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!

Monday, December 31, 2012

Shauna and her sisters at the Burgon Christmas Party

Thursday, December 27, 2012

My Favorite Christmas Present!

James gave me a rhinoceros bust for Christmas, which is now mounted on the wall above my desk. I collect rhinoceri because they have thick skin and always move forward! My real estate broker in Nebraska years ago gave me the idea to collect them because the business is tough and you can never give up on your clients or a real estate transaction.
Notice in the background an original rubber "Stanford Indian" toy which I acquired as a six-year old in 1948 when my Dad was working on his Ph.D at Stanford University. What you cannot see is the scalp in one hand and a hatchet in the other hand. Stanford later changed the mascot to the color "Cardinal." Please! No offense to my "native American" friends. It is a vestige of my childhood at Stanford Elementary School before we moved to Argentina in 1952.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Amanda and Will Holland in Nashville for Christmas 2012

Alas, we miss Amanda and husband Will Holland this Christmas. Amanda is busy designing and sewing all of the time. Will is an outstanding photographer and designer, too.

The James Family Rips the Mountain on Christmas Eve

When the grandkids (Gina and Jonathan) ski all day Christmas Eve, they sleep until 8 a.m. on Christmas morning!

James Valentine visits Grandmother Amy Valentine

Amy Melvina Young Valentine, born in Colonia Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico in April 1916 is always happy to see her famous grandson! Grandma Amy lives in her condo in Salt Lake City, Utah. Cristy Valentine lives nearby in the same complex and takes very good care of Grandmother/Mother Amy.

Christmas Eve 2012 in Highland, Utah

After clearing the driveway of 4" of heavy snow, the lovely and vivacious Shauna Burgon Valentine, Bob's wife of 45 years, decided to build a snowman!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Rock Star James Valentine Vacuums!

After the fabulous Valentine Christmas Party on 12-21-2012 in Highland, James Valentine took out the vacuum and cleaned the basement. Pictured in the rear are lots of photo albums that the grandchildren love to peruse.

Christmas Pageant at Grampa and Grandma's!

The Valentine Christmas Party was held early this year because we will all scatter here and there on Christmas Eve.

Chris, James and Gina go skiing at Solitude!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

BYU Alumni Board of Directors

Shauna has served on the BYU Alumni Board of Directors for several years. We have had a lot of fun at the events at BYU.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Lisa Valentine Clark, The Thrillionaires Improv

Last Saturday, Lisa and her pals did an improv rendition of the Jimmy Stewart movie, "It's a Wonderful Life." We laughed our heads off! These are funny people! Lisa has been performing comedy routines since "The Garrans" at BYU. Of course, she has kept her old man in stitches since she was born at St. Elizabeth's in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Nashville Fashion Designer of the Year

Amanda Valentine Holland, wife of Will Holland, daughter of Bob and Shauna Valentine.

The Christopher Burgon Valentine and Marilyn Ashby Valentine family - 2012 Giselle, Zane, Imogen and Amelia.