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S: The Sowell Family

BC: "Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories." To Mom & Dad 2011

FC: The Sowell Family

1: To Mom and Dad With love, from your children. August, 2011

2: Kathleen Partridge Born to Lloyd and Jeanne Partridge December 5, 1950 | In the beginning...

3: David Lynn Sowell Born to Merle and Pearlene Sowell October 20, 1950

4: First Came Love... Then Came Marriage

5: Kristin Michelle 1969 | Brett David 1971 | Then Came... | Kari Lynn 1978 | Kelly Brian 1977

6: Through the years... | L to R 1971 1979 1982 1979

7: 1982 | "Other things may change us, but we start and end with family." -Anthony Brandt

8: Sowell Family 1978 | Partridge & Sowell Families 1978

9: 1984 | 1988 | 1985 | "You don't choose your family - they are God's gift to you." -Desmond Tutu

10: 1992 | 1993

11: Majorca 1998 | 2009 | 2003 | 1990? | Greece 2000

12: Kelly 1980 | Dad's Homecoming 1983 | Kristin 1986 | Kari, Kelly & Brett 1980 | Kristin & Brett 1979 | Brett & Mom 1990 | Brett & Kelly 1977 | Kari, Dad & Kelly 1980

13: "We do not remember days, we remember moments." -Cesare Pavese | Mom, Dad & Kari 1978 | Kari & Kelly 1979 | Kristin & Kelly 1980 | Dad & Kari 1983 | Kristin 1980 | Mom, Dad, Kristin & Brett 1971

14: "Like branches on a tree, our lives may grow in | Brett & Misti Parents to: Brett Taylor Dylan Howard Hailey Love Brady Wayne Gavyn James | Kristin Parent to: Jordan Matthew Jessica Hope | David and

15: different directions, yet our roots remain as one." | Kelly & Quinne Parents to: Lilly Abraham Kelly Oliver Finn | Kari & Dallas Parents to: Baby on the way! | Kathleen Sowell

16: Kristin and Family | 2004 | Jordan 2009 | Jessica 2009 | 2009

17: Mom and Dad, As your oldest child, I would like to thank you for being such responsible parents at such a young age. These days it is unheard of for twenty-eight year-olds to have four kids and still remain together after more than forty years. I'm sorry for all the anguish I caused you in my teenage years. Thank you for always being there - both emotionally and even physically when I needed it. I love and admire both of you beyond words. Love, Kristin

18: Brett, Misti & Family | 2010 | Taylor 2011 | Dylan 2010 | Hailey 2010 | Brady 2010 | 2009 | Gavyn & Brady 2010 | 2010

19: Mom and Dad, I feel very blessed to have you as my parents. Dad – I remember sitting on your lap when you got home. I know how hard you worked because of the many cuts and abrasions on your hands which stood out even more when you put that bright orange antiseptic on them. I also remember you dropping off the ’66 Mustang at my work washed, waxed, detailed, new speakers, full tank, all for my “first date” at 16 years old. And thank you for standing up to my narrow-minded JV basketball coach in Texas. Mom – thank you for singing to me and scratching my back to help me fall asleep when I was young. Like Dad, you worked so hard to provide for our family - Tupperware, cleaning houses, singing telegrams, coupons, garage sales. We were always well fed, well dressed, and most importantly loved. I was so fortunate to have you as my seminary teacher for 3 of my 4 years. That was a huge part of my spiritual preparedness for my mission and for life. | Gavyn & Grandpa 2009 | Dylan & Grandpa 2009 | Congratulations on 41 years of marriage! You are such good examples to me of commitment, generosity, self-reliance, wisdom and unconditional love. I love you - Brett

20: Kelly, Quinne and Family | Lilly 2010 | Abraham 2010 | 2010 | Oliver 2010 | Lilly, Abraham & Oliver 2010 | 2010

21: Mom and Dad, With three kids of my own, I'm beginning to understand how difficult it can be to raise and care for children patiently and lovingly. I know that I was a handful growing up and that I probably pushed you both to your limits of sanity on many occasions but I am grateful for the patience and love that you displayed in allowing me to live! I have many fond memories of you both growing up. One of the earliest involved the bottom of a swimming pool, swallowing lots of water, and being pulled to the surface by Dad, right before you both mashed on my belly to release the 2 gallons of water I ingested - thanks for saving my life! It means a lot that you spent so much time traveling with me to wrestling meets and baseball games; in fact, I can't remember a time when you weren't there. I literally feared for my life when I wrecked the van 3 WEEKS after my first accident, but you both were patient and loving when I know it must have been difficult. Now, as I am approaching 10 years of marriage with three kids, I continue to rely upon you both for guidance, wisdom and advice, and you have never let me down. Congratulations on a long and happy marriage! I love you, Kelly

22: Kari and Dallas | September 5, 2009 | Grandbaby #11 looks forward to meeting you! | August 2010 | April 2008

23: Mom and Dad, What can I say, but thank you! Dad, thank you for always being there for me. When I was little, you traveled so much for work but you were always still “there” through letters, phone calls and little gifts to show that you were thinking of us. You made so many sacrifices for our family. My appreciation for you has grown as I have developed a relationship with you as an adult. I don’t think a single week of my mission went by without an email from you, letting me know you loved me – that meant so much to me. I will always treasure the memories of skiing with you, sailing in Greece or simply sitting around the kitchen table enjoying one of your steaks on a Sunday afternoon. Mom, thank you for always making me feel special and for having confidence in me. Growing up, I was always happy to just be around you, whether we were delivering Avon orders or going to clean houses. You have always been there to listen to me and give me advice, even when I pretended not to need it! Thank you for tirelessly driving me to dance and gymnastics practice, for staying up late to help me with school projects, and for continuing to come to my aid when life gets busy and stressful. Your example of hard work, service, and dedication to our family has taught me more than I can express. | Finally, thank you both for spending forty-one years together building our family and providing us with a loving home. I couldn’t have asked for better parents! I love you, Kari | 1998 | 2006

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