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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

HAVE YOU EVER TRIED ONE OF THESE?

A play ground near our home has these awesome stools that rotate without any effort on your part. You can get so dizzy it isn't even funny! Here's Veronica and Austin!

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Now it is Melissa's turn.....hahahaha what a blast!

video Here's what happened to Jessica when she got off of the twirling stool! hahaha, she is so cute!
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Adding video clips

Today I am trying to learn how to add video clips....you will know if I am successful if you see one here!

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Yeah! It looks like it will work..now to try publishing it to see...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A YEAR AGO WE WERE AT DISNEYWORLD!

We had a blast at Disneyworld..........



All the beautiful Princesses lined up together!

Kent tried to remove King Arthur's Sword! Whitney looks skeptical...

















Brett give it a try too....
Waiting in line for the Tiki Hut seating....

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Friday, November 21, 2008

APPLE HILL!

Lots of vendors had set up booths to sell their goods. We especially enjoyed this potter's shop.
Lindsay picked out her favorite bowl!
What a gorgeous day, 70+ degrees, caramel apples, donuts and apple fritters and fudge in many flavors.....ahhhhhhhhhhhh.
Now THAT'S what I'm talking about!

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THE BIG 5K RACE Nov 15, 2009

Lindsay flew in from Houston for the BIG RACE! As you can see, all the best runners are there, ready for the starting signal. This 5K will be run in record time.......
Lindsay's getting the ear phones plugged in so she can "cheat" and listen to music to help her run faster than the rest of us....
After the race photo..notice even the lady on the left got a medal...yeah, I crossed the finish line too!

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Sunday, November 9, 2008

What I Did For The YES on Prop 8 Campaign

What I did for the Yes on Prop 8 campaign.

A couple of you have asked what I did for the Yes on Prop 8 campaign, so this is an effort to record it on my blog and to let you know how I participated.

There were several steps in the process.
Lists of registered voters for the 956__ zip code were printed out. These list included name, address, phone number, age and voter registration numbers.
These lists were distributed to grassroots volunteers who then went door to door knocking, to talk to people and ask how they were planning to vote on Prop 8. Yes voters were noted and asked if they would like a lawn sign. No voters were marked and no further action was taken, Undecided voters were marked and further information was taken or left with them at the time of first contact. Those who were not contacted in person were called to get the same information.
Lists were turned into a recorder (That was me). I entered each person’s unique voter registration number into the computer which would bring up their name in our compilation data bank. Numbers represented their answer on how they would vote.
1. Yes
2. Probably yes
3. Undecided
4. Not home
5. Probably No
6. No
Additional numbers indicated further action to be taken, like sending more information or delivering a lawn sign once they came in. The lawn signs were ordered from China!

This door to door or phone calling was the biggest time consumer. Next, we delivered lawn signs and D_______ volunteered to help with that, although everyone seemed to be helping.

The next step was printing out the likely Yes voters and precincts that were expected to vote Yes. These people were called again to remind them to vote and to tell them how important their Yes vote was on Nov 4th. We also gave them the address of their polling place where they were to go to cast their vote.

The Saturday before Election day, in the pouring rain, 60 people delivered 5,000 door hangers to voters who were expected to vote YES, with the Yes on Prop 8 logo and the polling place and address. D______ was part of this group. Meanwhile, LOTS of us were making more phone calls to remind people to vote.

On Election Day, Nov 8th, I went to the Call Center at M________’s home. People had been there since 9 am calling to verify that people HAD voted. We also had team of two people at each of the 16 polling places in our zip code as “Poll Watchers” Every hour, the poll supervisor posts a list of voters who have voted at their polling place. We copied this info onto a master list which. This information was replayed to the Call Center and each voter was crossed out once they had cast their ballot. After everyone had been called, we used this list to CALL AGAIN to remind the people who had not been crossed out how important their vote was to our Yes on 8 campaign. Call Center callers offered to pick them up and DRIVE them to their polling place, if they needed a ride. Others were standing by to do this, if needed.

Meanwhile, I had asked the ladies to sign up to bring food to the Call Center on a staggered basis to provide food for those working at the Call Center and going in and out to the Polling places. I had no idea how many people would show up to help, but it was like Loaves and Fishes story in the Bible. The food just kept coming. We fed 120 volunteers and still had food left over!

6pm was the last time the voters list was updated, then we still called and called until 8 pm when the polls closed.

Meanwhile, there were people putting up lawn signs all over town in all the road easements that would allow it. Others stood on street corners with YES ON PROP 8 signs. See this video of you’d like an idea of how many people did that!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tutiJHTqNRE

And there were actually more people as the time went by, joined of course by some No on 8 people as well.

Then we cleaned up, and went home to wait and see how it turned out.

Monday, October 27, 2008

SOME OF MY FAVORITE PHOTOS

That Mads is so cute he oughta be in a competition!














Really, is there anything finer than eating at IN-N-OUT BURGER, with you own fries, drink
and some even chose to wear sunglassses.
You CAN have it all, Baby!
I just love remembering our trip to China
and Dennis riding this tricycle....
Woah, Summer, you have an "electric" personality for sure!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

4th picture in the 4th file

Kent and Brittney Fairbourn - the moment they stepped out of the temple after being sealed for time and all eternity.


What a great photo to find for the photo I get to feature in this "you've been tagged" entry. That was such a beautiful day. The only thing more beautiful was Brittney herself. Can you tell Kent is proud and happy? Can you see the love in Brittney's eyes? Yes sirree, these two wonderful people found some one really special to spend the rest of their lives with....and we love them both with all our hearts!

It is fun to go back and remember that day and think of all the good things and good times that have happened because these 2 people fell in love.

Brittney and Kent, WE LOVE YOU!

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

GIANT REDWOODS TRIP VI

More wonderful pics taken at the ocean.
I could easily spend a week there, if we could. I loved the sound and motion of the ocean and looking for agates.

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GIANT REDWOODS TRIP V

We know Chester wants a new motorcylce. Dennis suggested this might be a perfect solution for them! Chester and Julie can ride on the bike and put the 2 boys in the side car. PRESTO! Room for everyone. Seriously, Julie, you should look into this to make your husband a happy man.
The next 2 are self explanatory..... too bad it was almost dark so the pictures didn't turn out too well.

Dennis found an unlimited number of beautiful rocks to bring home from this trip!

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GIANT REDWOODS TRIP IV


Two more beautiful Victorian homes.

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GIANT REDWOODS TRIP III

Some of the interesting building we saw on this trip. I enjoyed the architecture and colors.


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GIANT REDWOODS TRIP II


Such a beautiful drive on the Avenue of The Giants! Treees, trees, everywhere!



















Patti and Dennis in the hollowed portion of a tree!















Dennis standing on a fallen tree.

















How about this one? The hollowed out part goes all the way through! You could ride a horse through this one!

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GIANTS REDWOODS TRIP

The coast of California and the ocean are so beautiful!
This is one of the giant redwoods, privately owned, that you can drive a car through.
And here is the same tree with our car coming through it!
The Benbow Inn where we stayed. It is a lovely historic hotel with charming grounds and incredible antique furniture. We dined in the Benbow restuarant, attached, and had a fabulous meal with the most tender filet mignon I have ever tasted. Creme Brulee for dessert is my favorite! Yummy!

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CLASS OF 1968 REUNION

Friday morning Sept 26, I drove to Bountiful to pick up Colleen. Soon Jill arrived and we drove together to the SLC airport to meet Kathleen's plane. Then off we went to get our pedicures.

Colleen, Kathleen and Jill (I am taking the picture) getting pedicures together!














After pedicures came lunch at a resturant in Centerville. It was so much fun I can't even remember what the name of the place was!
Jill and Colleen
Patti and Kathleen



After spending a night in the Homestead Inn in SLC we walked through a craft fair and then drove to Malad for the reunion.










Colleen, Kathleen, Peggy, Jill anbd Patti. All back together again for the first time since high school! We had so much fun. 51 class members attended!

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