Robert & Shauna Valentine Family

Robert Young Valentine and Shauna Burgon Valentine met at BYU, fell in love and were married in 1967. They have lived in Provo, Utah; Durham and Laurinburg, North Carolina; and, for nearly three decades in Lincoln, Nebraska. Bob and Shauna moved back to Utah in 2004 into a new home in Highland. They have five grown children, Christopher, Lisa, Gina, James and Amanda and a lot of grandchildren. Enjoy news and photos of our growing family. Send comments, too. Stay in touch!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The 2007 4th of July Parade in Provo at Lund Optical

Bill and Vicki Lund (Shauna's sister) have owned Lund Optical for decades. Every year the Burgons and others gather in front of the shop to watch the parade, one of the biggest and certainly the most patriotic celebrations in America.

The 4th of July in Highland!

Wendy and Heidi Schwendiman and their families joined us for 4th of July fireworks and fun. The Schwendiman girls grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska with our kids. They will be friends forever!

2007 Tholen Family Reunion in Midvale Utah

Last Saturday, we gathered with the descendents of Anna Charlotta Johnson, Shauna's great grandmother, mother of Shauna's grandmother Mamie. Annie emigrated from Sweden in 1882. She married great grandfather John in 1884 when he was 31 and she was 24. Annie died in 1953 in Mamie's home. Shauna was seven when she died and remembers her great grandmothers's long honey blonde hair that she would wind up in a knot on her head. Shauna can send you a longer biography, if you wish. We visited her grave and the graves of other dear ancestors, including Mamie, Shauna's grandmother. It was a hot day, but we stopped by each grave and read about their lives.

The Seventh Harry Potter Novel!

Shauna pours over the latest novel in the back patio. This is the way to rest on the afternoon of Pioneer Day.

July 24, 2007 Pioneer Day in Utah!

Rather than watching the big parade in nearby Salt Lake City, our neighborhood had a fundraiser for a baby born with some problems. A parade, a silent auction, games and activities raised several thousand dollars from mostly the neighbors. Robert bid and won a gourmet meal for twelve by one of Utah's top chefs, a friend of the baby's grandfather. Lisa and Topher came with their kids. Pictured are Phoebe, Miles and Own on their decorated bikes. Remember the Pioneers! Great grandfather arrived in Utah in 1853 and lived with his small family in an adobe shack for years. Look at our homes today!

Welcome to the Valentine blog

The professional picture of Bob and Shauna was taken in October 2007. The snapshot was taken in May 2007 at the dinner to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. The other picture: Guanajuato, May 25, 2007.