Sunday, July 6, 2008

Sunday with the Crandall's in NYC!

Two weeks ago, we had the privilege of being in NYC, along with Brett's parents, Dennis and Laura Crandall, when Brett was called to be Bishop of the Union Square ward. We took the red-eye out Saturday night, changed into our Sunday clothes at the airport and arrived just in time for church. It was a wonderful day spent with Brett and Kimber, and Brett's parents! Needless to say, Kimber and Brett were a little bit shocked and feeling a little overwelmed, but felt the love and support from so many people in their ward, their family and friends. They both shared sweet and tender testimonies at Sacrament meeting. After church, Brett had meetings, but the rest of us went to Brett and Kimber's apartment where Kimber treated us to a delicious dinner. After attending a baptism, back at the church, we found out that all of our flights had been cancelled. We panicked a little (OK...a lot!) because we were supposed to be flying out of Sacramento in the morning to Brazil with Tyler, Allie, Ashley and Brooke! We immediately jumped in a cab, headed to the airport, we called Tyler and Allie, who got on the internet and were able to find flights for us to Vegas. We got in at 1:30 am, spent the night in a sketchy hotel (it was the closest to the airport), and caught the first Southwest flight back to Sacramento in the morning! We had about 2 hours to finish packing and then headed back to the airport with the kids! A little stressful but it was worth it! What a wonderful way to start our 2 week vacation to Brazil! It was great to be able to share the day with all the Crandall's!

Standing outside the church in Manhattan, New York on Sunday, June 22, 2008.

Dennis & Laura Crandall and Mark & Debbie enjoying a beautiful Sunday in New York City with Brett & Kimber!


Ryan + Erica said...

What cute pictures! You and Mark must be so proud. Brett and Kimber are amazing!

Brett & Kimber Crandall said...

Thanks for coming despite all of the hassle! Love having visitors in New York!