About Me

"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."
— Marjorie Pay Hinckley

Friday, January 29, 2010

New Year, New...

Our Basement is going to be fixed in a few weeks, and one of the things that has to go, is the front porch. I decided to get a head start on the work and have already discovered fun things!

An old Dairy Jug, I haven't excavated further, so I don't know yet any more details.

The Elders and Larry (not pictured) came to help move the rock and plants from the front of the house. The basement has to be excavated to straighten the wall and then refilled, so all the rock had to be removed.

Jeremy was trying an experiment - If growing facial hair would keep his face warmer in the winter. The verdict - Yes! But with Branch Conference and an important meeting with Elder L. Tom Perry coming up, he thought it might be a good idea to put on a freash new look for the new year!One handsome dude!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Weldon 1st Grade Pictures

Hey lets take a vote... which one should I order for first grade pictures?

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Happy New Decade!

Santa's Workshop in Creighton we visited!Meeting Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Although we had the blizzard of the century and record low temps (we were as cold as the north pole!) I just wasn't able to sit and update on the happenings of the holidays! So here we go...
Like I mentioned, Christmas day was a day to remember. The blizzard we got only dumped maybe 9 inches, but left drifts over 10 feet tall! Jeremy wasn't able to go to work for two days simply because his boss got stuck in their tractor trying to clear to road to the feedlot! Luckily, Nana and Papa weren't planning on coming until the weekend after Christmas, so they didn't get stranded or stuck on the way here. Once they got here, then the holidays really began! We had a little party for Weldon (he is 7 now - unbelievable!) and took a fun random trip to Sioux City Iowa. Papa had fun fixing our snow blower that came with the house and Nana had fun dreaming up ideas for our new house! (Someday we will get to them all!) So here are a couple fun pictures from Christmas 2009!Princesses!Don't even think about touching my punching bag!Papa finally got it up and running! You can sort of see our new "grandma" car that saves us hundreds of dollars a month on gas!Snow drift in backyard.. only maybe 4 feet, just a baby!On the way to Sioux City... yes that is snow blowing over the road! The biggest snowblower I have ever seen!
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