Friday, May 29, 2009


Freshmen Seminary class 2008/09

The end of seminary is both happy and sad for me. I'm grateful that I will be able to sleep past 5:15 am in the morning; and that I won't be pressured to prepare a lesson every single day. I also won't miss the kids that have little respect for the seminary program.

But I will really miss the kids who liked being there every morning, the other teachers who were my connection to a social life..... and scripture study that put my day into such a nice spiritual order. I will have to work a lot harder now to accomplishing good things, and they surely won't be accomplished by 7:30 in the morning.

Being a seminary teacher was a big part of my life. I'm lucky to have had the opportunity.
I think everyone should try it at least once!

Monday, May 11, 2009


I love being a mom! Who knew it would just get better and better. Thanks kids for making it so easy!

Thursday, May 7, 2009


We often don't realize how much we appreciate the service that some people provide until they provide it in protection of our own community and family. The city of Santa Barbara has had three major fires in the past year alone. The fire fighters who work tirelessly to keep us safe are on the minds of our entire city. We can't adequately express our thanks for the work they do.

Our family has an even more personal connection. I'm sure we think of Billy and remember him in our prayers each day as he joins his fellow fire fighters to fight the blaze. Thanks Billy! You are our hero!