

So once again Brad is trying to ignored the fact that the end is near and didn't send a blog post. Steve and I are getting excited to go and get him and spend some quality time with him. I have dusted off his drums and we are fixing all those things that we said we would do two years ago. Poor Steve will totally be worn out by next week. I'm hoping for more news next week. Until then.....
The Mom

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Best Letter EVER

Hey everyone!

So this week has been great. We've had some really good progress with some awesome people out here and a few are close to baptism.

This morning it was snowing pretty hard. Which is WAY insane, but cool to see again since it didn't stick around.

So yesterday I received to best letter I've ever got on my mission. (no offense mom - non taken). I got a letter from an investigator we baptized in Weiser inviting me to go through the temple with him and his wife as they are sealed for time and eternity. That is the real goal of baptizing families, to see them together forever. I was so excited to get that letter and will be even happier to walk with them through the Boise temple. I think it's like April 23rd or something. I dunno, but I'm really excited.

Well the 3rd companion thing never happened so it looks like it will just be Cobb and I tearing it up.

Well I hope everyones week is good.

I love ya all!

-Elder Woods

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Brad's No Blog Blog

Look how much they have grown.

Brad won't recognize Lexi and Landon.



So, once again Brad sent a very short email and no blog post. This is what he instructed me to share:

"if you wanna write something on the blog, write we have been working SUPER hard and have seen success. And that either this week or next week, we'll be getting a 3rd companion. A good friend of mine I'm excited to see again. I'll have a good blog next week.

I love you tons Mom!

Love-Elder Woods"

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Eight Thumbs Up

Hey everyone!

So this week was really good. The major highlight was on Saturday, we had a baptism. IT was really cool. IT was two young boys (11 and 8) who were really excited to be baptized. The bishop baptized both of them, and Elder Cobb and I spoke. Then they surprised us by saying that they would be confirmed that day and they wanted us to
do it. haha. We each confirmed one. The best part of it, was yesterday we saw one of the boys playing with some neighborhood kids and he came up to us and told us how cool it is to have to Holy Ghost and how he feels so different. IT was awesome.

The area is doing awesome too. We have a ton of work and more baptisms on the way. Well that's about it for this week.

I love you all!

-Elder Woods

P.S. The pics
1) Baptism
2) the top of a mountain here in Marsing.
Pretty cool pic I thought.

Come join us at our home for a welcome home party for Elder B-rad, Saturday April 17th 5:30 to 8:30 pm (email for directions).

Elder Woods will be speaking in the Augusta Ranch 1st Ward on Sunday, April 18th @ 1:00 pm. The building is located on the corner of Madero & Crismon Rds., in Mesa.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A Baptism "Home Run" in Homedale

I can't believe it's been 2 years since this letter came.

So the tiny emails continue and this week B-rad didn't even send a blog post. So, here is the majority of the email we received. As the weeks get shorter, so goes the information.

Thats cool about speaking on the 18th, I'll start
preparing...on the 17th. haha. The bbq on the 17th sounds cool to me.

Homedale is awesome. We have so much work, ITs way tight. We cover 4 wards and a branch. We haven't made it out to the branch yet cause I guess it's pretty far. Comp is way cool. He's been out like 13-14 months. We have one baptism this Sat. and a few more coming up. Man, that's crazy about Jen being 30. I'll have to send her a card. Well hey, I'll get you more info on the going away deal. (Steve and I were invited to his going away dinner and are personally escorting Elder Woods home).
Actually, You'll probably be getting some in the mail this week from the Mission Office now that I think about it. I had to fill out some info about the Bishop and Stake Pres. and stuff so that might have a schedule or something. I dunno.
But hey, I actually have to get running. We got some appointments real
soon. I love you mom!
Love -Elder Woods