California Trip

I had a fun time in California this past week.  Here are some pictures from the trip (captions describe each picture): On the way back to LAX, I made a detour and visited La Canada (now called La Canada Flintridge) for the first time in decades.  I think the most striking thing I found was […]

The Mission

Taylor reported to the MTC for his mission yesterday.  Rachel and Josh shared some pics from the few days before he reported up to the moment he reported to the MTC.

The Year of the 12 Year-old

Luke’s birthday is today (happy birthday, Luke).  He is the first of four born in 2003, which means that this year two will be ordained deacons and two others will be entering the Young Women’s program.  Here’s the list: Luke (today) Megan (June) Blake (July) Allyson (October) Time is really flying.  It seems just like […]

Ready to Report

The last item on Taylor’s checklist was a visit to the St. Louis Temple, so he accomplished that on February 19th.  Now he’s all set to head to Chicago on Friday night for a Saturday flight to Salt Lake, a visit with Rachel & Brent and Family, and some family fun before reporting to the […]

The Hazards of Sports

Who would have known that they hit balls so hard in volleyball that it can break your thumb?  Josh says that it’ll feel better in 1 or 2 weeks, so our best wishes to Megan for a speedy recovery.

The Grand Opening

Congratulations to Taylor for receiving his mission call to the Italy Rome Mission, reporting on March 4, 2015.  We are proud of him and hope that he is setting a good example for all of his cousins, who will, we hope, follow in his footsteps someday. Everyone was present for the “grand opening,” either in […]

Buon viaggio Taylor

It was a great evening last night as Taylor opened his mission call with the whole family watching, either in person or online.  It seems like a perfect fit for him.  Since the mission consolidations of a few years ago, what used to be several Italian missions have been consolidated into one.  Here’s the mission […]

Out of the Deep Freeze

This has been a cold January so far, with record cold.  The “arctic vortex” has finally left us and today we are creeping back toward normal temperatures.  It all started with a snowstorm that dumped over 12 inches of snow at our house (more than the last 2 winters combined).  Then temperatures plummeted to where, […]

Merry Christmas!

Here’s wishing everyone a merry Christmas!  I hope everyone has the same attitude as Porter in this picture:

One Week Old Today

Emma is one week old today.  Happy 1-week birthday Emma!