Thursday, September 24, 2015


It was time to organize a few papers!
It will be much easier to find...

Monday, September 21, 2015

All in a Day +

It's been a couple of weeks since I've been able to ride.  This morning was beautiful.  Dell found a trail in his ride last week that would take us to Ojai.  We didn't have the time and I've not done that long of a ride yet (we'll work up to it though).
This is towards the beginning.  Very unusual rock garden (huge).

The Church has suggested the missionaries get flu shots.  Since we told them at zone conference about being able to get a flu shot without having to pay, we should be the example.  Today we both got flu shots.
Last Saturday I went walking to Hidden Valley and this is what I saw.  Without being stretched out it was about a foot from head to ... (the end).  Something took a bite out of it.  It was dead because when I came back, it was still there.  When I saw it I thought of Dax because he likes snakes.
Last Wednesday we were in Santa Maria for zone conference.  As we were walking back from the exercise room we came across three telephone booths.  You just don't see them very often.  
The phone really did work.

Friday, September 18, 2015

September 18, 2015

A day of celebration.
This week has been crazy busy with four zone conferences.  All week though I have been very grateful for my life.  We have been the recipients of many blessings.  Especially on Monday we felt so blessed.  We decided to celebrate at the opening of Nothing Bundt Cake here in Ventura.
The missionaries focus on Christ like attributes.  For the last few months it has been faith. 
Ether 12:18
And neither at any time hath any wrought miracles until after their faith; wherefore they first believed in the Son of God.
We are grateful for the miracles in our life and realize faith is key.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

9 - 11

Yesterday was a day of memories.  We woke up and I said Happy Anniversary to Dell.  It was three years ago he had bilateral knee replacements.  He went for a bike ride before we had breakfast.  We're both grateful for how his health is now.
Several months ago I was in the foyer of the Thousand Oaks Stake Center visiting with missionaries before they would see President for their interview.  "Chief" came over to talk and told me about a production he was doing in commemoration of 9 - 11.  He said he could get us tickets if we were interested.  As time drew closer, we were able to reserve tickets for it.  The production was performed in the Los Angeles Visitor's Center.  Many dignitaries from other countries were invited as well as officers from the police and fire departments in LA.  It was free but you had to have tickets so they would be able to limit the number of people who attended.  We took the Moffats (1st Counselor in the Mission Presidency).  It was cool that our seats were reserved along with the dignitaries and also the temple president and his wife.  
They are doing three performances (2 more today).  We very much enjoyed it.  There was spoken word, dance, many original songs, and video.  "Chief" (Chris Severn) just turned 80 and he was the writer and director.  The plan is to do a full production on national stage in 2016.
We arrived early enough to have dinner in the temple.  We then went to the visitor's center and saw updates on some of the missionaries from the District 2.  It would be great to show these stories to our missionaries in hopes they would understand the impact their mission is not only on those they teach but also on themselves and their families.

Thursday, September 3, 2015


The Bagleys came to visit on Tuesday.  They really wanted to help us with MLC but it was already planned and in the works.  They went shopping and drove along the coast to bide time until we were done at 4:30.  We went to Woodranch Grill for dinner and then back to the house where we watched a video that they brought.
We had the Mission Leadership Council at the mission home for breakfast prior to going to the mission office for an all day MLC.
President did the scrambled eggs and bacon early and we put them in the oven to stay warm.  We had waffle mormon (a waffle with honey butter, another waffle with dulce de leche, sliced bananas, peaches, whip cream and strawberries).  They could have chocolate milk or water.  I love it when a plan comes together. 
Wednesday morning we went to Ventura beach to walk.  I love the palm trees.

This is quite the balancing act.  I wonder how long it took to do this.
At Marina Bay Park there is a zip line for kids.  There were no kids around so ...

We were so grateful for Steve and Janice to come visit.  It was fun to talk about the Murray YSA Stake and Steve's new calling as Bishop of the Brighton Ward.  They are wonderful!