Monday, November 10, 2008

To Keep In Your Prayers...

Officer Skinner with North Salt Lake City PD passed away this week as a result from injuries obtained during a high speed chase. He left behind a wife - And twins, born just four weeks ago. Please keep he and his family in your thoughts and prayers. The poem below was left as a comment on the KSL article. I included the link to the article as well.

The policeman stood and faced his God,which must always come to pass. He hopes his shoes were shining just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman. How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek? To my church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said,"No Lord I guess I ain't. Because those who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, and at times my talk was rough...And sometimes I've been violent because the streets are awful tough.
But I never took a penny that wasn't mine to keep...Though I worked alot of overtime when the bills just got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here.
They never wanted me around except to calm there fear. If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,but if you don't... I understand."
There was silence all around the thronewhere the saints had often trod, as the policeman waited quietly for his judgement of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets. You've done your time in hell."

RIP Black

I was just looking through my blog drafts and noticed that I never accepted this one. It's a couple months late getting up but that doesn't make it any less important

Sunday morning Nov 9th my dad went out to feed the horses. He found Black laying in the barn obviously very sick. He refused to get up and was breathing rapidly. He fought for his life all day and all night. When dad went out to feed this morning he was up walking around and looking better. When he went out about an hour later to check on him he had passed away.

Robins Spanish Bar-April 1979-Nov 2008. He was a racehorse in his younger years and after retirement he went on to be a great family horse. He had a ton of heart and could do anything from pony rides for little kids, riding lessons, queen contests, game packing and everything else in between. Black was loved deeply and will be missed by us all.

**RIP Black**

Parker's first day of Preschool

I can't believe I am writing this post because it seems like just yesterday we were bringing Parker home from the hospital but now he is in Preschool. He started on Friday at Active Learning Preschool with Miss Karen and Miss Amy (my aunt and cousin). He is going Mon, Wed, and Fri from 11:30-2:00...I haven't figured out exactly how I'm going to get him there since I work during those hours but lucky for me I have an awesome Dad that has a flexible schedule! Here are a few pictures of the big day...and yes, there were some private tears shed but at least I know he is in good hands and has cousins that he already knows in his class. Happy first day of Preschool bud! I love you!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Halloween slide show

Hey everyone, when you view the Halloween slide show make sure your volume is up.

Hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween!

Election results

I have to admit that when I heard Obama had won the presidential election I wanted to pack my bags and move to Australia...but now that the results on Prop. 8 are in, some of my faith has been restored in the American people.

IMHO I do not have a problem with gays...that is the way they want to live their life, who am I to say they can't. But God has said marriage is between a man and a woman and I think that should be respected.
On a side note, I think I would have to beat the crap out of any teacher who took it upon him/herself to teach MY CHILD about homosexuality.


***end of vent session*** :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Pheasant Hunt

As some of you probably know Saturday was the opening day of the Pheasant Hunt. John, Stan, Jason and Tank went out that morning for a few hours and despite the depleting pheasant flocks they still managed to get three. Tank was pretty dang proud!

Developmental Milestone

Parker has hit a HUGE milestone in his development. He can now recognize the first letter of his name..."P"! I got this great idea from a child literacy class I took that my Mom teaches. Its called Cradled In Literacy and its offered free throughout the district. It teaches you that YOU are your childs first and best teacher. In one of the sessions they talked about having a day that revolves around a letter of the alphabet. I decided to start with P. So one day we did all sorts of "P" things....we played with "P"laydough and ate "P"eanut butter sandwiches with "P"ineapple and "P"apaya and we talked about "P" all day long...and I am PROUD to say he knows what a P looks like! HURRAY PARKER!!!