Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Please Vote

I have a friend from the stake who has a daughter with special needs. The last time he came to visit my ward he told me a little more about his daughter. He said he couldn't believe my one year old daughter who was able to do so much stuff and she is just at level. His three year old can't even eat food. She is fed through a tube. So his wife is involved with this Facebook voting thing. The top two highest voted groups get the money. Right now her group is ranked number 5. They have four days to reach one of the top two positions. They are so close and that money could do so much good. The money will be used for research for the disease that the little girl has. It's called Rett Syndrome. There are thousands of girls affected by it. My friends daughter's name is Evalyn. I know the family would appreciate it so much. All you have to do is text 100842 to Pepsi (73774). We have four days. Please ask others to participate.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

New Preacher

I found out yesterday that cousin Jacob is a preacher. Rebecca explained to me how it came about and I thought it was so interesting. Here's how it happened. First they had sort of a secret ballot nomination thing. Everyone wrote down the name of someone they respected and who they'd like as preacher. Then they take all the names who got at least two nominations. She said some people might have gotten nine while others maybe only two, but they don't tell who got more. They ended up with about seven men. Then they took seven bibles and had one scripture note that they placed in one of the bibles. They tied all seven of them up and then laid them on a table. The seven men went one at a time and picked a book. She said they might do this by age or in some order but it doesn't have to be that way. Anyway, at the end the Bishop goes down the line and opens all the bibles. The one with the note is the new preacher.
I asked about how Jacob does at it. Rebecca says he gets up there and talks just like he would having a conversation with anybody. He uses his hands and makes all the gestures as usual. She told me that he says he would rather sit and listen to the other preachers but because this is what he's asked to do, he's going to try his best.
She then told me about once when he was teasing Aunt Elva about women in the bible. He stumped her when he asked her what the name of Noah's wife was. She was stumped then but she went home and wrote him a letter. She wrote that her name was Yessah. Noah and Yessah. Isn't she funny?

Friday, July 2, 2010

Silverhawks Game

Taygan eating some hot dog.

People getting dizzy running around bats.

People running and falling over because they're so dizzy.

Taygan Cheering.

And the Pitch.

Swing batter batter swing.

Brandis taking a big bite.

Taygan being adorable.

The wind up.

Marin's Produce getting ready to race.

They start.

We were rooting for Carrot but he didn't win.

Cotton Candy