Thursday, January 29, 2009

Utah At Its Best

Draper from the hill
Its too warm for socks, cuz of the hormone thing!

on the way to the mall

Oh yeah, Taco Bell in the snow..this is for me and Patti!!

out the kitchen window

out the living room window

from the front porch

icicles from the xmas lights!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Odds And Ends. . Some More Odd Than Others!

The Hartys
Hartys and GM Ida

Bethany and GM Ida

Bethany ready to travel

Me and Beth

Tom in his glory. . and shrinkwrap

Eme and the Elders

Eme and Taylor

Eme and Joe

"Whenever I Think About Pioneers. . . .

I think of brave women and men" . . .Bethany is a true pioneer..this is her second trip cross country and this one without me!!

Food storage and the start of the fun!

Cots waiting to be packed

Shrinkwrap!! Who knew? ?? It was the highlight of the whole thing for me!! it was a kick to wrap that trailor..this is Bethany taking a turn...its harder than it looks, cuz there's a tension control on the handle, and it needs to be tight to wrap its a good work out!

tie downs and bungy cords

almost there

The finished product!!

Lunch With The Girls

I love these sauce packets. . I NEVER eat them, but love the sayings..ha!

Aunt Shirley and GM Ida

Thursday, January 15, 2009

“This great nation will never tire, never falter, and never fail”

Watching tonight, I realize how much I will miss this man. The 2000 election was the first time I remember being truly interested and engaged in politics, and I was greatly inspired by George W. Bush, despite the cloud of criticism and inauthenticity liberals in the media projected onto those first months of 2001.
I remember 9/11 vividly and with great sadness. Then I remember seeing President Bush climb to the top of that rubble where the towers stood in Manhattan, grab the bullhorn, and speak those words that, for a moment, made us realize that this would be a moment Americans would overcome. I was so young, and perhaps that’s why I was so impressionable, but my it had a very deep impact on me and, I imagine, a great deal of Americans. It’s hard to discern what you remember from the moment when you see the video so frequently after the fact, but I remember how I felt when I saw it. I remember what it meant to me, as an American. I remember looking to the president not as a patrician to take care of us and to make us feel better, but to lead us in our quest as Americans, the standard bearers of freedom and tolerance and liberty in the world.
Perhaps these days I should have a sense of irony about the Bush presidency. To someone surveying the situation today, it would seem Bush failed. I don’t think even the most die-hard Bush supporters have some sort of major policy disagreement with the man. I know mine begin with immigration and federal spending. But, hearing this address tonight, I am reminded that while President Bush may have been wrong on any number of issues, his convictions are solid and his love for his country is unwavering. I believe it’s this love of country from where he derives his beliefs. That’s admirable.
In the end, the government under George W. Bush succeeded in its most important role: since 2001, we have been kept safe at home, able to go about our lives. We go to school or to work, we spend time with our families and friends, we worship in peace; we go to sports games, see movies, volunteer for others, pursue our own understanding of happiness. We are the luckiest people in the world, and other people hate us for it. They are willing to kill us over it. After 9/11, George W. Bush refused to allow that to happen on our soil again. We owe so much, and I am ever grateful.
Thank you, Mr. President.

by Mike Warren on January 15, 2009

Thursday, January 8, 2009


Happy Birthday Elvis! ! !

Tom, Bethany's 9yr. old, and I had and Elvis birthday party!! We watched a special on his life and music and then blogged and listened him on Utube. HA, it was the best!!

Ya just gotta love him!!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Dinner At Chili's

The line up!

The ladies on that side of the table


Taylor's First Airport Visit

Eugene Airport

Meeting Eme as they check Brent's luggage in, we met the Hartys at the airport and then had a day with then after Brent left.

Checking Joe out i guess!

Tay and Eme and Joe