Jonathan, the next aspiring photographer in our family, grabbed my cell phone to capture some images of a butterfly that visited the flowers on our back patio. I believe this is a swallowtail, at least that is what we called it when I was young. It spent quite a bit of time trying out all the flowers around the patio.
It is that time of year that I love when I can go out and sit on my patio in the evenings. I guess that is why I'm not getting much else accomplished. I come home from work and sit on the patio. Eat dinner on the patio. After dinner I sit on the patio and talk wit Sherrie or the kids and enjoy the cool evening air. I have a hummingbird feeder and two seed feeders so we get to enjoy watching the birds come and go. Last night I had a strange intruder, a Chihuahua. He made he way through the fence into our yard (I'm not sure why - I'm not sure dogs have reasons for escaping from their yards except that they want to escape). I stood up and he realized I was bigger than he was so he skeedaddled back under the fence into his yard. I put a piece of wood over the hole. I guess I need to add fixing the fence to my "urgent" to do projects - otherwise I might find landmines in the yard or worse yet, flower beds dug up.
I am the father of 4 great children and two incredible daughters-in-law. I have been married to the same amazingwoman for over 26 years. I enjoy life especially when I am outdoors. I am employed as the Environmental Manager for a mining company.
I think that the Disney character that I'm most like would have to be
Aladdin. I'm not sure if this is because it was my favorite Disney movie as
a child ...
10 years ago
Elder Jared Gibby
Jared preparing to leave on his mission to Birmingham, Alabama
My sister Kimberly is 10 years my junior. She is among the most adventuresome and accomplished of my siblings. She is married to Sione Fifita and they have one son Viliami who just turned two. She has been a professor of English in Hawaii and currently works for a scrapbooking supply company (Stampin Up). She has actually changed jobs more often than I have! She is writing a novel (has been for years) which I am eagerly anticipating. She has always been a great sister and in some sense is the glue that keeps all six of us bonded together. It has been nice to have her family back on the mainland and to live closer to them.