Sunday, June 22, 2008


Chery, Scott and Allie came down for a few days this week and we got to celebrate her first birthday. Its hard to believe she is a year old already. She'll be moving into her own appartment before you know it.

Allie and Daddy

Allie and Grandma Don't Seem Too Excited About The Birthday Cake

This Is More Like It

I'll Just Give It A Little Touch

OK! Maybe A Big Touch

This Is Good Stuff

WHOOOO HOOOO Thats Good Stuff

Time To Wash Up

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Interesting Experience !!!

Its crazy how things work out some times. This morning Jared and I took Spencer's trailer and suburban down to one of the rentals and worked for a little over 7 hours hauling away demolished concrete and some old appliances and garbage. We made one trip to the dump with all the appliances and garbage and three trips with cement. We hauled a little over 10,000 lbs!!! When we got home I was pretty beat; sore back, clogged nose and red eyes ( from the dust ). Bonnie and I were invited to a 60th birthday party tonight for a former member of our ward but I was just too exhausted to go so she went with Debbie. The Sister missionaries in out ward called about 5:45 tonight and asked if I knew anyone with a car seat as they were taking a part member couple to a baptism at 6:00 and the couple was babysitting an 18 month old and needed a car seat. I told them to come over and I would round one up. When they arrived I needed to adjust the seat to fit and I could see they were in a rush to go so as to not be late. I went back inside and a little after six, Elaine Foti called and said, "Bishop, are you going to come and conduct the baptism tonight. I said, " Oh my gosh!!!" I had totally spaced out. This was the only baptism I had ever forgotten about. I got ready as fast as I could and raced down to the stake center. When I got there Desianna, who is 8, was at the door dressed in white waiting with her father. He told me not to worry about it because they were waiting for Desi's mom to get there (the parents are divorced). Two minutes after I got there, her mom and boyfriend arrived. I shared this story with those in attendance saying that the moral of the story was, " If the sister missionaries ever tell you they are going to a baptism, ALWAYS asked who is being baptized." It was a wonderful baptism. The father was moved to tears as he did the spotlight for his daughter. His mom had flown out from Texas for the baptism and was a very nice lady.
Afterwards the primary second counselor told me that it was probably meant that I wasn't there because the mother would have missed the baptism. The Lord really loves me.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Graduation Day

This afternoon we went to Monte Vista High School for Roberts graduation. It was just your normal High School graduation but still fun to see these young people exited to move on to the next phase of their lives. Also, Cheryl and Allie came down on Thursday and stayed the night. I got to see Allie for a few hours anyway.
Billy, Brandon, Robert, Sammy,Debbie and Spencer
(Debbie and Spencer had difficulty seeing in the intense shade)

Debbie and Spencer can see now.

Sammy Looks So Distinquished!

Brandon is just way too cool!

A big hug for Aunt Bonnie.

A big hug for Cousin Jared.
( I don't know where Robert's left hand is )

Shauna and Robert

Allie Paige Welcomes You


This is colorful. I think I'll put it in my mouth.

This looks tastey. I think I'll put it in my mouth.

This crushed water bottle feels wierd. I think I'll put it in my mouth.