Thursday, January 31, 2008


This is a spectacular view of the sunset from my back porch a couple of nights ago.

The BIG storm

A few days ago we got our "big snow storm" for the year. The winds were TERRIBLE!! Here is the latest in our battle with the wooden fence and the evidence of the huge amounts of snow we got! :)

Sunday, January 27, 2008

LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley Dies

The 15th president of the LDS Church, Gordon B. Hinckley, passed away on Jan. 27, 2008 following nearly 13 years as the LDS church prophet. (Photo: LDS Church) SALT LAKE CITY - The president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Gordon Bitner Hinckley, died on Sunday at the age of 97 after spending more than a decade as the Mormon faith's leader.The announcement came late Sunday evening from LDS Church officials. President of the church since 1995, officials say Hinckley died peacefully at his home from health complications related to his age.Born on June 23, 1910, Hinckley ascended to the church presidency on Mar. 12, 1995. For nearly 13 years, Hinckley served as the 15th prophet of the LDS faith as a successor to Howard W. Hunter.Hinckley was named to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles by the LDS Church in 1961. After 20 years in the post, he was called up to the First Presidency on Jul. 23, 1981. Hinckley served as Second Counselor to President Spencer W. Kimball and later First Counselor to President Ezra Taft Benson between 1985 and 1994.In 1994, he served for LDS Church President Howard W. Hunter during his brief nine month tenure.At age 96, Hinckley became the oldest president in LDS Church history on Nov. 2, 2006 -- surpassing David O. McKay.Hinckley might be best known for his aggressive attitude in building LDS temples around the world. As of Jan. 2008, 124 LDS temples were operating worldwide -- with several others either planned or under construction. Prior to Hinckley's presidency, there were less than 50 world temples.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Not many pictures

We actually had the video camera out Christmas morning so I didn't get a lot of pictures. Here is one of them before they opened anything, they were waiting for Grandma......
Helping Grandma open her gifts.....
Then we were off to Grandpa and Grandma's for more Christmas fun!
Hannah looked SO cute!

Christmas Eve

Sammy and Andrew got to play Mary and Joseph while acting out the birth of the baby Jesus. The kids were ornery about doing it this year. They only wanted to do it if Nicole and Alex were here to do it with them! But we made them do it anyway :)
Ready to open their traditional one Christmas Eve gift.

Zaylee likes to eat SPIDERS!!

You'd never guess from this smile......

That is took 20 minutes of non-stop screaming and crying to give one little boy a MUCH needed hair cut! But when it was all over he still liked me and even said he wasn't mad at me! KIDS!!