Tuesday, September 14, 2010


We received our little Max. He is seven years old and is a Bischon. We got him from the Bischon Rescue in San Diego and a sister taking her daughter to BYU delivered him to us. He and I go for about a 30 minute walk each morning and night. He and I are both over weight and this walking is beneficial for both of us.

Sept 11, 2010 - Sept 12, 2010

All the siblings together. Dean, Gene, Kay, Jackie, Lyle and Dale.
Dean, Kay and Jerry.

We had a barbeque in Bobbi's back yard. It was put together at a short notice from last night when I ask if we could all get together.

Schism elementary school. Dean and others went three years to this school.

This is the house that mom and dad moved to from the tiny house we had on the Oregon - Idaho border. My bedroom was the upstairs window overtop of the bay window. The red barn was there also.

When I got married this is the house that mom and dad lived in and was the last house that they owned. Mom died with a heartattack in this home on a Sunday while everyone else was at church.

Nampa high school where everyone attended but Lyle, Gail, Jerry and I.

Megan Cleverly, Dean and Claudias oldest grandchild kneeling next to mom and dads headstone.

Sept 10, 2010 - Oregon

Dean, Claudia, Megan, Karen and I took a little jaunt over to Adrian and the places we use to live. Claudia is standing in front of a harvested Hop field and Karen in front of one yet to be harvested.

My family lived on the state line of Oregon and Idaho. In fact we owned property in both states. We slept in Idaho and ate in Oregon and attended Oregon schools. The farm was in the Big Bend area.

Sept 9, 2010

We attended Brocks Soph football game. Northridge vs Bonneville. Brocks team won.
That night we slept at Chuck and Andreas in Charlys room. She left me this note.

Then we went to Easton soccer game and ate dinner with Chad and Nicolle.


We saw the following temples while we were on our trip. The Nauvoo and Oklahoma City

The Logan temple and Omaha temple
We also drove thru Denver and St. Louis.

Winter Quarters

We stopped at Winter Quarters to see where Brigham Young was set apart as president of the church.


Nick and Macor showing how water and other items were carried by the early saints.

Nick and Karen making a rope and Nick and Macor outside a cabin.

We learned about oxen. They are cows that are at least 9 years old. They are much larger.
We walked the Trail of Hope.

Monday, September 13, 2010

August 10, 2010 Carthage Jail

We drove from Brandons to the Carthage Jail. The boys were quite impressed and felt the spirit.

In the room where the martyrdom took place.

The jail cell in the upper room and the stairs that lead up to it and the spare room

Aug 7 thru Aug 11 2010 Brandons

We had a fun time hanging out. Saturday we went to football games. Sunday to church. Monday and Turesday swimming at the pool of a member in their ward.

Mason, Grandpa, Taylor, Brooklynn and Jaxson.

August 7, 2010 Football

Saturday we were fortunate to watch Taylor and Jaxson play their first football game. For some reason I didn't take a picture of them playing in either game.
This is Taylor

Jaxson. They both played well.

August 6, 2010 St. Louis Arch

On our way to Brandons we stopped at the Arch in St Louis and went to the museum.

The museum depicted the west and the Luis & Clark expedition.

Inka Shops

Inka Shops
There are hundreds and hundreds of little vendors selling their wares from clothing, dolls, purses, jewelry etc. We didn't buy anything but got a good idea of some of the things that they have.


One of many highways in Lima. This is Avenida Arequipa that runs north and south. Maybe 9-10 blocks from our apartment. During rush hour this road will be packed.


Another highway running thru Lima.

Tall buildings

Tall buildings
This is a look of San Isidro where we live and the mission office.

Miraflores from the air

Miraflores from the air
On our P-day we went to Miraflores and ate at a fantastic restaurant just above the cliff. The tall building in the background is the Marriott hotel. The name of the restaurant was Mangos. It was buffet.

Pacific Ocean

Pacific Ocean
Looking down about 500-600 feet from the Mangos restaurant to the ocean