Monday, December 31, 2012

Uncle Trent

This is a picture of Trent and his family that I took from Michelle's blog.  Michelle is his wife:)
Jordan, Trent, and Derek on a brothers hike.  I don't know which year and I can't remember which brother to thank for the picture.  Oops.

Trent, Quinn, Derek, Doran
Trent is his parent's seventh son.  After him there are three daughters and another son.  He was still fairly young when I joined the family, which means that I probably have some fabulous blackmail type pictures somewhere that I could post -- but I won't.  They really would just show a sweet boy in yellow pajamas or maybe, if I'm lucky, I have one with the look on his face that says he knows that he's been clever.

As you saw above, Trent is married and has five children.  He loves them and his extended family too, and it is always good to have Trent at family gatherings.  He can often be seen carrying one of his children around, or helping them with getting food, or whatever they need at the moment.  He really enjoys being with his family.  I like the giant grin he gets when he is participating in the annual water fight, or when he or one of his brothers or sisters have said something particularly clever (they all have cleverness in common).

Trent is a musician.  I have heard him sing often with his brothers, and sometimes with Michelle and his kids.  He and Michelle sang in the Messiah this year and have been in charge of karaoke more than once at reunions.  He also plays the piano and the violin and really enjoys music. 

Trent is a math teacher, and even though I can't see how that could possibly be enjoyable, he seems to love it.  Trent is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean (you know, in the important ways), and reverent.  He's a terrific eagle scout!  He is also patient, and understanding, and kind.  He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Mississippi.  Most years since then, at Christmas time, he has read us The Cajun Night Before Christmas.  It's really fun to listen to, and somehow we didn't get to hear it this year.  I am sad about that. 

When Trent lived closer by, he was good to come and help us (Derek and me) out when we needed a hand with some project or another.  He is always pleasant company, and we are always glad when we get to visit with him.  I am extra pleased that the world didn't really end on the 21st, because that would have made Trent miss his happy birthday, and I wouldn't want that!  I hope he has a terrific day.  My children say he is great, fun, and has an awesome laugh.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

I am such a lucky wife. Happy birthday honey bunch!