Sunday, September 13, 2009


I love to see the temple.
I'll go inside one day
To feel the holy spirit,
To listen and to pray.

For the temple is a house of God,
A place of love and beauty.
I'll prepare myself while I am young;
This is my sacred duty.

I love to see the temple.
I'll go inside one day.
I'll cov'nant with my Father;
I'll listen and obey.

For the temple is a holy place
Where we are sealed together.
As a child of God,
I've learned this truth;
A family is forever.

Isaac's been singing this song since he was little and now he's accomplished this goal. We are thrilled at his success and looking forward with mixed emotions to November. We love you Isaac.


It has become a family tradition for us to spend Labor Day in Springdale. Springdale is the little town just before entering Zion National Park. It is about 45 minutes drive from our house in St. George. A few years ago we discovered the Springdale City Park and the Virgin River right next to it. We like to spend the day relaxing, playing in the river, eating picnic food and snacks, and playing in the park. Occasionally we will go for a drive through Zion. This year we had visitors with us from both sides of the family. It was a fun day.

Grandpa and Grandma Puriri were visiting over the weekend. They stayed with Michael and Christana's family so we met them at the park. It was fun to play with the cousins in the water and in the park. Rakai decided to get a dog. Leopold, the English Bull Dog. Leo comes with us on family adventures and is learning how to be a part of the family.

Aunt Lillian (Grandma Scovilles sister) and her daughters (my cousins) Janet and Nancy were visiting for a few days. I went for a drive through the canyon with them and we took fun pictures. They came down to go see the plays at Tuacahn. I went with them to on Tuesday to dinner and to see Aida. They are a riot! So much fun to be with!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009



Ammon reached seventeen on August 22. I texted him early in the day and asked what he wanted to do to celebrate. I suggested a quick flight to California...surfing and dinner on the beach. "Great idea." But it was just an idea. Later on in the day it really rained. Ammon ran for the surf board and layed it in the puddle at the end of the driveway. His surfing wish came true...ok not really.

We celebrated on Sunday with grilled pork chops, strawberry shortcake and chocolate strawberries. Karamea called in on skype. We sang Happy Birthday and Ammon suggested he and Karamea have a staring contest. Ammon's imagination is wonderful.

Happy Seventeen Babe!