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All Hail Alex the Conquerer of the Potty!

With the upcoming arrival of our new little girl, and the fall school start time we are scrambling to get our little prince out of the world of Pampers and into the world of porcelain. This last week has brought us closer to full potty training for Alex. Although we still have an occasional accident […]

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All Meat BBQ Marinade and Baste

One of the things that can make your BBQ differ from all of the others is the marinade and baste. A primal pit and grill can add smoke flavor to your meats. Salt and pepper is a great flavor on steaks and burgers, but when you smoke the rind or crust is what will add […]

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In Memoriam

In lieu of flowers to the grave this year I will be instead speaking of the memories of those that have passed on and who’s presence is dearly missed. I have often reflected on the irony of flowers at the grave site. Although it brings a beauty to the solemn view of a grave yard, […]

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3-2-1 Pork Ribs

Now with all things smokey there are as many difference of opinions about ribs as there are discarded bones of the ribs that have been enjoyed. Most rib eaters will find a local Pitstop that have in their opinion the best ribs in town or have their own secret family recipe handed down from family […]

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Bennett’s BBQ Sauce Recipe

Most of you know that 2/3 of my family worked for Bennett’s BBQ here in Salt Lake. I spend 4 years starting as a bartender and eventually to manager. The experience has done two things to me. First is that I now hate Country Western Music, and 2nd I love me some BBQ. After leaving […]

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Aria’s Pre-School Graduation

Thursday, May 23rd 2014 West Jordan, UT Leap Ahead Learning Graduation Program Our little Aria takes one more step toward being our “Big Aria”. As some of you know she has spent the last two years in a Preschool near our home. Miss Janae is a Godsend even though Aria is a bright girl we […]

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New Calling – Deacons Quorum Advisor

I have recently been asked to serve as the Deacon Quorum Advisor for my ward. This is a calling that I am very excited about. I am humbled and grateful to serve and teach what I have observed to be a great group of kids. I have observed them over the last couple of years […]

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Happy Birthday to my baby sister Laura 5-16

Laura is the youngest of my siblings and there is a Decade difference between She and I. She is married to Josh Rice and has an adorable daughter Emma. they have recently purchased a cute house in Tooele and are busy making it into a home for their budding family. Laura was the closest thing […]

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Day at the Aquarium

There is never anything more fascinating and fulfilling as watching your kids learn and grow. We lose the ability to imagine a deeply when we are adults, but we get to experience a little of our former reveling watching our kids. I will never get tired of watching them discover and learn.