Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas video

My stake president suggested we watch this video, I like its message about Christmas.  Take a look.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thanks at Thanksgiving for the Lord Jesus Christ

I wanted to at this thanksgiving time give thanks something I feel I am not grateful enough for and that is the Savior.  I want to share with those that may read my blog some of my feelings on Jesus Christ, things that are deeply personal to me and I feel appropriate to share this time of year. The words of a hymn echo in my mind, "Oh it is wonderful that he should care for us enough to die for us, oh it is wonderful, wonderful to me."  I am so thankful for the Saviors love and that care enough to pay for my sins.  That when I make a mistake, sometimes over and over, that through repentance I can have those feelings of guilt taken away, and be forgiven of my sins.

I am thankful for the knowledge that when I am having a tough day or week that the Savior Jesus Christ, did in dead feel what I am going through.  I love the Savior and want to be more like him.  I was recently reading a talk by a living apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ and I would like to quote him for a minute, "Indeed the Atonement of the Only Begotten Son of God in the flesh is the crucial foundation upon which all Christian doctrine rests and the greatest expression of divine love this world has ever been given. Its importance in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints cannot be overstated. Every other principle, commandment, and virtue of the restored gospel draws its significance from this pivotal event."  (here is the rest of the talk)  

In conclusion, I want to share with those who my read my blog that I know that the Savior lives, He loves us, and if we would only believe in him we can grow to know him.  I give thanks for these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Fall Pictures

I decided to go take some fall pictures while Sarah was at class on saturday,  check them out some of them are pretty cool.
I love the what i call fire work trees.
This was a fun angle

I like the scale of focus in this one.  And below is a slide show of the rest of the pictures!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Company Training in McCall

So I had the opportunity of going to what my company calls MedMan U.  It was a great week of learning and finding new ways to make the clinic work great!  I took some photos and thought I would share.  Here are some of my favorite photos and a slide show.  A few of them are a little bleary because I was keeping the shutter open longer to capture more light, and i didn't have tripod.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Fun Saturday

So Sarah and i went to the prosser balloon rally yesterday.  In all there were 22 some odd balloons.  We had to get up very early and we both were glad we did afterwards because it was a fun morning.  Here are a few pictures we took.  Sarah took the second one and i took the rest, less those we were in.  To see all the pictures we took click here.

This is a nice shot sarah got right before the sun came up.

I like the flames in this one.

Here the balloon is about to dip his basket in the water, it was pretty cool.

After the balloons i stayed around for the festival and sarah went to class.  I also took the opportunity to ride one of my doctors horses.  She was fun to ride but hasn't been ridden that often and was a little stubborn. (I would be too if i had someone on my back.)  We rode for about 45 min, till she knew i was the boss and then i brushed her down and put her away.  It was fun to ride because i haven't done it much in recent while.

Friday, September 10, 2010

The voice to listen too

I saw this video and i really liked it so i thought i would share.  Take a look!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

catch up or Ketchup

It has been a few weeks so I wanted to catch things up a bit.  We have had several visitors the last few weeks.  Below are some pictures of Joseph and Mom feeding the ducks.  The first night joseph tried to feed them rocks, they didn't like that.  When we came back with bread the next day he was their best friend.

We has some plums and pears that we wanted to preserve so we cut them up and dried them.  It kind of looks like swedish fish on the tray.

Last weekend sarah and i went on a camp-out adventure.  On our way there we stopped into a little mexican grocery store.  It was funny to see they had pictures of the cow you were buying.  It kind of made me laugh.

After camping out we headed up the road to Rim rock lake Here is a link to the location.  We got some nice photos

Hope you enjoyed this ketchup

Sunday, August 15, 2010


So we went to the deschutes river yesterday and had a great time.  Its a 14 mile stretch of class 2, 3, and 4 rapids.  Sarah was brave on her sit on top.  I watch one wave take her off back wards.  Here are some photos and a short video
These are some waterfalls further down stream we didn't run them
Sarah and Ben
Thats not a banana on top of my car, but rather my canoe.
If you watch the first part of the video close i go over a 3-4 foot drop.  And my canoe disappears for a few moments. (less than a second)
Here is a picture cut out of the video where the canoe is clear under the water.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Hoover Dam

I got to go the hoover dam yesterday. It was way fun because my company presidents cousin works there so we go the private tour. I have pictures of the trail we walked on going there that looks over lake mead. I was on a the trail where they used to have a rail road to move stuff to the dam. we walked through tunnels that you will see on the pictures, they were really neat. One part i really like was floors in the dam. I took a few pictures as you will see. They are all granite pieces that two Italian guy put in when the dam was being built.  I was surprised to learn the dam only cost 49 million to build.  But that was in the 1930's.  I also have a few pictures of the bypass highway bridge that is being built.  It is really big.  Hope you enjoy the pics.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

hair cut!

so i was in desperate need of a hair cut.  Just before i cut it (i like to cut my own) Sarah said, don't give yourself a mullet.  She said it wouldn't look good on me.  With that introduction i give you my new hair cut.

I think it turned out really good.  What do they say business in the front party in the back!  Now that i know you think i am crazy i will show you how the rest of my hair cut turned out
not to bad eh?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

project for my mother

i worked on a project for my mother and i thought i would share, i am getting a little better with photo shop.  I also made this page heading for my wife's music studio, that she can use on stationary and such.  (For legal purposes i don't claim any rights on these photos and although i did change them more than required by the laws i have read, one of the images used was not open source photo, so i only used part of it.  And i have not sold or profited from them in anyway)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Funny crossword

So for this online class I am taking i have to do some crossword puzzles.  I am not good at these things and would take a word search or writing a paper over these things.  I did find a good help though, even though as you see it dosen't work that good.  At you can enter the clue and how many letters long it is and it gives you possible answers.  When i saw this answer i laughed rather hard.  Check out this clue and the first possible word be low the add.

Can you believe that, Taxes, how is that needed for life.  It made me laugh either way.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

So i guess i am getting good at making these slide show things, it seems to be quicker at least for me.  So i thought i would write a run down of whats in this show. First are some pictures of the light parade sarah and i were in for lions club.  Next is some pictures of our christmas eve and acting out the nativity.  Sarah was an angel, literally and figuratively.  And you may see some pictures of our friends.  He was just called to be our new bishop.  Next is christmas day, and we had a really good one!  After that are two pictures of us geocaching.  I got sarah a gps in hopes that she would first go geo caching with me and second let me use it on occasion.  So far both have proved to be true.  So thats an update.  PS i don't know if you like my new back ground or not but, i made it out of a picture i took, i kind of like it.