Bashes: We took a trip to Idaho to see the family, celebrate the fair, and attend my 30th class reunion. Of course I always look forward to being with those I love and the county fair gives us the perfect excuse to get together. My nieces and nephews are just fun people to be around and I treasure the time I get to spend with them.
|Josh flying down the hill at Steadman's Ranch. A farmer|
turned a field into a slide-at-your-own-risk attraction.
|You can even see the center pivot irrigation in Krista's background.|
|Jess and Noah take a run while Celeste waits behind. A fun|
way to spend a sunny Idaho day.
|Rheid whips around the boat so the riders fly over the wake.|
|Cowboys must sort the ten cows into the adjacent pen|
in numerical order with a minute time limit. Cows
are not known for their intelligence...just sayin.
Blessings: Last Saturday, August 24th, the groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Fort Collins Colorado LDS temple. A limited number of people were allowed to attend on-site so I was able to watch the proceedings at my local church house. It was a beautiful, warm summer morning. Elder Rasband of the Seventy presided over the groundbreaking. I can hardly wait for 2015 when the blessing of attending will be so close. It was a happy day.
Our good friends (and they happen to be our neighbors) received some scary news--their newly married son, Justin, was diagnosed with cancer. Doctors found a large tumor in his chest which had begun to cause him pain. He just finished his first round of chemo and has tolerated the treatment fairly well. Through a series of mini miracles so far, their family hopes to be blessed with a cure for Justin. If you would like to help the newlyweds defray their medical costs, here is a way you can help bless them as well. Just click on the link below.
|The 15 acre field where the temple will be|
constructed. Porta-potties are the only remnant
of the earlier gathering.