Monday, July 27, 2009


Just wanted to put up some pictures of the kids, because they are growing so fast, we are going to be really busy the next couple of months, between football and soccer, scouts and school we are going out of our minds. Thankfully we are still able to have a normal schedule, josh is going into the 3rd grade , sean is starting kindergarten, and ryan is in preschool, We love living here in susanville and have gotten quite use to the slower pace of life. We are going to Disneyland the end of august, and can't wait for Ben to be off his probation. All in all we are doing great, hope you all are too.


Just a few pictures of our 10 year anniversary, we went to Reno and stayed at the peppermill, they have a spa that is incredible, we spent the day getting massages ,facials and soaking in there private pools, then we headed out for the temple, what could be better than spend your anniversary in the same place you we married, it was wonderful I am so truly blessed to have such a great husband!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


What can I say, It really wasn't so bad, with all my friends there it made it alot easier.
Thanks to everyone for all the cards and well wishes, I wish all my Birthdays could be this good!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Just some cute easter pictures. Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter.We love and miss you all.


I just wanted to post the cute headband' s and bows my sister-in-law made for sofia for her b-day, thanks rachy, you did a great job.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Joshua with the help of his dad , took 1st place in his age group, he was so stunned I don't think it really sunk in, but Ben was ecstatic, he always wanted to win and now that josh is in scout's he can live vicariously through him,lol.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Specialty Wards

I thought this was so funny, Hope you enjoy!

Robert Kirby
Tribune columnist - Salt Lake Tribune

Most Sunday mornings, you'll find me on a pew in the Rosecrest 1st Ward chapel. It's where I'm supposed to go to church. Lucky for me, it's also where I want to go. Technically, Mormons don't have a choice. For church, we're bound by the geography of the ward boundary. We worship where we live.

The only time Mormons can switch wards without also contacting a Realtor is when we attend specialty wards. For example, I went to a Spanish-speaking ward in West Jordan for a while.

Specialty wards allow members with specific common needs to worship together and support each other in their exclusive part of the Lord's vineyard. There are (or have been) lots of LDS specialty wards, including singles wards, college wards, deaf wards, ethnic wards and nudist wards. OK, I made up that last one. There are even seasonal "snowbird wards" in places where Mormon RV owners congregate.

I talked it over with my friend (despite a restraining order) Ken Wallentine. We think the specialty-ward idea needs to be improved on in our ever-changing and increasingly divided culture.

For example, there needs to be a late ward, a ward Mormons who are perpetually late for church could attend and not feel bad about dragging their herd in 15 minutes late. The only problem with a late ward would be showing up late for a meeting that was supposed to start late in the first place. Eventually, you would end up with a ward that ran out of time before it started. "Welcome to the Tardy 3rd Ward, brothers and sisters. We will close now by singing hymn No. 145."

Given the high birthrate among Mormons, I thought about the need for maternity wards. Except that we already have those. They're called married student wards.

A Star Trek ward might do well. The bishop would preside from "the bridge" instead of the stand. High-council Sunday would be referred to as a "Klingon Sunday."

Harley riders congregate to the exclusion of just about everyone else. Why not an LDS biker ward? White shirts and neckties go well with black leather.

Ken really wants to attend a concealed-weapons ward. He says church would be a lot more interesting if real personal risks were involved in disagreeing with a lesson.

There could be a texting ward for teenagers. Bear your testimony with your thumb. In 25 years, they'll all belong to carpal-tunnel wards.

At the less-active ward, maybe there'll be a meeting and maybe there won't.

Testimony meeting in an anger-management ward might be interesting. Nobody's going to sleep through, "HEY! I KNOW THE CHURCH IS TRUE, STUPID!"

A big hit would be the Multi Level Marketing ward, also known as a "Gadianton Robber Ward." With all the financial scamming that goes on in this culture, it would be nice to have them all in one place for a three-hour block weekly.

I think a Democrat ward is a good idea, although in Utah the best we could probably hope for is a Democrat branch.