Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Priesthood and cotton pickin'...

Last Thursday was a special day. Mark ordained Chad to be an Elder in the Melchizedek Priesthood. He gave him a really wonderful blessing that touched my heart. It's pretty neat when you can see your kids take these big steps in their lives...especially when they are decisions they made on their own. Our good friends Missie and Hal son, Charl also became an Elder. It made it extra special to be able to do it together and share the experience with such good people. These are such good boys. I am so proud of both of them. Afterwards we had a house full of family and friends over for dinner. (like 40 people) It was so fun to visit and laugh with them. We really had a great evening. Aren't my guys so handsome?!







Ummmm...is it illegal to pick cotton from a cotton field? A few things come to mind like trespassing and theft, but I don't know.


On the other hand. Taking railroad spikes out of the train tracks on the way to the cotton fields I'm pretty positive is illegal.These dang boys are always keeping me on my toes! They are all at the park, otherwise I'd be sending them back to the tracks right now with a hammer to put them back in. Looks like they will be doing it in the dark by flash light soon. They did say that they only took ones that were really loose or ones that were already out due to vibration from the trains. I've heard trains all day so I think the track is fine.

My pictures are STILL ginormous! What the crud!!! I can't stand it!
Taking Brianna's advise with the click and drag method to reduce the size of the pictures. Seems to work, but some end up a little distorted and you can't get them all the same size. What a pain in the rear.

8 comments:

chrisg said...

Congrats to Chad. And I am jealous of your Thanksgiving. I am so sad to miss (but we get Brandon and Camille hee hee)Your pictures of your rides are so cool. You need to take your next long one North and East...you know to my house!!!

Briana said...

Congrats to Chad! And to you and Mark for raising such great boys!

AS for those darn HUGE photos, mine have been doing that too, but if you click on the photos once they upload, while you are still writing your blog post, you can drag them to be smaller. It's been working okay for me, though a pain when I post more than a couple.

mindy said...

What???? We were coming to YOUR house for Thanksgiving this year!

Cherie said...

Congrats to Chad, you & Mark! That is AWESOME! What a proud mama moment!

Also, my pictures have been HUGE also. Finally I looked it up on the help on blogger and found this...

http://groups.google.com/group/blogger-help-troubleshoot/browse_thread/thread/6d9f5600dc72c1cd/0a4e611e80780813?lnk=gst&q=pictures+are+huge#0a4e611e80780813

It's a pain, but it works for now...

-Jennifer said...

What does becoming an elder mean?
I've never heard of that term before.

Chad is so cute, if only I was 100 lbs lighter and about 10 years younger, unmarried and un-mommied, LOL....

Arizona is so pretty! I love Arizona, that is my dream to move there....my husband would NEVER go for it.

Anonymous said...

OH! LOVE that picture of the bridge over that lake....AWESOME!!! So gorgeous!!! Looks like you had a BLAST!!
Hope you haven't forgotten about those glass blocks....we want to know where to get the vinyl stuff!!! Hint! Hint!

September said...

Great photos, Jolene!! You go girl! Congrats to Chad-- you guys must be so very proud. :)

Oh and I absolutely love the awards you made. Sigh. I'd give anything to spend some time with you learning some of these wood things....

I too want more info on the glass blocks.... you drilled holes in them for the lights? How? Help!?

Valerie said...

congrats to Chad! and how cool is it that Dad got to give him the blessing-it makes it all the more poignant!