Thursday, July 31, 2008

Daniel's new belt

Daniel got to tae kwon do this afternoon and received his blue first belt. He is even closer to getting his black belt!

Daniel's 12th Birthday

Daniel before opening gifts.
Daniel after opening gifts.
Daniel with his brand new golf set!!
The cake he picked out.
Happy 12th Birthday Daniel!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Daniel's new haircut

Daniel got his hair cut last night. He no longer has his mohawk. He told us that it was just for summer. I wonder what kind of hair style he'll have next summer?!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Las Vegas nighttime

These were taken as we walked down Las Vegas Blvd.

This was at the Bellagio at night.

Las Vegas daytime part 2

Here is the Eiffel Tower.
This is at The Bellagio.
This is inside The Forum Shops.
This is also inside The Forum Shops.

Las Vegas daytime part 1

This is the part of an atritum inside The Mirage.
This is where we stayed.
You don't see McDonalds like this in Kansas.
This is the ship that they do shows from at Treasure Island.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

A Poem

"The Bridge Builder" by Will Allen Dromgoole

An old man, going a lone highway,
Came at the evening, cold and gray,
To a chasm, vast and deep and wide,
Through which was flowing a sullen tide.
The old man crossed in the twilight dim,
The sullen stream had no fears for him;
But he turned when safe on the other side
And built a bridge to span the tide.
"Old man," said a fellow pilgram near,
"You are wasting strength with building here;
Your journey will end with the ending day;
You never again must pass this way;
You have crossed the chasm, deep and wide-
Why build you the bridge at the eventide?"
The builder lifted his old gray head:
"Good friend, in the path I have come," he said,
"There followeth after me today
A youth whose feet must pass this way.
This chasm that has been naught to me
To that fair-haired youth may a pitfall be.
He, too, must cross in the twilight dim;
Good friend, I am the bridge for him."

I first read this poem in the January 2008 Ensign. I really liked it and I noticed that Dan had it highlighted when he read it. Even Daniel thought it was good to. Hope you all enjoy it too.

Monday, July 21, 2008


This one Daniel and I agreed that looks kind of like fish scales.
This one just seems so peaceful.

The last three were taken before a storm hit in June. Daniel came running into the living room and said that something was on fire outside. So we all ran out to see and discovered these awesome looking clouds.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Daniel & Hayden at Powerplay

My sister Rosie and I took Daniel and Hayden (my nephew) to Powerplay on their last day of school. We thought it would be a better place to go for two boys who are going into Jr. High and Middle school coming up.
Daniel in his go-cart!
Hayden in his go-cart!
This is my newest nephew, Michael Isaiah (he is 2 months old here.)!
Michael and his Mom (my sister Rosie)!

Daniel's New Hobby

This is Daniel practicing to be the next Tiger Woods.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Daniel's Belt Test for his Blue Belt

He did great, and PASSED! Now . . . . . He's a BLUE BELT!