Posted by: goldbrigade | May 31, 2009

2009 Bay Area LDS Homeschool Conference

On Saturday May 2, the kids participated in a Bay Area LDS Homeschool Youth Conference.

Jocelyn took photos (here):

Posted by: goldbrigade | May 31, 2009

LDS Prom May 30

For the past few months Daniel has been on the LDS Prom committee helping to plan the LDS prom.  This year over 280 attended from 7 stakes.  The theme was Arabian Nights.  Photos here (more to come).  Daniel attended with Kelly Smith, a long-time family friend.

Posted by: goldbrigade | May 31, 2009

11 Year old Scouts 1st campout May 29-30 2009

I’ve been working with the 11 year old scouts since March along with Bob Heathcote.  Matiah, Jonathan and Nathaniel joined the troop a few weeks ago, and we had our first campout. We all had fun, the food the boys cooked was great, and we all learned something (ever try herding cats?)

Photos here:

and here:

The boys tried their hands at dutch oven cooking and made a winner of a recipe: Lemon-Lime Soda Apple Dumplings.  Sounds strange, but was it delicious!  Link to recipe here:

Posted by: goldbrigade | April 12, 2009

SJS Stake Play April 9-11, 2009

These past months our entire family has been involved with the San Jose South Stake’s musical/play “Don’t Count Your Chickens Until They Cry Wolf” – a comedy based on Aesop’s fables.


Video Clip

See also our website in the Family News section for Exclusive Video Clips shot by Kathleen Nielsen.

Watch for
Michael as the Phantom & the Lion
Daniel as the Tortoise
Jocelyn as the Sun, the Crab, the Old Mother, the Foxy Lady, and more.
Deborah and Susannah as Sheep, Mice, and more.
Matiah, Jonathan, Nathaniel as sheep, chicks, and more.
Posted by: goldbrigade | December 15, 2008

New Newsletter, 2008!

Welcome to our new family weblog!  We were writing our family newsletter this year, and everyone had something to write about.  However, we couldn’t make it all fit!  So we decided to start this blog and let everyone have their say.  Plus, you won’t have to read any of it unless you absolutely want to!  But if you’re game, click on Family Newsletter 2008 on the right.

Another side benefit is that it is a good school project and good experience for the kids (including me)—Jocelyn