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We're Debt Free!

Two and a half years ago, my wife and I moved into our new home. After that move, we had one goal. That was to get rid of our consumer debt. We started out by paying $700 extra on the one consumer loan that we had. It was a student loan that totalled somewhere near […]

Spring/Summer of Dutch Oven (SODO)

About a month and a half ago, our office had a Chili Cook Off with a $100 cash (well, Visa Gift Card) prize for first place. I decided that I would enter with a Dutch Oven Recipe that I found on the Internet thanks to the good people at Utah Association of Geocachers. I won. […]

Eight is Enough

On Wednesday Morning, my lovely wife woke my up and said that she couldn’t sleep. She wasn’t sure if it was or wasn’t happening, but after 20 minutes of wavering back and forth, we finally decided that it was time to head to the hospital. About an hour and a half after arriving at the […]

2008 Calendar

They are done. Actually, I still have one more, but I have until Dec. 31 to finish that. Every year for the past several years, I have taken photos from my wife’s family and used them to make a personalized calendar. You have probably purchased them as gifts, and they are wonderful to hang on […]

10-year-old Girl's Perspective on Hillary Clinton

So, I had perhaps my first real political conversation with Miss Joe (10 years old) the other day. I wanted to post this yesterday, but I really feel like 9/11 is not a day for politics. I do the same for Independence Day, Christmas, and etc. The conversation when something like this. On the way […]

Gardening Amongst the Weeds

Many of my long time readers know that I moved to a new place almost two years ago.  And still today we love the place.  Sure there have been bumps in the home, but it has been great for many reasons.  The home is comfortable, the neighborhood is great, and we simply just feel at […]

Summer of Camping

In the thirteen years that my wife and I have been married, I haven’t camped as much time camping as I did this summer. Oh great, this is starting to sound like the typical back to school essay “How I Spent My Summer.” But deal with it. Trip #1 The camping adventures started with a […]

Mowing the Lawn

I hate mowing the lawn. I have seriously considered xeroscaping my whole yard simply to get myself out of this mundane mostly pointless task. A task placed upon in the true spirit of Adam and Eve. It is the curse place on me because my forefathers partook of the fruit. Our ancestors started this evil […]

Thirteen Years of Complete and Total Utter Marital Bliss

Today is the anniversary of the happiest day of my life. Thirteen years ago at roughly 10:00am, my wife and I met in the Jordan River Temple, and surrounded by family and friends we committed ourselves before God to live together forever. We knelt at an alter and committed to love one another, serve one […]

And Then There Are Six

Alright, I’ll admit that my priorities are probably really messed up. I have two bits of good news to share and I chose to tell you about the work related news first. So, hate me, everyone else already does anyway. Last Friday my wife and I took a little trip to the doctors office. As […]