Monday, October 12, 2009

After a lot of hard work. The rocks and grass are in.

It's been a while. But who reads this any way.

So a lot has happened since the last posting. We went to Cambodia and picked up our son Lorin from his mission. We finished our back yard. Lorin and Zoie started School at BYUI. Before you know it Erika will be home from her mission in Uruguay.

No new babies thank heavens. We will leave that up to our Nieces and Nephews who are doing a great job by the way.

We just keep plugging along in our usual way. Fall is in the air and we are preparing for Winter. The economy has taken it toll on Real Estate but we keep trying.

My favorite quote, inspired by a brother who doesn't ever read this blog.

The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails. (he always knows how to adjust the sails)

May we all go out and do the same today.

Until next time.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Three weeks today. Don't worry, I won't hurt myself playing volleyball. I'm not quite as intense as most of the other people. Hermana Lisiate is way into sports though, and she was so sad she couldn't play anymore! I just try to keep track of the elders that like to dive a lot or who will go for the ball without calling it. Our district is pretty good about not doing that, but some of the hungarian zone you've gotta watch out for. Elder Smeltzer really likes to dive, but it's really funny, in the dolphin show sense of the word.I am learnign how to overhand serve right now too. I can get it over the net (In bounds) aboiut 65% of the time, getting better though. Lorin: That's good voting went uneventfully, even though you were bored. Good to hear you cleaned your kitchen too. I miss having a kitchen actually. Keep up the awesome work, I know your companion will be good. If he's not you'll whip him in to shape. The Cambodian mission terminology is awesome. Te Amo! (I love you!) It's good to hear Joe got married. Oh, darn. I didn't get to do yard work all day with you. Your trip up the canyon sounds cool though, espescially the weasel. We have so many sparrows here you could probably support a population of weasels if they were feisty ones. That's about all the animal life there is here, though I did see one robin in the courtyard the day after it rained. When the Joseph Smith movie we were watching got out on Sunday Hermana Crowley and I just went and stood in the rain for ten minutes because we were in class the day before when it was raining really hard. Yes, I got the bank card and the pin number for it. I'm going to check the balance on it either tomorrow or the next day. The tape player is cool. Did you record the 'Sounds of Glory' cd on one of them? I asked if we had that CD in a letter but it was probably mushed in with a bunch of other stuff. Is that the CD with the 'hal-e-hal-eluia' song in it? I like that CD. I love getting the packages: the flag won for coolest thing mailed by family so far. Anyway, my time is almost up (<1 min) so I'm off for now. I'm drawing a letter up with the rest of the stuff in it for you and Lorin. Love you always!Hermana Erika Baird

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Sunday, May 11, 2008


So I think that because of all the noise most of you are avoiding our house. I think you are smart to do so. The ceiling is now all the way torn down and the Master bath is completely torn down. I have to ask my self on a regular basis if I am crazy or if I just have a little too much energy I don't know what to do with. Here are a couple of pictures so that you can avoid the house and still see what is going on. We have to deal with the sewer pipes this week and then we can put the ceiling back up. We will have gained about 12" in the dining room and 20" in the kitchen. After the ceiling is up we move on to the floor. That we will do at the same time with the bathroom floors. It will be a tile extraviganza. Not fun but in the end should really change the look and feel of our home. If any one is board you can help us on any given day. We need help sheet rocking, wiring lights, with tiles, and of course with painting. Not that we expect it but if you want to pitch in give us a call and we will give you an approx date.
We talked to Lorin today and he is doing great. Teaches about 8 discussions per day and rides his bike 30- 40 minutes between each one. He bore a great testimony to the kids and talked alot about the people there. He has really grown to love them. He is doing the right thing and he knows it.