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.

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, […]

The Family Reunion was a Success!

It was a fun 4 days and I think the best part was just sitting around and talking and watching the kids get to know each other better.  Thanks to everyone for sacrificing money, time, and effort to make it happen.  We’ll have to do it again in a couple of years! Don’t forget to […]

Some Pics of the New Front Yard

I spent most of the summer last year clearing the front woods and planting a lawn.  Here is how it looks now:

New Soccer Season for Taylor

Here’s a link to the article about the CHS soccer team in the newspaper yesterday.  Congrats to Taylor for being selected a captain this year and best wishes for the season.

Fun Cross Country Run

  Taylor attended the EIU cross country camp this week and the camp culminated with a 5k run this morning, to which family members were invited.  The only camper family members that wanted to participate were the Garretts, so Megan, Wyatt, and Josh joined Taylor and the campers (about 60 or 70 of them) on […]

Ice Storm Fun

We are in the middle of an ice storm.  I took these photos this morning and more is expected later today.                                    

Nice Winter Morning

Here’s a partial screen capture from my computer at my Eastern office this morning.  With the 7 mph wind indicated here, the wind chill outside is currently 25 below zero.

The Best Anniversary Ever

Kudos to our kids for keeping a secret.  We were totally surprised by the visit and had a great time with everyone around, even though it was only a little more than a day.  It was a great 40th anniversary celebration on Dec. 11th and we are really grateful for the opportunity we had to […]