Wednesday, July 30, 2008

the heavens

too bad this occurs the Tuesday after scout camp, because scout camp skies are just chuck-full of stars because of the remoteness of it all. Well, if you are a star gazer, or want to try it, here is the low-down on Perseid Meteor Shower coming to the heavens near you on Aug 12, really really early in the morning... see you there, Spence.

And I have to share...we did some family photos in front of my parents' house in Salt Lake last Sunday.
Thanks to my sister Tina, who did a great job of taking these, so I could actually be in a few shots.
And a REALLY REALLY BIG thanks to Amber for giving me these beautiful children.

Saturday, July 26, 2008



The kids and I took a ride in the jeep earlier today in the heat to look for a trail up corner canyon. So we drove right next to the Draper temple. It was fun to see it.


Spence and I were driving home tonight from Salt Lake, in the jeep. And we were enjoying the lovely rays of sunlight in the sky during the sunset. Spence said "Those rays look like when Jesus comes." Thanks, Spence, for reminding me of our Savior. Signs of His love are all around us, for sure.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Midnight Storm

So Amber and I heard the storm tonight... and loving storms, we went just outside the front door and watched the fascinating display of lightning and rain. One was incredibly powerful and just crackled us to the bone. Here are some shots. I better go to bed...
Midnight Storm - Lightning
Midnight Storm - backlight
Midnight Storm - with stars

Sweet video

So, it is rare that we put impersonal entries here, but this one was so fun for us to watch that we had to share... Enjoy.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Sam's month

So, this is a big month for Sam... in just a few weeks, he will be turning 3. Wahoo!

He is gaining confidence in walking a few steps. Way fuN!

And we got his hearing results back... we finally know he has full hearing in his right ear, while his left is partially working. But one ear works! We are wayYYYYY excited for this news. It has been a long time and a lot of testing to find this out.

Here is one for the record... The kids like to get on the chest of drawers and have Daddy do a little dialogue re: dolls that sits on shelves and come alive.

AND finally,
we chose a new template for this blog to facilitate better viewing of images.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

a couple quick shots

From Monday afternoon/night

One is of Silver Lake in the canoe...
Grandpa G, Spence, Camille, and Tyler

solitude at night
This is on our way home, had to stop at Solitude to catch the beautiful evening lights on the lodge.

Friday, July 4, 2008


probably everyone has seen this... so i hope this post doesn't come through as cliché ... but I LOVE the MUPPETS! So here they are, with another CLASSIC, in my opinion.

HAPPY 4th of JULY... may we honor the God who gave us this land and maintains the freedoms we enjoy.