Monday, January 23, 2012

From Utah to Missouri, January 23, 2012

None of us can boast
about the morality of our ancestors.
The record does not show
that Adam and Eve were ever married.
~Edward W. Howe

Hello Family and Friends,

Happy Anniversary today to Havilah Colgain Wardle and her husband Kevin, who live in West Valley City, Utah.

Havilah: Thank you so much for thinking of us on our anniversary! We are heading up to Lava Hot Springs, Idaho to celebrate. Can't wait to soak in the mineral hot springs and relax! Kevin and I experienced rough times this past year trying to start a family, but have finally found a caring doctor who is proactive and eager to help us. Come what may, we are enjoying a beautiful relationship and life together. We are preparing our house for the market; once it sells we are off to a warmer and more tropical climate! We're excited to see our dreams come to fruition, and even more so for all the unexpected, but equally wonderful surprises life brings.

Havilah is one of the Ggrandchildren of Will and Bura Davis Shepard, and the daughter of Joan Shepard of Dixon, California and Art Colgain. Her grandfather Elmer Shepard is the senior member of our Shepard clan.

Blue Springs Update. Speaking of descen- dants of Will and Bura Shepard, I have an update on Jeremy and Desiree Ortiz of Blue Springs, Missouri. I mentioned in my last post that Desiree, who is pregnant with twins, was in the hospital. The latest news is that she is now home and doing much better, as are the twin babies that she and husband Jeremy are expecting in June. When the twins are born, they will be the 12th and 13th GGgrandchildren of Will and Bura Davis Shepard.

Grandma Kim Boyd Clark reports on Desiree: She came home Friday night. She still feels bad but not depressed as she was in the hospital and can smile a little now. The babies are doing good. She has seen them a lot, being in the hospital doing sonograms. They are very active. She is starting to be able to eat a little bit. She goes back to the Dr Thursday and a nurse will come to our house once a week to check on her. She is still on a pic line for food.

Our best wishes are extended to Desiree and Jeremy and their whole family. The second picture was taken last summer and shows, from left to right, Kim Boyd Clark, Amanda Ortiz, Desiree Ortiz and Damian Ortiz.
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