Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Madelyn proudly wears her CTR Ring to school and when questioned by her teachers about it she explained to them that it stands for "Choose The Right". Needless to say they were very impressed by this and asked Elizabeth about it. Liz of course explained to them that it was something from our Primary or Sunday School for the children. They thought we were Catholic because Madelyn said she got it from Sister Bowden. Liz explained that we were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint, often known as Mormons. She was able to clear up the misconception that Mormons were not Christians. Missionary moments for both Liz and Madelyn and I couldn't be prouder.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Lessons from my Father

So I broke/bent stainless steel shovel handle while attempting to move some heavy wet snow the other day (The fact that it's hollow makes it seem more like aluminum, hence it bent). In the spirit of, "Use it up, wear it out, make do, or do without", that I learned from my Father, I poked around the garage and the shed to see how I might fix it. As it turns out I also had a Hoe that broke free from it's sturdy wooden handle. By removing the broken handle from the shovel and trimming the splintered end of the hoe handle I now have a sturdy wooden handle on my snow shovel. Thanks Dad!