Friday, March 28, 2008

Update on Andrew Skousen Wright

We have updated our blog so check it out!
Andrew has caused quite the adventure for us!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Missy and Chad's baby is here!

IT'S A BOY!!!!!!

Andrew Skousen Wright was born March 25th, 2008 at 5:01 pm. He weighed 8 pounds 14 ounces and is 21 1/2 inches long. Missy and baby are doing good. This makes grandchild #14 for Harry and Annie and their 11th grandson (8 in a row)!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Howdy-do from the Alldredge Fam! We are all doing good and are excited to keep in contact with all of you. Here's a brief summary of our family:
Sam still works for Sprint as a Project Manager, but is able to work from home. It's great for our fuel consuption.
Laurel (that's me) keeps busy with the kids and housework and laundry and helping her dad once a week with Ensign. And since we don't spend enough time with kids, we serve as the nursery leaders in our ward...yipee!!
Kelly (11) keeps reminding us she goes into Young Women's this year. She is taking piano lessons and is a great baby-sitter for her brothers.
Bentley (9) is the Nintendo guru. Lego Star Wars is his favorite. But he has also started piano lessons so let's hope those finger exercises will pay off. He is a perfectionist, which makes his parents and teachers proud.
Jarom (7) is our family clown. But amazingly he is a perfect angel at school. He is at the top of his class and always does what he is told. If only he could share a little bit of that at home. We're working on it. He does keep his romm clean though.
Jonah (3) is our little handy man. We had to get him his own tools so he would stop taking Daddy's. He always wants to do what the older kids are doing and is Mommy and Daddy's shadow.
Teron (11 months) is a little sweetheart. He finally stopped army crawling and climbing and crawling all over the place. He took his first tumble down the stairs last month, but hasn't learned his lesson since he strives to go for the stairs any chance he can. What a great age!
So that's it for now. We can't wait to hear from the rest of you.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Heather Skousen Doney fam

Hey everyone! I'm very excited to keep in touch with all of you and I think this is probably going to be the best way to do it since there are so many of us and we're so spread out. Here's an update on the Doney family:
Dan is working for PGP Corp., where they do security and encryption software. He does tech support and training and LOVES his job. He travels a little bit to train other companies how to use their software. The furthest he's traveled is to Australia. I wish I could have gone with him!
I (Heather) keep myself busy with 3 kids, teaching dance twice a week and working for a title company from home. I'm also on the compassionate service commitee, which I love doing. We had over 50 babies born in our ward last year!
Lindsay turns 5 on March 16th but seriously acts like a teenager. She's in Preschool but is dying to be in Kindergarten. She is a born dancer. The only problem is she only walks on her toes (almost always) so I'm afraid she's ruining her feet. But she does love taking tap and ballet.
Zane is 3 1/2 and is also in Preschool. He's not a very rowdy boy, which is nice, but he's very sensitive and at times it drives us crazy! But he is a sweet boy most of the time.
Gavin is 1 1/2 and is very different than Zane. He's the first baby I've had to childproof our house with. He drank from the toilet a few months ago, climbs everything and can now open the fridge and some doors. He also throws anything and everything. I guess he's all boy!
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Jered Skousen Family update

I'll start off the updates, I guess.

The Jered Skousen family consists of Jered (I think), Grace Ann (my wife), Sarah Ann (14 1/2), Lisa (12), Taylor (11--he's a boy), and Adam (8 next week).
We live in Gilbert, AZ (suburb of Phoenix).

I work for National Instruments and am their best employee.
Grace Ann is loved by everyone in our current ward, our previous ward, and a ward in Page, AZ we only visited once.
All the kids are the smartest ones in their respective schools--and we have bumper stickers to prove it.
Sarah Ann plays the cello (best in her class), piano (could probably do it with her eyes closed), and is a Freshman of the Year at Mesquite High.
Lisa dances with a performance group (everyone in her group wishes they were as good as she), plays cello (best 6th grader in the state), and piano (the Brown family is always calling for advice).
Taylor is a world-class chess player, but humors the local school club each Monday, also plays cello and piano (at the top of his class) and baseball season is starting in 2 weeks (where he could play all 9 positions--at the same time).
Adam also plays chess--at a grand-master level--and piano (child prodigy).

Otherwise, not much to tell--we hate to boast.

Usage Instructions

Hmm... it took me a bit to discover how to add to the blog. Here is how you do it:

1. In the upper right corner of the page you should see "Create Blog" and "Sign In". You do NOT want to select "Create Blog" as this will make a whole new blog, not add to the "Nifty Fifty" blog which has already been created (thanks!) for your blogging pleasure. No, rather, you should click on the "Sign In" link, and enter your username / password if you haven't already.

2. You will now see a list of all the blogs you are subscribed to. In my case, I only have "Nifty Fifty" there but some of you may have more. Below the title of the blog you'll see a nice green plus sign and some verbiage that tells you to click there to add to the blog. Do so, and you are brought to an edit page where you can enter a title and a message.

3. Note the little do-dads above the edit screen. This will allow you to change colors, font, formatting, etc. as well as adding a picture.

4. If you know your web development, you can also click on the "Edit Html" tab to further refine your code, but this really is only for advanced writers and can be overwhelming for the average blogger. And, hey, beside that we really want to read your words, not be overwhelmed with all kinds of your fancy HTML coding.

5. Once you are done, click on the orange "Publish Now" button and you will see your text posted on the blog.

6. Wash, rinse, repeat.

On the blog itself, if you read something interesting posted by another, you can comment on it! All you need to do is click on the "Post a Comment" or "0 comments" link, enter your comment in the "Leave your comment" field , and then click on the orange "Publish Your Comment" button.

Cool, no?

Dan Skousen


A big thank you to Karen for starting this blog! I hope everyone is doing good! Hope to hear from you all soon!


Monday, March 10, 2008

Hello Family!


Welcome to Cleon and Jewel's Posterity Blog! Once you've accepted your invite and have become an author, you can post blogs. If your family has your own blog, let us know, we'll add it to our contacts lists. Address any questions to