Sunday, April 11, 2010


Denny and I have 13 beautiful grandchildren. We love and miss them more than words can express. If we had to put in order our challenges being on a mission, missing these children would be at the top of the list. That said, we also know that our example serving will help them commit to becoming missionaries themselves. Everyday we get "payback" for being here. To know that 13 grandchildren (soon 14) will want to be missionaries someday... that is the ultimate "payback".

Endure the pictures.

Grandma and Grandpa Wednesday.
Julia's and Steve's kids.


Joanne and our first-to-be missionary, Cameron

Drew and Joanne's kids went door-to-door in their neighborhood in Duvall selling cookies for the Humanitarian fund of the Church. They raised over $50 in one day and donated it to the fund. We love these children and feel their support.

Holly and Darrin have 3 children, Olivia, Owen, and Mallory. Thanks to Skype, we watch them grow!

Mallory, keeping an eye on the fishing worms!

Owen is listening to every word in Holly's lesson, "How to cast like a pro with a Spiderman rod and reel set from Walmart".

Olivia wants no part in threading on the worm!

Jonathan and Suzette are lawyers in Austin and will give us grandchildren when they think the time is best. We don't bug them!
This picture is taken on the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington DC.

If you want fun and excitement, stay close to these two!

Logan and Julia have 4 beautiful children and live in Spokane. Soon after we arrived in Romania, little Henry Jon was born. We consider him our Mission blessing!

George, Jane, Lucy, Henry

We missed this Nativity Story put on in the Ditto home last Christmas. This picture is priceless!

Steve and Barb have 2 children and live in Sandy, Utah. Another great blessing of our mission will come in July as a baby girl will be added to the family. We are excited!
Just last week, Steve received acceptance into the BYU Graduate School of Business. By the time we get home, he'll have 1/2 of an MBA! We're proud of you, Steve!

Izzy and Jon all dressed up for Easter.

Izzy and Jon on Easter morning.


  1. I'm a little biased, but it's true that you do have beautiful grandchildren. And you are setting a great example for them!!! We love you!

  2. What a wonderful family you have and I agree beautiful grandchildren!! I hope they know how lucky they are to have you both as grandparents, you guys rock!!! :)
    You gotta love Romania :)
    Have a great week, we love you both!

  3. Those darlings are almost as cute as ours! :-).
    That's great that you got to watch conference. We watched Sunday with the Shorts--Tanner got to go to Priesthood meeting with Jim and the bishop. There's nothing better than living within the confines of the Gospel. Gospel-oriented families are such a wonderful blessing. Your mission family is another example of that. Te iubesc.