Monday, March 8, 2010


Okay family so here is some neat trivia for you....we have some real special stuff going on here in God's desert.....THE JOSHUA'S ARE BLOOMING WOW! Now you may not think this is amazing but it really is......they do not bloom every year only when conditions are just right! There has to be enough rain fall and it has to happen at just the right time and we also have to have some winter everything happened just as it was suppose to they are beginning to bloom it is really neat. They start out looking sorta like a really big artichoke like these then......

when they start blooming they break out into a whole bunch of white petals......

with a little touch of purple at the top and they last for several weeks then the wind comes.....yah blows all the petals away and then we wait another couple of years to see them again! cool huh?
One last bit of trivia....the name Joshua tree came from Mormon settlers who crossed the Mojave desert back in the 1850's or there about...the unique shape reminded them of a biblical story in which Joshua reached his hands up to the sky in about that we named a tree! Nature at it finest ! Thank You God!

Kathy & Bruce

Kathy and Bruce live in Arizona. Two of our kids life here also. Randy & Carrie have 3 kids, Melissa & Stephen have 1 kid and Tami & Micah have 2 kids. We love being grandparents.
Bruce has his own business, a redi-mix plant and a septic installation business. Kathy does the books and Randy and Brian work for their dad. Grandpa Gary does the MSHA certification for us. We love our vacation town. It is small, no fast food here, but close to the things we love to do.

Joe & Trina

Joe and Trina live in Northern Idaho, where Joe is currently serving as Bishop. Trina works with many community projects. They have 4 kids. Gary is married and has one child. The girls are all attending college.

br-Emily, Gary, Trina fr-Julie, Joe, Jaime

Sandi & Ken

Sandi & Ken live in Southern California. She works in the billing department at a hospital. Ken is helping Tyson with his contracting company. Tyson, Morgan, Holli, and Cassandra are married, and Mckenzie still lives at home. They have 3 grandkids,and three on the way.

br-Holli, Ken, Sandi, Morgan fr-Autumn holding Hunter, Tyson, Cassandra and McKenzie

John & Wendy

John and Wendy live in American Fork, Utah. Johnny is in College and just got married, Jason is on his mission in Switzerland. Josh is about ready to leave for Brazil. Danielle, Nathan, and Tiffany are busy going to school.

Dani, Josh, Wendy, John, Tiffany, Johnny, Nathan, Josh (clockwise)