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Establish a House

A talk I gave in our Sacrament Meeting on March 18, 2012.

In His infinite wisdom, our Father in Heaven sent each of us here to earth to live in families. The idea of a family was no mistake. It wasn’t just some random set of coincidences that led man into families. Since the […]

Happy Belated Birthday, Dear

Last year I shared with you what I got my dear wife for her birthday. This year due to my overall lack of posting new content. I neglected to share this gem with you on her birthday. So, this being the week before Valentine’s Day, and only a few days after her birthday, I thought […]

Happy Birthday, Dear

Today is my dear wife’s birthday. And I am so impressed with the wonderful gift that I got for her, that I want to toot my own horn for a minute on this site.

Having made the decision to have a fairly large family. At least, large by today’s standards. We have to cut costs […]

Sandy's Blog

Well, after following my blog for years, my dear wife has finally given into the addiction called blogging. She followed my ill-advised advice, and used WordPress. After a brief training session, she finally has a new post. It is the talk she offered at her grand father’s funeral.

So, please take a minute to check […]

The Octogenarian

Last week my wife’s family lost a truly great man. I was going to post this earlier, but I couldn’t find the video that I wanted to include. I still can’t find them, but I feel a need to post about this great man anyway.

The octogenarian lived to be 82 year of age, and […]

The Camp of Hikes

Last week our family took our new-to-us tent trailer camping at Spruces Campground. While it wasn’t my first choice for campsites, it really was a good trip.

We ended up leaving on Monday afternoon about 3:30pm. That was a lot later than I had originally planned, but I could get myself moving on Saturday to […]

SODO: The Late Independence Day Dinner

Like the dinner this post is a little late.

I had to work on Independence Day. Yep, I get July 5 off every year. However, the 4th is always a work day at my company.

But having to work wasn’t going to take away from my celebration. We were planning to do a Dutch Oven […]

Welcome Home PandaMae

Last year I went with my oldest daughter to Girl’s Camp. Back then I thought it was for her. I felt that it would make it easier for her to be away from the family for a whole week.

Let me explain, in the LDS Church many there is an organization for the teenage girls. […]

SODO: First Time Baking Bread

For Father’s Day my wife more than took care of me. Actually, if you ask me, she went a little over board. But, I finally have some items that I have been wanting for a very long time. So, I forgive her.

I received two things that I really wanted. The first was a Camp […]

SODO: The Great Chicken Dinner

Okay, the title to this post is a little misleading. Because last night’s meal was nothing great.

I guess, I felt that because I had been home all day that I would have enough time to start some dutch oven. But I didn’t start until 5:00 in the evening. And we had kids that needed […]