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Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday Letters #47

Happy Happy Friday Y'all! 

I hope you all had a wonderful week. This week was pretty low key for us. A whole bunch of work and a little bit of fun. 

Here's what we have been up to. 

Dear Worldwide Indexing Event, It felt really great to be a part of you. It was a perfect way to spend a Family Home Evening. Indexing for those that don't know- is taking old records (census reports, marriage licenses, immigration records, etc.) and typing the information to make the record digital. The goal of the event was to get 50,000 people to record and submit at least one batch of records throughout  a 24 hour period. The event got over 61,000 people and over 5 million batches completed! It was really cool to be a part of this. I really love indexing because I feel like I am  helping others make connections to their ancestors (plus- the records are pretty fun to go through). I've indexed obituaries, divorce records, marriage records, passport applications, birth records, immigration records- and they have all been fun to do. 

 {If you are interested in indexing or learning more click here.} 

Dear Big Brother 16, So happy you are making my summer a little bit better. This weekend I caught up with the season and I got some journaling done. It feels good to be all caught up on both fronts.

Dear Malia and Caleb, Congrats on your new baby. Baby Eden looks beautiful. Dear Eden Celeste, You are looking pretty darn cute. Uncle Matt and Auntie Alex can't wait to meet you next year. 

Dear Work, I am ready for a break. Our 'summer' vacation can not come quick enough. Dear Vietnam, We are beyond excited to see you next week. 

And that's about all in the boring week of Alex and Matt. We have some weekend plans that we are excited about, but mostly we will be getting ready for our upcoming trip. 

Have a wonderful weekend y'all! 

Love, Alex 


  1. I saw your Instagram posts about Indexing and wasn't quite sure what it was. That's so cool! What a great result.

    1. Indexing is really addicting and it's really fun (at least for a former history major like myself).

  2. the worldwide indexing event sounds cool! If only I'd known in time!! the rest of your week sounds really great, have a safe (upcoming) trip!

    1. I was so amazed that the turn out was so high- it felt good to be a part of it. And thanks Diana- I can't wait to get to Vietnam.


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- Alex