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Location: Weston, Florida, United States

Obtained a bachelor's degree in political science, a master's in ancient scripture, and a doctorate in educational psychology from BYU. Served with the LDS Church Educational System in Hayward and Palo Alto, California; Athens, Georgia; and Miami, Florida. Served as bishop in Newark, California, and Athens, Georgia, and as stake president of the Sugar Hill Georgia Stake. Served as president of the Mexico City North Mission 1996-99. After retiring from CES in 2004 have served four other missions with my wife: As CES area director in Central America 2004-2006; in Panama 2007-2009; again in Guatemala 2009-2011, this time as executive secretary to the Central America Area Presidency; and finally as a counselor in the Tegucigalpa Honduras Temple presidency, 2013-2014. We are currently serving in the presidency of the Fort Lauderale Temple, enjoying serving being able to continue to serve while living at home. We thought we had reached our photo upload allowance at this site, so began a new blog at, but can no longer find how to add new posts there, though we can again at this site. Feel free to email us at

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Merriment in Maryland

April 7 we left Weston for a two week trip to see the Yeardleys, the Burrows, and the Higgins. On Thursday the 9th we reached Laurel, Maryland, where we spent the next few days with Carina, John, and family. Photos follow:

John, Carina, Ethan, Megan, Sage, and Zeke during a hike in the hills. Sage maintains hope that something edible will fly by.
Virginia amid the dogwoods in Little Pee Dee State Park in South Carolina.

Don at the same park.

Bella faithfully stands guard against potential malefactors.

Ethan shows off his prize-winning dessert. (One of the many prize-winning eats that were offered during our visit.)

Carina and Megan

Compass course/treasure hunt

Looking high and low for clues
Virginia leads discussion about true treasures.

Easter egg dying
Monday we leave to join with the Burrows at Carter Cave State Park in Kentucky, following which we'll spend next weekend with the Higgins in Marietta, Georgia.


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