Friday, August 31, 2007

Princess McKell is now 4 years old.

Brandee had everyone over for Cake and Ice cream on Tuesday for Kell's birthday. All the family was there. We are so blessed to live so close to each other. McKell is so cute and so fun. She is the exact replica of Brandee at that age. Here a just a few fun pictures. Grandma loves Mckell.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

McKell birthday

Princess Kells 4 now

Eternal Matters of the heart

Saturday we spent the afternoon in Manti at the temple with my sister Mitzi's daughter Jayme and her fiance', Brett. Brett proposed to Jayme at the Pageant in Manti in June and so she wanted to receive her endowment in the Manti Temple. the 25th of August was the day. It was a beautiful day. Doug and I were asked to be the witness couple. It is a truly beautiful awe inspiring temple. It amazes me how the pioneers built such beautiful edifices to the Lord in their poverty. How blessed we are to have sacred places on earth to have sacred ordinances performed that tie families together for ever. This is the beginning for Jayme. She will be sealed to Brett in the Bountiful temple on September 8th. A perfect day for the family to all gather and witness her wedding. Congratulations Jayme and Brett!!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Packing, packing, throwing out, packing, Yuck!!!!

So who likes packing when moving anyway? No, not me!!!! 4 times in about 2 1/2 years, you would think I have gotten ride of all my "STUFF". No, not so! The more space you make, the more stuff you aquire. I have all ready made two trips in the last two days to the DI. The kids get phone calls daily to see if they want this or that. I told Doug that the garage is his baby. He's not stressing at all, "don't worry, I'll get to it." Have you seen our garage? Remember we only have 2 1/2 months before we leave on our mission. He's not worried, he knows that "I" will go thru the christmas stuff that is stored out in the garage. Why do most women worry, worry and stress with things like moving and the guys wait till the very last moment? I have to tell myself to just breath, this too will pass.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

We love Camping with family

Kevin, Brandee & baby girl, Doug, KC, Dusty, Easton, Brandon, all camo'd out and ready to hunt. Our little Brecky Poooo can't wait till he can go.

Yesterday was the opening of the Archery deer hunt. We are hunting fools. The whole family gathered up on Cedar Mountain for camiping and hunting. We have lots of hunters and lots of wanna bee hunters. Maesi and McKell were sooooo sad that they had to stay in camp last night instead of going with the hunters. Of course they wanted to go, the hunters took off on the wheelers. Doug's parents even came and spent the night with us. Brax and Abbie drove up for the day too. The mountain is beautiful and the temp. was in the 50's - 60's. No phone service, no internet, no satalite tv. We were in heaven. NO deer as of yet to brag about. Every body is pretty picky because they are all "dedicated hunters". You have to be a hunter to know the meaning of that term. The hunting season is now officially underway. For most of us it goes on till November or later. This time of year will be so hard for Doug when on our mission. This is what he looks forward to all year.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

New Temple Assignment

Tomorrow we will be embarking on another new adventure. We have been set apart to be ordinance workers in the Temple. We will serve on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. We were at the temple cafeteria today and ran into many people who congratulated us on our mission call. Man does word travel fast. I can't believe how many people know about it. We are so excited. Doug talked to the mission president yesterday to find out some information and to ask exactly what kind of mission we are going on. President Searle told him that he had something great instore for us but wouldn't tell him. He said the church would be back in touch with us later and let us know what is instore for us. Of course he said we were going to the best mission in the world.
Any body have any ideas about what kind of mission we will be serving?

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Sturgis M.O.B. gang

A group of us in the neighborhood went on a road hog trip to Sturgis South Dakota. We are the M.O.B. (Mormons on Bikes) We toured all through Wyoming, ran into Martin's Cove by accident. We were so excited. Mount Rushmore was awesome. There are about a million antelope in Wyoming. I only saw one deer. They were all along the prairie lands. That's all Wyoming is until you get back to the west side of it where Yellowstone and Jackson Hole are. We ended our trip with the Martin Harris Pageant which is in a little town to the west of Logan called Clarkston.
Our ridding buddies Paul and Suzanne Allen. We hit three rain storms and had to stop to put on rain gear. By the third time we were pros at dressing quickly.

Yellowstone, Old Faithful, It never fails to impress us.

Mount Rushmore was a rush.

Crazy Horse, crazy with bikers, bikers, and more bikers.

Boyd sure does ride with real intent. He is a real "LOW" rider. HA Ha!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Mission Call

Today we received our mission call. It was not in our mailbox but on our doorstep. I think our good friend Tim who works at the post office dropped it by. We have waited three weeks and two days. We are going to.........New York, New York North mission. Yahoo!!! We are going as far east as you can with out crossing the ocean. We are soooooo excited, truly. Doug is so glad it is going to be cold. I am excited about the melting pot and the beautiful fall colors and being close to the New England states. All the kids came over to celebrate with us except Kevin couldn't get off work.