Sunday, July 20, 2008

Kell Speaks...

In the last 3 days we have had about 5-6 inches of rain. So much in fact that my rain gauge is filled to the top. Last night we had a dark thunderstorm that rolled over Central Iowa. It was one of those that made the whole sky get dark very quickly and then the light show began. Our house shook with all the thunder and lightning. I was watching out the front door as the rain rolled in. We had streams on the side of our house and a river in our street. I exclaimed "Holy Cow" as the wind blew the rain in our front door and came down in sheets all around us. Kell was watching as I said that and shut the door, then he ran right to the window and said, I want to see the holy cows!

What a crack up... I tried to get a picture of the rain and rivers in the road, but it didn't quite work. Gotta love Iowa weather.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Blessing Day

We were blessed today to have Campbell's grandparents, and Aunt Lisa in town this weekend for Campbell's blessing. In our church there isn't a baptism, but authorized individuals (i.e. priesthood holders, of which I am one) are able to present the child before the church to be named and blessed. Campbell's grandparents and some good friends also participated. It is a humbling experience to hold a small child and pronounce a blessing on them. Parents have great aspirations for their children, not the least of which they are able to grow up healthy, strong and wise. I know I pray that they will cultivate their spiritual gifts, that their testimonies will grow and that they will be stalwart and faithful members of God's kingdom.
Here is a picture of the crew (Lisa is behind the camera)

Here is Campbell with the new quilt fom Grandma B.

Here is a pic of Grandma B and Campbell.

On Saturday we went to the Living History Farms and this is Grandpa B and the boys in the trailer going out to the farm.

Random Updates

Since our blog is less about ranting about the most recent random thought that piques my interest and is more about pictures and communicating to our family and friends about what we are doing. Here is the newest 'random' post.

Our city is like most small towns where once a year we have a city wide party, complete with parades, cheap amusement park rides attached to the back of a semi, and a 'fun run'. In my effort to become more 'fit' I decided to do the 5K, and in doing so signed up some friends and convinced Cole to do the 1 mile fun run. Here is a picture of the crew. You may notice some other famous individuals often featured on the blog.

Here is an action shot of Cole rounding the home stretch, his shoe came untied and he kept running... What a trooper!

My cousin is really connected and was able to hook me and the boys up with some tickets to the Saturday edition of the Iowa Corn Indy race (the Saturday race was the Indy Lights race for you motor heads). It was a 100 mile race, and very fun, loud, but fun. We got a little rain at the end of the day, but we had a real good time enjoying the sights sounds and fast cars.
Here are Kell and Sam ready to race.

And here is Cole and Josh, straight from Cub Scout Day Camp.

Lastly, a neighboring town had their community events on the Fourth of July. Our Cub Scout Pack had an entry and Cole got to ride in the pickup and throw some candy out to the crowds. How much more excitment can you get!