Saturday, December 6, 2008

Brithday TAG

I have Been Tag from my Friend John
A) Go to Wikipedia

B) In the search box, type your birth month and day but not the year.
June 11

C) List five events that happened on your birthday:
  1. 1184 BC - Trojan War: Troy is sacked and burned, according to the calculations of Eratosthenes.
  2. 1788 - Russian explorer Gerasim Izmailov reaches Alaska.
  3. 1962 - Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin become the only prisoners to successfully escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island.
  4. 2001 - Timothy McVeigh is executed for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.
  5. 2002 - Antonio Meucci is acknowledged as the first inventor of the telephone by the United States Congress.
D) The Birth of 1917 - Joseph B. Wirthlin, LDS apostle

E) One holiday or observance (if any): Kamehameha Day, official state holiday of Hawaii, United States, in honor of its first monarch, celebrated with floral parades, hula competition, and festivals

F) Tag 5 other bloggers to complete... Debbie, Stephen, Sandy, Lea, Kim.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Good Book

The Christmas Sweater The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck

The Christmas Sweater is an amazing book it is full of emotions. I was amazed at how Brother Beck was able to capture what I have tried to for years. Thanks Gleen I am not a reader. However when I pick up a book and read it cover to cover in one sitting that is saying something for that book. BTW it has only happened once

Friday, October 31, 2008


This was sent to me from my wife's Aunt and Uncle chilling. Part of a Talk from Ezra Taft Benson. We are so close to that their now. Click here to hear it.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Blessings from the Lord

We have been told several times that we need to have a cash reserve at home. Well let me tell you my experience. This summer we were able to put aside a few hundred dollars. We knew that we would need it at some point. Two weeks ago we ran into a problem with my van, our rear axle broke. We were not sure what to do. We looked around and found a guy that Reg knew and he had a complete axle rear end (etc.) for my van. When he told us what the price was it just happened to be the exact amount that we had saved. Bingo the Lord loves me for some reason. On top of that in just two weeks we have been able to replace the amount and more.

P.S. I have a note to self when taking out the drive line it is a good idea to block the wheels. This was a funny thing. Stephen was taking off the drive line. He disconnected the bolts and pounded of the drive line. Then the van started to roll backwards. Down the hill into the trees. Thus the note to self.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

I saw this on my friend Debbie's blog and decided to do the same. It's a lot of fun to go back down memory lane :) Here are the instructions.

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. (you can still leave a comment on my blog without starting a post on yours)

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day

What a day I had today. My father came up to visit and to help ordained my youngest son to the office of a teacher. Thus I was able to plan his father's day gift. Before I reveal what he received let me digress some 32 years. As a young boy I was very curious about things. I love to dig and play all the time. One day while my dad was building our house. I got a hold of his pocket knife. What a thrill. I was playing very nice with it, taking care not to abuse it in any way. My dad always used that knife. However it wasn't too long before the boy in me came out and I needed to dig a hole. So off I went under the furthest tree and started to dig a hole in the hard ground. Things were going only ok till I got the bright idea that if I used my dad's knife I would be able to dig my hole faster. The hole was going good and getting deep, the ground was getting harder so I got a hammer and was hammering on the knife. Well you guessed it the blade broke. Now being a resourcefully child I was I knew I needed to fix it. So out came the biggest slot head screw driver I could find. I started to pound the screw driver to break apart the knife so I could replace the blade. That is when my father found me you guess it he needed his knife. I don't remember what happened after that. So after 32 years I finally re payed my father for this fathers day I got him the same knife that I had broken some 30 years early. It was a buck whittlers special. Happy Fathers Day Dad.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

"Birthday Gift."

<--------- What a bummer I had to cook my own breakfast in bed.
Wow I just thought I would write and tell every one "Birthday Gift" got you. TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY. Many years ago (not going to tell how many) I was born. As tradition runs in my wife's family you say "Birthday Gift" at birthdays or "Christmas Gift" at Christmas ect. Well at five this morning my wife woke me up and said "Birthday Gift" can't wait till the kids get up so I can get someone. OOO I forgot to also say "Shasta" that's my brothers version. So Royer "Shasta". It has been a fun thing for as long as I have been a part of her family. So remember to say "Birthday Gift" or "Shasta" to everyone you know because though Vince Lombardi is not quite as famous as me we still share the same Birthday. Happy Birthday Vince.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

My Dear Mother!

Dear Mom,
I wanted to write you a letter this mother's day and let you know what you mean to me. I know it has been way to long since we have been able to talk. I know that we will have a face-to-face talk soon. I miss being able to come home and sit on you lap and have you stroke my hair and tell me everything will be ok. You have shaped my life with yours. Your life was an example of the way all should live. Never did I hear a cross word from you lips. You were so much like your Dear Mother. I have drawn much strength from you and the way you lived you life. Tho things were not as you had wished you bore your hardships with a smile and thankfulness for what you had. I will wear a White Rose this Mother's Day in honor of you. Thank you for your life and mine

Your Son.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

What Color Is Your Rose This Mother's Day

In 1986, my dear mother passed away at the end of our school’s spring break, a few months prior to Mother’s Day. That Mother's Day was one of sadness and fond remembrances of our dear mother. When our family arrived at the church, we were greeted by one of our dear Ward Mothers who commenced to pin a white rose on our right lapel and on my sisters’ dresses. She explained that she was wearing a red rose in honor of her mother, and that we needed to wear a white one in honor of ours. She explained that on Mother's Day you wear a white rose if your mother is no longer living and a red one if she is. My dad also received a white rose for his mother, who had passed away just 3 months before my own mother had. The first year that my wife and I spent Mother's Day together, we both wore a white rose. What a way to honor you mother - to wear a rose for her on Mother's Day. Which rose would you wear to honor your mother? Take my poll at the left and let us know.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

When is Mother's Day?

This morning I got early; not some thing I do often, but my son needed some help and got me up. My wife, after a late night of working, stayed in bed. First I got my son's computer going so he could talk to someone. I then figured I would make my wife some breakfast-in-bed, something that she gives me all too often. I mixed up some eggs, milk, tomatoes, chili, cheese, and seasonings, and made her an omelet. So I give my kids the omelet and drink and let them take it in, singing her praises, plus getting the much needed praise from their mother. I was surprised when my youngest son said, "Is it mother's day?" That's when it hit me - I need to do that more often.

Friday, April 25, 2008

School Dazze

What a thrill for me to register my son in his first collage classes. Even though he is in high school still his school will pay for him to go to college. We went and got him tested for English and Math, he placed right where I had expected him to place. This year he will take three classes Math 109, Computer Information Systems 100, and Spanish 101. However, the thrill doesn't end there I have been taking classes for the last two years the collage also, and he and I are taking the Spanish class together HOW COOL IS THAT!! I hope that soon I will decide what to do when I grow up. As for him he is really decided which area to study. He started out wanted to be a Vet; our little collage doesn't have a Vet program. I suggested he enroll in the Nursing program which would give him a solid background and a job while he was following his dream. However, he now thinks that being a MD and a VET would be cool. I can just see his office now human patients’ on one side of the office and animal on the other side. I think that he will soon figure out which way he wants to go for now he is focused on becoming a nurse. He has been working on an on-line High School and if he wants to he could have his AA in two years and a BS by the time his heads out on his mission. Plus when he is 18 he can get his RN and be a nurse and a missionary. I am so excited. He is a good boy and I love him very much.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Moo Cow Move

It has taken me for ever to get this posting thing worked out. Ok I need to get better. This last week I took a little trip of 900 miles. I love to drive. So when Reg asked me to go get some cows for him I said sure no problem I love to. So off I went but first thing's first. I needed a trailer to hall them cows with. No problem my Dad in Southern Arizona has one and it only 300 miles there to get it so off my son and I went. We had a blast with our cups for soda and snacks we were off. Driving was fun Steve and I just talked and talked then he slept and slept. We spent the night with my Dad then early the next morning we left and kidnapped him to come with us. Then drove from Southern Arizona on the East side to Northern Arizona on the West side to pick up the cows. We got two Milk cows and 3 calves. There was no room for the calves in the trailer with out them getting hurt so inside the van with us they came. We put a tarp down to catch all the extrusions. The headed home. We got all home ok with no problems. But that is where that ended. Getting the calves to they new little home. You would think that a 200 pound man with several children to help would be able to get them calves in to their pin. However two hours latter we were getting the last ones in. However we did more training little kids then corelling little calves. All in all things went well and I got to drive :). Happy Day :)