Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Happy 12th Birthday Sarah

We are so happy to have Sarah as part of our family. She is multi-talented. She is great with kids--including young Nadim at a gathering last Sunday in Bethlehem.
Here she and her brothers pretend to help a Palestinian girl frisk an Israeli solider. This graffiti in Bethlehem is by the famed British artist Bansky.
One of the service projects each semester for the BYU students is painting murals on the walls of the Princess Basma school for handicapped children on the Mt of Olives. This was the first semester the Emmett children have helped out. Sarah helped paint the turtle and Joel the cheetah/wildebeest/who-knows-what. Will painted dots on a wolf. Sarah has great artistic abilities.
A week ago we enjoyed the Tel Aviv beach. Sarah is a great playmate for Joel and Will. She helps come up with elaborate and creative games.

A few weeks ago she finished all of her Faith in God requirements and she is now ready to attend Yong Women's for the first time on our first Sunday back in Springville. For her birthday she wants to go to a bookstore and buy a book for the flight home. Without the school library this summer, her reading options have been limited.


  1. We are lppking forwrd to having all of you back in Utah soon and also wish to say "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" to Sarah! See you next week.

  2. We are looking forward to seing all of you next week. And Sarah we hope that sayin "Up against the wall" and frisking the Israeli soldier was fun.

  3. Happy Birthday Sarah! I can't believe you're in YW, that's exciting!