kAstLe's sWeEt moRniNg hAiR

The mighty hunters. ;) I got to get there for at least one night with the fam. Kastle is loving camping because the 4 wheeler is his new favorite toy.

bUmbLe bEe

Our 1st trip in our little camper! It was a good little get away from the heat. (Still hot, but less so than St George) We are so glad that Rick's brother Jer and his cute family have moved down so they can get out and play with us.

We sAy gOodBye - Grandpa Manning


Glenn Erickson Manning

December 18, 1924  ~  August 12, 2012

GARLAND- Glenn Erickson Manning, 87, passed away August 12, 2012 at his home with his family by his side. He was born on December 18, 1924 on the family farm in Garland, Utah, a son of Leroy Wilcox and Vida Erickson Manning.
Glenn learned much of the farming business from his father and grandfather. He graduated from Bear River High School and attended USU. He served his country in WWII in the US Navy. He participated in the opening of the first LDS mission in Uruguay. Upon his return, he met and began courting Thelma Ruth Thompson. They were married April 18, 1951 in the Logan LDS Temple.
Glenn was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings including Bishop and Temple Ordinance Worker. Together with Thelma, he served a mission to the Chile Santiago Temple and in the local Spanish Branch. He was a loving husband and raised a faithful family. He worked hard to be successful as a farmer, loved the constitution and the Book of Mormon. He was an accomplished archer and marksman and held a private aircraft certificate.
Dad had a kind and generous heart, a man truly without guile and he loved a good story.
Surviving are his sweetheart Thelma, children: Frederic (Susan) Manning, Gary (Yvonne) Manning, Evelyn (Kelly) Waldron, Cheri (Jerry) Roberts, Alan (Karen) Manning, Tina (Jeff) Welter, Roy (Jennifer) Manning, 31 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren. Also siblings: Melvin (Ellen Mae) Manning, Ethel (Clair- deceased) Firth, David (Marjorie- deceased) (Hazel) Manning, Marie (Ronald) Firth, Earl (Kae) Manning, Dorothy (Larry) Pierce.
Preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Holly Manning.
Funeral services will be Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Garland Tabernacle, 140 West Factory, Garland, UT with Bishop Gary Manning officiating.
Friends may call Wednesday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Thursday 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the Tabernacle.
Interment will be in the Garland Cemetery.
Services under the direction of Myers Mortuary in Brigham City.
Special thanks to Intermountain Hospice especially Mavis, Camille and Lance.

tHe pAsSiNg of a GrEat mAn

One of the most wonderful, patient, humble, and generous men I know. My Grandpa Manning passed away earlier this month. I, and many others will miss him dearly. He was such a good man and a perfect example of what a husband and father should be.

24tH of jULy

We went to the 1st annual 24tH of JuLy celebration in New Harmony this year. One of the residents there has a huge beautiful arena and held a dinner and had games for the kids and the big "Kids". Rick and his brother (and a bunch of other guys) chased down a steer and had to rip stickers off it for a prize. Rick got pretty involved when he tackled the steer. His knee has still not healed up all the way. Steer - 1 Rick - 0

hApPy 4tH of jULy

hApPy 4tH of jULy!

1sT bOo BoO

Our poor little monster got his 1sT bOo BoO today. So sad!! He was climbing up the leg of Rick's desk at work and his hand slipped off and he smacked his head right on the edge of the leg. That goose egg popped out so fast. I fReAkeD! We didn't even get pictures of it right off. This was that night when it had gone down a bit.

tHe biG 3..0..

What a hUgE surprise!!! Rick arranged for some of my favorite peeps to hide out in a hotel room in Vegas and wait for us to arrive. I thought that Rick and I were just going down for a little "over-nighter" (like we sometimes do) and this is what I walked into when the door opened. I love these guys! They are so good to me. And what a cute hubby for setting it all up? I had no idea and was so surprised. We had such a fun night and a little bit of a play by the pool as well. Thx everyone for helping me celebrate the biG 3...0...!