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Showing posts from December, 2008

I Declare!

A while back, we went to see an original transcription of the Declaration of Independence that was on display at the Utah State Capitol. The line was long, but it was one of the most worthwhile experiences that I have ever had. Those who have been to the capitol will have an idea of how big the main floor is, but I'll try to do it justice. The declaration was in the center of an open, circular foyer, which connects the two wings of the main floor. The wings lead to the Office of the Governor, the Gold Room, and several other rooms, giving the patient spectators something to gaze at and talk about while they waited for their turn. The line was long . It began at the northwest corner of the main floor and wrapped all the way around to the center foyer where the declaration patiently waited. It took about 2 hours to get to the front of the line, and I to this day do not understand how my beautiful wife kept our two twin babies entertained, fed, clean, and happy nearly the enti

Remi: Definitely a Boy

At last, the evidence is incontrovertible: Remi is definitely a boy. New evidence has just come forward that will set any further skepticism aside regarding the initial findings four years ago when Remi was born. The situation was as follows: My family and I were reading the story of Nephi and the ship that he built to cross the Pacific Ocean with his family into the Promised Land. After explaining that Nephi built both the tools and the boat and after explaining his reasons for doing so, I asked him, "So, Remi, why did Nephi build the boat?" Without hesitation, Remi said, "For the tools!" Of course, what other reason is there for any male to self-start a large-scale at-home project? It's the cool tools that you get out of it! The means justify the ends, my friend. I wonder if that is why the Lord had Nephi make the tools...