Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Each one has a meaning, too

Monday, January 30, 2017

Sketchbook: Coming soon

I don't know why this amuses me, but it does. By the way, it's not too late to do your home teaching!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

We found a winner!

We just had our annual ward chili cook-off. I felt the effects of it all night!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Fighting global warming, one apartment at a time

But, wait! There's more! 
Today just happens to be Mormon Cartoonist Arie Van De Graaff's birthday. Stop over to his website and wish him well!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Timing is everything

We have to get up at 5:30 to get ready for early morning seminary. They announce school closures at 6 a.m. Some people think that isn't fair!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Wet and nasty

Weeds. Leaves. Litter pick up. There's definitely a pattern here.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Where's all the good stuff?

In our family, apparently, we had a historian who would sometimes just make stuff up. 

Monday, January 16, 2017

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017

Thursday, January 12, 2017

They're a cold bunch

It takes a couple of days to warm up after spending a couple of nights in the snow!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

It's never a good idea

To tell you the truth, I've never seen a Scout wash anything more than a dish at snow camp!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Saturday, January 7, 2017

A camp by any other name would feel as cold

I had no concept of what snow camping was about when I went on my first winter camp. With my summer sleeping bag and cotton clothes, I learned a lot about what not to do very quickly!

Friday, January 6, 2017

No ice cream?

Cooking at winter camp can be either really, really good — or really, really bad. In our troop, the adult leaders have their meal, and the scouts have their own. One of those groups has food that's really, really good. I'll leave it to you to guess which one!

Getting ready for camp

If there's one camp you don't want to miss as a Scout, it's snow camp. Even if you only do it once — that may be all it takes!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Gospel topics

Just once I'd really like to see this happen. It would probably have to be one of Arie Van De Graaff's cartoons, though!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Help a sister out

One of the challenging things that new missionaries face is being confronted with several unfamiliar things all at once. Oftentimes it's a new language, a new city, a new companion, new food, new home and new transportation all at once. You learn to adapt quickly!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Sketchbook: Self promotion

Here's one of the Mission President sketches that didn't make it into print. I like the punchline, but I feel like it's just asking for trouble!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Top Ten, Part II

Now, for the rest!

No. 5
I really shouldn't be surprised at how many of the top cartoons deal with either Star Wars or Star Trek. This one commemorates the 50th anniversary of Star Trek — it's party time on the Enterprise!

No. 4
A lot of things get shared during Sharing Time in Primary. And sometimes those things relate to the gospel! One thing's for certain: when you teach Primary, you learn a lot about your kids' families.

No. 3
This one was strongly influenced by the death of Anton Yelchin, the actor who plays Chekov in the rebooted Star Trek movies.

No. 2
Pioneer treks are a chance to get a new perspective on your heritage. I'm surprised at how many kids seem to get a kick out of wearing pioneer-era clothes!

No. 1
Values. They're gonna be big.

That's it for 2016. Now on to 2017! Happy New Year!