For Anthony and Ashley, 2012 was the culminating and successful ending year of Law school, and also the welcomed blessing of a new child in their family. Lawsyn Margaret Wilcox was born June 25 in Duschene, Utah about 9 PM. She weighed 8 lb. 14 oz. We were happy to meet her for the first time on the 27th, and Ashley had just gotten home from the hospital.
They had lots of company while we were there. They have a very large and tight-knit family, who really come through when help is needed. Her mom and dad had just left for SLC to be with her Grandpa Sam who was in the ICU. Anthony left the next day with Sam and Logan and headed to Idaho for our family reunion. We really appreciate Ashley letting them go, but perhaps the peace and quiet of those three days was a greater help than their company would have been! We knew she would be in great hands with her Grandma Farnsworth, aunts and sister.
The week had been somewhat of an anxious one, as her Grandpa Sam Burdick had been in the Duschene hospital being treated for pneumonia. He has since returned home and seems to be doing well. He is Sam's namesake, and is a pretty special guy in their family.
On the way up from Blanding we saw smoke billowing over the mountains west of Price caused by the Fairview fire, and then as we traveled up Indian Creek to Mountain Home, saw another fire in that canyon. Utah is really dry right now, and we've been asked to fast and pray for rain. We need rain all over the state.