The happenings of the Billy and Sheri Wardle family
What's In This Blog
I created this blog for my journal. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In this blog I keep many of the things I come across as a member of the church. I also share my experiences on the ACE Train and getting to work, my experiences in Manteca where we have lived for three years, and other things I think are noticeable.
I think Tony's art work is becoming more sophisticated. He is including hands and pictures. He drew the picture above at church of his brother who is serving a mission. The pictures below are from the same page, and represent pictures with a patriotic theme.
This is Caleb's note about the baptism:
Brianna was baptized this Saturday! What a miracle. She is so
wonderful! I had the opportunity of baptizing her. When she came up out
of the water she looked up at me and she had the biggest smile on her
face. She looked me in the eyes and seemed to say "It's done, I finally
made it. And I'm happier than I could ever be. Thanks for baptizing me."
It was a wonderful experience and the Spirit was really strong.
Miranda's First Companion is Sister Wieler. They are serving in Burley. Miranda says their area in the ward is two streets that extend about four miles. However they also cover the Singles Ward, which is a much larger area, as many as 50 miles away. They only work in these outlying areas if they can get a ride. They are on bikes.
At my recent first aid training, they made this point two times, "Men
have more heart attacks than women, women have more fatal heart attacks
than men." It would seem those two statements are contradictory, but
the reason for this is that heart attacks often generate different
symptoms in women than men, symptoms that are harder to recognize as a
heart attack, and so women get help less often than men. These are the
list of heart attack symptoms:
First Signals: Pain or discomfort, which can come and go; it can range
from a mild ache to unbearable pain, Usually last longer than two
minutes. (Pain can by in chest, shoulder, inner arm, neck, jaw)
Lesser signals: Pain between should blades, stomach pain, no pain or
discomfort but generalized weakness. (Pain between shoulder blades,
Other signals: Sweating, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, generalized weakness, heartburn.
Women more often have the lesser symptoms, which are not always associated with heart attack.
Risk factors over which you have no control: Heredity, male vs female,
increasing age, diabetes, race. Risk factors over which you have some
control: cigarette smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol level,
obesity, bad diet including overindulgence or excessive caffeine, and
lack of exercise.
The universal sign for heart attack is when someone places their fist or
hand to their chest. They can be sleepy, agitated, restless, having
bizarre behavior, violent, anything that is not normal for them. The
individuals heart is not working properly, so lack of oxygen to the
brain may result in abnormal behavior.
If someone is having heart attack the best response is to call 9-11.
They need help as soon as possible. The quicker the help the better the
chance of survival and lessening the damage to the heart.
I survived the late Friday
night practice and the all day practice Saturday. I have the hardest
time hearing and the music and where I am suppose to be. Finally I just
had to count the beat to get the song right. But probably the best I
ever did was singing that night for the performance, although I was a
little flat at the first. I even danced a little, which went OK for a
fat man. As I mentioned I sang "Night of a Thousand Stars" form Evita. From the Stevens Creek Ward The Hammonds were there, Erin Hammond and her husband and her mom. The Carrenos also were there. Their daughters are both married but they
have no grandbabies. Both families live in our stake, the Hammonds in the Tracy Ward and the Carrenos in the Monta Vista Ward. Pat came from the ACE Train. She brought a friend from Manteca. I tried to find her after but couldn't. Also Jeremy and
Kayla and Kayla's dad as well as Charity and Anthony were there.
had a hard weekend. It finally got to him Sunday morning
when he claimed he couldn't get ready for church without his mom as he
hadn't seen her enough all weekend. Sheri attended "Time Out for Women" with Charity in Sacramento. Tony was with me at rehearsal Friday
night. He played with his Ipad. We were rehearsing until after 11.
Then didn't get home until almost midnight. Saturday he was with the
Petersons all day while I rehearsed. He came home briefly at 3 when I
came home, but was back to the Petersons. Mom came home at about 5 and
we had dinner with Charity and Anthony and Camberly Rose. Then Tony was
left with Elise as babysitter for the performance.
Sheri left right
after the performance to rescue the baby sitter. Skylar and Camberly were at the show.
My highlight for the night was I got to hold the Hokanson baby for a
long time during the show. Her name is Moriah. She was big when she was
born at over 10 pounds, but she is still beautiful little baby. I also got to hold
I stayed home from work Thursday. I worked in the garden, in the heat. I may have over done as I was sore. exercise is good however, and we have a lot of weeds around the fence to get rid of.
We are the Wardles. I am Billy. We are the parents of 8, one in Heaven
(stillborn,) 6 birth and 1 adopted. Four are away from home, two
daughters married and two sons in the Logan area going to school. Tony,
our adopted son is 11 years younger than our youngest birth child, so
he is greatly spoiled. I have worked for the Duckwater Shoshone Tribe, Utah State Social Services, part of the time working with the Ute Tribe, Uintah Basin Counseling and Santa Clara County Mental Health for the last 21 years. Active Mormon and I follow the prophet.