Thursday, May 31, 2012

JohnStuff Update

I have reconfigured my site. I went to GoDaddy and set it to forward to its new home. I thought it would be better if it was no longer a subdomain of and residing on the same shared system. That way it might not get infected again.
However, the domain forwarding won't take effect for a while. And even then I have to make sure I did it correctly.
Now I just have to figure out if I am ever going to podcast again.

Monday, May 28, 2012


If you've been checking Facebook you know that a virus infected some files on my JohnStuff site. The only solution was to delete the account from the web host. It's possible that I can do a new install of WordPress and rebuild the site since I still own the domain. But for now if I have anything to blog about I will just put it here.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Trip to the Moon

A couple of weeks ago Robin, Emily and kids came out to visit.

And I believe this is the first time little Quinley has been to visit us.

Saturday morning Robin wanted to take us out south of town to a place where he remembered a crack in the ground. Unfortunately, he couldn't remember the exact spot.

Emily and Quinley ready to do some hiking.

Here I am watching Josh check out a bug. Earlier he got a little too curious with an ant and it bit him.

Chris has on a nice, shady hat.

Robin off in the distance.

K.D. is prepared with snacks.

Having not found the crack in the earth, we decided to take the kids to an area further south that has some weird, barren landscape. We had been there years ago and our kids dubbed the area "The Moon".

The kids had fun climbing on the small hills. Some of them had loose rocks and Josh called them "swippery".

Do you think K.D. knew I was taking her picture?

LaRue stayed by the car with Quinley. They got to have shade courtesy of a big rainbow umbrella.

More pictures of the kids hiking.

Brighton now has on the big hat.

Josh and Emily.

Brighton and Josh.

K.D. and Quinley back at the house.


Sunday, May 6, 2012


I am really late in getting these pictures posted.

On April 4th LaRue and I flew to Omaha, NE, for the birth of #8 grandchild. He was due to arrive April 6. Unfortunately, he arrived two weeks late and we did not get to stay long enough to see him. We had to return home April 14th and he was born April 20th.

But we had a great trip to Omaha. We decided to fly Delta instead of the less expensive Southwest because every Southwest flight had a stop that involved changing planes; Delta was non-stop.

While we were there Gary and Liz drove us past the apartment building where Andy lived when he served in Omaha on his mission.

We also visited the Winter Quarters Temple in Omaha. Here are Liz and Gary outside the entrance.

A stained glass window on the side of the building.

Some of the tulips around the temple.

Adjacent to the temple is the Mormon Pioneer Cemetery.

There is a center area with plaques in the ground and this angel.

One of the pioneers buried in the cemetery is Lucy Morley, one of LaRue's ancestors.

There is also a statue of a pioneer couple.

Liz and Gary by the statue.

Plaque on the back of the statue.

Liz and Gary walking across the cemetery grounds.

Another view of the area with the list of names.

Another shot across the cemetery grounds toward the temple.

Here's a statue outside the visitor center. We have a picture of Andy by the same statue during his mission. See it here: Andy

Inside the visitor center is a violin that once belonged to Isaac Morley. He was also one of LaRue's ancestors. A lot could be said about Isaac Morley and his role in the early history of the church.

Some of the pictures and items inside the visitor center.

Back at the Millett's Liz and Gary prepare to make homemade enchiladas.

A nifty shelf in their living room.

Here they are dressed for church.

We also drove over to Council Bluffs, Iowa, and visited the Kanesville Tabernacle. It's the place when Brigham Young was sustained as prophet after the death of Joseph Smith.

One evening Liz, Gary and I played a few rousing games of Zombie Dice.

A couple of pictures of the inside of their house.

While we were there we had a pretty good thunderstorm. They were expecting tornadoes the next day, but it only rained.

A picture of the church Liz and Gary attend.

Crazy kids and their candy cigarettes.

No so crazy kids.

Liz and Gary getting ready to take us to the airport for our trip back home.

A cloudy trip back.

That's the plane we came home on.

We stopped to eat at the Kentucky Fried Chicken in Heber City. There was this picture on the wall. LaRue remarked how much this boy looks like a young Brian Stokes Mitchell.

Stormy weather as we drove the rest of the way home.

Finally, little Owen Gary Millett arrives.

Next time on Bailey Acres - a trip to the Moon!