Daron, Melanie, Stephen, Kassie, and Kenny

Monday, November 17, 2014

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas...

Halloween's over... the Christmas boxes come out of the garage!!
Kenny sews his first quilt!
Helping with Eagle Scout projects
Going to Stake Barn Dances
 Kassie's first Young women in Excellence program... she gave a talk and did a beautiful job!
Stephen, taking a shaving break to eat ~


Eating lunch with all the cute 7th and 8th graders at Doerre!

We all went to hear Sterling be a college professor, teaching Institute. So proud - I put the pic and caption on Facebook and got 70 'likes' in no time! Everyone loves this guy!

And one of the most MEMORABLE FHE's ever... joining Stephanie, Christopher, Callister and Kerrigan for a "glasses appreciation" lesson! We all wore them and talked about why we like wearing our glasses, to help Cal get comfortable with his. Such hilarious, cute things come out of his mouth!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Spontaneous decision to spend Halloween in Florida at Disneyworld!



Country Bear Jamboree... so cute! One bear sang a random song about "there's blood on the saddle, and blood all around, and big big puddles of blood on the ground..."  And another of our favorites,
"Momma don't whoop little Beufort, I think you should shoot him instead!"  Wow.

Waiting in line for the new Ariel ride... our least favorite, as the brief slow ride in the clamshell didn't warrant the 1 hour wait, according to the boys... 8-)  But Kas and I liked the scenery! 

We saw this on a church billboard on our trip: "God's refrigerator has your picture on it!"

I went to the temple recently and met a darling lady who gets up at 2:30am to be a temple worker. That, in itself, makes her such a saint.  Then I learned she's retired from being a Post Master, and for 30 years she was Santa Claus, answering kids' letters to Santa and sending them hand-written notes back. So sweet!  I bet her picture on God's fridge has a special star next to it...

Alamo and Halloween!

Fun weekend trip with the family ~ Alamo, San Antonio!


We came here for our honeymoon and the Marble Slab guy gave us free ice-cream... here we are 18 years later at the same spot - fun!

Halloween party at the Gleannloch Farms Ward!


 Rare moment with all 5 siblings - good times!

Kenny opted for "McD's with Grandparents" rather than "Muffins with Mom"

 Kenny giving ice-cream cones to our sweet missionaries working hard putting up a fence!

The kids were featured in a Deseret News article about our Klein Stake RootsTech!
"Texas youths issued a family history challenge with promises"
About 200 youths gathered in September for Klein Stake's first youth family history conference. In addition to workshops on researching tips first counselor President Tom Kunz issued a challenge with specific blessings should they choose to accept. 
“It was inspiring to imagine all those people on the other side cheering for me individually," said Kassie Chalk, a Beehive in the newly formed Gleannloch Farms Ward.
Kassie’s brother, Stephen, a teacher in the Young Men program, added, "President Kunz's promise was very motivating. It made me feel empowered to know that we'll receive blessings if we put the work into it, if we put our shoulder to the wheel."