Thursday, November 29, 2012


Photos taken last night on 11/28/2012 at a Live Navitity
 My family and I went to a live nativity last night that is put on by a stake in Salt Lake City. Tonight is the last night it will be held. Several couples who recently had a baby are selected to play Mary and Joseph with their newborn.  The nativity is complete with live camels, sheep, goats, and donkeys. The stake that puts this on does a wonderful job and only do this every other year.

If you are interesting in going, the stake center that is located at is 11700 South and 700 West. Runs from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Sunday, November 25, 2012


photo taken of the sunset on Thanksgiving eve on November 21, 2012
exactly one month before the winter solstice on December 21.

Friday, November 23, 2012


photo taken on Thanksgiving on November 23, 2012
One of the best holidays of the year and one of the best places to celebrate it.
Up in the mountains with snow outside and a fire burning inside.

Monday, November 19, 2012


photo taken of the sun behind the Angel Moroni on the Brigham City Temple
on a cloudy day.

And the remnant shall be gathered unto this place;
And then they shall look for me, and, behold, I will come;
and they shall see me in the clouds of heaven,
clothed with power and great glory;
 with all the holy angels;
and he that watches not for me shall be cut off.
 But before the arm of the Lord shall fall,
an angel shall sound his trump,
and the saints that have slept shall come forth to meet me in the cloud.
Doctrine and Covenants 45:43-45

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


The below four photos were taken this summer on an early morning hike in the mountain in California.

A friend of mine shared the following with me.

The Definition of the word Mist in the 1828 Webster's Dictionary: That which dims or darkens, and obscures or intercepts vision.

We always think of it as the cloud w/tiny droplets of moisture, but this one puts a whole new, independent way to see the "mist of darkness" in Lehi's dream. I thought the phrase "obscures/intercepts vision" was very interesting.

Sunday, November 11, 2012


photo taken on 11/11/12 of the Wasatch Mountains from our street.
 This weekend was the first big snow storm of the year. We received close to two feet of snow at our home. It was a beautiful weekend. I love the snow.

Thursday, November 8, 2012


photo taken on October 22, 2012
 There is a somewhat painful story connected to this photo. Lets just say that there is opposition in all things.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


photo taken of my daughter Sarah at her 9th Birthday Party on November 3, 2012

A fun way to celebrate a"Birthday around Halloween time is to have a pumpkin pinata. At my daughter's Halloween Birthday party, we filled up a pumpkin with candy and had the kids take turns trying to bust it open. It took over 100 swings to finally get it to break. It was the funnest thing we did at the party.

 I am sure after yesterday election results there are many people who could use a good swing or two to release some pented up frustration. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


photo taken at UVU in Provo on October 18, 2012

Sure wish I could hear this man say the following words on Monday, January 21, 2013.
"I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of United States, and will to the best of my ability, PRESERVE, PROTECT, and DEFEND the Constitution of the United States,  so help me God."

Saturday, November 3, 2012


Today is my daughter Sarah's 9th Birthday
She is so filled with light. She wakes up early every morning happy.
She is spunky little girl. I am so grateful to have her as one of my daughters.
I love you.

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Photos taken of a few hawks that I saw on my trip in Oregon taken thru Oct 19-22, 2012