Sunday, April 25, 2010


This is one of Seth's projects

This magazine still came out in Better Homes and Gardens in June.

Seth was copywriter for this ad campaign. He gave us a peek into his professional world earlier this year, and we are so pleased with his success!

The TV commercial is out now, so keep an eye out for those little green men on Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, The View, and As the World Turns. You can preview the commercial by clicking on one of the first three images of this post.

PR Newswire, a professional public relations publication, posted an article about the product and the campaign.

There is a video game that supports the campaign. Click on the images to read the article and play the game.

Monday, April 19, 2010


El Cajon Peak Revisited (Nate & Randy, thank you for the inspiring morning!)

Photos, in order of posting:

1. Nate greets the rising sun as it clears the peaks.
2 & 3. We ponder a spring along the trail.
4. After pondering, we refresh ourselves with water from the spring.
5 & 6. The yellow flowers are out in glory this week!
7. This poor white flower is in the death grasp of a parasite vine...the circle of life.
8. Nate checks the log of past hikers who reached the peak.
9. Randy sets up a group photo from the highest point on the peak.
10. Randy's photo.
11. Nate follows suit.
12. We view Mount San Jacinto, sixty miles distant.
13. I ponder my feet, planted on that highest point.
14. & 15. On the way up, I left a depression with the heel of my boot at a moist place in the trail . I wanted to see if water would accumulate for later consumption. It did accumulate, but I didn't consume it. I'll need to improve my technique if I want clear water.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Joel Receives the Priesthood Today

Joel was ordained a Deacon today, and received a wonderful blessing from his father.

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Alex Goes to the Scout Fair

Notice how leaders and scouts coached Alex to ensure his safety, success, and enjoyment. This is how things ought to be!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010


Mel's Funeral and Memorial

Melvin J Romney was born on March 16, 1927 to Ernest Van Romney, Jr. and
Della Matheson. During his sleep, he peacefully left this mortal life
on March 30, 2010. His surviving loved ones rejoice in his reunion with
many loved ones.

Melvin was born in Lordsburg, New Mexico and raised in the small
community of Duncan, Arizona. He was born second in a family of seven
children. He was known for his hard work and kindness to all who knew
him. He was active in school and church. He graduated early from Duncan
High School in 1945 and enlisted in the navy for a year during World War
II. He then served an honorable mission for the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints in Australia. He attended Brigham Young University
where he fell in love with a local Duncan girl and good friend Eula

Eula Lunt and Melvin were married on June 20, 1950 in the Mesa, Arizona
temple and enjoyed 40 years of marriage prior to the passing of Eula.
They raised five children together in Phoenix, AZ, Salt Lake City, UT,
and Fullerton, CA.

He married D. Marci Blaisdell Faught in May,1992. He loved and treated
her seven children and many grandchildren as his own. Mel and Marci
served a mission in the Atlanta, Georgia temple and also served as
temple workers in the Los Angeles, California temple prior to Marci’s
passing in 2003.

During his final years he loved visiting and admiring his grandchildren
and great-grandchildren and frequently traveled between California,
Utah, Nevada and Arizona. He spent much of his time living with his
beloved Uncle Jim Matheson in Springville, Utah.

Melvin was trained vocationally as a baker, but spent most of his
professional life in the produce business and as a truck driver for
grocery and drug stores. He was a very good mechanic and continually
helped neighbors and loved ones with their cars, even until the end of
his life. Mel also loved boating and the outdoors, especially Lake
Powell vacations with his family.

Melvin served the Lord faithfully in many church callings all of his
life. He is most remembered for his amazing capacity to love, serve and
sacrifice for his fellow man. He truly exemplified charity - the pure
love of Christ.

Survivors include his five children Donald M. Romney, Lynette Olson,
Richard L. Romney, Darleen Frank, and Darrell V. Romney; his seven
step-children Steven Faught, Jeff Faught, Troy Faught, Scott Faught,
Chris Kleven, Kelly Chamberlain and Darren Faught; 24 grandchildren and
22 great-grandchildren (with 2 more soon to come) of Eula and Melvin;
many grandchildren of Marci; his siblings Shirley Payne, Carol O'Dell,
and Spencer Romney.

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