Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Hangin' with Polly

Rock star Polly and her groupies Erin and Molly

Polly watching over Bruce.

Monday, July 28, 2008


The family is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan. Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity. Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities. By divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children. In these sacred responsibilities, fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners. Disability, death, or other circumstances may necessitate individual adaptation. Extended families should lend support when needed. ~A Proclamation to the World

I am so grateful for this family and can't wait to see everyone this week! Safe travels to all! ~k

Jackson Hole Reverie

For all those needing a mid-summer Jackson Hole fix, here are a few photos that might help:

Lorie scaling the gneiss wall at the foot of Teewinot.

A storm crossing the valley.

Lots of snowmelt coming down this year.

A plethora of Wyoming's state flower.

The next day we canoe into Leigh Lake for some relaxation.

A man, a lake, and a Dr. Pepper . . .

More storms moving in . . .

The following day it's a scenic float down the Snake . . .

. . . under the watchful eye of a bald eagle.

"Maybe if I keep my nose under water, they won't notice me."

We end the day with a beautiful hike to Phelps Lake. This was a serendipidous find as we had no idea that when Laurance Rockefeller donated the old family ranch to the park, it allowed for the creation of some wonderful trails up to the area around the lake where the ranch used to be. All buildings have been removed and there's nothing left to indicate that there had been a ranch there.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Summer Hikes

July hike to Stewart Falls near Sundance. Next year Mt. Sinai.

Sego Lilly on hike down from Stewart Falls.
July 17th 2008 on top of Mt. Timpanogos with the Teachers, Priests and leaders

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Bruce Almighty?

This posting is to officially welcome Bruce Emmett Fotheringham as the newest member of Emmettville. Congratulations to Paige and Lorin and Polly.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Baby Lily's Blessing

We are set to bless Lily Sunday August 3rd in the Midway 1st Ward. Sacrament begins at 9:30 a.m. Everybody who can make it is welcome. We will have plenty of food and fun for everyone afterwards, probably at Miller's Outpost in Heber.

Directions to the church can be found here. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Elder Mikey sings!

Elder Mike E mailed his camera memory card home this week. Tucked in amongst the 300+ photos were a a few videos. Here he is practicing a hymn with two other Elders. After hearing him sing at his farewell, this doesn't surprise me, but still, I'm 'amazed'!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Camilla is a "Teenager"

Camilla's Birthday at "Color me Mine" ("whatever that is?") Does she look like a teenager?
Playing with "MY" birthday gift -- "Rockband". Camilla has learned from her sisters to give her dad the gift she really wants.
Camilla and her "other" birthday presents. (Emelda Marcos to be.)
Family birthday dinner at Pizza Factory

Friday, July 11, 2008

Rotary Family Picnic plus swimming 7-10-08

Part of the family had a great time at the Rotary Family Picnic yesterday at the Logan Aquatic Center. I apologize for not having pictures of all who were there while we were able to stay but I wasn't able to get everyone in front of the camera for one reason or another. So far we have not hads any reports of any drownings or other natural disasters so I assume a good time was had by all.

Lorie and part of Laura sitting on lawn at picnic.

Tom standing in pool.

Alex out of the pool.

Max after eating at Rotary picnic.

Max in pool at Rotary picnic.

Matt finishiing meal at Rotary picnic.

Koebe in the pool.

Chance "jumping" into pool.

Allison doesn't look very pregnant, does she?

Sam adding to the sunburn on her back.

Part of the attendees sitting or standing in the shallow part of the kiddee pool.

Another One!

Hey everyone! Jackie and I are doing very well and we want to thank everyone for all of the love and support you have given.

We just wanted to let you know that if you need another blog to distract/entertain you during your day, check out

It's not much yet but you will find the slide show we were going to show at the reception in Portland until we realized we didn't have a projector. See ya'll in a couple of weeks!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

4th of July - Independence Weekend

Logan' 3rd of July celebration. Someone please tell the city nationally they celebrate on the 4th.
All photos courtesy of Shelly Nyman Emmett studio. Sam's phone in the lower right corner.

Baby moose eating weeds on Pat and Cam's lot in Logan canyon. No mommy moose in sight so Shelly and Sam got within 15 yards of the youngster.
Another screen saving moment at Tony Grove...
Alex enjoying the mud treatment as only he can do.... McKinley at Bear Lake working on her future as a spa therapist.