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.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Tony: Primary Water Party

Some photos of Tony at the Primary Water Party last weekend.  I enjoyed myself.  They served pizza and watermelon.  The games looked fun.  I was helping with the obstacle course until my phone started ringing.
start of the obstacle course was a slip slide, then there was a field hockey section, go through the tube, ring toss and Frisbee throw.

Our neighbors


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Football Weather is Finally Here

To say that our summer has lingered for some tim, with scorching temperatures would be an understatement.  Just a couple weeks ago we were around 110 for a week, with hot temperatures before that.  When the temperature finally broke, it came with humidity, so there wasn't much relief.  However finally the temperature seems to have broken, and has turned to football season.  The ten day forecast shows some days hitting the low 90s, but compared to where we have been, that is great.  I can live with that.  And in the evening there is that nippy feel to the air that I love.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Elizabeth Smart Talks of Lessons on Chastity

Elizabeth Smart from LDS Living.
Sometimes, when we talk about chastity, we may be less than sensitive.  Elizabeth Smart uses her experiences as a kidnap and rape victim, to teach about what things might be hurtful to a young woman.  It gives something to think about.  Today, one in four women reports having been the victim of some type of rape or sexual assault, while one in fifty men report the same.  That is a lot of people.  Consequently it pays to be sensitive when talking about this subject.  When we are teaching, our class or group likely includes some of these people.  This article talks about some things often said, which are not very helpful for these victims.  It is important to remember that through the atonement of Jesus Christ all may be saved, all may be pure.  We are not spoiled goods.  To God, no one is spoiled goods.
I would encourage you click on the link and read the article.  It is very good.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Labor Day 2017

We started the day early, getting up to go to the temple for sealings.  There were seven of us.  Elis watched Charity's girls and Tony.  We took Todd to Jamyn's, and we were on our way.  We were able to complete something like 60 sealings, couples, sons and daughters.  The officiator announced there was rejoicing in heaven.
We got home just a bit later than we'd planned, for we had barbecue scheduled out our house with the neighbors for Caleb's, Annie's, Todd's and Miranda's last weekend.  We had invited the neighbors.  Sheri really outdid herself with the potato salad, macaroni salad, baked beans and everything else.  Caleb grilled the hot dogs and hamburgers.  Inexplicable I was too tired to do much else the rest of the day.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Happy Birthday to Annie

Annie's birthday is today, but we celebrated with dinner a few days ago as they are now back in Idaho.  Charity made German chocolate cake and we had salmon.  However Sheri also grilled chicken for those who don't care for fish.  However it was excellent, as was the chicken.
with the cake maker