Sunday, May 25, 2008

GREAT! Grandparents

Family Night-2
Originally uploaded by Bryan Petersen
Marie and Colby came to our Sacrament meeting today and surprised Mom and Dad with a visit. It was sure great to see them and their cute little kids!


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Monday, March 24, 2008

OK, Let's Catch Up On Some Photos




Thursday, September 27, 2007

Family visit with Mom's Friend

Mom's friend was in town so she invited the family over for dinner to meet her. I had given Mom the camera to take some pictures, turns out we never did get a photo with with Mom & her friend...ooops!

Monday, June 4, 2007

Dad's Surgery

Dad's surgery started at 9am this morning. I believe it was finished at around 3pm. They only replaced the 1 valve and decided to do a triple by-pass instead of just the double. Apparently, 1 of the stints he had a couple years back had developed a 50% blockage.

Mom told me that dad had tubes coming out all over the place while recovering in ICU. Everything went very well and I'll be posting some pictures of him later tonight.

We'll keep him in our prayer and hopefully he'll be home this Saturday. I'm just amazed at what doctors are now able to accomplish.

Here is a short video Mom took of Dad's recovery room. All those machine are hooked up to him...Amazing!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Amanda's College Graduation

We are all so proud of Amanda's accomplishment of finishing her Associates Degree at the same time she has finished High School. Wow! Way to go Amanda!

Monday, May 7, 2007


Hi All,

I just wanted to make sure everyone knew about Google's new free 411 information line. 411 calls are really expensive right now, but now they can be free!

Just dial 1-800-goog-411. Say the city and state and name of the business you're looking for and the computer will either connect you or give you the number and address. (It will be your choice)

So next time you're going to reach for the yellow pages or search the internet, just pick up the phone and give it a has worked flawlessly for me.


PS...currently, you are not able to search for households with this number....yet.

Mom's Trip to Virgina

OK, get ready for a lot a grave sites! Mom will have to give a bit more information about the photos. I do know that the picture you'll see where a older man is standing by a grave is the story Mom told us at Madison's baptism where they were able to find her Great Uncles grave.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Easter 2007

I think everyone had a great time. The weather was perfect and the $78.00 ham Kate gave us was delicious! Thank you Katie!

(Video of Mom handing out the money after the Easter egg hunt)

Mikaela's Baptism Photos

As always, you can find larger photos to save/download on the Flickr website:

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

How to insert a Slide Show

Hello All,

I've had some questions about how to post pictures and make slide shows. So I thought I'd do a quick tutorial for anyone interested.

First, you can get a free Flickr account at I use this site to upload all my pictures that I want to share. Once your pictures are uploaded, you will need to organize them into a "set". Each set you create will have a unique number assigned to it. When you click on the set, in the address bar you will be able to see the number at the end of the address. Here is an example:

Here the unique # is 72157594438469531

Once you have this #, you can head on over to the "flickr slide show generator", which is found on this site:

There are 4 different options to insert information, however, for today we are only interested in the "set id" option. So in that field I enter the #72157594438469531. Once I have done this, I can hit the "Generate" button. Now you should be able to see a preview of the slide show you want to post in the blog. Also, you'll now notice that below the Generate button is HTML code that has been generated from the # you entered.

Now, the rest is easy...Just copy the HTML code you just generated and log into our Blogger site and start a new blog. You'll notice at the top of the box where you type in your text, there are two tabs. ("Edit Html" & "Compose") You need to make sure you are in the "Edit Html" tab before you paste the copied HTML code into the blog. You may want to do all your writing in the "Compose" tab, then switch over to the "Edit Html" tab to insert your slide show. That way you have more control over your font and text size. Once you paste in the HTML code, the system doesn't like you to switch back the "Compose" tab and usually kicks you all the way out.

So now, after these few steps, you should be able to share a slide show of any pictures you'd like. Here is what my example shows:


Mikaela's Baptism

Mikaela's Baptism!!
We are looking forward to Mikeala getting baptized on March 24th at 10:30! She is buzzing around with excitement and inviting everyone that she comes in contact with. Jesse has been practicing hard for his part in the play Macbeth. His performance will be April 11th at 9:00. Break a leg Jess!!! Bart is nowhere to be seen lately and probally won't be for the next 4 months. Two words BASEBALL SEASON!!!!

Elder Fleuranvil (Alex's companion), Kodi and Ariel Anderson (a brother and sister) at their baptism with Alex 2/11/2007.

These are the "Hardworking Nice Guys". Hey, they speak the truth!
Picture taken on 2/7/2007.
Alex is still at the same address for all those who would like to write, he would love to hear from you. He did want us to inform everyone that he can only write to his parents weekly and 1 friend per month. So we will post some of his letters on this site from time to time. Please give him your support and write... 10215 Lundeen Pkwy B5
Lake Stevens, WA. 98258.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Trip to Virginia

Hello Everyone,

Just a note to let everyone know that I am really getting excited for my trip to Virginia. Lillie and I will be leaving on April 24th and will be back home on May 1st. We are going to attend our class renunion on April 28. For the rest of the time we are going to do a lot of research on the Lilley line. I am not sure how Dad and Bryan and Sadee are going to do without me, but I guess they will have to manage. Anyway, I have had a great day. I went to the Family History Library and was very busy looking up stuff. It is really fun. Love you all. Until next time - - - Mom