Thursday, April 24, 2008

Can't Forget about Our Missionary!!

I think there pretty happy to have a Ronald in Mexico, except Zac said a hamburger was like six dollars!!! and wasn't that good....

A lady in his ward gave these to Zac to bring home to us, they really liked Elder Shill so they wanted to show their appreciation for knowing him!! (I guess i will have to find a perfect spot for them)!

Zac and his Companion!!

Good ole P-day!! They love to play football (soccor in Mexico) still trying to figure out why this picture had to be in front of this!! lol

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Disneyland Fun!!!

Not quit sure what Oscar said or did to Stitch!!!

The Performers!

Goofy-with Goofy!!!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Hallie gets To Perform at Disneyland!

Hallie and her singing group performing at California Adventure!! She did Awesome, we were so proud of her!! and she had allot of fun,

Oscar totally bored with her dancing and singing and was quit mad that he had to sit there and watch it when he could of been having fun on some rides, we had to remind him, that if it wasn't for Hallie we wouldn't of been there having so much fun!! (that didn't seem to matter to him)

Thanks Boyd for being a trooper and for going and having some fun times!! ( I know he would of much rather been in the mountains fishing and camping) but he did also have a good time, other then the scene at the airport, when they checked his bag and found a pocket knife in there and not to mention when they checked it again they found a bullet for a rife (that he doesn't even own) I guess he didn't clean out he's hunting bag very well, to many compartments and a thank you to Zac for leaving it in there,, so the story ends that the phx police came he had to fill out a report and it will be sent to the ATF and who knows they said we could be fined!! other then that we all had fun and next time I am sure Mr. Boyd will be shaking his bag until everything falls out!!! lessoned learned!! ( and you know me i was chuckling in the back ground) only if i had my camera ready!! but all and all we had a great time and would like to take all of our kids back some day.....

Disnyeland/Califonia Adventure "What Fun"

Just a few pictures at the Happiest Place on Earth, (and most expensive) we had a great time, and we have Hallie to thank for getting us there!! Her singing/dancing group were invited to go and perform they did a great job and everyone seemed to have a fun time while we were there, even Boyd!!ha It just amazes me how crowed it is every time you go from the time it opens until it closes, but all and all it was allot of fun, Thanks Hallie

"Little Jack has left us"

It was a pretty sad few days at the Shill's house, Jack started getting sick on Wednesday not eating having direahea and vomiting so i took him to the Vet and he tested positive for Parvo!! Not good news for us, So the dr. sent home a I V bag and some anti medicine and a pill to try to control the sickness, we were all in hopes that Jack would get better and we could nurse him back to health, Well on Friday we had to leave out of town cause Hallie was performing at Disneyland "The happiest Place on Earth" well while we were gone, Willie took over (which we new he would give Jack great care cause if you know Willie he is very tendered hearted) he did his best and came over twice on Friday to try to get Jack to drink some water.. when he came back Jack wasn't doing good at all and just layed there with glazed eyes Willie said he lifted he's head and Jack took two breaths and was gone! "Willie said it was like he was waiting for someone to come back so he could tell them goodbye!" So while we were at Disneyland Willie called and told us the news, We were all crying and I am sure people were wondering why we were crying at the Happiest Place on Earth, it was a sad evening for us. But I just want Willie and Hannah to know how much we appreciated them taking care of Jack while we were gone, Willie buried him in his favorite spot were he would lay during the day and made a little stick with his name on it, Thanks Willie for all that you did for Hallie and Oscar and us We love you..

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


Leave it to Zac to always find a way to repair something with Duck Tape! (he said he had a hole in his sock! got love him! )

I love this picture, he said he was walking through a fire, I might have to go get a 5x7 of this!

Sorry had to post this one, it is so ZAC I think he wanted us to see how close his living quarters were! he's a funny guy!!!

This is when he broke his foot playing football with the local people and other Missionaries!! Looking at it just makes my foot hurt!!

Monday, April 7, 2008

I Loved Conference!!

178th Semi-Annual LDS Conference -
M. Russell Ballard was the best, I loved his talk and the special interest that he took regarding young mothers. For those of you who missed it, here are my favorite highlights spoken from an experienced father of seven children and a loving grandfather.
"There is no role in life more essential and more eternal than that of motherhood. There is no one perfect way to be a good mother. Each situation is unique. If a child lives with parents for 18 or 19 years, that span is only one fourth of a parent's life and the most formative time of all of the child's life representing only one tenth of their normal life. It is crucial to focus on the children for the short time that we have them with us and to seek, with the help of the Lord, to teach them all that we can before they leave our homes.What can you do as a young mother to reduce the pressure and enjoy your family more?1. Recognize that the joy of motherhood comes in moments. There will be hard times and frustrating times but amid the challenges there are shining moments of joy and satisfaction.2. Don't over schedule yourselves or your children. Families need unstructured time when relationships can deepen and real parenting can take place. Take time to listen, to laugh and to play together.3. Mothers, find some time for yourself to cultivate your gifts and interests. Pick one or two things that you would like to learn or do that will enrich your life and make time for them. Water cannot be drawn from an empty well. If you're not setting aside a little time for what replenishes you, you will have less and less to give to others, even to your children.4. Pray, study and teach the Gospel. Pray deeply about your children and about your role as a mother. Parents can offer a unique and wonderful kind of prayer because they are praying to the eternal parent of us all.What more can a husband do to support his wife and the mother of his children?1. Show extra appreciation and give more validation for what your wife does every day. Notice things and say thank-you often. Schedule some evenings together just the two of you.2. Have a regular time to talk with your wife about each child's needs and what you can do to help.3. Give your wife a day away now and then. Just take over the household and give your wife a break from her daily responsibilities. Taking over for awhile will greatly enhance your appreciation of what your wife does.4. Come home from work and take an active role with your families.What can children (even young children) do?1. Pick up your toys when you're finished playing with them. As you get a little older you can make your bed, help with the dishes and do other chores without being asked. Say thank-you more often when you finish a nice meal and when a story has been given to you at bedtime or when clean clothes have been put in your drawers. Most of all, you can put your arms around your mother often and tell her that you love her.What can the church do?There are many things the church offers to mothers and families. But for my purpose today, may I suggest that the Bishopric and the ward council members be especially watchful and considerate of the time and resource demands on young mothers and their families. Know them and be wise in what you ask them to do at this time in their lives.Alma 37:6 - Behold I say unto you, that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass.I hope all of you dear sisters, married or single, never wonder if you have worth in the sight of the Lord and to the leaders of the church. We love you, we respect you and appreciate your influence in preserving the family and assisting with the growth and the spiritual vitality of the church."

I hope all of you enjoyed it as much as i did ..