I wanted to share a quote from the book Shackelton’s book “South” He said: “When I look back on those days I have no doubt that Providence guided us, not only across the snow fields but across the storm white sea that separated elephant island from our landing place on South Georgia. I know during … Continue reading Shackleton and Divine Assistance
A few years ago, Kari was asked to record a video message for youth. It is posted below. Kari has shared this quote from James E. Faust numerous times about how to have the greatest amount of happiness in our lives: I believe the Spirit of the Holy Ghost is the greatest guarantor of inward … Continue reading Testimony and Peace from the Holy Ghost
Blue and Gold Banquet January 25, 2013 Quinn received his Bear award 4 new belt loops (He actually needs to be fatter because all his belt loops don't fit on his belt anymore) 5 new pins 1 gold arrow point 5 silver arrow points He is on fire! And he's really … Continue reading Cub Scout Quinn
The first week of December we celebrated our 26th anniversary with 6 days on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai. It is aptly named "The Garden Island" Highlights of the vacation were: -boat trip to Na Poli Coast -snorkeling -whales, dolphins, sea turtles and flying fish -lots of hiking and exercise -beautiful scenery everywhere … Continue reading Kauai
Krista's husband, Alex, worked for his dad this summer in Illinois. Krista decided to spend the summer with us and look for a job teaching school in Texas. Then Abby came home in July & Alex joined us in August. For about a month our driveway resembled a used car lot. Great to have … Continue reading Also in 2012
Declared "The Best Thanksgiving Ever" Chad, Joann, Curtis, Erin, Holly, Sophie & Kenny joined us for the holiday. It was a great weekend. Memorable for: -Post Office & typewritten notes between family members -good food -fun games -SWIMMING in November -the Twitchell bed and breakfast full to capacity -root beer bottle band -a kind … Continue reading Thanksgiving
During fall 2012 Kari's big project was the kitchen. This is what the kitchen looked like the first time we saw it during house hunting. Before After The details: -replaced black granite with lighter color and extended overhang for a seating area. -new refrigerator -olive green paint on the walls -new light fixture … Continue reading "New" Kitchen
This year's marching show was circus themed. Emma was the cutest clown and it was a lot of fun to watch. They did very well at competitions and we enjoyed a weekend in San Antonio for the BOA competition. I love to see Emma grow in something that she loves doing. You can really … Continue reading The Greatest Show
There is nothing quite like Texas high school football. They take it very seriously. Homecoming mums are an interesting tradition too. It has grown from a simple flower to huge ribbon draped display.
For many years we have celebrated the Olympics by having meals from different countries. These pictures were taken on Mexico night. Also memorable this year was fish & chips with trifle because the Olympics were held in London. It is a fun family tradition.