Sunday, April 26, 2009

Easter Message from Jeffery R. Holland

With the help of Jason, we were able to down load
this Easter video message from Elder Jeffery R. Holland
that is so wonderful. I wanted to share it with all my family
members. I hope you will enjoy it as I have.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Pit

This is where I work when I'm not doing housework or yard work or running errands, or Mom things. This is on our farm ground. We found out we had shale when we noticed parrie dog holes with rocks around the opening. In 2006, we sold the Dairy cows and bought the Screener, Loader and Track hoe and Dump truck. So now we make lots of gravel, sand and drain rock to sell. This is the only good thing about a parrie dog. It showed us how to make money from our farming ground. I drive the Loader and move the product to the different piles. I don't load trucks. If I did, then I would be down there all the time. Dale runs the Track hoe, but he told me that I will have to learn how to operate it. Again taken out of my comfort zone. But if it brings in money to pay the bills, I guess we all have to leave our comfort zones once in a while.

Ready for work with my Hard Hat

Prom Pics 2009

L to R Haley Powell ,Kaiti Shelton, Lindsey LeBaron, Sydney Croizer, Brooke Bertoch Jessica Willard
L to R Spencer Wallace, Ryan Reynolds, Justin Robbins, Tyler, Jacob Perry, Karsen Yack

Welcome to: A Red Carpet Premier prom 2009

April 18, 2009 was Prom night. The Union High School was being invaded with classy looking gentlemen and gorgeous young ladies. This would be Tyler's last big dance to attend. His date, Sydney Croizer form Neola. When Tyler wanted a white tux, Tiffany and I didn't think he made the right choice. But after seeing him in it, we guessed that Tyler knew what would look good. They were a cute couple and they both had a good time. The principal told me the next day that Tyler really has some nice dance moves and that he should show them to me some time. Here are some pictures of prom night. He was in a group with good kids and they really had a good time. I can't believe that my "baby" is growing up! He graduates in a month!!!!

Easter in Pleasant Valley

Dash on left and Bear on Right (top Picture)

This Easter my sister Adele and her two kids and dog came out. They brought Bear to visit his brother Dash and boy did they have fun. Too bad it rained, they were two big double mud ball mess! They romped, jumped all over each other, wrestled and played tug of war with the rope.
They were so wet and muddy, that Adele, Tiffany, Lexi, Tyler and Taylor took them over to Grandma and Grandpa's house to give them a bath. I should have taken a picture of the tub when they were done. You could say that there was a quarter of an acre of top soil in it. They blew them dry with the calf blower and they looked and smell
ed nice once again.
Easter Sunday came and Taylor ended up in the Emergency Room @ the Hospital with a double ear infection. He really wasn't feeling good. But they gave him medicine and it wasn't long after wards that he started to feel better. We had a nice Easter dinner @ our house, Ham, yummy potatoes and the works! What was nice, I didn't have to cook anything except the veggies. Everyone else helped
and it made it so nice. After Dinner we watched a movie "Bedtime Stories" which was really cute and then Tiffany drove back to Orem.

Easter is about our Savior and the wonderful gift he gave to us. Sure it's fun to have the Easter Bunny and eat candy, hunt for Easter eggs and dress up in pretty Sunday clothes, but we need to remember what Easter is really celebrated for.
Watching conference was so neat this year. The talks were so great and had wonderful messages that gave you a lift that we will make it through these trying times. I wanted to add this clip from You Tube but couldn't put it on my blog. Go to and look up "An Apostle's Easter Thoughts on Christ by Jeffery R. Holland and what a wonderful message he had for us. It's one that I want to keep and look over and over again. What a powerful message it had for all of us. I hope all had a wonderful Easter. I just love this time of year. Everything starts to green up after everything has been dead or looks dead for four and a half months. New life appears with baby animals being born, buds popping out on the trees and the grass greening up and flowers poking up out of the soil showing their brilliant colors. Take time to enjoy what our Heavenly Father gave us and his son Jesus Christ. We have been really blessed.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Union Soccer continues

Not sure if the opposite team member is going
to do a cartwheel.

The Union High Soccer has had a difficult season trying to win a game.
They have played Salem Hills, Judge, Waterford, Park City, Wasatch, and Uintah and
have lost to all of these teams. They did tie So. Summit and went into two over times but
neither team could score. This team is still a young team and really trying hard to play their
best. Tyler is improving each game. They have six more games and then the season will
be over. I have tried to go to as many games as I can and most of them have been winter
coat, blanket, gloves gear. The first two games were really nice and the rest so far have been
so windy and COLD! But that's spring soccer for you.Go Cougars!

Tiffany's car has a new hood ornament

Tiffany was out for the weekend and getting the car packed up. Meanwhile, Dash thought that he wanted her to stay a little longer. All at once he leaps onto the hood of the car and just lays down. We tried to call to him to get off, but he didn't budge. Tiffany commented, "Maybe he doesn't want me to go back in a storm to Provo."
After the car was packed, I had to go over and pick him up and drag him off the car. Needless to say, he left his scratch marks on the hood. I sure hope he doesn't get any ideas to jump up on the Ford Ranger, or he will really be in the dog house.

Monday, April 6, 2009

New Calling

Three weeks ago, I got a call from Ed Winn on my cell phone. Didn't think much about it, until he said that a member of the Stake Presidency wanted to talk to us. I just asumed that Dale was going to get a new calling. Stake conference would be the following Sunday. When I told Dale that we were to meet with a member of the Stake Presidency, he said, "You're going to get a new job."
I told him that he was and he said," I know it's you because Ed Winn was trying to track you down." This really got my mind a spinning. I didn't think that they were reorganizing anything because they hadn't been in that long. Wednesday didn't come fast enough. Dale and I both showed up for our appointment. President Croizer asked me if I would accept the calling of 1st counselor to the Stake Relief Society President. I think my mouth was open. I told President Croizer that I had only been in my new calling in the ward not quite 3 months yet and wasn't comfortable yet, he just smiled and said that my Bishop said it was alright to have me do this calling so I said yes. I told him that I had never been in a stake calling before, and he told me that I would do a good job. I will be serving with Deanne Brighton the president, Joni Fitzgerald 2nd coun. and Lori Jo Womack secretary. We are all scared to death, but we will do the best job we can. I guess people will think I'm inactive at times when I will be attending other wards. So I guess you could say that I have been taken out of my comfort zone for a while. I'm not sure why I have this calling right now, but I'm sure that I will learn a lot from it and will get to know the sisters of our Stake better.