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, January 15, 2018

Christmas Sing-a-Long Party: 2017

Just a couple pictures to show.  This ended up being a family affair for the most part, Banks, Wardle and Norman families.  A few people showed up towards the end to go over parts for the ward performance Christmas Eve.  We had the sing-a-long only a couple days before Christmas so Miranda and Caleb, Annie and Todd could join us. 

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Norman Christmas Party 2017

the Norman Christmas party was held the day after Christmas.  We had the usual, dinner and gift exchange game.  From the Norman side Natalie and Charlie were there, and Heather home from school  On our side, Caleb and Annie and Todd were home from school, as Miranda, and then our local children Charity and Anthony and girls, and Jeremy and Kayla and boys.  It made for a fun evening.  Dianna got lots of toys out for the kids.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

New Years Day: To the Beach

More often than not we go to the beach New Years Day.  this year was no exception, Natural Bridges in Santa Cruz.  This place has lots of neat tide pools.  The tide was out so we could walk out to the one bridge that is still standing. 
Randi's new look
Jeremy dug a trench to us for volleyball
There was a fir up the street (fire engine and everything) when we were headed to the each.  If you look close you and see smoke and flames.



Monday, January 1, 2018

Christmas Day 2017: At the Park

We had a pretty good time at the park.  We first had to deal with some very rude youth playing their rap with many swear words and other inappropriate stuff.  I asked them to turn it off and got their attitude.  They had also helped themselves to our basketball which I took back.  We played a 21 with Anthony and Jeremy and tony and Caleb.  I didn't do well.  My back hurt when I extended so my shot was always short.  Camberly swung like a monkey, and the little ones tried the slide.  It was pretty fun.  We ended so we could go eat Christmas dinner.  Sheri served both ham dinner and Rouladen.  Hayley practiced the bonk.