Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Important tip for current and prospective missionaries: never challenge the sister missionaries to ANYTHING. Sister missionaries ALWAYS win!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Sketchbook: Alt-command

Some things never change.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Shields up!

Sometimes you prepare a message for your family, other times you simply prepare for the family!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Crocus, robins and...

We always looked forward to the day when the sun came out and the jackets came off!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

He took his family and fled

If you think about it, the Book of Mormon is chock full of stories of refugees — from the first to the last!

Friday, February 17, 2017

A mooooving experience

To tell the truth, I've never known a young lady who appreciated being compared to a cow.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Just like home

We had the missionaries over for dinner last night... and they were very well behaved! As for our kids, well...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Been there

A good friend of mine recently passed away. As Shakespeare said, he was a man that in his time played many parts. And, yeah, he was Canadian.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

No worries, eh?

It does take some of the pressure off. of Valentines Day when you're a missionary — even if you have a girlfriend!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Sketchbook: Bad idea

"Hold my beer" seems to a common theme in the world of social media. For Mormons, it's that je ne sais quoi that comes from chocolate milk that makes them do crazy things.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Keeping dad occupied and out of the way

I've seen two solutions that worked well to prevent the dads from taking over the pinewood derby. In one pack they handed out cars at pack meeting, gave the kids half an hour to build the cars, and then raced them afterward. In another, the elders quorum held their own races the week after the Cubs.

This month is Scouting Month, the anniversary of the founding of the Boy Scouts of America. Thank you, Lord Baden-Powell!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Just a song before I go

It was a little cold one recent morning, so I started my son's car for him before seminary. Yikes!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Sketchbook: It's what's for dinner

Yes, it's a variation of the old stake/steak pun. But this one includes groundhogs!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Making it a delight

I've been pondering this for a long time, and I got a strong confirmation last night. I'm going to start taking Sundays off from my cartoons,. It's a decision that may seem mostly symbolic, yet it's an attempt to better keep the Sabbath Day holy.

I still plan on posting the rest of the week, so don't panic (yeah, right!). We'll see how it plays out.

Thanks for your understanding!


Saturday, February 4, 2017

I'm not falling for that one again!

We made a Saturday Chores mixtape that was full of energetic, upbeat songs to try to get the kids going in the morning. Now it's a mixtape of songs that the kids hate. Go figure!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Who can it be now?

Stake conference this weekend with a visiting general authority. We've already been given word that there's going to be a change. 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

It's Groundhog Day!

These are a couple of social media ads that we're running today on Facebook and Twitter, and I thought they were kinda cute.

And please, visit TripCheck.com before you travel in Oregon. Know before you go! 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017