Archives for December 2010

Grandpa Gets a Train Set

For Christmas I was given a train set by my wife. I suspect she got the idea from me mentioning that it was time I introduced Bryson to electric trains. On first seeing the train, Bryson was really excited. But first I had to bring in the groceries. So he waited patiently. Later Aurora came […]

Jake and Rachel’s Wedding Gift Opening Gathering

Yesterday Jake and Rachel opened their presents at their Wedding Gift Opening Gathering. It was hosted by Rachel’s mother and family were invited to attend. Jill and I took photographs of Jake and Rachel opening their gifts. Later I emailed the photographs to the givers with a short message. If you are thinking of trying […]

Daniel Reports In Sacrament Meeting

Daniel spoke in sacrament meeting yesterday with many family and friends present. For readability his address has been modified slightly. Here is the audio in Ogg Vorbis (13.3MB) and MP3 (14.8MB) formats. Thank you for that musical number, that was wonderful. Well, I’m excited to be here. It’s great to see everyone that came out. […]

Brigham City Temple Construction

I was in Brigham City on Christmas Day so I swung around by the temple lot to see how the construction was progressing. Two of the corners had concrete poured and a third was being formed. The perimeter was fenced and the view restricted except for a viewing area. The temple is being built on […]

Elder Daniel Willoughby

Elder Daniel Willoughby, son of Richard and Jill Willoughby, has returned home after successfully serving in the Mongolia Ulaanbaatar and Washington Kennewich Missions. He will speak December 26 at 3:20 pm. in the Kaysville 14th Ward, 9 W 550 S., Kaysville. A week by week account of Daniel’s mission is here.

James Tissot Paints The Birth Of Christ

James Tissot created a series of 350 watercolors of incidents in the life of Christ. Here I use some of his paintings to illustrate the birth of Christ, along with scriptures from Matthew and Luke. Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before […]

Daniel Bearing Gifts From Afar

Daniel brought back from Mongolian some traditional garb gifts. He allowed us to try on these Christmas presents ahead of time. First up is Daniel wearing a deel that appears similar to a caftan. Deels in blue, olive, or burgundy, made from cotton, silk, or brocade, reach to the wearers knees and fan out at […]

12 Free Dual Screen Wallpapers

These dual screen wallpapers can be used for any purpose, without attribution. The 3840 x 1200 resolution photographs are intended for use with two monitors, each set to 1920 x 1200. To rotate my wallpapers at timed intervals I use DesktopNova running on my Ubuntu system. I used a Canon PowerShot SX200 IS to take […]

Married in the Bountiful Temple

Yesterday Jacob and Rachel were married in the Bountiful Temple. For those not familiar with Mormon weddings, I will explain. Members of the Church believe that marriages performed in temples are “sealed,” or blessed to last for eternity. Those who are sealed in the temple have the assurance that their relationship will continue forever if […]