The Life of Duncan

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Archive for the month “December, 2014”

Last Day of 2014

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

~ Thomas Edison

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Looking at Bungalows together in the Maeser Neighborhood:

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Delicious chicken sautéed with apple cider and cream, mashed potatoes and carrots!
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Sparkling Words

” I realized also that if I could learn to manage the character I shaved with every morning, I could win at money.”

– Dave Ramsey,  The Total Money Makeover

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Kevin came tuning with me today to Vikki Masters’ house.
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Gina, the girls and I had fun with sparklers tonight (and Gina had fun taking wicked cool pictures!)
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Then warmed up by the fire:
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super cute picture of Charlotte in December 2013:
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Goals Accomplished

End of year goal accomplishments:

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Thai Drift with Ben:

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Snow snow snow:

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Yahtzee

“If we, as a people, keep the commandments of God; if we take the side of the Church on all issues, both religious and political; if we take the Holy Spirit for our guide; if we give heed to the words of the apostles and prophets who minister among us—then, from an eternal standpoint, all things will work together for our good.”

– Bruce R. McConkie TALK HERE

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Chloe and I playing Yahtzee!
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Shrapnel that Alden has had since the beginning of his time in the Army:
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Frontrunner, Temple Square, Blue Lemon

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Frontrunner, Temple Square, The Blue Lemon…
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Playing in the snow with Chloe

“Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one, it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.”

– Dale Carnegie

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My highlight of the day: playing with Chloe in the snow on the golf course.

It was a blast blast blast.

p.s. Here’s a cute video of the girls yesterday and their Christmas excitement: CLICK HERE

Perfect White Christmas Day

Yesterday no snow at all.
Today the ground was covered!  God answered our prayers!

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From Alden – handmade leather wood carrier, perfect sized axe:

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Chloe sharing her art kit:

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Christmas Eve – Candlelight and the Pie Pizzeria

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ZELC & the Chamberlins:
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The Pie Pizzeria:
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Djembe – Andy Jones

Djembe drums, Africa Heartwood Project: Helping Africa one drum at a time:
http://youtu.be/yA-kKP_kNwY

Their piano:

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“Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them.”

– Thomas Kinkade

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nice house:
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must be Christmastime…just have a feeling…
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