Sunday, January 15, 2017

Staying Positive

I have made it a goal to stay positive this week.
There are some things that make it really hard.

1.  It is so stink'n cold here.

2. There is ice everywhere.

3. The media is making Trump look like an idiot.
or maybe he does it himself, I really don't know.

So here is my positive list.

1.  I have had house guest since the 23rd of December.
The last one left on Friday.
Scott is here, but he is not a guest.

2.  The full moon shinning on the snow was beautiful.

3.   I have been reading more and it is very enjoyable.

New list next week.
Peace Out.


Sunday, January 8, 2017

Guns?


We have had some snow this week.
We had a blizzard.
We are now going to have an event/storm.
I am going to call it a mess.

But I have something else on my mind this morning.

I have this on my mind often.

I'm calling this, 

I don't think Jesus loves guns.

First of all, I'm not a believer of taking away anyone's right to have a gun.
However, I don't think anyone has a right to a semi automatic weapon.

If you want to go hunt, so your family can eat...knock yourself out.
If you find it relaxing to shot..go to a shooting range and shoot.
But I have yet to find a reason to own a weapon that's only purpose is mass killings.

Here are some questions I have been asked.

What if someone wanted to steal your stuff?
You can have my stuff.  I don't need it.

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 
Luke 12:34

What if someone wanted to kill you?
I'm not afraid to die,

And it shall come to pass that those that die in me shall not taste of death
for it shall be sweet unto them; 
D&C 42:46

Why don't you support the NRA?
I believe the NRA is lead by Satan himself.

And others will he pacify, and lull them away into carnal security, that they will say: All is well in Zion; yea, Zion prospereth, all is well—and thus the devil cheateth their souls, and leadeth them away carefully down to hell.
2 Nephi 28:21

What if you need to defend your family?
I've never felt mortal danger to my family
and we lived in Stockton.

There are some things that I need to defend my family from.
If I want to help my family I will teach them to look to Jesus Christ for answers.

We talk of Christ that our children may know to what source they may look.
1 Nephi 8:37
Teach them to love one another and to serve one another, 
Jacob 3:7
Their husbands and their wives love their children, 
2 Nephi 25:26

So here is my deal.
If guns are your thing - fine,
but they are not mine.

 I hate every news story that tells of mass shootings.

I hate school shootings..you know,
when someone brings a gun from home.

And when someone flips out and decides to go kill a bunch of people,
They just happen to have access to a gun.

I don't live in fear, but it is easy to see why some people do.

They are not toys.

They should not bring you joy.

And they should not bring you peace.

Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all. 
2 Thessalonians 3:16

Peace Out.

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Monday, January 2, 2017

I can't believe it!

Am I the only one who is wondering where last week went to?

I have no Christmas pictures from my house.
I tried to take a picture on Christmas, 
and it just didn't happen.

Here are some after Christmas pictures.


I love going to Sun Valley in the winter and the summer.




This kid had his own kind of fun.



Everyone else had to work for it.


It was a beautiful day.




They did a good job.



It wasn't too cold.
Between you and me, that's why we went.



It felt great to be outside in the sun for a while.



Here are a couple of pix's of my grand daughters.

For the record,
they were not in Sun Valley.
But they were having a great time.


And the grand sons.
They are crazy little men.






Saturday, December 24, 2016

It's almost here!

I worked this week until Thursday.
As a matter of fact,
I think we were the only district in the Magic Valley that went to school on Thursday.

Just thinking about spending the week before Christmas
with 18 seven year olds was over whelming.

I thought about what I used to do with my own kids.

We had a Santa day.



They had written to Santa,
and he wrote back.
I had a parent tell me that their daughter was so excited about the letter
that you would have thought 'that Jesus had come to our house that day.'

They were good letters.

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Turns out Santa knew something personal about every student.

We did 2 days of Reindeer writing and activities.
Concluding with reindeer cookies.


Okay, so these didn't really work out,
but they were good.

We went across the icy parking lot and street
to a Senior living center and sang for them.


I saw some big smiles from some grandpas and grandmas.

We did a readers theater.


It was a little rough,
but they kinda liked it.

Charlie the Veteran, who lives across the street,
gave every student in our school an ornament.


My class gave him a group hug.
He cried and said, "I'm old, but I have never experienced any thing like that before."
It may of been painful.


And Santa came.


 But most important;
My kids were good.
I felt blessed to have spent a week with them.

I thought it would be a horrible week,
but I was wrong.


Merry Chritsmas!




Sunday, December 11, 2016

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

I'm telling you right now, this post is ridiculous.
I feel the need to be ridiculous sometimes.

I would like to take a minute and talk about my favorite Christmas Song.

It is, hands down,
Santa Clause is coming to Town.

I loved it as a kid,
but I had some real concerns because
I was pouter.
Would he come or not?

Then when I grew a little older,
Bruce Springsteen came out with this version.
I love this.
I love it when my son Scott sings it.
It is my goal this year to record it without my cackle or voice in it.
For the record, I haven't been able to do it to this point.

And then there is this version by the Carpenters.
You can't be my age without a little Carpenters love in you.

I had no idea when I was a child that I grow up to become the Santa Claus.
A job I loved and took seriously.

At any rate, I hope you take some time for some fun this Christmas.

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Where does the time go?

It has been a while since I posted.  
I'm not sure where time goes.

We had a very nice trip to California last weekend.
The weather was nice.
The company was nice.
And the food was wonderful.

My son and his family flew in from Canada.
It was soooo good to see them.

We had a lovely Thanksgiving at my sister's home.

I am truly grateful for my family, friends, and faith.


Keith's girls are always in motion.


Here is my dad, brother and his sons.


My mom thought it might be fun to get a picture with them
and the greats. 
We tried. One is missing. He had a meltdown.
I figure if only one had meltdown, we did okay.



We ate outside.
It was a lovely day.


The kids sat on one end of the table,
and the adults on the other, 
but it was one table.




My parents sat in the center.
-by the heater-


We had some park time.




And Lucy had a birthday.



And this was our view on the way back to Idaho. 
Love the Sutter Buttes.



Sunday, November 13, 2016

Presidential Election

I debated about writing this.
But, hey, it's my blog, so I can post my feelings.

I was more than disappointed in the election results.
I have never claimed to be a Republican,
And I don't really like Hillary,
so I'm not sure if any result would have been a good one.

But let me say this:
I felt like Hillary lost because Americans 
would rather vote for any man,
before they would vote for a woman.
I felt a little stepped on.

Second,
When I think of Donald Trump as the President of the United States,
I get a sick feeling.
I'm feeling better today,
but it still makes me sick.

Now,
Let's move on.
Let's pray for better candidates in the next election.
Let's keeping standing up for what is right.
And let's pray for those idiots in Washington,
sorry that slipped
the leaders of the greatest Nation in the World.

And lastly,
Let's understand that there are people who are really scared.
They are scared of their family being deported
and that their way of life will change.
We need to be empathetic and positive.

God Bless America.