Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Hall SHOCKER of the year!

For those of you that know Craig, you know that he is pretty layed back, easy going, and likable. Craig likes all kinds of music, including punk (he is trying to talk me into going to Vans Warp tour). He likes to dress casual, in baggy jeans, skate shoes,and a T shirt usually, and often has a little gruff on his face.
Funny story really. Sunday morning neither of us had any meetings (unusual for us), so we were just being lazy, hanging out in our pj's (mormon code for G's). At about 10:00 our stake presidents office called so see if we could meet with President Corey. I said sure and asked what time, they said he was on his way over to our house. Oh...wow. We all got dressed really fast, and soon heard a knock at the door. Just have to say, I love President Corey, he is an amazing man! Anyway, after some chit chat he says "well, you probably know I came hear for a reason. It's time for a change in your bishopric!" Yes you hear right....BISHOPRIC! HAHAHAHAHHAHAHA. Craig is the new first counselor in our bishopric. LOL! Now to finish my previously mentioned description of my husband. He may come across as a guy that is layed back, and really doesn't care about much, but inside he is the most sensitive, loving, honest, hard working, humble man I know. He is a spiritual giant among men, and he has a deep impact on those around him. He always has profound insight on different situations. I am so lucky to have him as my husband, and the Father of my children.
After the Stake President left, we went to the church to meet with the Bishop (knowing what he wanted to talk about...kind of). We had a great meeting with him, and he had some amazing things to say about Craig. Half an hour later church started, and they sustained Craig in sacrament. Craig's Dad got to ordain him as a high priest, and that night Craig had his first disciplinary counsel, so he had a dive right in to the job. That was our Sunday in a nut shell.
The moral of the story is...don't miss your ward for 5 weeks in a row, or you might be next!

p.s. he did miss our ward for good reasons, just for the record. :)

8 comments:

Jenny Bobo said...

Craig really is an amazing guy! We were pretty close growing up, so I know firsthand. I love and miss you all so much and I wish I could have been there to watch my little bro be put in.

Greg and Carlin said...

Oh wow! That's so cool! He'll be great! Who got released? I thought for sure you were going to announce being pregnant:)

Greg and Carlin said...

Oh wow! That's so cool! He'll be great! Who got released? I thought for sure you were going to announce being pregnant:)

The Happy Halls said...

Susie, I may have laughed out loud, but I know Craig's heart too, and I have always known that he had the potential to be of great influence on others for good. He is so much like his dad and they both are full of wisdom and compassion. I'm excited for the growth that he and your family will receive from this calling. You are both remarkable young people. It will require sacrifice on the part of the whole family, but there isn't a better wife and mother out there to make this happen than you. I have no greater joy than to know that my children walk in righteousness . . . Thanks for being who you are. Love mom hall

abbynormal said...

Wow, that's awesome!! It'll definitely be work, but he'll be so, so great. Especially with you at his side. Together, you're unstoppable!

And you really should go to Warped Tour.

P.S. My next adventure is IDAHO and I'll be there in 3 days. Do come visit, I'll be there until the 16. Might I especially recommend coming to visit between the 12th and 16th? I'll be bringing a friend I'm just dying to introduce you to.

Tasha said...

WOW! That is so awesome! Congrats...i think!?! He will do a great job! Give him a hug from us!

Tools of Every Kind- The Lambinaters said...

Congrats to you all! He will do so awsome!

Angie & Dan said...

Wow! No way! I think I'll start calling him "Councelor". Congrats Craig!