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Building our Shed

 Winter is tough for us Burtons, especially for my wife. So I have decided to post a few of our summer pics over the next few weeks to help us get through, well, the next couple of weeks. By that time I am hoping the holidays will get us through till spring. Here’s to wishful thinking.

We decided it was finally time to build a shed. We deeply regret not taking a picture of our garage before this thing was built, but it was absolutely full to the brim of crap. We could barely clear a walking path to get through it, let alone park our cars in there. With the necessity there I went to the employment office and hired some of my most trusted employees and got to work.

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Salt Lake Temple

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New Pictures

Here are some new pictures that I have, I really like how they turned out

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Temple Sepia Pictures

Hey I am looking for feedback on which one of these pictures in this post is the best. I need it for one project I am working on in the next month or so. Any help would be great. ENJOY!

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Mt. Timp

Here is the Mt. Timpanogos Temple

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Salt Lake Temple

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Rexburg LDS Temple


About 7:00 PM one evening this week the clouds started to break apart here in Idaho Falls, so I told Hailey we better hurry. I have been wanting to get a few shots of the Rexburg temple with good lighting before our two week summer here in Idaho is over. We finally got a pretty decent chance this week. I wish I could go around taking pictures of these temples all year long.

The last picture is the field behind the temple in Rexburg. It didn’t turn out quite like I wanted, but it looks ok. Enjoy.

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Erika’s Wedding

Here are a few pictures I took  from my sisters wedding

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What? My sister is getting married

August 4th 2010 is the day my Little Sister is finally getting married. I guess it really isn’t “Finally,” Since it only took about 3 weeks up at BYU-Idaho to find a suitable companion.


Anyway here are a few of the Engagment pictures so all those who haven’t had a chance to judge the guy can now do that. His name is John and seems to be a pretty nice guy, so try not to judge too harshly.

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Parker’s day of fun

I have had a lot of comments and bickering to the effect that I don’t include Parker in our blog at all. Well…


After a nice day at the office I come home to find my wife sitting on the floor playing with the boys. She mentions, in passing, the toilet might be clogged.

Only slightly concerned I went in to the bathroom to see if in fact, this was the case.

It was.

After about 30 minutes of flushing, flooding, and plunging I decided it best to inquire again as to what the problem may be. (sometimes the full truth is not always so forthcoming from a female)

My loving and dear sweet wife says, “Well I saw parker go in there with a rock and didn’t think much of it. After going in the bathroom I saw, what looked to be, a friendly piece of poo in the toilet. So I flushed.”

I was getting a little red at this point, “You flushed.”

“Yeah, then it made some clanging noises, and I knew it wasn’t poo.”

“REALLY? Go figure” I said.

After cooling down a bit from the fact that my wife felt the good ol Toilet 3004 model could handle a rock the size of Kansas I interviewed her further. The more info I got from her, the worse it became.

“Well I just kept flushing, hoping it would go through. Then it kept clanging and seemed like it was going further back there. I thought I had almost done it, then the toilet seemed fine.”

You see at this point water could still get past the rock just fine. Wait there’s more.

“When was this?” I asked my dear sweet sweet wife.

“A few days ago.”

“WHAT????? a few days ago, you mean to tell me we have been going and doing our business for a few days after that rock was in there.”

You see, my dear sweet sweet wife’s mind it wasn’t a problem until it was visually a problem. At any time right after it happened she may have been able to stick her arm up there and retrieve the unwanted object. The more prudent thing to do was wait to see if the problem had been solved, or would fix itself.



In order to completely remove the rock I had to take our toilet completely apart. Anybody who has done this knows it is not a pretty task. Cheers to the Cox’s for owning a porta potty business. I should have called you.


When you take the top part off water goes everywhere, so make sure you flush one last time. Though that in itself will result in a bubblegum drop* flood.


The rock was lodged right at the goosneck of the toilet, so as to not get bubblegum drops* all over the bathroom floor. I assure you once I was able to dislodge the rock with my hand bubblegum drops went all over the tub of the bathroom. Instead of making my wife clean it up, like I should have, I went after it. I deserve something for this for sure.


Lesson learned.

1. Ask your wife EVERY day, if there is a problem with the house. Suggested question:

Did you see the kids put anything in anything, the dishwasher, garbage disposal, toilet, washing machine, dryer, furnace, engine, freezer, sink etc?

Is there any leaks, cracks, dripping, sounds, bugs, rodents, or weird smells you are aware of?

Overall do you feel there could be issue with anything we own? Even if you don’t think it is a problem yet, or could be fixed already.

2. A problem doesn’t “FIX ITSELF”

3. Keep our dearest Parker out of the bathroom.

4. Stay at the office longer and you won’t have to deal with it.

I just want to say, I hope my dear sweet sweet wife knows next time is her turn!

* I have used the words bubblegum drop to protect the innocent from actually hearing the true words “seeping poo” that would have been used in each case. I figured it would be easier to take in the story.

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Logi Parking His Bike

After watching me put blocks under the wheels on our trailer Logan dissapeared around the corner of the house. Hailey went looking for him and this is what she found. Apparently Logan thought it was necessary to block the wheels of his (Daisy’s) bike so it didn’t roll away.

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I’m So Proud

Need I say More

Hey at least it is in the toilet this time…

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We have decided to do some exterior home improvements this year. The first of which is a wonderful firepit that the kids can play in. I mean, cook hot dogs in. After finishing it though, I am debating whether or not to make a sandbox out of the middle. They like playing in the dirt more than their toys.


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You Just can’t get good help any more!!

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Finished Finally

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My brother was so kind to bring by a live chick on easter. Wasn’t that just a treat. ..

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Logi’s First Day of School


It was funny because we thought he would be so scared to get on the bus. As it turns out…He wasn’t! Not Logan. As soon as he saw it he ran, turned to his mom and said, “I’ll be right back,” and got right on. What the beans?

We sure put a lot of trust in people to let them take our kid. We don’t even know them. What if the bus didn’t go to the school and went to Canada instead. Oh the torture.