Sunday, February 4, 2018

The Lizard

The latest in the ongoing saga of “Pets our kids have brought home without permission”. One of us has to go. It’s either me or him.

Happy Birthday Caleb!

For Caleb's birthday, we had all the deacons over for a party. We ate ice cream cake and waaaay too much junk food. We had an air hockey tournament, a double-shot basketball tournament, a donut eating contest and a contest to see who could stack the most ding dongs on their forehead. We are so grateful that Caleb has such good friends and we are so grateful for Caleb!

Happy Birthday Caleb

Happy Birthday Caleb! Heaven help us there are now 3 teenagers under this roof.


 I love him.  That's all.  

Dinner. Chicago Style.

Together Forever

"Yesterday it hit me hard what was happening for them eternally this weekend. They are going to have what I have! They are going to be together forever ... when a year from now that whole family will enter into the temple to be sealed for time and all eternity. This gospel is incredible!"

-- Hermana Morgan

Monday, January 15, 2018

State of the State

On Wednesday night I was in Jefferson City and attended the State of the State address giving by the governor and attended by the Court and all legislators.

Happy Sabbath!

Sunday morning began very early. Jeremiah's first meeting began at 5:30. I came along to help him with some technology setup for his talk at 6am. At 6:30, we made waffles for the mission prep class. Happy Sabbath!

Goodbye Hugh

He’s been gone 2 hours and I miss him already! We ❤️ him so much!

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Christmas Skype with Hermana Morgan

Christmas 2017

Missing our sweet Hermana Morgan in Honduras, but we had a wonderful Christmas with lots of great time spent with family and friends.

Christmas Eve Dinner

Breakfast for dinner and Christmas movies.

Christmas Eve Gift Delivery

On Christmas Eve, we delivered gifts to friends and neighbors.  While Jeremiah and I were out of the car delivering a gift, Addie and JJ decided to take over the front seats.  So, Jeremiah and I sat in the back seat and picked fights with each other ... "He's sitting to close to me." "She's breathing my air".  Good times.

Grandpa's Sidekick

Stake Presidency Christmas Dinner

Each year we celebrate the anniversary of the calling of the stake presidency on November 9, 2009.  This year, we are a little late on the draw and got together for Christmas instead.  We love these wonderful people and are so grateful to serve with such faithful, dedicated friends.

Christmas Play Time

Nutcracker 2017

Extreme Cuteness

Making Cookies with Grandma

12 Days of Christmas

This is one woman who knows how to #lighttheworld. Tonight she brought out the 12 days of Christmas and we all laughed so hard our stomachs hurt. We love our dear friend Sue Allred.

23 Years

23 years ago this morning, my fiancé mysteriously disappeared on the morning of our wedding. He reappeared an hour later with a bouquet of beautiful white flowers. I am blessed more than I deserve by his love.

Piano Recital

I scream you scream we all scream for ice cream

Good grandparenting right here.

Day 11: I was a stranger and ye took me in

These are all going to support refugees resettling in the KC area. I can't imagine the horrors these people have experienced and how hard it must be to leave everything behind and start a new life. God does not forget his children. Nor should we.

Lights in Newport Harbor

I was in Orange County for work in the middle of December.  One night for a team building activity, we rented duffy boats and went out in the harbor where the city of Newport Beach did fireworks and a lighted boat parade.  It was amazing!

Day 10: Search the scriptures

Last week I found myself in Las Vegas, a city full of lights.

This morning as I'm studying the scriptures, I'm thinking about lights of a different kind. First, it strikes me as interesting that nothing man can make can compare to the light that emanates from our Father in Heaven. The Prophet Joseph described it as "above the brightness of the sun" when he saw God. The Prophet Lehi makes a very similar description. Remember when we had to wear the special sun glasses for the eclipse? It's hard to imagine something brighter than the sun.

Then we are told that we are to be a light. We reflect His light when we do His work. What is #lighttheworld all about? Reflecting His light, that's what.

Day 6: Judge not that ye be not judged

Webster's Dictionary defines "judge" as: 1: to form an authoritative opinion about 2: to hear and determine 3: condemn . . .

Now this is a topic I know a little about - to judge. After all, I work with judges every day. And I have seen many judgments.

Jesus Christ taught the powerful principle "judge not, that ye be not judged." While we certainly make some necessary judgments every day, the world unquestionably needs fewer critics, and more ennoblers. And what is an "ennobler?" Someone that makes others better. Now that is what I want to be, for my wife, my children, my family and friends, my acquaintances - in short, for everyone.

Day 5: Honor thy father and thy mother

These kids knocked it out of the park. They purchased this jar and are writing a note and putting it in the jar every time they appreciate something we have done for them. We love them so much!

Day 5: honor thy father and thy mother

Today I did scouts after school because my mom asked

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Light the World Day 3

Light the World Day 3: “Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the Sabbath days.”
This morning began with 5:30 and 6:00am meetings for Jeremiah and I. Addie and I went visiting teaching in the morning and these boys are writing thank you notes and working on scouts.