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- November 2013

Merry Christmas!

December 10, 2015, 10:54 pm - James Farrer

At this point, the story of the year is told in pictures. We've added lots of them and are still working on adding more. Enjoy!

You Can Do It Now!

July 1, 2015, 8:49 am - James Farrer

"Our destiny is not determined by the number of times we stumble but by the number of times we rise up, dust ourselves off, and move forward."

Dieter F. Uchtdorf (Oct 2014 General Conference "You Can Do It Now!")

Wonder of the Temple

May 24, 2015, 1:41 pm - James Farrer

For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.

Psalms 84:10

With the upcoming dedication of the temple it's been a wonderful opportunity to be a "doorkeeper" and help with the open house. I love the peace and joy that comes from serving in the temple.

Dream and pray, then go forth with faith

March 26, 2015, 4:04 pm - James Farrer

“To any of you who are troubled about the future …

“God expects you to have enough faith and determination and enough trust in Him to keep moving, keep living, keep rejoicing. In fact, He expects you not simply to face the future (that sounds pretty grim and stoic); He expects you to embrace and shape the future—to love it and rejoice in it and delight in your opportunities.

“God is anxiously waiting for the chance to answer your prayers and fulfill your dreams, just as He always has. But He can’t if you don’t pray, and He can’t if you don’t dream. In short, He can’t if you don’t believe” (“Terror, Triumph, and a Wedding Feast” [Church Educational System devotional, Sept. 12, 2004], 3, speeches.byu.edu).

- Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Nerd Family

March 8, 2015, 8:47 pm - James Farrer

A few days ago I was looking into solar panels and the kids were curious so we proceeded to have an hour long conversation about electricity and the various methods of producing it along with the pros and cons of each method. They then asked about taxes so we discussed what they are, why we have them and the various methods of collecting them. They have since commented several times about how they like having those kinds of conversations.

Then tonight they were asking about the Hunger Games and Ender's Game. They had heard us talk about them a bit and were curious. After giving them a synopsis of each the two oldest wanted to read Ender's Game. They are now a couple chapters in and are quite enthralled.

I'm pretty sure that makes it official that I've got a nerd family. And it's Awesome!

Announcing Jacob Foster Farrer

February 3, 2015, 7:08 pm - James Farrer

Jake joined us at 12:19pm today weighing in at 8 lbs 7.7 oz and 21 inches long. The delivery couldn't have gone much better. 6 hrs in the hospital before and 15 or so minutes of pushing. He's happy and healthy and only took a few minutes to find his thumb.


Thought of the day

January 18, 2015, 6:58 am - James Farrer

This statement from the last General Conference has stuck with me. It came up as a thought of the day and I was happy to see it.

"Don't yield to Satan's lie that you don't have time to study the scriptures. Choose to take time to study them. Feasting on the word of God each day is more important than sleep, school, work, television shows, video games, or social media. You may need to reorganize your priorities to provide time for the study of the word of God. If so, do it!"

—Richard G. Scott, "Make the Exercise of Faith Your First Priority"


What's New

New Recipe

A new recipe, Fried Sprite Chicken, has been added
July 14, 2016

Lots of new photos

Photos for the last 2 years have been added.


December 10, 2015

New Recipe

A new recipe, Dr. Pepper Beans, has been added
October 25, 2015

Almina Slaydon Slideshow

Highlights from the Almina Slaydon pics


October 9, 2014

New Recipe

A new recipe, Filling Chicken and Rice, has been added
September 3, 2014

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