Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Draper Temple

It was so exciting to take my kids to the open house. I am so proud of the way they behaved. It was a great opportunity to talk about how sacred a place the temple is. What fun it has been to watch the construction and then get to go through. I am thankful for my eternal family.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


I really haven't gotten into the whole genealogy bit yet. But it was so fun this past week to see old family pictures. My aunt brought a big Tupperware container up from St. George and left it at my moms house. Sunday night my mom and I looked through the bucket. It took us 4 and 1/2 hours. There were pictures that my grandpa took while he was in World War II. There were also pictures of my aunts and uncles while they were little. My Grandpa's year book was there and his handwritten personal history. I can't believe how cool some of the stuff was.

On Wednesday my mom and I went down to my uncles house in Spanish Fork and took him everything to look through. He knew a lot more names. It was so much fun to look at with him and his wife. I loved it.

Grandpa on Wedding Day. Wedding Day. Grandpa in Uniform

These are only a few of the pictures. I can't wait until I get copies of the others.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Hunter's Week in Review

Hunter had a pretty exciting week. He went to the Dentist for the very first time. He had no cavities despite the fact that he won't brush with tooth paste. I had the dentist tell him it is a good idea to use toothpaste but it wasn't very convincing when he looked at the x-rays and told him he must be brushing pretty good even without the toothpaste. I was worried how he would react to them cleaning his teeth but he did a great job. The only time he gagged was when they did the x-rays.

This week Hunter also went with me out to Dugway to get Eric from work. Hunter doesn't really remember ever living out there. It was a big treat for him to go for a ride in the fire engine and sound the siren and horn. He also got to turn the engine off. Hunter was given the camera so he could take all the pictures he wanted. Here is his photo shoot. Now we have to go take the rest of the kids back out.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Am I Crazy???

I have spent most of the day today preparing a talk for church tomorrow. I am kind of worried about it.
1- because I insanely volunteered the primary presidency to do it.
2- because I don't know if my reasons for doing it will ever be fulled expressed.

When my little brother blessed his baby last year the primary presidency talked that day. I was so moved to be a better parent and to be better at my calling, not in the way that I was overwhelmed or felt like I was doing a terrible job, but in the way that, oh I can do that.

I can not tell you how impressed I am with the inspiration that the general primary has put into the program this year. I am so amazed at how much the theme of "My Eternal Family " has inspired me. I think that my stupidity for volunteering to speak came from that.

I just hope that I will have the inspiration to lift someone like I was lifted last year.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

My Dad

Yesterday would have been my dad's 59th birthday. We decided to celebrate. So here are some of my favorite memories of my dad.

My dad watching a football game. (
nothing quiet about that)
His love for cars. (My boys are doing a good job taking after him there)
His love of learning. (I have to brag that he really did know something about everything)
His love of the Gospel. (My testimony truly was built at home)
His afternoon naps.
Going camping.
Never got lost.
How much he loved my mom.
How much he loved his family.

I want my kids to remember going camping with Grandma and Grandpa.
I also want Hunter to remember he is named after him. I hope to be able to tell stories to my kids so that they feel like they know him. I miss him. Happy Birthday Dad.