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Lessons Learned While Remodeling

Every time I hear the words, “Welcome back,” I invariably think of the 1970’s sitcom, “Welcome Back, Kotter.” I was pretty young, but I still remember the ‘Sweathogs,’ including John Travolta’s star-making role as Vinnie Barbarino, and I believe I had … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Point Half Marathon 2013

Our family ran in the Thanksgiving Point Races again this year. Our daughter was hoping to run one more half-marathon before she left on her LDS mission to Lima Peru. We thought we would be able to train together, and … Continue reading

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Keeping Things in Perpsective

In Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice, Launcelot observes: “It is a wise father that knows his own child.” I admit it has been a while since my last blog, so I thought I had better take a moment to update what … Continue reading

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Zombie Chase Wrap-Up

So, I wasn’t planning on running the Zombie Chase 5K in Provo, Utah last weekend, but my two older kids signed up and talked me into joining them. I was hesitant for several reasons: the race was only a 5K (I came … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween!

I feel old tonight. Seems every day I am reminded that my children are growing up way too fast. The three older children no longer trick-or-treat. One is working, one is on a double date, and the other one is hanging out … Continue reading

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Financial Freedom: Part 1

We had a wonderful lesson in church this past Sunday. Because it was a fifth Sunday, we had a combined Priesthood/Relief Society meeting and our Bishop brought  in a Financial Counselor from the LDS Church Employment Services. His name is Elder … Continue reading

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Albion Basin, Alta Ski Resort

We are lucky to live in such a beautiful area. With the Pioneer Holiday in Utah today, we decided to take the kids up Little Cottonwood Canyon to see the flowers at Albion Basin. In only took 45 minutes to drive … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon, Arizona

My family and I spent this past week in St. George, Utah, and on Friday, we had the opportunity to visit the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. From St. George, it took about three hours to drive there, … Continue reading

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Eclipse Chasing

No, not the movie… an actual eclipse. To be precise, we enjoyed an annular eclipse on Sunday, May 20th, 2012. Where we live in Utah, the eclipse lasted about 90 minutes, and at its peak, about 87% of the sun was … Continue reading

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Warriors Over the Wasatch

I know it has been a while since my last post. Life gets busy sometimes. I have lots of things I want to blog about, but they’ll just have to stay in queue until I get to them. With the … Continue reading

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