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, January 29, 2012

Shauna talks about having "joy" in life!

As the Stake Relief Society President (Google "Relief Society," the largest women's organization in the world, if you are confused.), Shauna gives a wonderful presentation and leads an interesting discussion on happiness, smiling and the concept of "joy." She gives this presentation in all nine units (Wards) of the East Highland Stake of the LDS Church. (Google "LDS Stake" and "LDS Ward" if confused. An LDS Ward is a parish and an LDS Stake would be similar to a diocese.) There is no paid clergy in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, just volunteers (like Shauna) who is a wonderful women's leader (in the opinion of her husband, yours truly, Bob, who asked for her phone number after her presentation).

Park City on a Saturday Afternoon!

Bob and Shauna went looking for movie stars at the festival, but they had all gone home or we didn't recognize them.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Another Saturday Afternoon Art Lesson

Sydney, Sheridan and Sloane always look forward to Grandmother Shauna's art lessons downstairs.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

James and Adam at the People's Choice Awards

James said "I love you, Mom," and later explained that he didn't have enough time to say anything about his old man. Maybe at the Grammys . . . ?
For the complete acceptance for "America's Favorite Band," go to YouTube and enter "People's Choice 2012 Maroon 5," or some such thing.

Bob and Shauna's Friday Night Date - 1-13-2012

It was our turn to volunteer at the local LDS (Mormon) welfare cannery. With our neighbors in the Canyon View Ward (Congregation), we cleaned up the equipment that produced canned pork and beans during the day for the needy not only in the LDS church but elsewhere. For more information on this wonderful world-wide program, we encourage you to Google "LDS Welfare Program" or similar words. In the past year we have volunteered on the production line producing canned peaches and other foods. One of the benefits of activity in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the many opportunities to provide service.
Lissa Bangerter, Trish Allen and Shauna Valentine,pals!
Scrub, scrup, scrup. Make the health inspectors happy!
Whistle while you work!
Is it time to go home, yet?

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Sydney James

Photo taken by Will Holland at the Burgon Christmas Party. Sydney James, daughter of Gina (Valentine) and Jonathan James contemplating life and eternity.

Amanda Valentine Holland

Amanda's husband Will Holland took this picture of Amanda on the deck of Christopher Burgon Valentine's home in Sandy, Utah that overlooks Hidden Valley and the Wasatch front.
Amanda Valentine Holland and Christopher Burgon Valentine at the Burgon Christmas Party. Photo taken by Will Morgan Holland, Amanda's husband.

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Years Eve: 2011 - 2012

Following a delicious buffet dinner (Magleby's), we enjoyed the official opening of Patrick Barlow's adaptation of "39 Steps" at the Hale Center Theater in Orem at 10 p.m. on December 31st. At one minute to midnight, the play was interrupted, and we celebrated the new year with the cast members and patrons in the SOLD OUT theater! The play, directed and adapted to theater-in-the-round by our son-in-law Christopher Layton Clark (Lisa's husband) will run through February 11, 2012. We laughed our heads off! Lisa and Christopher brought their five kids, who are very theater-saavy! If you live in Utah, don't miss this comedy!
The actors - Blake Barlow, Kelly Hennessey, Alex King, Jake Suazo (who should be a regular on "Saturday Night Live") and Carter Thompson were brilliant, playing forty different characters with clever changes!
Owen is always a participant!
Margaret didn't quite make it! Hugh will no doubt be an actor someday!
Miles and Phoebe are ready for the stage! They have the DNA and the environment!