Thursday, June 7, 2012

A Son Returns

The return of a son from a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is always a fun occasion. We missed him a lot, but the two years actually went by rather fast.

Elder Jeffrey D. Kowallis with his mother back home in Provo, Utah.

 Elder Kowallis at the Salt Lake Airport after arriving from the Louisville, Kentucky mission.

 The welcome home party begins.

 Dinner at the Happy Sumo in Provo, Utah. Around the table from left to right: Louise Boley Clark (Grandmother), David L. Clark (Grandfather), Leanna Kowallis (sister), Karl Kowallis (brother), Rachel Clark Robinson (cousin), Beau Stephenson (Brother-In-Law), Melanie Kowallis Stephenson (sister), Elder Jeffrey Kowallis, Julee Clark Kowallis (Mother), and me (taking picture) Bart J. Kowallis (Father).

 Jeff with welcome home sign on front lawn made by his brother Karl.

 Another sign made by his cousin Rachel.

 Elder Kowallis with his first mission president and his wife at the Salt Lake airport.

 Elder Kowallis with his sister Melanie and brother-in-law, Beau.

 Jeff's mom and brother Karl with one of the welcome home signs.

 Mom always gets the first hug. And below are a few more photos from the return of our missionary. It's great to have him home.


  1. Wonderful pictures, Bart! Congratulations and welcome home, Jeff!

  2. How fun. I so remember those days.

  3. What a fun day. It's good to see Jeff looking happy and healthy after a hard two years in Kentucky.