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!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Happy Valentine’s Day 2011
Shauna & Bob Valentine

Shauna has been working in public relations, student mentoring and as Alumni College Director for the McKay College of Education at BYU for the last six years. Her publication team won a national “Addy” design award for the “McKay Today” magazine she edits. She volunteers as Stake “Relief Society” President in Highland. Robert continues to sell real estate and is the “Emergency Preparedness” director of their local LDS congregation. He co-chaired his 1960 Provo High School 50th reunion, too. He and pal Jim Ford completed lots of hikes in the beautiful Wasatch Mountains last summer. Check out our family blog for occasional entries and pictures of the kids and grandchildren.

Son Christopher and his wife Marilyn are the parents of four children, Giselle (12), Zane (8), Imogen (6) and Amelia (2) and live in Sandy, Utah, a few minutes away. Christopher practices family medicine in West Valley City and serves as Chief of Staff for the Jordan Valley Medical Center. Marilyn practices pediatrics for Intermountain Health Care’s “KidsCare” at Riverton Hospital and serves on Intermountain’s Asthma Advisory Board. Chris finally relinquished his piano playing duties in Sunday school after many years. They are avid skiers.

Daughter Lisa and husband Christopher Clark are parents of five children, Miles (12), Owen (11), Phoebe (8), Hugh (5) and Margaret (3) and live in Provo, Utah, about twenty minutes away. She teaches a long-distance science fiction course for BYU. Don't ask her what her hobbies or interests are, or she'll burst into tears. She does voice-overs for commercials and appears in a couple. Christopher teaches acting and directing at Utah Valley University and has won many awards. He directs professionally, too, most recently the touring show for The Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City, UT. He is in the Bishopric in his local LDS congregations. The kids ski at nearby Sundance resort.

Daughter Gina and husband Jonathan James live in Suncrest, which overlooks Draper, Utah, close by. Gina "stays home" to take care of their four children, Sloane (10), Sheridan (7), Sydney (5) and Porter (2.5). She volunteers as the legislative VP for the local PTA and runs marathons. An avid cyclist and backcountry skier, Jonathan is VP of Sales & Marketing at Equinox, a financial services company. Thanks to great snow this winter and amazing nearby Utah resorts, all of them, including Porter, have become great skiers. Jonathan and Gina are active in their LDS church ward in various positions.

Son James has an impressive home overlooking LA in Los Feliz below the Griffith Park Observatory but lives mostly in hotels and buses because Maroon5 is constantly on tour, currently in Europe. They are pretty much SOLD OUT for the next few months in venues around the world, including Turkey, Indonesia, Russia and Japan. He visits us frequently in Utah. He goes snowboarding with his siblings and nieces and nephews. He has become a good tennis player, getting lessons from pros around the world for concert tickets! Check out his activities on www.maroon5.com

Daughter Amanda loves Nashville, Tennessee where she promotes her clothing business. Mandy is engaged to be married in the fall to Will Morgan Holland, whom we all like very much. She “dresses” artists for videos and TV shows, too, currently the wardrobe designer for a CMT series as well as preparing once again to show a collection at Nashville Fashion Week. Last summer, all five of our kids finished the Nashville Country Music half-marathon together, laughing most of the way. Mom and Dad watched from the sidelines. Lots of pictures are on our family blog. Her website, among others: www.amandavalentine.com

Chris, Lisa and Gina and their spouses Marilyn, “Topher” and Jonathan and their children come over to our home almost every Sunday evening. We also stay close to Robert’s mother Amy (95) and sister Cristy. Grandmother Shauna cooks delicious meals and ends up reading stories to the little kids. We love to sit around and just talk; often taking walks on nearby trails and parks. We have family prayer to express thankfulness for our blessings, the Gospel of Jesus Christ and friends like you.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats to you, I really enjoy reading your blog

Also, good job on raising five upstanding children, in this day and age!(smile)

Happy Valentines Day to you, and may you have many, many more

March 7, 2011 at 12:35 PM  

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