Friday, June 26, 2015

Steve, Matt, Page, Christopher, Andrew, Courtney, Jesse, Stephanie, Lucy

Last month all 9 of my sibling's got together for pictures.
It was quite an ordeal having us all together with our varying schedules, 
busy work and family life, 
it certainly was harder than we imagined to coordinate.
Our intentions were to surprise mom 
with a photo of all her children for Mothers Day, 
but like mentioned above, schedules were hard to coordinate, 
so it was a few weeks late.
(L-R top row: Topher, Courtney, Andrew, Page, Jesse
bottom row: me, Steve, Lucy & Matt)

Enjoy some Clark Family Stats:
-Between all us, we have 44 1/2 children, and 1 great-grand cub on the way.
-We all live in Utah.
-We are all happily married.
-7/9 of my siblings served a Mormon missions (except me and Page) in Peru,
 Chile, Finland, Spain, Canada, Puerto Rico, and England.
-Right now, 4 of my siblings have dogs and no one has cats.
Steve, Topher, Andrew and Courtney have blue eyes, Matt, Page,
 and Lucy have brown eyes while Jesse and I have green eyes.
-7 of us have graduated from college.
-1 of us has a PhD. (Topher).
-I am the tallest of the girls and Andrew is the tallest of the boys.
We come from good pioneer stock and are blessed beyond comprehension.
Of course we have our ups and downs, hardships and trials but we love
 each other and have married wonderful spouses who are as equally wonderful.
I believe and know that nothing is as important in my family 
(the one I was born into and the one I am raising), 
than honoring marriage and family. 
 Family relationships can be tricky, frustrating, and hard but so important.  
I am learning each day that I have a lot to learn and relationships take effort. 
These people are my blood, they are my eternal brothers and sisters and friends.
We don't all agree on everything, but have genuine love and 
desire for each other to succeed and progress.
Special thanks to Justin Hackworth for the amazing photos! 

 Speaking of families...have you hugged yours today? 
Spiritual Enlightenment: Families under covenant.