Polygamy from a Mormon’s POV

Back in the early days of the LDS church, yes, polygamy was practiced. It started because many men were killed in massacres and fighting and the women and children left behind needed care. Then it continued on, and was declared official in Utah in 1852 by Brigham Young. Years later, when Utah was trying to become a state, the US government said, basically, “You...

August 10, 2008
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Wow, Flashback…

A friend of mine is getting married in a couple of months and is having her bridal shower tonight.  It really takes me back to when I was making plans for marriage! We’ve been married for 6 1/2 years…7 in February. My bridal shower was on the same day as my birthday, exactly a week before the wedding. It was just family but it...

August 9, 2008
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Olympics Today!

The Olympics begin today in Beijing! I’m really looking forward to seeing some of the games. Gab and I watched some of the diving and gymnastic trials awhile back and it was truly amazing to see these athletes. The dedication and work they put into their sport is quite impressive. I love the stadium recently built. It’s built to look like a bird’s nest...

August 8, 2008
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WW SF Zucchini Bread

I decided to take some snacks to the beach with us, so I made some healthy banana bread and this one. It’s a whole wheat, sugar free zucchini bread.  It went so fast, it was gone before I knew it! I’m planning on making more today, since we have so many zucchini in the garden.  The recipe makes 2 loaves, so I always freeze...

August 7, 2008
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Toasted or Not?

As you know, I’m always looking to get new ideas for posts, and someone sent me a link to an article by msnbc. It’s about tanning. “Prior to the 20th century women were fanatical about avoiding exposure to the sun. Umbrellas and parasols went everywhere with any woman who could afford them. The French fashion designer Coco Chanel changed all that. Back in the...

August 6, 2008
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Sharks

While we were on vacation, we took the kids to the local aquarium. It also happened to be “Shark Week”, for the 21st consecutive year, so the emphasis was on sharks there. There were shark statistics, one being 22 people were injured on the toilet; the same year there were 6 injuries caused by sharks. There was a large tank that had 3 sharks...

August 5, 2008
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Dog at the Kennel Story.

We decided not to take Cooper (aka Squeaky Chicken) to the beach with us, for numerous reasons. The main reason being that we simply did not have room in the car. We had so much baby stuff. So we found a place kinda nearby that looked and sounded good and took him there for the week. Then one day, Wednesday, I think, Paul got...

August 4, 2008
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Home Again, Home Again!

So we’re back! The drive home was uneventful, except for one stop we made. We saw a “U Pick” sign with a big peach on it, and we thought it would be fun to get out of the car and see how much it cost to pick some peaches.  The orchard was off the road a couple miles and was very pretty, lots of...

August 3, 2008
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The Long Drive Down

Well, we arrived at the beach! We left our house at 8:40am and got to the beach house at 6:35; a 10-hour drive. Fun, fun! Gab rode with her grandparents so Paul and I just had the little boys in the car. They did absolutely great until about 5:30 when they reached their “I’m done being in the car” limit. Dean just fussed and...

July 28, 2008
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They Wanna be PC

Three optically challenged rodents, Three optically challenged rodents, They preambled over to the agriculturist’s spouse Who removed their appendages with a carving utensil, Have you ever witness such as scene in all your existence As three optically challenged rodents, Three optically challenged rodents. Don’t you love how politically correct we’ve come to be? I found this PC version of “Three Blind Mice” when I...

July 27, 2008
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