Friday, October 31, 2008


At the Jaws of the Big Scary Beast at Cornbelly's

Riding with a Witch at Gardner Village

Attending the Ward party, where no one knew who the grown-ups were! And where Dave scared most of the people there!

Our first Halloween in the Ute 2006

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

We have a Prophet on the earth today--who receives revealation from God for our day!

We, the First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, solemnly proclaim that marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.

All human beings—male and female—are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny. Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose.

In the premortal realm, spirit sons and daughters knew and worshipped God as their Eternal Father and accepted His plan by which His children could obtain a physical body and gain earthly experience to progress toward perfection and ultimately realize their divine destiny as heirs of eternal life. The divine plan of happiness enables family relationships to be perpetuated beyond the grave. Sacred ordinances and covenants available in holy temples make it possible for individuals to return to the presence of God and for families to be united eternally.

The first commandment that God gave to Adam and Eve pertained to their potential for parenthood as husband and wife. We declare that God’s commandment for His children to multiply and replenish the earth remains in force. We further declare that God has commanded that the sacred powers of procreation are to be employed only between man and woman, lawfully wedded as husband and wife.

We declare the means by which mortal life is created to be divinely appointed. We affirm the sanctity of life and of its importance in God’s eternal plan.

Husband and wife have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other and for their children. “Children are an heritage of the Lord” (Psalm 127:3). Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, to provide for their physical and spiritual needs, and to teach them to love and serve one another, observe the commandments of God, and be law-abiding citizens wherever they live. Husbands and wives—mothers and fathers—will be held accountable before God for the discharge of these obligations.

The family is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan. Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity. Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities. By divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children. In these sacred responsibilities, fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners. Disability, death, or other circumstances may necessitate individual adaptation. Extended families should lend support when needed.

We warn that individuals who violate covenants of chastity, who abuse spouse or offspring, or who fail to fulfill family responsibilities will one day stand accountable before God. Further, we warn that the disintegration of the family will bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets.

We call upon responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society.

This proclamation was read by President Gordon B. Hinckley as part of his message at the General Relief Society Meeting held September 23, 1995, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

An Apostle Speaks

I am voting for God's Plan.

i like this

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Friday Flashback

Halloween 2004

Thursday, October 23, 2008

West is Trained!

West said, " I don't want to go on the potty train"
get it... Potty trained!
Well, I thought it was cute!

Friday, October 17, 2008


We like big lips and we can not lie!

We found these big wax lips and gave them to the kids. They had so much fun striking a pose with their new lips!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Kayaking in the backyard

The other day, Dave got out the Kayak. (He wanted to test it in the ponds before he took it out on the big lake) He let the kids use it to go around the pond. They had a lot of fun. At first, Lauren was a little bit scared, but her friend Isabel gave her courage. David took to it like a natural. He enjoyed it the most. Even Kathren and West loved it!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Weather Forcast for Tomorrow!

I would listen to her if I were you, she knows what she is talking about! And she could get fired if you don't!

I'm not Catholic but...

They sure got this one right!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday Flashback

We used to live in The Carlton County Club Villas. Sounds nicer than it is. These were Government subsidized apartments. We were really blessed to have lived there, since our rent was based off of our income. So when Dave was in school, we didn't have to stress too much about money. Anywho, I found these pictures of Lauren and David outside the apartment. David had put himself in this carseat, he wanted a chair just like his sister. He was eating a Klondike bar, thus the messy face. He used to do this cheesy grin where his eyes would basically disappear. Lauren is posing with Katie, a little girl that we used to babysit. She looks thrilled. Daycare is hard. It's hard to share all your toys, and it's hard to share you mom. We did the whole daycare thing for four years and I will NEVER do it again because I am running my own personal daycare with my five kids! :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Baby Blessing Beauty

These pictures were taken by our good friend Nathan Petty He is such a talented photographer! I absolutely loved all the shots that he took, these are just a few. Thanks Nathan for taking the time to capture this little beauty in her blessing dress!

These pictures were taken July 18, 2008. Lillian was 1 month old.

Piano Lessons

David decided he wanted to start piano lessons. I was thinking that I could start him off, but haven't figured out when the best time would be. So, I guess he got a little impatient with me, and asked Lauren to teach him. I peaked in and saw this. I thought it was adorable.

Monday, October 6, 2008

shAvIng crEAm mAssAgE

If you have not tried playing in some shaving cream, I highly recommend it. I immediately experienced a calming sensation, as I put my hands into this foam. Rubbing it in circles all around the table, enabling me to utilize my sense of touch, and smell. I found it so refreshing. Or maybe it was just that Aloe scent.

Enough rambling, my kids loved it and we had a fun time drawing in it and making pictures.
p.s. my table was so clean after the shaving cream rub down!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Watch This!

It is every parents God given right to teach their children! It should be up to each parent if and when they decide to introduce their child to different lifestyles. If you live in California, this is a must watch, if you don't live in California this is a must watch to make sure we don't ever give up our rights!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Flashback Friday

Popie, our cousin Max, David, and Lauren, hanging out on the swing. Popie was undergoing Kemo treatments, so he has that Shawn Connery look.

Grammy, David, Lauren, Max and Krista. Grammy is a Doris Day look a like!

David eating at Lauren's fourth birthday. Was he not such a cute two year old!

Lauren at her fourth birthday party. We had it in Grammy and Popie's backyard. Which if any of you have been back there you know how beautiful it is. Such a spectacular view of the valley and mountains, and also the view of the yard is so gorgeous. Grammy works so hard on all her lovely flowers. We borrowed the table's from the church's nursery. We had the kids come in and paint flower pots, then they had lunch, little finger sandwiches and fruit. Then we opened presents. Then we had cupcakes with flowers made from starbursts- complicated process I don't recommend it. We also had dirt pudding with gummy worms. When the kids left, we gave them their flower pot filled with real dirt, and a pretty flower plant.