Monday, February 19, 2007


My cousin Elizabeth is leaving on Thursday to go teach English in China. This is what I did in Voronezh, Russia, and what our cousin Heather did in both Perm and St. Pete's. It's kind of a family thing.

Anyway, Elizabeth came over at the behest of my dear cousin Andrew, who we saw at Wal-Mart putting away shopping carts. We weren't putting away shopping carts. He was. He works there. So we chatted with him for a bit and I mentioned that I've been meaning to drop by and see Elizabeth before she leaves. He then mentioned that she'd probably like that plus, her fiance was in town for the weekend so it would be a good time to see if he was good enough for her.

On our drive home from Wales, who should phone, but Elizabeth. She said that Andrew (her brother, not my husband) had told her that I wanted to get together before she left, and since her fiance was in town, I could meet him! I said that was a great idea. So, we made plans for them to come over to our house (since I would be doing the fireside thing until 8:30).


I've been thinking all day about how weird it is that she is old enough to do all these things. I mean, she's attending BYU-I, she's going to China all by herself, and she's engaged. Quite impossible considering we played Barbies together.

Then I thought how I'm graduated from BYU, went to Russia all by myself, got married, and am now on my way to motherhood and I thought how quite impossible it is that I'm old enough to have done all that considering I used to play Barbies with Elizabeth.

Anyway, Elizabeth and her fiance, Cody, came over this evening around 9:00. We chatted, played some games, and sized Cody up. We decided that he's pretty cool. We gave them our blessing (for all that it's worth).

I also took their picture so that everyone in our family who hasn't met Cody can see him. They are going to be engaged for awhile and I don't think wedding announcements will be going out until after Elizabeth returns from China (in June), so that means no engagement shots yet, but at least you can get a good look at him.

Elizabeth and Cody sitting in a tree K-I-S-S.....
Here's the low-down on Cody:
-Studying Criminal Justice
-Wants to become a Police Officer, aspires to work for the Federal Government with Homeland Security intimidating people like Andrew
-Served in Texas (Houston?)
-Didn't apostatize when Lord of the Rings came out of his mission and he was forced to walk past a movie theater showing LotR every day without ever watching it
-From Kentucky
-Has relatives in Kaysville, UT, or somewhere (Elizabeth met those relatives, and his father who came out for Christmas)
-Likes fortune cookies

They only stayed for like an hour, so I'm sure that there's a lot more to know about him, but that's pretty much what I know. He seems really cool though. I'm glad that Elizabeth found someone for her.

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