Friday, December 26, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Today she told me there are 5 "worlds" which she listed on her fingers:
and it took her a minute to remember her 5th "world" and she said "Oh, yeah"
5. England (of course!)
She has a very well travelled aunt and dad and I love that she lists Paris first.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Dan whispers: Kylie, say World Peace
Ben: I want word peace
Kylie: What is that? Is that some kind of toy?
We both started laughing. Out of the mouths of babes!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Bradley and I posing in our team gear
Grandpa and Brad in their matching Jazz hats
Brad got a little Jazz notepad and pen
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
This came from the Feb. 1979 Ensign.
'Make no mistake about it, brothers and sisters, in the months and years ahead, events are likely to require each member to decide whether or not he will follow the First Presidency. Members will find it more difficult to halt longer between two opinions. President Marion G. Romney said, many years ago, that he had 'never hesitated to follow the counsel of the Authorities of the Church even though it crossed my social, professional or political life.' 'This is hard doctrine, but it is particularly vital doctrine in a society which is becoming more wicked. In short, brothers and sisters, not being ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ includes not being ashamed of the prophets of Jesus Christ. . . . Your discipleship may see the time when such religious convictions are discounted. . . . This new irreligious imperialism seeks to disallow certain opinions simply because those opinions grow out of religious convictions. 'Resistance to abortion will be seen as primitive.. Concern over the institution of the family will be viewed as untrendy and unenlightened....Before the ultimate victory of the forces of righteousness, some skirmishes will be lost. Even in these, however, let us leave a record so that the choices are clear, letting others do as they will in the face of prophetic counsel. There will also be times, happily, when a minor defeat seems probable, but others will step forward, having been rallied to rightness by what we do. We will know the joy, on occasion, of having awakened a slumbering majority of the decent people of all races and creeds which was, till then, unconscious of itself. Jesus said that when the fig trees put forth their leaves, 'summer is nigh.' Thus warned that summer is upon us, let us not then complain of the heat.'
--- Elder Neal A. Maxwell
Sorry for such a long post, but I just feel such a strong conviction to stand with the Church right now even though the Church's point of view is going to become increasingly unpopular. Tell me what you all think!
Saturday, November 1, 2008
The neighborhood gang
Jack Sparrow in the parade
Alice in Wonderland, Jack Sparrow and a ninja
Posing at the Trunk or Treat
Showing off their loot
Friday, October 24, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Last night we went out for her birthday up to Sundance with our friends the Boxxes and the Petersons. We ate at the Foundry Grill, which was tasty, and the atmosphere was great. We had a nice relaxing evening, but forgot to bring the camera. Oh well, it was still a nice night.
Kristina is a great wife and mother, the kids and I are truly blessed to have her.
The birthday girl
Melissa, Taylor, Amanda, and Brian, enjoying dinner.The two divas, Melissa and Kylie, posing for the camera.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
The kids slept on the top, while Dan and I took the bottom bunk
The Boxxes made some great omelets the first morning!
The park had a free bus that took us to all the sights. The kids loved this part.
There were so many gorgeous views
This huge tree is actually on some of the postcards we bought.
This tunnel was on the way down, which is why Im still smiling!
I think the kids got a little tired of posing for pictures
Taking a little break
This picture is great, but I was scared to death because we were on the edge of a cliff with no fence.
Relaxing by the fire that night. We made smores and Jarom made peach cobbler. Camping is definitely not diet-friendly!
Right across from our campground there was a place called "Old Bryce Town". It was just a row of a few little shops, but the kids loved exploring it. I found a few little things there myself.
Silly boys (Bradley and Peyton)
Bradley and Kylie loved this cutout
Ben had a great time riding the "horsey"
Our campground had this great store with anything we might need.
The kids all got Bryce Canyon shirts to pose in.
The whole gang
(Jarom, Kirsten, Peyton, Logan, Kylie, Kristina, Dan, Ben and Bradley)
On our way out of town the boys thought that this "Restrooms or Bust" sign was hilarious.