Friday, September 28, 2012

Lance's Raingutter Regatta

On September 26 Lance participated in the Boy Scouts Rain Gutter Regatta. He and Chad worked on his boat over the course of a few days and really enjoyed themselves.
 






Although he didn't win any of his laps, he had fun and did get the certificate for Best of Show!

 


Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Brigham City Harvest of Faith Celebration Pt. 2

Now we enter the more modern age of Brigham City.  The Bushnell General Military Hospital was opened in Brigham in 1942.
 


We moved into big bands and WWII.




 
 Next we covered the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge just north of Brigham. In 1928 Congress passed and act to make the Bear River Delta a National Wildlife Refuge. This was the prettiest part of the program and the best dancers and gymnasts were chosen for this part.
 


 
Next they sang about the major corporations in the area. It was sung to the tune from 'Do As I'm Doing' and it was alot of fun!
 


Nucor!!



Then they talked about the 350 missionaries that are serving from this area and they brought up some of the families with missionaries out in the field.


A huge parade of flags from around the world!




In closing all 4000 kids sang 'I Love To See The Temple' as pictures of our new temple played on the screen. It was overwhelming and beautiful. A really wonderful night and we were so proud of Grey!

 
My mom, Chad, Grey and Lance got to attend the broadcast of the temple dedication this morning. Our new temple district now covers Box Elder County in Utah and Oneida County in southern Idaho. 4,000 of the 4,594 young people in these counties participated in this event.


The Brigham City Harvest of Faith Celebration Pt. 1

OK...this is a photo heavy post so I'll explain a little bit but mostly we 're just gonna truck along.
 
Grey agreed to participate in the Cultural Celebration held for the opening of our new temple. He agreed to preform in the choir. There were 4000 kids in the hour and a half long program. We were lucky enough to score tickets for our whole family (including my mom) thanks to Tina Howard. Thanks, Tina!! We arrived at 5:30 and it started at 6:30 but we still barely got a seat. As it was, we were at the bottom of the bleachers so the photos don't do the program justice.
 
 
They asked people from around the new temple district to paint a tile for a mural.
 



Elder Nelson and Elder Perry were the VIP's for the program. You could tell they were excited to be there and see this group of kids dance and sing.

 
The program narrator talked about how we are reaping the harvest planted by the generations of people in the area before us. The first group was the Shoshoni Indians.
 



Next came the early Danish settlers and then a wave of Welsh settlers. Some areas in Utah have the highest percentages of Welsh decendents outside of Wales.
 

 
Next were the Hispanics and then the Pioneers from everywhere else.

 
Then they started talking about the development of Brigham City itself.
 

Some of the old photos were awesome!

 
 
Many of these old buildings can still be found around town. The building below is the school that originally sat on the block that the temple now occupies. It was torn down several years before we moved to Utah.
 

Next came the train!
Workers from Asia came from California and immigrants from other areas met up in Utah to join the East and West coasts.



There's Grey!!
 


 

 
On to part 2!!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Erin's New Haircut!

Erin was tired of the upkeep longer hair requires so she asked if we could cut it off again.
 
Here's the before:
 
 
 

(Lance is too funny.)
 
Here is the during:
 
 
And After: