Monday, December 29, 2008


Another great part of this Christmas season along with the birth of Josh was the two phone calls we received from Spencer. He left the MTC on December 22 and arrived in New York City at 3:00pm. He was able to call and had a 300 minute calling card. So not only did Greg and I get to talk to him, but he got to talk to Derek, Nathan and Lindsay. It was great and he was so excited to be heading for Argentina at 10:00pm that night (that made a 7 hour layover in New York). He arrived in Argentina the following day around 2:00 pm. Our next phone call was on Christmas Day. Argentina is about 5 hours time different from us and two seasons away from us! It is the hottest time of the year there. The missionaries were calling home from the bishop's office with their calling cards and were loving it because the office is air-conditioned. (Most places do not have air conditioning including the chapel which has several ceiling fans.) Anyway, he sounded so excited to be there and on Christmas Eve they had actually done some tracting and talked to several people and he was able to bear his testimony in spanish to a lady. We are anxiously awaiting our first e-mail from him. Here is the e-mail address to use to communicate with him now:
His p-day is Tuesday. That is when he can read and respond to e-mail. I'm sure he would appreciate an e-mail from y'all from time to time!!

Sunday, December 28, 2008


Grandpa & Joshy

Grandma & Joshy

"Baby Josh"

Winter Wonderland
Todd & Lindsay's Home

After almost two and a half weeks in Utah, I am back in Tennessee. It was a magical time being there with Todd, Lindsay & Baby Josh during the Christmas season. As you can see from the pictures it was a winter wonderland in Utah and all we did and wanted to do was sit by the Christmas tree with the fire place roaring and hold baby Josh. I enjoyed every minute of it and really was sad to come back home (although I was missing Greg!!). We did have the chance when
Greg came for a few days to spend time with my mom, Bob and Pam, Sterling and Linda and Grandma Perrine, along with a lot of other nieces and nephews and their families. I am most grateful though that I had the chance to spend this precious time with Lindsay and the baby. Todd and Lindsay are such cute parents and Lindsay is just radiant with love and joy for Josh. We are already trying to plan the next time we can see each other. I hope it's not long.

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Joshua Todd McCormick

Proud Daddy!
Mommy & Joshy

Grandma & Baby Josh
Aunt Pam
Joshy's Great-Grandma
Joshy's Great-Great Grandma
Jenny & Lindsay playing with their baby dolls!!!

And baby makes three!
Going home from the hospital.

Well, we got an early Christmas present this year. Little Joshua Todd was born Tuesday, December 9th at 6:02 am. I wasn't scheduled to go to Utah for a week but I hurriedly changed my ticket hoping to make it in time. I'm glad for Lindsay that he came so quickly and fairly easily, but as it worked out I was in Cincinnati on a layover talking to Lindsay on the phone when he was born. So I did get to "hear" the birth and was in Salt Lake by noon. He is an absolute doll baby and it is so fun to have him here at Lindsay and Todd's house. It makes the Christmas spirit just that much more special.

Monday, December 1, 2008

"Thanksgiving Eve"

Since we will be in Utah for Christmas, we celebrated "Thanksgiving Eve" with the Grandkids instead. They were all so cute with their presents. We had a wonderful week-end together!!