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.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Visit to the Beach While Mark Was Visiting

Jeremy and Tony
We made a day at the beach while Mark was here with family.  We all gathered there.  Mark and Lizzy had taken the family to see Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.  They wanted to see some big trees while they were here.  We played in the sand, ran in the waves, held babies and did all those fun things you do at the beach--even some boogie board riding as the movie shows. 
Sheri

Tony and Sebi


Elliott

Skylar and I

Mark and Elliott

Tony and Sebi

Olie

Camberly Rose

Sebi
Skylar

Tony

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Camberly Rose and the Duck

Miranda Goes through the Temple

We traveled to the Sacramento to accompany Miranda going through the temple.  It was hot that day, July 5, and Sacramento is hotter than Manteca.  During the session I thought to myself, all my daughters are in the temple together.  Natalia had flown in from Seattle.  All my sons were not.  Caleb would have been, but is serving a mission, and hopefully my other two sons will be some day. 





We hurried home to save Tony from Anna, and our good neighbors her Charity's Camberly Rose.  We were joined by Jeremy, Kayla and Skylar, and Anthony to celebrate Miranda's day. 






2014 Pioneer Day Concert - A Summer Celebration of Song

This years Pioneer Day concert is available through the Mormon Tabernacle Choir You Tube.  This year the concert featured Santino Fontana, Broadway singer and also starred as the bad guy in last years production of "Frozen".  The concert was different, focusing on Broadway and Disney songs from both the guest singers as well as the choir.  For my review go to this link  http://mmboebillywardle.blogspot.com/2014/07/music-review-2104-mormon-tabernacle.html

Tony at the Falls in Idaho Falls

While Sheri and Miranda attended a fireside at Idaho Falls Temple Visitor's Center, Tony and I checked out Sportsman Park, where we had never been before.  Sportsman Park is on the South side of the bridge, opposite the side of the falls where the temple is.  It is pretty cool and has climbing rocks and a bit of the falls, and a walkway bridge over the Snake River.  There was also mallard ducks and a chipmunk squirrel that Tony took pictures off.
http://billywardlefamily.blogspot.com/2014/07/tonys-wildlife-pictures-sportsman-park.html






Fireworks Cupertino Independence Day 2014

We attended the fireworks show in Cupertino.  It was very good, but I still haven't figured out where you sit to avoid a tree being in your way, at least obstructing part of the view.  Sitting with us were: Natalia; Charity, Anthony and Camberly; Jeremy, Kayla and Skylar; Kayla folks and LoraLi.  LoraLi had small lawn chairs for she and Tony and her friend.  We ran into Larry and Jo Hollist and their son who was born the exact same day as Tony and in the exact same hospital; they were in the NICU together.They fireworks show lasted for over 20 minutes.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Other Views of Seattle

The most notable thing to me walking through Seattle (We walked from the ferry terminal to the Monorail) was the numbers of homeless people.  We thought we needed exact change for the Monorail so visited a grocery store and bought some candy; but they took credit cards in the end.  We were also impressed with the window washers way up high.  They were on a couple of diffefent buildings.


The other notable thing was the hills.  It was pretty hard going up, but when we came back in the evening it was mostly down hill. 
Charity and Camberly, me and Anthony behind



This arch commerated an old building which had been replaced by a new.

Giant chess in a plaza seemed cool to me
Lots of cranes along the port