House in Cali rented!

We got some good news today that we were able to get our home in California rented to a member of our old ward there!  We feel a great sense of relief knowing that we have good people in our home and that we have the home under lease.  Yay!

Published in: on 28 November 2008 at 10:24 pm  Comments (7)  

Touring the new house

Published in: on 23 November 2008 at 3:40 pm  Comments (3)  

Filthy utes got something right …

The University of Utah’s Board of Trustees announced they are changing the school’s legendary mascot. In a prepared statement, Mr. Biolchini, a newly appointed University Trustee read from a prepared statement.

“The NCAA asked us to look into the (mascot) question and we have. After careful study, we determined the term ‘Runnin’ Utes’ is inflammatory to a specific ethnic group. It has always been our belief that the Utes are a proud and noble race. It was never our intention to make light or demean the Ute people.

After consulting with students, faculty, members of the community, and former Mayor Rocky Anderson, we determined the Cicada is more befitting our University. Just like our football team, the Cicada goes dormant for years before emerging in all its glory. When it does come out, it is loud and obnoxious. The Cicada looks mean and ugly, but it is really quite easy to kill.”

Mr. Biolchini did not take any questions from the stunned pressroom. He could not be reached for comment.

Published in: on 21 November 2008 at 9:27 pm  Comments (4)  

Touring the Crib

So many may be interested in taking a peek at out digs.  Here they are … at least temporarily.

Published in: on 17 November 2008 at 8:53 pm  Comments (4)  

Frustrated by the negativity

So I have seen a couple of different stories and articles about the efforts to single out the church for their efforts on Prop 8.  I find it ironic, but not surprising, and maddening all at the same time.  Those most profane and vehement in their protests lack the courage to spread their hate across all the spectrum of opponents (they won’t criticize blacks, latinos, etc).  Not that I want them to feel what I feel, but still it is ironic.  As I began to think about this I was reminded that my ancestors before this endured far more suffering at the hands of evil and equally unjustified heathen.  I thought of a phrase from Joseph Smith that brought me comfort … the Standard of Truth:

Our missionaries are going forth to different nations….1 The Standard of Truth has been erected; no unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing; persecutions may rage, mobs may combine, armies may assemble, calumny may defame, but the truth of God will go forth boldly, nobly, and independent, till it has penetrated every continent, visited every clime, swept every country, and sounded in every ear, till the purposes of God shall be accomplished, and the Great Jehovah shall say the work is done.

Now behold, a marvelous work is about to come forth among the children of men. Therefore, O ye that embark in the service of God, see that ye serve him with all your heart, might, mind and strength, that ye may stand blameless before God at the last day. Therefore, if ye have desires to serve God ye are called to the work; for behold the field is white already to harvest; and lo, he that thrusteth in his sickle with his might, the same layeth up in store that he perisheth not, but bringeth salvation to his soul; and faith, hope, charity and love, with an eye single to the glory of God, qualify him for the work. Remember faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, brotherly kindness, godliness, charity, humility, diligence. Ask, and ye shall receive; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. Amen.”

Published in: on 16 November 2008 at 9:37 pm  Comments (4)  

My commute

Well if you are interested in seeing a little of Columbus, feel free to join me on my commute …

Published in: on 16 November 2008 at 2:21 pm  Comments (10)  

Our own Harry Potter

IMG_0042, originally uploaded by Trantelica.

Thank heavens for Harry Potter, it made the transition to glasses MUCH easier.  When we went to pick up the glasses and they were being fitted, Ethan had a revelation as suddenly he could see further than 5 feet out!  We began reading all the signs in the Wal*Mart.  Rylan begain testing him … “can you see this?  take them off, can you see this?”  His vision is like 20/70 in one eye and 20/200 in the other.

Published in: on 15 November 2008 at 10:21 pm  Comments (5)  

Considering “going private”

Well, it seems with the anonymity afforded by the internet and the controversial nature of one or two of our over 100 posts, it seems we have attracted at least one creep who has decided to say some pretty lousy things.  If you had read any of the Prop 8 related posts and their follow up comments, there were some opponents of the measure who posted, but by and large handled themselves with dignity and maturity despite the passion that they felt about their cause.  However, a couple of people felt inclined to pout in a rather unacceptable manner.  Even to the point of registering a quasi-threat against my children.  While I think the individual is a coward and didn’t use a legitimate email address behind his “account”, I am not really concerned about him.  But it begs that question about how much of your personal life you leave exposed for the cretin in society to comment on.

Published in: on 8 November 2008 at 8:01 am  Comments (5)  

At last the day has come …

I have devoted some time on this normally, very non-political blog to discuss our views on the current Prop  8 in California.  Many of you probably have not followed our past posts, but there has been some dialogue occurring on the topic and thought to maybe raise the issue on the eve of the election.  Please feel free to read up on what you may have missed.

In short, I hope and pray, that the people of California do not get confused by the misinformation being promulgated by the opposition to proposition 8.  This is not about hating anyone, but it is about standing up for a morality and the preservation of a divine institution.  It isn’t because “traditional” marriage is practiced perfectly.  It isn’t because homosexual marriage doesn’t consist of two adults with true feelings of affection for each other.  God ordained marriage and defined it, long ago.  If Prop 8 doesn’t pass it will make raising children with the true understanding of God’s purpose and plan more difficult.  It will be forced on the children in school and it will be another step down the path of immorality in this country.

Published in: on 3 November 2008 at 7:34 pm  Comments (2)  


I just noticed that our last post was the hunderedth post on miller6pack.  Not exactly the longevity of Music and the Spoken Word, but it’s something!  I guess I should sit back and enjoy a cold one, a cold Sprite that is.

Published in: on 2 November 2008 at 6:50 pm  Comments (2)