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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 donandvirginiacazier.blogspot.com, but can no longer find how to add new posts there, though we can again at this site. Feel free to email us at doncazier@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Doings with David's family in Denali

For those who haven't seen David's family for a while or Denali National Park ever, we provide the following photos of both:


David and Amy with children Ashley (13), Dallin (11), twins Lindsey and Sidney (8), and Joseph (or "Joey", nearly 3) in front of their home at Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks
Family in front of their chapel in North Pole, Alaska

Joey with one of the many balls he enjoys throwing or kicking


Statue of Santa Claus in North Pole, Alaska

The Santa Claus House in North Pole, Alaska

David fixing dinner in Denali

Hike along the Savage River

Bridge at the one mile mark on the trail, where we crossed and headed back into a strong head wind



Joey throws rocks into the river

Kids climb tree at campground

David's family and Virginia at site where we saw a grizzly bear and caribou nine years ago with Regina and Sean. This year we didn't see any wildlife there, but as we left, a couple of girls ran toward us breathlessly asking if we hadn't seen the mother grizzly and three cubs on the other side of the creek where we had been walking and playing! They thought we must be taking pictures of them, but we hadn't seen a thing.

Kids play in Savage River

Savage behind tree lobs rocks into Savage River in front of children, who refused to be either mystified or impressed.

Mt. McKinley (Denali) on an unusually clear morning, taken from our campsite (with a zoom lens).

Closer up shot of Mt. McKinley, still with zoom lens. At 20,000+ feet, it is the highest peak in North America.

Another photo of Mt McKinley from a distance
Another shot from the shuttle bus road in Denali National Park

Lindsey and Sidney with Mt. McKinley in the background

Caribou (reindeer) in Denali

Male caribou in Denali

Grizzley with two cubs in Denali

Trumpeter swan in Denali

Don at Wonder Lake, near where we camped nine years ago with the Adibs

Virginia picks blueberries near Wonder Lake

Virginia and twins enjoy salmon feast with bear

Coach David gives pointers to Ashley's and Dallin's team at halftime. They ended up beating a physically larger team 3-1, with Ashley getting an assist and Dallin scoring a goal and both playing very aggressive and skillful soccer at both the forward and midfield positions.

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