Then And Now

Rick and Jill marriage certificate

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Windstorm Preparations

Windstorm preparations

  In preparation for the approaching storm, scenes like these were repeated all along the Wasatch Front. There were temporary waste collection sites at LDS Church stake centers and at other locations. After helping in our ward, Dan and I drove … [Continue reading]

Kaysville Windstorm Part 2

Kaysville windstorm preparations

It is not often that the Governor warns the citizens of Utah about the weather. But he did just that Saturday night when he urged residents along the northern Wasatch Front to prepare for another windstorm, forecast to begin at 5pm Sunday. After … [Continue reading]

Davis County Windstorm Cleanup

Davis County windstorm cleanup

  Yesterday we only had two hours before dark on Steven's roof. After helping pull out two tree stumps at our neighbor's homes, we headed back to Layton to finish the repairs to the roof. We nailed the last shingle by … [Continue reading]

Layton and Farmington Windstorm Cleanup

Layton windstorm repairs

  Other cities besides Kaysville had windstorm damage. Over in Layton my son Steven had his brothers helping to replace lost shingles. I stayed on the ground in a support role, fetching tools, bringing hot chocolate that Adelaide made, and … [Continue reading]

Kaysville Windstorm Damage Continued

Kaysville semi rollover

Here are some more photographs of the hurricane force winds (up to 102 mph) that struck northern Utah today. My previous post showed damage to buildings, fences, and trees. Dan and Jake braved the weather and took photographs of some of the damage in … [Continue reading]

Kaysville Windstorm Damage

Kaysville_windstorm_downed_tree

Today hurricane force winds caused much damage in Utah. As many as 50,000 customers were without power at one point. The National Weather Service recorded gusts of 102 mph in Centerville. Dan and Jake braved the high winds and took photographs of … [Continue reading]

Temples and National Parks Visited

Temples and National Parks map

Most of the time I am happy to stay at home so I have to have a few visual cues to prompt me to take a trip once in awhile. One of them is a large map of the United States on my wall with push pins indicating temple grounds visited (green), temples … [Continue reading]

Past Pictures: 25 Years Of House Anniversaries

25th year anniversary

Each year in October, on the anniversary of the day we moved into our home, we take photographs of our family on the steps and just the children in front of our tree. Jill's idea was to build up a collection of photographs to look back on. On … [Continue reading]