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Dominic Codella's baptism

Dominic’s baptism


Today Dominic chose to follow the example of Jesus Christ and be baptized. He’s now an official member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I baptized and confirmed him this morning. The service was at our stake center, the South Jordan Utah River Ridge Stake. Our family was selected for the musical […]

The winds of change


We are fortunate to live in northern Utah. There are many things we really like about our neighborhood and proximity to jobs and loved ones. Something we didn’t know when we purchased our home here last summer is that we’re in the over-the-mountain-down-the-valley wind tunnel. We have endured two very powerful windstorms here in the […]

Happy Father’s Day


I wrote a couple articles for Father’s Day this year. You can check them out at Modern Mormon Men and Today’s Mama. I’m so grateful for the example of fathers in my life, thankful for all they’ve done and made possible for me in my life, and in the lives of my family members. Love […]

A field trip to Hogle Zoo


On May 25 I accompanied Dominic and his kindergarten class on a field trip to Hogle Zoo. We left the school at 9 a.m. and stayed at the zoo till 1. Everyone brought a sack lunch for food. Each parent was assigned a few kids to chaperone. Dominic and I explored with his friend, Atiba. […]

Dominic goes bowling


We’ve had trouble this fall with Dominic getting warnings and sent to the think tank (time out) in his kindergarten class. The kid just likes to talk and has lots of energy – and no patience. So, he’s learning to respect others when they’re talking and his teacher when she’s teaching. (She’s so patient!) Last […]