Sarah and Jonathan spent Wednesday through today on the Pioneer Trek. Somewhere near the Wyoming border they pulled handcarts about 30 miles across sage brush strewn wilderness. They slept in tents at night (other Stakes had to sleep under their handcart). They had good meals (other Stakes rationed food like the pioneers). They wore traditional pioneer garb (woohoo - Sarah loved it - I actually saw a young lady wearing her pioneer trek dress at Walmart after they all arrived home - a truly dedicated participant). They said it rained and then was really hot. They also said they had a really good time - it was alot of fun. I am so glad they were able to participate in this activity.
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.
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.