Monday, October 22, 2007

Picking Pumpkins

Hi Everyone,

Shane, Emma and I found a cute farm not far from our house. We picked pumpkins, saw the pumpkin launch, and visited the animals. So cute-we had a blast, even though it was raining. I also attempted my first theme cake for Emma's birthday today. I got some great ideas online. She had a great day, although really she's still fairly clueless as to what all the fuss was about. We got her to say, "My birfday" a couple of times, but overall just loved the toys and the cake. It was fun for us. :)


Saturday, October 13, 2007

Peach Days Congratulations

As a purely recreational runner, my congratulations to Adam, Shala, and Linda for running in the peach days 10K. That's a pretty good run. My last official race was the triathlon I did the weekend before Carrie and Shane got married, and haven't been too tempted to try it again. I guess Maryanne is still running too?

Robert, did you do all the yard work yourself? I'm impressed. We enjoyed seeing the house when we were down there this summer. I'm impressed by the lack of ferns and moss, but you've got to plant some trees.


And the Nobel Peace Prize goes to.....

Jake posted this over on the Lyons family website yesterday, so I thought I would share it here.

His comment was "I thought I would beat my dad to the punch on this one."

To which I added: Prov. 22: 6"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. "

Thursday, October 11, 2007

The Knighting of Elder Eyring

For those who didn't see this.

Brigham City Update

We're behind on our posts, so I'll try to catch up. We really enjoyed everyone's updates. It's nice to know what's going on. Especially enjoyed the pictures from Nauvoo. Those are great experiences that David, Kathy and the Kristine and Marcos' family are having.

Here's a quick snapshot of our new home on the north side of Brigham City. We are settled inside, and have the sprinklers in and the yard almost levelled, another 10 yds of dirt coming tomorrow, and the fence is going up in the back. Rex figures he has died and gone to heaven as he gets to take long walks on the country road adjacent to our house every day, quite a change to his previous confinement to the back yard at the old house.

Adam, Shala, Abbie and Robert have have moved into their new condominium in Spanish Fork. No pictures yet, as the outside "yard" area is still under construction, but they are pleased and excited to have a place of their own.

Going back to Peach Days in Brigham City, September 8: Linda, Adam and Shala all ran in the 10K on Saturday morning and all finished strong. No one is more impressed with their motivation than I am. I forget the exact finish, but Linda finished second or third in her age group as I recall, and Adam finished in 51 minutes, well before the parade began, a pretty good performance for a casual runner.

Oh, yes, and of course Mom (Iantha) and Linda's Anna rode on the Senior Center float. Anna is in the pink dress, waving, in front of Iantha in the dark dress and her Red Hat.

So all is well in Brigham. Everyone stay in touch.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Update from Seattle

No new pictures, but I thought I would update you on a couple of things. First, Luke didn't get his job at the airline in Bellingham, as they had forgotten he would not work Sunday's. However, when he went back to the fish processing place on the Lummi Indian reservation where he has been driving a delivery truck and gutting salmon, they took him back, and put him in the office to do the bookkeeping for them. Needless to say, he doesn't miss scraping fish guts with an ice cream scoop, and this will be good experience for him while he pursues his accounting degree.

Wet weather has come early this year to the Seattle area, so watch for more flooding stories, windstorms, and snow storms. Not quite the nice gentle fall that we are used to here.

Quick note about conference last weekend. For me, it was probably the most personally significant one in terms of impact on me as an individual. There were lots of great talks, but the standout moments for me were Elder Wirthlin talking about charity and service, while Elder Nelson was supporting him while he was having his back spasms, and the news conference Saturday between sessions with Pres. Eyring, long a favorite, and Elder Cook. David, great look with the beard. Now just don't go off all fundamentalist on us. :)