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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. After returning home, we served in the presidency of the Fort Lauderdale Temple from 2014-2017 and continue to serve as sealer and ordinance worker, respectively. Feel free to email us at, and please check out our new website at

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Texas Tidbits

We have been spending a most enjoyable weekend with Rick and Janessa and their family in their new home in Burleson, Texas. Friday they took us to the Fort Worth Stockyards, where we saw a "cattle drive" and got to watch Rick and three of his kids tackle a famous maze, with Abby skipping that to be able to ride a mechanical bull. Saturday we saw the Fort Worth Water Gardens and Botanic Gardens, and I enjoyed some racquetball with Rick in the afternoon. Surprisingly, I am still able to walk! Here are some representative photos:

Dr. Rick at TCU

Rick and Janessa and family in front of their Burleson home
Abby rides a mechanical bull. See the video below.

New Texans await the upcoming cattle drive.

Watching the cattle drive, staged twice daily for the benefit of tourists. Some of these longhorns have a 6 foot horn span!

Ricky and Parker finding their way through the maze.

Ricky and Kambry having an a"maz"ing time.

Taylor looks for the way out.

Taylor and Kambry survey the maze from one of the two lookout towers.

"Con man" Connor locked up in jail.




Parker locking up Grandma and Kambry

Fort Worth Water Gardens

Virginia, Ricky, and Taylor

Virginia and Abby somewhere over the rainbow

Kids explore unusual roots at water gardens.

Virginia poses by fish named in her honor.

In conservatory at botanic gardens

See video below of Abby riding bull:


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