Anticipating Jordan's Christmas Day Phone Call

McKelle thought that she would have to be the first to answer the phone when Jordan called today, so she had the phones attached to her wearing them like guns ready to draw.
We had a great phone call tonight. Elder Ames is doing so well, and he is happy. You can certainly tell that he is dedicated to the work and loves it. He wanted us to pass on to all the gratitude he feels for all that has been given to him. He is so grateful.

Christmas Morning 2009

Christmas Eve 2009 "Great Family Memories"

The Round Egg Chicken

I have one chicken who has laid two round eggs lately. They are quite large. The first one had a soft spot in the shell and broke easily, but the one today seemed to have a good,harder shell.


The Christmas Spirit

The Christmas Spirit

To watch a great Christmas YouTube Message, click on the second smaller font "The Christmas Spirit"


National Geographic Top Photos

"I am so embarrassed"

"Have you been flossing?"

"Take me to your hive"

"Keep your chin up son"

"Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but my dear, your so delightful"

"My eye is on you!"



"I'm going to moose you so much"

"Eeny Minnow Minee Mo"

Tarzan's Trainer

"Connect the Dots"

Our Beautiful Daughters Still At Home With Us

O God, our Eternal Father, as Thy servant I bow before Thee in prayer in behalf of these young people scattered over the earth who are gathered tonight in assemblies everywhere.

Please smile with favor upon them.
Please listen to them as they lift their voices in prayer unto Thee.
Please lead them gently by the hand in the direction they should follow.
Please help them to walk in paths of truth and righteousness and keep them from the evils of the world.
Bless them that they shall be happy at times and serious at times, that they may enjoy life and drink of its fullness.
Bless them that they may walk acceptably before Thee as Thy cherished sons and daughters.
Each is Thy child with capacity to do great and noble things.
Keep them on the high road that leads to achievement.
Save them from the mistakes that could destroy them.
If they have erred, forgive their trespasses and lead them back to ways of peace and progress.

For these blessings I humbly pray with gratitude for them and invoke Thy blessings upon them with love and affection, in the name of Him who carries the burdens of our sins, even the Lord Jesus Christ, amen.

Gordon B. Hinckley, “A Prophet’s Counsel and Prayer for Youth,” Ensign, Jan 2001,

We Thank Thee O God For A Prophet!


In the Spirit of Thanksgiving

In the Spirit of Thanksgiving

Click here for a great YouTube video


Attitude Author unknown

There once was a woman who woke up one morning,
looked in the mirror, and noticed she had only three hairs on her head.
Well," she said, "I think I'll braid my hair today!"
So she did and she had a wonderful day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and saw that she had only two hairs on her head.
"H-M-M," she said, "I think I'll part my hair down the middle today!"
So she did and she had a grand day.

The next day she woke up,
looked in the mirror and noticed that she had only one hair on her head.
"Well," she said, "today I'm going to wear my hair in a pony tail!"
So she did and she had a fun, fun day.

The next day she woke up,
looked in the mirror and noticed that there wasn't a single hair on her head. "YAY! she exclaimed,
"I don't have to fix my hair today!"

Attitude is everything.


Mormon's In Harlem


The Middletown NY Treehouse

Here's Elder Ames & Elder Zwahlen outside the treehouse they have been building. Too bad he wasn't able to finish it before he got transferred. Yesterday he was sent to Harlem and he is very excited. He is an awesome missionary! I can't wait until he gets home and can help me build our backyard shed (or maybe a chicken mansion)

Sam the YAM & Allie

Sam the YAM & Allie

Sam the Y.A.M

Y.our A.mes M.edia Network (Y.A.M.)This is a blog set up for the Ames Families in Boise, Nibley, Perry, St. George, and Arizona, to keep in touch better and see what is happening in the family. Email anything you want submitted to the Editor. Thank you. Sam

Family Fun Summer 2008

Family Fun Summer 2008
Floating the Provo River

Carl & Leisa's Family

Carl & Leisa's Family
McKelle & Casey's Wedding

Blog Archive

Family Fun

Family Fun
River Rats Provo River Summer 2008

Christmas Nativity

Christmas Nativity

"O Christmas Tree"

"O Christmas Tree"
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How Are We Doing On Our Emergency Preparedness?

  • Fuel? Propane Tanks?
  • Light & Lanterns?
  • Clothing?
  • Food?
  • Water?
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The Manhattan LDS Temple

The Manhattan LDS Temple

Barns Across America

Barns Across America
John Johnson Farm

Lighthouse Picture

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