Monday, July 27, 2009


and will be for a couple of weeks...
so sorry about the delay in blogs
but boy are there some great ones to come...
crazy bus rides in Buenos Aires..
La Boca
the Buenos Aires LDS temple
oh yea... and that was all in the first 2 days!!!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Trip Day 1

After Kirk's surprise of an Anniversary was almost 3pm before we left Burley.We stopped and enjoyed the view from Galena Summit.

Kirk had packed a cooler of soda, so we didn't need to stop before here.

The bathrooms were closed! That was not good!

We saw this...and thisand lots of these...We stopped for the evening in Salmon, Idaho.
We ate at this little steak house, Shady Nook, the building has lots of cool history.
The food was good...the service was HORRIBLE...
would not recommend it.

We found a nice hotel called the Stage Coach Inn...the room was nice and very comfortable.

Saturday, July 18, 2009


kirk walked into the office on Thursday and said, "Go pack a bag, lets get away"
Beings it is our 28th wedding anniversary, and Kirk has always HAD to work on it...I was pretty surprised...

WE HAD A BALL! In three days we added more than 1200 miles to the car!

I have many pictures to show you...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


So, I was driving home last night and there on the side of the highway was this little guy.
YES, I stopped and picked him up...I could not just leave him to get hit!
I went to each of the houses in the area asking if he belong to them...
and nobody claimed him...
so, he came home with me...
when Kirk saw him he just looked at me and shook his head and said,
"you and your stray dogs".
come on...look at his eyes...what would you do?
If you know anyone who would like him...come and get him!
I would say he is part Australian Shepard and about 12 weeks old.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Box Elder Tabernacle

...or also known as the Brigham City Tabernacle,

Kirk's Aunt Peg asked if we could take her to Utah to spend a few days with her sister Una before going home to Illinois. They picked this to be the meeting spot.I had never been here before and was in total awe of it. When we arrived the front doors were open, so we went to take a look inside.

The details were unbelievable
It has a HUGE pipe organ

that they let Kira play!
but more special and wonderful was the special bond that Kira and Aunt Peg had made.
before Peg left, she handed Kira her string of pearls.
I do not think I have seen Kira take them off.
Kira and I have started having fun taking pictures of us together.
The sun was in her eyes and you can not see the building, but we sure were having fun!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


I very seldom will tell you check out a blog...

but this blog, my friends is well worth your time.

these are just a couple of the cute ideas she shared this week...


MySpace Graphics

What do people do when they reach such a momentous occasion???


what to do?

Share some ideas with me.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Idaho Where It Is Hail ALL Year Round!

It was a beautiful weekend...

So, we decided to take a drive to Shoshone Falls.

No, this is not the falls...

this is a "run-off" fall on your way down the canyon

These are the FALLSKira wanted a couple of pictures to show her friends in Argentina

but before we could finish

This happen!!!

It started to rain and HAIL we were all totally soaked before we could get back in the car!

Family Reunion

Lets be real honest...
How do you feel about Family Reunions....O.K.
and what about
IN-LAW Reunions??
Kirk's Uncles and Aunts

Kirk's Mom, Wanda Warner, passed away 30+ years ago. But, every other year on the first Saturday in July the family gathers for a reunion.
This year it was near our home on the 4th of July.
The aunts and uncles who age from simi-old (born in 1940)to REALLY OLD (born 1922) said that this was the last reunion that they were going to plan and asked the next generation if they wanted to keep having reunions.
Quickly several of the cousins said that they would happily carry on the tradition that has been going on for over 30 years.I am not very comfortable around people I do not know well. Even if it is a "family" gathering.
It was funny when Dru came and introduced herself to me "in person" come to find out...Kirk's cousin is one of my "Facebook" friends!and as the torch is passed from one generation to the next
the following generation is waiting in line to carry on the memories.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Only 300 More Days!

Somedays, like feels like Derek has been gone for more than 430 days.Derek is 2nd from the left
and I bet when he takes off his shoes at the end of the day...
he may feel the same way.

Only 300 more days...and today...that feels like forever

Thursday, July 2, 2009

What Do You Do When

Your Husband
asks what you would like for your birthday?
I usually say...nothing or lets just go out to dinner or something simple like that...
Because really...I don't "need" anything.
My question is....
How many of us really say what we really want???
So, I did this year...I said what I really wanted...
I want to go to
and he said....


So, Kira and I are going to Argentina to see some of the places she served on her mission!
I am so excited!
We leave on July 22nd and will be gone for 2 weeks!
The only down fall...
Kirk doesn't get to go...he doesn't have enough vacation left for this year....that my friends is a bummer...
But, I will take lots of pictures to show him.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Title of Liberty

Kirk's sister and brother in law have been involved with the Title of Liberty.

The first year they set up the "field of flags" in Idaho Falls , Kirk's sister, Pennie purchased us a flag. We love flying it and our American flag in our front yard.

With it being July 1st and only a few days from our celebration of Independence...I thought you might enjoy this...

This is from their page:

The flag created and distributed by The Title of Liberty™ Non-Profit Organization has deep personal meaning to those who display it. However, the singular thing that unites every flag-bearer is that these words represent cherished values that we work and pray for. Here is a short description of how this flag represents these values.
The Bell
The Liberty Bell symbolizes what happened in world history on July 8, 1776 which signaled a change in world history when it rang from the tower of Independence Hall to summon citizens to hear the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, eventually leading to the adoption of the United States Constitution on September 7, 1787. The Liberty Bell represents the beginnings of cherished and honored freedoms that are now enjoyed by hundred of millions of people in many nations.
The Circle of Words on the Flag
Some of the cherished and honored freedoms represented by the Liberty Bell include: the freedom to acknowledge God's laws, to protect our families, to exercise our faith according to our conscience, to live at peace, and to enjoy freedom. Thus, it is fitting that The flag's centerpiece is a Liberty Bell surrounded by a circle of words: God, family, faith, peace, and freedom.
Here is a description of each of these words:
GOD We remember and defend the truth that GOD has endowed us with certain inalienable rights; that God’s word is the basis of civil law in most free countries; and that God’s name should not be removed from public life.
FAMILY - We remember and defend the traditional FAMILY of a husband, a wife, and children.
FAITH - We remember and defend the freedom to worship God according to our FAITH and the right to be represented by public officials who acknowledge God while preventing the promotion or fostering of one faith over another.
PEACE - We remember and defend the necessity of a strong national defense for PEACE between nations and support traditional values and moral codes that promote peace and prosperity within nations such as honesty, trust, virtue, morality, goodwill, etc. These ideals allow each individual the opportunity and ability to foster PEACE within.
FREEDOM - We remember and defend FREEDOM and the right of people to protect themselves from all forms of tyranny.
The Colors on the Flag
The Liberty Bell symbol and the circle of words are placed over two colors: red and blue. The red represents the blood lost to win these freedoms. The blue represents the courage to defend freedom. The crack between the colors represents the constant determination to remember and defend these freedoms.
Field of Flags 2007 Idaho Falls, Idaho

for another really cool story about a TITLE OF LIBERTY visit here